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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:11 AM
Howdy peaches~! Which shows do you think were so good that they may perhaps be the best ABB performances ever? Why? Why not? Please share~!

I have a few ABB recordings that I come back to again and again. I'll just name two that rise right to the top of my list:

5/5/1996 The Palace, Louisville, KY

6/17/2000 Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

The interplay between Dickey and Warren on the Palace show is great. And Warren is the "young gun" that Diceky used to refer to him as on this one- fast, inventive, hot! A typical set list for this tour, yet very strong. The True Gravity has a very nice St Stephen jam in the middle where the crowd goes bananas!

The Aberdeen show is just an awesome night of the Jimmy Herring/Derek Trucks show featuring the Allman Brothers, if you catch my drift! There is not a bad portion of this show. Off the hook!



Please share your favorites!



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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:26 AM
Lately, the 3/14/09 Beacon show has been tops for me (ESP THE 2ND SET).

Keep coming back to that show over and over.

Setlist:

1. Little Martha
2. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
3. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
4. Rocking Horse
5. Gambler's Roll
6. Revival
7. Woman Across The River
8. Dreams
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums

9. Melissa
10. Turn On Your Love Light
with Robert Randolph, pedal steel & vocals, Adam Nussbaum, drums
11. One Way Out
with Robert Randolph, pedal steel, Adam Nussbaum, drums
12. In A Silent Way
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums
13. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed >
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums
Drums and bass
w/Stanley Clarke bass solo
Encore
14. Mountain Jam >
15. Dazed And Confused >
16. Mountain Jam

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:26 AM
Decisions! Decisions!

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:27 AM
I will limit my response to shows i actually attended...

4/22/95 Palace, Louisvillle, Ky...off the hook intensity,sat night show, all cylinders

8/2/95 MWP, Columbia, Md...classic Dickey and Warren...one of the best AWTNM i've ever heard...Reed, Post...great show

3/21/05 Beacon...legendary show...

3/13/06 Beacon...35 years after the Fillmore East, magic created again...and Chuck Leavell...

there are many, many others...

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:33 AM
Memorial Hall dTb opener KCKS...June 2001 ?
Atlanta and Birmingham City Stages a few years ago were excellent shows also.
The rain was a bit much in Atlanta.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:34 AM
I love seing the Palace shows named.


but #1 show 9/16/71

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 06:53 PM
Well, this may be more of an answer than you're looking for, but, here goes:

Original lineup:

Any actually

But, more specifically....

5/2/70 Swarthmore College. Nice long show, a Dimples & Outskirts of Town

7/17/70 (or is it 7/19/70) Love Valley with a 17 + minute Black Hearted Woman

3/20/71 New Orleans. Just on fire, it's basically the LAFE album one week later.

9/16/71 N Orleans. So many highlights but a masterful Blue Sky. The grandaddy of 'em all.


Five man band

1/22/72 Sportatorium Hollywood, FL Nice hot & emotional set.


'73-75

9/26/73 Winterland. Magnificent.

12/31/73 Cow Palace. Looser set but long, rich jams w/Jerry.

12/31/75 Lakeland, Fl. Only the 45 minute encore circulates, but, oh my!

Leap forward:

Lots of '91 & '92 shows. My favorite of these probably 1/28/92 in Japan, I think Sapporo.

'93:

5/26/93 Santa Barbara, CA. THE SHOW post Duane. Three full hours of incredible playing. Includes an acoustic set with Little Martha. FIVE song encore. Just amazing.

'94:

8/14/94 Great Woods Boston. They played Woodstock that afternoon and are just super charged! Maybe one of the most intense Whipping Post's I've ever heard.

More recent than that:

Some '98 with Jack Pearson along.

8/26/00 New World Theater, Chicago. This is the day Allen Woody passed. Lots of emotion. I'd already been a HUGE fan of Derek's playing but it is just surreal here. It really made me think "Wow, so that's what's going on here."

Many, many shows since. Anyway, those are a few of my favs.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 06:55 PM
Better add 5/23/70 Georgia to that. A 54 minute Mountain Jam, are you freakin' kiddin' me? Berry owns it.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 06:56 PM
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9/26/73 Winterland. Magnificent.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 07:11 PM
Bill, I love seeing the Palace named too.
Was at both those shows and agree both were incredible.

The first week of May, 1996 was off the charts!

5/1/96 Greenville SC
5/3/96 Pelham, AL
11/10/95 ECSU Greenville SC
The 97 Beacon Run has some amazing shows
The shows from 73 that have been mentioned
9/16/71
12/31/72
5/22/94 Warfield Theater SF CA

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 07:17 PM
I believe the 4/22/95 show Jim mentioned above at the Louisville Palace started early that evening because Thunder Over Louisville was just down the street as we were coming out of the show.

Thunder was huge that year because the airshow was celebrating 50 years of the U S Air Force.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 07:52 PM
Here's a few that I like (very hard to choose because there's so many good ones over
the years by various line-ups).....

SUNY at Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71
Manley Fieldhouse, Syracuse, NY 4/7/72
Nassau Coliseum, NY 5/1/73
Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland 7/19/79
Greatwoods, Mansfield, Mass. Aug. 13, 1994 (The Day Before they played Woodstock '94)
Beacon Theater, NY 3/3/96
Beacon Theater, NY 5/25/98 (Some GREAT playing by Jack)
Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT 8/22/04 (Los Lonely Boys were supposed
to open for the ABB, but cancelled at the last minute, so we ended up getting
a full "Evening With" the Brothers! Great show).
Saratoga Performaning Arts Center, Saratoga, NY 8/13/06 (A short but sweet
set, opening for Tom Petty).
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY 8/18/09 (A fun night with the Doobies
opening)
Hartford Meadows Music Ctr. Hartford, CT 8/30/09

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 07:57 PM
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Lately, the 3/14/09 Beacon show has been tops for me (ESP THE 2ND SET).

Keep coming back to that show over and over.

Setlist:

1. Little Martha
2. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
3. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
4. Rocking Horse
5. Gambler's Roll
6. Revival
7. Woman Across The River
8. Dreams
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums

9. Melissa
10. Turn On Your Love Light
with Robert Randolph, pedal steel & vocals, Adam Nussbaum, drums
11. One Way Out
with Robert Randolph, pedal steel, Adam Nussbaum, drums
12. In A Silent Way
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums
13. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed >
with Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums
Drums and bass
w/Stanley Clarke bass solo
Encore
14. Mountain Jam >
15. Dazed And Confused >
16. Mountain Jam



I have to say last year i saw the second Clapton night and was there on 3/26. Despite my excellent luck in the draw, i kept saying to myself how did I miss 3/14. That the brothers turned into a Jazz fusion (seemingly peyote feuled) band for one night was unreal. i actually ate a few blocks away from the venue where Clarke played earlier that noght. I should have left my wife and friends and driven him into the city.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 09:44 PM
Stonybrook and LATFE two classics forever and my other fav 2-28-99 Jacks last show freekin awesome and sad as Jack was no longer in the ABB..

 

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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 10:15 PM
Folks have already posted a lot of good ones, but for the Dickey/Warren era, you really can't go wrong with 9/7/92 Atlanta.

This was the famous "makeup show" after Lakewood Amphitheatre was flooded by heavy rain on the original show date. This was all in and around Labor Day Weekend, I think the show was originally scheduled for Saturday and got moved to Monday, Labor Day.

This show stands out in my mind for two reasons: The only full-blown acoustic set I ever saw the ABB play, and the first time I ever saw Derek Trucks play guitar. Either of those things would make for a memorable show, both make this stand out from the crowd.

Even beyond that, it's just a smoking show with the band hitting on all cylinders. Outrageous versions of Nobody Knows, Jessica and Whipping Post, acoustic treats like Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad and Ramblin' Man (yes, acoustic!), and 12-year-old Derek sounds like he has been with the band for years on One Way Out and Southbound.

As the years go by, I become more convinced 9/7/92 is the definitive Dickey/Warren show.

 
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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 10:58 PM
The 7/4/70 Byron,Ga. sets were the turning point. The ABB became the hottest band in America. Other favorites were Easter/71 Jax. Coliesum (mindblowing); ABB with Jack Pearson and Dickey; and last years Beacon Run every night was a good night.
 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 10:22 AM
Gotta' mention the legendary 9/23/01. The next night in Huntsville was pretty good too!
And the one before, with High Falls.

I guess my favorite will always be 3/21/03, my first Beacon. With a Layla encore, 2nd time they played it. Of course the first Layla, 3/14/03, was pretty special too.

And the 2nd Warehouse show, with Blue Sky. 9/16/71 I think.

 
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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 10:33 AM
This thread kicks ass. Thanks to all the posters who have obviously listened to my favorite band a lot more than I have. You've given me a lot to go check out.

One of the shows I go back to over and over is the JazzFest '07. 5/5/07, I believe. "The Heavyweight Champions of the World" play wonderfully to the New Orleans crowd. I just love it from beginning to end.

 

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3.20.98 Beacon, acoustic and electric Liz Reed, same night! Great High Falls and Jack singing Everyday. I play this show a lot!

 

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This thread kicks ass. Thanks to all the posters who have obviously listened to my favorite band a lot more than I have. You've given me a lot to go check out.




Now that's more like it. Welcome back the good vibes~!

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 12:07 PM
I've been to so many great Allman Brothers shows, that it's impossible to remember them all. One that I'll never forget though is 3/20/09, me & my buddy walked 2 blocks to the Beacon with Derek & Susan. They went in the side, we walked around front, and 2 hrs later Clapton came out & the roof blew off the place !!!!
 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 01:47 PM
I'll second that 3/21/05 show as the best this band has had to offer (for my tastes) over the past decade. Chuck Leavell was wonderful that night, and their version of Blue Sky is just plain delightful. Derek is beyond good on that. If I could time travel to a single Beacon show, this would be it.

The other two that would be on my desert island list would be the A&R Records show from 8-26-71 and the 6-10-92 acoustic show.

8-26-71 is probably the most bootlegged show ever, and it's an FM/Soundboard source that is amazing quality. The You Don't Love Me/Soul Serenade Jam is off the hook. Even though it's widespread, I'd still like to see this one released officially by the band some day.

6-10-92 shows this band at it's acoustic best. I guess Midight Rider and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed have been released commercially from this show but the whole thing amazingly tight and crisp with killer three part harmonies from Gregg, Warren & Dickey (the ABB on MTV Unplugged 11-19-90 is a great companion disc to this show).

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 01:55 PM
And Rob, I was at that 1992 Atlanta show too. Was a wonderful night. I remember thinking that Nobody Knows being downright monumental that night. Was only my 3rd ABB show as I had seen them once each the previous two summers. It's a special night in my memory as well.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 03:36 PM
I would be remiss if I didn't add the Rhett Foundation Benefit show that is now out of print. I believe this is the one that may have already been mentioned above. But if not, and it is different, what a knock out performance. And definitively Allman Brothers ina way many people don't know them.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 03:42 PM
Slowhand....you are right. The date of that amazing performance is June 11, 1992, not the 10th as I wrote. It's must-have ABB material.

 

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