Monday, October 20, 2008

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - New York City 1971

If you digs you some hot, sticky, licky, stanky-ass A-Bros., then git to downloadin' right quick. The sonic qualitation of this here slab...well, it flat gits it!

On the reals, there are some who rate them Allmans above not only them Skynyrds but also them good ole Grateful Deads. I can hang with the former opinion (Skynyrd's always been a mite too dumbass-redneck-shitkicky for me), but I jes' cain't feature nobody preferencin' Duane & Co. over Jerry & Co. That dog simply refuses to hunt in this neck o' the woods.

Sure, the grooves and the tight playing are there, the feeling is there and all -- but not the songs. The Allmans simply never came close to the Dead in the songwriting department. The Allmans are just a really, really, really great blooze band. The Dead were far more than that.

Still, if you hadda have only one A-Bros. boot in your life, 't'might as well be this one. It's only about an hour long, but sweet as a Georgia peach, FM stereophonic and super-duper-sonic. Plus, it happens to be among Brother Duane's last recorded performances (he would eat his own personal peach just two months later).

But hey now: as Mama done said, "Half o' somethin' is twice as good as nothin'."

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
A&R Studios - New York, NY - August 26, 1971 (FMB)
DOWNLOAD 1 / DOWNLOAD 2

6 comments:

O.B. Dan said...

Great show! An earstwhile addition to my Allmans collection - and as we all know, you can never have too much Allman Brothers!

Has anybody got a working link to the Allman Brothers Band-University of Missouri 2/28/1971? The Mediafire link over at Guitars 101 is dead.

Mitch Lopate said...

RE: the University of Missouri:
It's over at Floppybootstomp; I posted it.

The Flying Dutchman said...

Great boot, I know it backwards, it has been around for a looooong time. Highly recommended.

On a sidenote: If you like the Allman Bros, check out Howlin' Rain (Ethan Miller & Co.) from Oakland, CA.
I happened to run into them on their European tour one month ago in a local club, and they absolutely kick.

Heli0tr0pe said...

Cheers man -- thanks for the heads-up and thanks for stopping by as always...

TSM

Anonymous said...

Grate share............and I agree about the Dead and Allman comparison.

Heli0tr0pe said...

Right on, man!

Cheers,
TSM