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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 06:09 PM
http://youtu.be/sg8Rzp9e5do
 
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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 06:33 PM
That was terrible.
 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 06:53 PM
Very sad.

I think I'll stick with this version instead!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3JnYC4Dr8


[Edited on 3/9/2012 by philipag]

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 07:57 PM
Looked like the only Great Southern players were Duane & Pedro, the rest were the "house" band.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 08:03 PM
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Very sad.

I think I'll stick with this version instead!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3JnYC4Dr8


[Edited on 3/9/2012 by philipag]


The original Great Southern was awesome. I love the live shows from that band.

Duane Betts does nothing for me as a guitar player.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 08:16 PM
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The original Great Southern was awesome. I love the live shows from that band.

Duane Betts does nothing for me as a guitar player.


Agree with both statements. Saw them in '77 @ the Roxy in Hollywood (KMET simulcast) & @ The Santa Monica Civic in '78 w/Pat Travers opening. The original line-up, was a great band , ...this is just sad.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 10:24 PM
Duane Betts is feckless and seems most uninterested in what he's doing. I saw him with Blue Floyd once and it was an absolute disgrace.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 10:32 PM
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Duane Betts is feckless and seems most uninterested in what he's doing. I saw him with Blue Floyd once and it was an absolute disgrace.


What was he doing on the stage with those guys ? If his last name wasn't Betts he wouldn't even be in Daddys band.
Had the privlidge os seeing the original Great Southern a few times and they were indeed fantastic.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 11:04 PM
What's the date on this? Recent?
 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 11:10 PM
try giving dickey some credit, this is from a benefit show
that he did to help someone in need and dickeys jamming with some local players.
It's not Great Southern at all, just the bass and keyboard players are
with Dickey & great southern. It's missing his 2 drummers and his other guitar
player. In the band Duane is a in the backround most of the time but they do pull of
some real nice 3 guitar jams.
Just an update, Dickey and Great Southern are playing the first show of the new tour
right now in CA.

you would think that between the good news with sony records today, the beacon show starting tonight and Dickeys tour starting tonight things would be good all around this place, right....sorry no luck I guess.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 11:11 PM
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What's the date on this? Recent?



It looks to be fairly recent. They're just not a good band. I hate busting on Dickey, but I stopped going to see him about 3 or 4 yrs ago after seeing way too many bad shows. The last good Dickey show I saw was at the Gathering of the Vibes back in 04 ?, I think.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2012 at 11:30 PM
It's really great that Dickey helps people in need out by playing these benefits.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 08:36 AM
I must be hearing something completely different,I actually enjoyed this. I do agree Duane looks like he never wanted to play guitar like he was forced in to doing it by the old man.
 

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 08:51 AM
I agree that Dickey deserves credit for doing a benefit show. I am not a Dickey basher by any means - he's right up there with Duane Allman as my all-time fav player - but I have to be honest and that's a bad performance.
I realize he's without his full band - so then why try and pull off a difficult song like High Falls? Truth is I've seen other clips of GS shows from the last few years when he did have the full band and it wasn't much better. Dickey is an all-time great, but age and lifestyle have caught up with him and that's why it's sad.

I'll always be a fan - but I don't believe in blind (or deaf) loyalty.

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 08:59 AM
I've seen Great Southern many times. The early days with Dan Toler and Kris Jensen on sax had some awesome shows. Duane was never forced to play by Dickey. He did look disinterested at times, but on many shows I was at he played great and had some fantastic solo's. He even makes some of the same facial movements his dad does after all he does have Dickey's genes..There were some shows Dickey's demons showed up but for the most part the shows are fun and you get to be real close to a legend. Dickey after all is up there in age now late 60's you can not expect him to play like he did in his prime. I choose to enjoy him while I can. Nobody I every listened too on guitar has touched my like Dickey Betts,I just love his tone on that goldtop..
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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 12:40 PM
Y'all want Dickey & Duane Allman or Dickey and Warren with Chuck Leavell. Chuck Leavell is like Billy Powell was, nobody else is gonna have their sound. Kris Jensen and Randall Bramblett have different sounds. Each player is different, comes from different influences, thus, the songs may be the same, but they will never sound the same when different people are playing them.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 02:03 PM
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I must be hearing something completely different,I actually enjoyed this. I do agree Duane looks like he never wanted to play guitar like he was forced in to doing it by the old man.


Reminds me of a kid playing football and not wanting to be on the field at all, but Dad is in the stands and he's afraid not to let his pop know his feelings.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 04:51 PM
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Chuck Leavell is like Billy Powell was, nobody else is gonna have their sound.


Unique players both..... Imho, not even close talent wise though..

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 06:17 PM
I actually thought the song in the video sounded decent. Not as energetic or dynamic as it could be but not bad. I'm just not into Duane Betts as a guitar player. I think of Great Southern as a mellower country-fied version of the Allmans which is pretty cool and they play Back Where It All Begins which is one of my faves. I'm hoping they come close to Scranton again. I saw them in a small place here with Dan Toler in 2005 and they were really good. I've heard some shows that sound bad and some that sound great. i'd go check them out again if I don't have to drive 2 hours and spend a fortune on tolls/gas.

 

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  posted on 3/10/2012 at 07:56 PM
The drummer is off sometimes, but Dickey and Pedro get into a good groove. I would be much more interested in seeing videos of better performances from the complete Great Southern band.

 

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