Thursday, February 11, 2021

Allman Brothers Band to release Down In Texas ’71 live package

The Allman Brothers Band will release a new live package, “Down In Texas ‘71”, on March 26.

The project captures the group during a September 28, 1971 performance at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, TX, delivering classics like “Statesboro Blues,” “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” and “Stormy Monday,” among others.

The “Down In Texas ’71” appearance came two months after the release of the band’s legendary live package, “At Fillmore East”, and took place one month before the death of Duane Allman following a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA.

The Austin show presents the original ABB line-up – Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe – at the peak of their creativity. An innovative “You Don’t Love Me” and the jazz-inspired “Hot ’Lanta” give hints of where the group may have taken their music if Duane had lived.

In addition, “Down In Texas ’71” features saxophonist Rudolph “Juicy” Carter sitting in on six out of the nine tracks, which is the most extensive guest appearance available with the band’s first incarnation. Juicy and Jaimoe had played together with Percy Sledge, and it was Juicy who coined the moniker Jaimoe for the drummer born as Johnny Lee Johnson.

As a bonus available only on the physical CD is an exclusive radio interview with band members Berry Oakley and Duane Allman, recorded just a few months ahead of Austin performance.

Proceeds from this exclusive release will benefit the Allman Brothers Band Museum; The Big House in Macon, GA is the three-story house where members of The Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends, and families lived between 1970-1973 and was the focal point of gathering in the group’s early years. The Big House is now home to the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world.
Allman Brothers Band
“Down In Texas ‘71”

Release date: March 26

01. Statesboro Blues
02. Trouble No More
03. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
04. Done Somebody Wrong
05. One Way Out
06. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
07. Stormy Monday
08. You Don’t Love Me
09. Hot ‘Lanta
10. Berry Oakley and Duane Allman 06/06/71 Houston, TX interview

See also:

Allman Brothers Band to release final concert with Duane Allman
VIDEO: Allman Brothers Band reunite for 50th anniversary concert
Allman Brothers Band announce 50th anniversary collection
Allman Brothers Band to reunite for 50th anniversary concert
Search The Allman Brothers at hennemusic