Thread: ABB w/Jerry Garcia 12/31/73 Mountain Jam

jerryphilbob - 9/13/2013 at 03:37 AM

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Dan - 9/13/2013 at 07:27 AM

This version smokes! Jerry came in and gave a fantastic helping hand since Gregg was MIA on this New Years Eve.

KCJimmy - 9/13/2013 at 01:24 PM

This version smokes! Jerry came in and gave a fantastic helping hand since Gregg was MIA on this New Years Eve.
That is a little misleading though I am sure it wasn't intentional. Gregg was very much there for a good chunk of the show and he & the BROS turned in one of my all time favorite performances. If you listen from the start of the show by the time Gregg comes in on Stormy Monday you not only feel like you are there you can almost feel that you are as high as they are.

This is the night Butch speaks of getting dosed by one of Dead dudes. It's great story. He was really looking forward to this night. It was to be the largest radio audience ever and he was plum goofy 3 or 4 songs in. I think they got Gregg too cause he was comnpletely absent from the last part of the show.

Quinn - 9/13/2013 at 09:02 PM

thanks for the links

jerryphilbob - 9/14/2013 at 04:34 PM

Okay folks, here we find the Allman Brothers playing at The Cow Palace on New Years Eve, 1973. With 1974 threatening and some help from their some friends, the Allman Brothers pull together a truly amazing show. This show was performed in the ominous shadow of their two fallen brethren, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley and was broadcast nationwide with assistance from Bill Graham, who made the arrangements. The Grateful Dead were on hiatus, so a few of the fellas decided to mosy on down to The Cow Palace and pitch in for the good of the cause. This was a mere five months after the Summer Jam At Watkins Glen, which saw roughly 600,000 fans catch The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead and The Band. Dickey Betts was largely controlling the course for the Allmanís at this point and performs some classics here: Blue Sky, Midnight Rider and Rambliní Man. These are primo soundboards of a legendary time and show.

Gregg Allman - lead vocals, organ, electric piano
Dickey Betts - lead guitar, slide guitar
Lamar Williams - bass
Chuck Leavell - piano
Butch Trucks - drums, percussion
Jai Johanson - drums
Guest: Jerry Garcia - guitar
Guest: Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Guest: Boz Scaggs - vocals, guitar

The second set of the Allman Brother's headlining slot for Bill Graham's New Year's Eve concert begins approximately five minutes before the midnight madness of the New Year's Eve countdown. Following the countdown, the band continues with the kickoff song "Statesboro Blues," a tune they learned from Taj Mahal. The next hour focuses primarily on material from Eat a Peach and their new album, Brothers and Sisters, featuring stellar versions of "Southbound," "Come And Go Blues," "Ramblin' Man" and an outstanding 13+ minute version of "Jessica." One of the highlights of this entire night is a rare live performance of "Les Brers In A Minor." This monumental tune clocks in at almost half an hour, including drum solos; this is where the band begins really stretching out and venturing into unknown territory.

Shortly before the half hour point in this song, the first two guests wander out on stage. Much to the audience's pleasure, two Grateful Dead members, drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist Jerry Garcia, join in on the festivities with no fanfare or announcement. Tentatively feeling his way into the jam, Garcia's distinctive guitar begins blending in and before you know it the familiar sound of "Whipping Post" morphs out of "Les Brers" and they are off into another great jam, now with Garcia and Betts intertwining leads over the rest of the ensemble. They are having so much fun that Gregg never bothers singing the verses and they continue to jam on "Whipping Post" instrumentally. At this point, Boz Scaggs plugs in and as he steps up to the microphone, the musicians let him lead the jam into a relaxed groove into "Linda Lou/Mary Lou" before ending this incredible sequence.

Boz leads this amazing conglomeration of musicians through another 50 minutes of jamming, based loosely on the classic "Hideaway" and then "Bo Diddley" but venturing in and out of many themes within. Garcia in particular is loving every minute, and his playing is thoughtful and quite a delicious compliment to Betts' more aggressive style.

Set One:
1. Wasted Words, 6:04
2. Done Somebody Wrong, 6:02
3. One Way Out, 9:50
4. Stormy Monday, 8:59
5. Midnight Rider, 5:00
6. Blue Sky, 7:45
7. Elizabeth Reed, 17:37
Set 2: (Happy New Year),
8. Statesboro Blues 6:58
1. Southbound, 7:22
2. Come & Go Blues, 5:27
3. Rambliní Man, 8:06
4. Trouble No More, 4:22
5. Jessica, 12:59
6. Les Brers in A Minor > 6:09
7. drums > 11:12
8. Les Brers in A Minor 14:34
(Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman & Boz Scaggs join in for remainder of the show)
1. Whipping Post Jam, 11:52
2. Linda Lou-> Mary Lou, 9:18
3. Hideaway-> You Upset Me, 15:21
4. Bo Didley-> Mountain Jam-> Bo Didley 27:11
1. Save My Life, 18:54
2. Blues Jam, 11:22
Set 3:
3. You Donít Love Me, 9:49
4. Will the Circle Be Unbroken> 4:45
5. Mountain Jam 16:25 ... oz-scaggs/

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