The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East (1971)
I chased the sound of this record for a while – a brief clip of Duane Allman doing his thing on a History of Rock’n’Roll-type doco had me keen to find that particular song. It took a while (pre-internet) as it only showed a vital few seconds of passionate soloing. That guy was a real-deal player and this is one of the great American bands. I’ve switched on and off from The Allman Brothers Band over the years, something always makes me return – and often it’s this album…I’ve owned the deluxe edition versions on CD, including a recent boxset but have only just got my hand on the original 7-track double-album. Four sides of vinyl. And one of the great live albums from a great, great band. (One of the highlights of whatever it is I do was speaking to Gregg Allman).
Sample Track: Whipping Post
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