Allman Brothers Band - Boston Common 8/17/71 CD


In the history of rock music, certain bands and certain cities are forever linked. With the Beatles and the Rolling Stones it was London; for the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane it was San Francisco. With the Allman Brothers Band, Macon, Georgia usually comes to mind first, but there is another metropolis that the ABB has been associated with from the group s onset: Boston, Massachusetts. A visceral connection was made between band and city that has remained strong and vibrant to this very day.Formed in Jacksonville, Florida in late March 1969, the Allman Brothers Band guitarists Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman on vocals and keyboards, Berry Oakley on bass, and drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks eventually would revolutionize the American music scene with their wicked and volatile blend of improvised rock, blues, country and jazz, and their live performances would soon become the stuff of legend. After re locating to Macon, the band played a handful of shows in Florida and Georgia before journeying up the coast for their first ever gig in the Northeast, which would be at a club called the Boston Tea Party, in May 1969.1971 was a watershed year for the Allman Brothers Band they recorded their seminal live album, At Fillmore East, in March, and continued to tour relentlessly. By this point, their performances had reached a level of musicianship and intensity that other groups could only dream of. At Fillmore East was released in July to massive critical acclaim, and a month later, they rolled back into Boston to once again jam in the Common, playing two shows on August 17th.Features original lineup (Duane, Gregg, Dickey, Butch, Jaimoe & Berry). Single-disc CD includes 80 minutes of classic Allman Brothers material.

1. Tuning 2:01
2. Statesboro Blues 4:43
3. Trouble No More 4:53
4. Don't Keep Me Wondering 4:14
5. You Don't Love Me 26:09
6. Hoochie Coochie Man 5:28
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed 13:09
8. Whipping Post 18:48

Release date 02.18.2014