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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 01:45 AM
I just listened and watched Blue Sky on youtube. It was from the Beacon run this past March.
I loved it, Derek and Warren nailed it as a "jam song".
Blue Sky wasn't written though as a typical ABB jam song, more of an extended melody, Dickey Betts style I would have to say.
I would love to hear the song played as it was recorded on EAP.
I know we can't live in the past but yet I long to hear some of my favorites played just as I remember.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 03:11 AM
There is a fantastic version with Duane (live) you need to hear. Sorry but Blue Sky without Dickey singing or playing sucks in my book.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 06:04 AM
I got to hear Dickey sing it Friday
I just don't think its a song ABB should do. I have it on an Instant Live from Raleigh a few years ago, Gregg announced as a song they get a request for from time to time (yeah right)
It just isn't the same

BTW had really been in a dilemma as to whether see ABB/Winwood or Dickey on Friday. Really happy I chose Dickey & GS. Hopefully I will see ABB next year

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 06:19 AM
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There is a fantastic version with Duane (live) you need to hear. Sorry but Blue Sky without Dickey singing or playing sucks in my book.


I agree

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 07:04 AM
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There is a fantastic version with Duane (live) you need to hear. Sorry but Blue Sky without Dickey singing or playing sucks in my book.


I agree


I agree to an exponential proportion. It would be like Dickey doing Midnight Rider like some drunken idiot always yells out at a DB&G show.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:04 AM
I don't mind Warren singing it. They do lots of covers so I just look at it that way. Sure it stinks that Dickey's not singing it but I'll take it. I miss "Back Where It All Begins" and "Seven Turns" more.
 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:07 AM
Crowd loved it last night in Atlanta. The current ABB extends the solos compared to the original, but overall has returned to playing it in it's original arrangement (with great country fills during the verses/chorus by Derek). That was the third time I've heard the ABB play it in the last 13 years: once with Gregg on vocals in 2004 and twice now in recent years with Warren.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:21 AM
Everybody has a different take on covers, when they are or are not appropriate.

To me, a great song is a great song. I'm never unhappy to hear a great band play a great song, whether the person who wrote the song is standing on stage at the time or not.

I can totally respect those who say it isn't the same without Dickey, but that doesn't mean it can't be damn good.

You would have been hard-pressed to find somebody in Atlanta last night who wasn't happy to hear it.

 
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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:51 AM
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I don't mind Warren singing it. They do lots of covers so I just look at it that way. Sure it stinks that Dickey's not singing it but I'll take it. I miss "Back Where It All Begins" and "Seven Turns" more.


In addition to those ones,
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It should be in both band's rotation of songs
I love the ABB & DB&GS

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 11:08 AM
So, how long before Gregg, Warren and the boys whip out, "Ramblin' Man"?

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 11:14 AM
In all due respect to Dickey, I am very happy to hear the Allman Bros play it and Warren sing it. It was one of the highlights for me at the Beacon

imo, the Stoney Brook version mentioned above, which is fantastic (among the best tracks in the Duane era ever recorded) is also "jammed out" in a similar manner that it was done on the Beacon. The solos are much longer than the EAP version, even much longer than the Clemsen version a few nights before.

and no, the Bros should not play Ramblin Man - I never did like that song, although Dicky's guitar playing on it is great.

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 11:52 AM
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So, how long before Gregg, Warren and the boys whip out, "Ramblin' Man"?


NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 08:13 PM
Blue Sky from last night in Alpharetta.
I'm glad I got see it...

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

 

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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 08:21 PM
IMHO this is best recorded live version of Blue Sky

An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band. Warren solos first , one of the best I have ever heard.
Go to the 3:35 mark when he kicks it in with he slide and just soars. Pure melodic genius.
He is at another level...crazy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhgf1GgBCg


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  posted on 9/3/2013 at 10:02 PM
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IMHO this is best recorded live version of Blue Sky

An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band. Warren solos first , one of the best I have ever heard.
Go to the 3:35 mark when he kicks it in with he slide and just soars. Pure melodic genius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhgf1GgBCg



Great rendition. Here is the video.

http://youtu.be/G1jpQu6qR1E

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 06:32 AM
I don't know why people have a problem with Warren doing Blue Sky with the ABB (or anyone else). It's a nice song one of the ABB's best sounds/melodies. Dickey's been out of the band long enough now that it no longer feels that strange. The band is close enough to the end, that I think it's time to just play to their strengths. For the record, I would also have no problem with Dickey playing Midnight Rider either. Hell, why not?

***Absolutely think the ABB should play Back Where it All Begins next time around****

Warren's solo on that song is his "Chuck Leveall Jessica solo" solo. Just perfect. The only caveat I would have is that they bring Jimmy Herring in (guest spot at the Beacon?) to play the Dickey part. Frankly, Derek's style would not fit the Dickey-solo segment. Not interested in hearing Warren do the Dickey part as his solo on BWIAB is what I would most like to hear him play.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 10:15 AM
I'd not very strenuously leave Blue Sky to Dickey out of respect. That said, the ABB versions I've heard this yr have sounded pretty good.
 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 10:36 AM
I still remember Butch after "the split" griping about having to endure playing "bombastic" live versions of Blue Sky with Dickey and he was so happy he no longer was having to. So it kinda sits funny with me it is now a go to card in the song list, I guess the bombasticity has been surgically removed? At any rate one can do a glass half full or empty thing with it being played now. A tribute to the past, or an admittance of a lack of new song options? Honoring Dickey or shining a light on his absence? If it is played now, Gregg is the better one to sing it. I would vote shelving it, it seems hokey at best IMO, but I understand people liking it played, so whatever, not my choice.

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 11:16 AM
The ABB play it in a more laid back fashion in the times they have resurrected it...basically sans bombast. The arrangement / feel being closer to the original, with Derek doing the nice country fills during the vocals...and no extended intro or ending. Derek also plays some of the Duane lines in his solo.

I thought Gregg sang it well when they brought it out those few times in late 2004 / early 2005 with three versions really standing out - Fox Theatre, Sept 04; The ABB Sept 04 Eat a Peach studio recreation show; and Beacon March 22, 05 with Chuck Leavell..

Gregg was ailing when they brought it back out with vocals in March 2012 and the result wasn't good, so they defaulted to Warren singing it. Now that GA has his strength back, they've left it with Warren. Marc adds the harmony vocals (during chorus only). I didn't think it would ever return to the setlist, but I was happy to hear it Saturday.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 05:37 PM
"I guess the bombasticity has been surgically removed?"

bird72, all you have to do is compare the versions of Blue Sky from Atlanta on Monday with the version that jzsfunk posted from An Evening With to see the difference.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and obviously jzsfunk is partial to the bombastic version

However, it seems pretty much an objective fact that the current ABB arrangement is less "bombastic" than the version the ABB were playing in the 90s with the Dickey/Warren/Allen lineup.

 
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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 06:58 PM
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"I guess the bombasticity has been surgically removed?"

bird72, all you have to do is compare the versions of Blue Sky from Atlanta on Monday with the version that jzsfunk posted from An Evening With to see the difference.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and obviously jzsfunk is partial to the bombastic version

However, it seems pretty much an objective fact that the current ABB arrangement is less "bombastic" than the version the ABB were playing in the 90s with the Dickey/Warren/Allen lineup.


"Bombastic"!?!? Makes it sounds like its metal...hahaha..thats funny.
I was in this hippy store over this past summer and they were playing the studio version of Blue Sky. It's been awhile since I heard that and forgot how good that was. I just seem to concentrate on the live stuff and it's been awhile for that one. I like the studio version as well. I think why I dig the "Bombastic" version is like I mentioned , Warrens solo..melodic slide playing heaven. Whether you like it or not, that solo in that song he is just hitting it all over on the slide..no denying.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 08:40 PM
To me the studio track with Duane will always be untouchable. Sorry nothing Haynes can do to touch that one...

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 02:13 AM
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"I guess the bombasticity has been surgically removed?"

bird72, all you have to do is compare the versions of Blue Sky from Atlanta on Monday with the version that jzsfunk posted from An Evening With to see the difference.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and obviously jzsfunk is partial to the bombastic version

However, it seems pretty much an objective fact that the current ABB arrangement is less "bombastic" than the version the ABB were playing in the 90s with the Dickey/Warren/Allen lineup.


I was on the receiving end of one of Butch's acerbic rants re: Blue Sky when I rode the elevator up with him at the Georgian Terrace Hotel the night they played it for the first time without Dickey at the Fox in ATL in '04. To say he he was "exercised" about having to play it might be the understatement of the century. It was one of the most uncomfortable - actually it WAS the most uncomfortable - 3 or 4 minutes I've ever spent on an elevator.....he was actually yelling at me and Big Dave (from Michigan) because we didn't get off the elevator FAST ENOUGH - I guess we took about 5 extra seconds too long.

Butch said he "was not gonna play THAT song" when the ABB agreed to play EAP in its entirety on Sirius in DC, so they had been rehearsing all the tunes. And he DID use the word "bombastic" to describe how Dickey had transformed what had been "a nice, lilting song into a....bombastic jam!". Butch's exact words.

However, he said, and I quote, "Well, we played it tonight, so what does that tell ya?" I don't know.....all I know is that he was NOT HAPPY AT ALL that they DID play it that night and boy, did he take it out on me and Big Dave. All I did was ask if they had any more surprises up their sleeves for the next night, Sunday, and that's when he let me have it.

But as we all know, Dickey is the jerk.....

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 04:56 AM
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But as we all know, Dickey is the jerk.....


They both can wear that title. One can't control his mouth and the other can't control his anger....

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 06:25 AM
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"I guess the bombasticity has been surgically removed?"

bird72, all you have to do is compare the versions of Blue Sky from Atlanta on Monday with the version that jzsfunk posted from An Evening With to see the difference.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and obviously jzsfunk is partial to the bombastic version

However, it seems pretty much an objective fact that the current ABB arrangement is less "bombastic" than the version the ABB were playing in the 90s with the Dickey/Warren/Allen lineup.


I was on the receiving end of one of Butch's acerbic rants re: Blue Sky when I rode the elevator up with him at the Georgian Terrace Hotel the night they played it for the first time without Dickey at the Fox in ATL in '04. To say he he was "exercised" about having to play it might be the understatement of the century. It was one of the most uncomfortable - actually it WAS the most uncomfortable - 3 or 4 minutes I've ever spent on an elevator.....he was actually yelling at me and Big Dave (from Michigan) because we didn't get off the elevator FAST ENOUGH - I guess we took about 5 extra seconds too long.

Butch said he "was not gonna play THAT song" when the ABB agreed to play EAP in its entirety on Sirius in DC, so they had been rehearsing all the tunes. And he DID use the word "bombastic" to describe how Dickey had transformed what had been "a nice, lilting song into a....bombastic jam!". Butch's exact words.

However, he said, and I quote, "Well, we played it tonight, so what does that tell ya?" I don't know.....all I know is that he was NOT HAPPY AT ALL that they DID play it that night and boy, did he take it out on me and Big Dave. All I did was ask if they had any more surprises up their sleeves for the next night, Sunday, and that's when he let me have it.

But as we all know, Dickey is the jerk.....


Yeah that would have been uncomfortable. Maybe Butch needs some therapy or some of this. He might be feeling a little bloated and irritable.

Oh yeah, Butch should be thankful Dickey penned the songs he did. He helped put some cash in his(Butch's) pockets. I understand its a group effort, but ......




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