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Reassessing

At Fillmore East

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A Band of Brothers... 50th Anniversary Allman Brothers At Fillmore East Recently, while excavating at an archeological dig better known as the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in jny: Cleveland, Ohio an intrepid tourist lingered long and hard at a find containing the remnants of a long forgotten tribe once known as The Allman Brothers Band. A band of brothers if you will. These ancients in a modern world were known for utilizing wooden sticks, ...

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Album Review

Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection

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The gold-embossed lettering on the front and back cover of the roughly 5" by 7" slipcase enclosing the Allman Brothers Band's box set Trouble No More belies its otherwise generic art work. Yet the graphic design isn't all that gives the lie to an otherwise positive first impression gleaned from 50th Anniversary Collection. A glance at the sixty-one tune track-listing plus a cursory perusal of Kirk West's stellar photos inside the eighty-eight page booklet are also somewhat deceiving: while this ...

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Multiple Reviews

Younger Brothers: The Allman Joys, Hourglass, Duane & Gregg

Read "Younger Brothers: The Allman Joys, Hourglass, Duane & Gregg" reviewed by Doug Collette


In somewhat belated recognition and celebration of the fifty year anniversary of the formation of the Allman Brothers Band in March of 1969, something of a beehive of activity arose during the first quarter of 2020. Not coincidentally, most of it circles around what used to be one of, if not the most, significant junctures of any given year for the latter-day ABB, that is, the perennial runs of concerts at New York City's Beacon Theater. In lieu of such ...

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Book Review

The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)

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The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019) Michael Buffalo Smith 352 Pages ISBN: # 978-0881467123 Mercer University Press 2019 In approaching Michael Buffalo Smith's book The Road Goes On Forever, it is absolutely essential to take the subtitle literally. In Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019), the author collects information on the recordings, performances, and musicianship of the seminal Southern rock band, ...

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Album Review

The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West '71

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Like virtually all the previously-releases from The Allman Brothers Band Recording Co., this latest archive release, Fillmore West '71, is a mixed blessing. The four-CD set might better have been graced with the stylized graphics that adorn such titles as Nassau Coliseum: Uniondale, NY 5/1/73 (The Allman Brothers Band Recording Co., 2005) including the caveat about sound quality, because it is of a piece with such exhumations from the ABB vault, even if deceptively so: the best moments hearken to ...

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Album Review

The Allman Brothers Band: Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East February 1970 - Deluxe Edition

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This Fillmore East February 1970 set is actually the third physical release of these recordings, originally issued in truncated form in 1996 as part of the Grateful Dead's Dick's Pick's archive series. This three-CD set follows closely on the heels of the 2018 digital distribution of all the recordings from the three New York dates on which these two bands shared a bill. Coincidental with that release and taken from those very same files, a single compilation disc ...

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Album Review

The Allman Brothers Band: Live From A&R Studios New York August 26th 1971

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Sacrilegious as it may sound, the Allman Brothers' performance on Live From A&R Studios New York August 26th 1971 is superior to At Fillmore East (Capricorn, 1971), heretofore regarded as the definitive document of this seminal southern rock band's on-stage expertise. After prior bootlegging in a variety of forms, the recording of the former has been mixed from the master tapes under the supervision of Bill Levenson, the overseer of the Dreams box (Polydor, 1989), and as such is the ...


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