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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 12:01 AM
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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 05:31 AM
Oh man do I remember this broadcast......So disappointed at what was left of this band at this point, I believe just weeks prior to this show I had watched the Allmans "perform" the song "Straight from the heart"...on a TV show called "solid gold"...Now I had put the word perform in quotation marks because watching and listening to that it was really hard to tell who was playing and who was not...So long ago already....

Thanks for posting this, I don't need to watch it for another decade now.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 09:18 AM
always loved I'm Leaving

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 09:40 AM
Soon as I saw Mike Lawlor I did my best Beavis & Butthead impression and turned it off. I will try to re-visit it later.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 09:51 AM
awful era for the ABB...
 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 11:30 AM
I liked the second song. Love it when Dangerous dan did his thang....

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 02:53 PM
Leavin and 'Those things you used to Do' were the 2 songs that stood out from the Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road albums. Danny's playing on Leavin in the video is terrific. Still it is shocking to look at The Brothers without Jaimoe and with 2 backup singers. Mike Lawler was a talented musician but was a bad fit for The Brothers. The only way to explain the backup singers is that Gregg's voice at that point was horrific.

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 03:02 PM
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Oh man do I remember this broadcast......So disappointed at what was left of this band at this point, I believe just weeks prior to this show I had watched the Allmans "perform" the song "Straight from the heart"...on a TV show called "solid gold"...Now I had put the word perform in quotation marks because watching and listening to that it was really hard to tell who was playing and who was not...So long ago already....

Thanks for posting this, I don't need to watch it for another decade now.



lol! I have the SOLID GOLD performance of "Straight From the Heart" on a videotape and it is a definite low-point for sure.

I believe it was only weeks after this SNL performance that the band broke up. Only to try and reform with the same lineup (except Chuck Leavell back in place of Lawler) in 1983 to do another album, but it never worked out. All that exists from that lineup is a picture of the band in front of a tree!

 

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  posted on 6/29/2011 at 03:05 PM
I do like "Leavin'" and I like "Things You Used to Do". But just imagine how powerful each of those songs could have been in a different time.

It doesn't matter how talented certain musicians in the band are, it doesn't make up for the condition the band as a collective unit was in.

The reason for the back-up singers was that Gregg & Dickey were the ONLY singers... hard to do 3 part harmonies with 2 people...

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 05:57 AM
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Leavin and 'Those things you used to Do' were the 2 songs that stood out from the Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road albums. Danny's playing on Leavin in the video is terrific. Still it is shocking to look at The Brothers without Jaimoe and with 2 backup singers. Mike Lawler was a talented musician but was a bad fit for The Brothers. The only way to explain the backup singers is that Gregg's voice at that point was horrific.



lawler sucked & Rook & the Tolers never added much imo as well--the real ABB died after Chuck & Lamar left...

but,worth the wait for the '89 comeback(& everything since '89) by a group that may not have been the originals(still the best) or the '73-'76 lineup,but certainly merited being called the ABB.....

this version here with lawler,rook, & the tolers ain't the ABB--some road weary regulars with some fill in hacks....sad time for the ABB....

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 06:12 AM
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lawler sucked & Rook & the Tolers never added much imo as well--the real ABB died after Chuck & Lamar left...




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but,worth the wait for the '89 comeback(& everything since '89) by a group that may not have been the originals(still the best) or the '73-'76 lineup,but certainly merited being called the ABB.....




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this version here with lawler,rook, & the tolers ain't the ABB--some road weary regulars with some fill in hacks....sad time for the ABB....


Yep...Not my favorite time either...add Gregg's voice sounds just road weary worn out.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 06:43 AM
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Leavin and 'Those things you used to Do' were the 2 songs that stood out from the Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road albums. Danny's playing on Leavin in the video is terrific. Still it is shocking to look at The Brothers without Jaimoe and with 2 backup singers. Mike Lawler was a talented musician but was a bad fit for The Brothers. The only way to explain the backup singers is that Gregg's voice at that point was horrific.



lawler sucked & Rook & the Tolers never added much imo as well--the real ABB died after Chuck & Lamar left...

but,worth the wait for the '89 comeback(& everything since '89) by a group that may not have been the originals(still the best) or the '73-'76 lineup,but certainly merited being called the ABB.....

this version here with lawler,rook, & the tolers ain't the ABB--some road weary regulars with some fill in hacks....sad time for the ABB....



The Tolers were fill in hacks? With all due respect, I think that is a terrible thing to post. Dangerous Dan is an amazing guitar player for example. Listen to some of the Great Southern stuff from the early 2000s. I agree that the ABB music of the time was sub-par to say the least, but I don't understand putting it on Rook and the Tolers. They weren't in charge of the direction of the band.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 06:47 AM




The Tolers were fill in hacks? With all due respect, I think that is a terrible thing to post.
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terrible to post?

merely an opinion.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 06:54 AM
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The Tolers were fill in hacks? With all due respect, I think that is a terrible thing to post.
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terrible to post?

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Yeah, I guess if you say so. Reads more like an insult to me though. Seemed kinda "not so nice" as my Gramma used to say.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 07:05 AM
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The Tolers were fill in hacks? With all due respect, I think that is a terrible thing to post.
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Yeah, I guess if you say so. Reads more like an insult to me though. Seemed kinda "not so nice" as my Gramma used to say.


& that's your opinion & i respect your right to have it & express it!

 

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  posted on 6/30/2011 at 07:10 AM
Scott Freeman discusses this show in Midnight Riders, but he stated it was Dickey that sang "Leavin'," which I always found to be odd since it's such a Gregg song.

Turns out he was wrong. Oh, well.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2011 at 06:11 PM
Hey, I just stumbled upon "Southbound" from the same show, with Dickey on lead vocals and Mike Lawler on the keytar!

http://youtu.be/S5Ba0VqCW7M

And here's "I'm Leavin" in higher quality than either of the two other clips:

http://youtu.be/9vDHRYPtQBw

A fine performance, Dangerous Dan really shines here!

 

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  posted on 7/18/2011 at 09:28 PM
Long live The Toler Brothers!
Hack some of this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td4WdV7BKUg

 

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  posted on 7/18/2011 at 09:39 PM
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Long live The Toler Brothers!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td4WdV7BKUg


 

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  posted on 7/18/2011 at 09:44 PM
The "lost era" is IMHO ONLY....best left lost. Still listened to the band, but not in that present incarnation.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2011 at 01:12 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td4WdV7BKUg





Exactly. Awesome.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2011 at 02:05 PM
I would think it's unamious that this is the majority of folks least favorite incarnation of the ABB. However, I always liked Rook's playing ... as much or more so than one of the later ABB bassists. The Bothers of the Road DVD (I suppose its out on DVD. I still have the VHS) shows that this incarnation could still bring it.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2011 at 02:14 PM
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I would think it's unamious that this is the majority of folks least favorite incarnation of the ABB. However, I always liked Rook's playing ... as much or more so than one of the later ABB bassists. The Bothers of the Road DVD (I suppose its out on DVD. I still have the VHS) shows that this incarnation could still bring it.


I agree. Dangerous Dan's playing on WP saves the tune (even though when Lawler whipped out the keytar on WP it was hard to know what band you were watching.) The video still had its moments, with Gregg playing Come And Go Blues acoustic in the studio and Dickey and Lawler - Dickey only singing and chugging a beer, and Lawler on acoustic guitar (!) in the hotel room.

I also enjoyed the footage from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. Thought it was pretty hot, and I always thought The Judgment was maybe the best tune off BOTR.

 

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  posted on 7/22/2011 at 06:05 PM
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All that exists from that lineup is a picture of the band in front of a tree!


I swear that I have one of those cheap a** "best of" compilations that has that picture on the cover

 

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I would think it's unamious that this is the majority of folks least favorite incarnation of the ABB. However, I always liked Rook's playing ... as much or more so than one of the later ABB bassists. The Bothers of the Road DVD (I suppose its out on DVD. I still have the VHS) shows that this incarnation could still bring it.


I agree. Dangerous Dan's playing on WP saves the tune (even though when Lawler whipped out the keytar on WP it was hard to know what band you were watching.) The video still had its moments, with Gregg playing Come And Go Blues acoustic in the studio and Dickey and Lawler - Dickey only singing and chugging a beer, and Lawler on acoustic guitar (!) in the hotel room.

I also enjoyed the footage from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. Thought it was pretty hot, and I always thought The Judgment was maybe the best tune off BOTR.


Correction: I think Lawler plays the keytar on OWO, not WP.

 

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