The Allman Brothers Band: Live At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)

Audio Samples

>Statesboro Blues
>Done Somebody Wrong
>Stormy Monday
>You Don't Love Me
>Hot 'Lanta
>In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
>Whipping Post

Track List

>Statesboro Blues
>Done Somebody Wrong
>Stormy Monday
>You Don't Love Me
>Hot 'Lanta
>In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
>Whipping Post

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

All About Jazz - C. Michael Bailey
The Blues is atomic music in the respect that as a part of American Popular Music it is an indivisible element, one that cannot be deconstructed. The Blues is a part of every genre of popular music: Rock, R&B, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and Rap. How did the blues insinuate itself into every popular form of American Music? By being pulled through and interpreted by the experiential filter of those musicians talented enough to understand and perform it.

After the birth of the blues in the Mississippi Delta, it journeyed up Highway 61 to Chicago during the great migration of southern African Americans of the 1940s and became electrified. After further development in Chicago, the Blues hopped a cargo plane for Europe where it incubated with British working class youth. When it returned to the United States, the blues took the form of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Animals, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, and Led Zeppelin, (after whom rock music was never the same). Upon arriving back in the United States, the music returned to the South and showed up in Macon Georgia at the home of Duane and Gregg Allman. The Allmans grew up in a culturally and musically rich period and region. While Gregg excelled on the guitar and keyboards and developed a distinctive, readily identifiable vocal style, it was Duane who was to be the true innovator. Duane Allman was to become the premier slide guitarist in the same way that Jimi Hendrix had become the premier electric guitarist before their early deaths. ... read more...

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (8/19/71, p.39) - "...The Allman Brothers had many fine moments at the Fillmores and this live album must surely epitomize all of them..."

Rolling Stone (9/30/71, p.42) - "...The Allman Brothers Band as a whole is making some of the best rock band music anywhere these days....ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND AT FILMORE EAST is their best so far..."

Rolling Stone (8/8/02, p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Captured America's best blues-rock band at its peak..."

Rolling Stone (8/19/71, p.39) - "...The Allman Brothers had many fine moments at the Fillmores and this live album must surely epitomize all of them..."

Rolling Stone (9/30/71, p.42) - "...The Allman Brothers Band as a whole is making some of the best rock band music anywhere these days....ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND AT FILMORE EAST is their best so far..."

Album Notes

The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Dickey Betts (guitar); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, timpani).

Additional personnel: Thom Doucette (harmonica).

Recorded live at the Fillmore East, New York, New York on March 12-13, 1971. Originally released on Capricorn.

Ultradiscs are mastered from the original master tapes using Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering technique, then plated with 24-karat gold and housed in a stress-resistant lift-lock jewel box.

The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass instrument); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, timpani).

Personnel: Berry Oakley (bass guitar); Jaimoe Johnson (drums, congas, timbales).

Additional personnel: Thom Doucette (harmonica).

Recording information: The Fillmore East (03/12/1971/03/13/1971).

Photographer: Jim Marshall .

Arranger: The Allman Brothers Band.

The original Fillmore East album is one of the finest live documents of the rock era, capturing the original line-up of one of the '70s' tightest outfits before they were cruelly robbed of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Taken from five 1971 performances at New York's fabled Fillmore East, the extended and effortlessly melodic workouts of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post" still have the power to rivet and move.

On display here is the Allmans' fabled chemistry at its finest. The band not only rocks, it rolls, swings, and stretches out in exploratory, jazzy passages. The dual guitar interplay of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts glides effortlessly over the propulsive rhythm section of Oakley and twin drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, while Greg Allman's powerful blues voice and melodic keyboard work provides the icing on the cake. Though the later-released THE FILLMORE CONCERTS presents these songs in their original entirety, AT FILLMORE EAST, with its seamless edits of multiple performances, may be the superior recording. It highlights all the glint and sparkle of what still ranks among the best jamming committed to record.



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