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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 01:04 AM
I am quite sure my Atlanta brothers and sisters remember the Moon Shadow Salon ( paging Hophead!) What a great venue that really catered to the non main stream. I vividly remember being blown away by the Nighthawks ( vividly remember is streching the truth!) and a fan of that venue until it closed.The acoustics were incredible and it drew a very knowledgable music crowd.It was a sad day in GA when they closed their doors.

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 01:51 AM


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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 01:55 AM


I remember it very well. i saw the man without his hat there.

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 02:34 AM


He did have a good piano player though

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 02:37 AM


The Bass player was a rookie

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 02:40 AM


Gregg played across town at the Strand



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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 02:45 AM


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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 07:18 AM
The same can be said for the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. They opened their doors in Dec/71 with J. Geils and Humble Pie, had a nice 10th year show with ABB, whom I think the owner of the venue, John Schere was managing at the time.
Saw some incredible shows there. They filled the gap left by the Fillmore's closing and I guess that "clause" about bands not playing within so many miles of the Fillmore proally kept the Capitol from opening until after the Fillmore closed.

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 08:25 AM
The original Cotton Club on Peachtree St in Atlanta was a great venue. I saw Govt Mule there with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Fiji Mariners, still one of the best double bills I've seen.

As of January 1st the Brandy House, another Atlanta venue that has a history with Col. Bruce, will no longer exist. I felt it had gone downhill somewhat in recent years, but this was the venue I first saw many up and coming bands in. Moonshine Still and Ancient Harmony come to mind. The Brandy House was also where I saw the first Derek Trucks Band gig after it had been announced that Derek was joining the Allman Brothers. That was a special night!

And last but not least, a shout out to Benny's in New Orleans, the ultimate dive bar where the bravest of the college crowd would mingle with the dregs of Crescent City society long after the rest of the clubs had shut down. I remember seeing a local band called JD and the Jammers there many times, they played a mean "Machine Gun" with JD doing Jimi's part on harmonica.

 
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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 08:26 AM
I saw Leon Russell at the Moonshadow too. I gave my very best picture to someone I THOUGHT was a friend. Good news is she really appreciated it. That is all that matters. Maybe she could post it here lol.

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 08:26 AM
Great pictures, Jimmy! There was a venue here in Birmingham called the Midnight Voice. Before it was a music club it was a radiator shop (it has since reverted BACK to a radiator shop). As a high schooler, a couple of freinds and I would "sneak in" (enter through the roll up garage doors where gear was brought in - I knew the owner because he shopped at the grocery store where I worked) and see bands like the Dixie Dregs (I met Steve Morse several times and Twiggs at least once), Eric Quincey Tate, countless local bands and many jams featuring "famous cats" who'd drop in after their gigs (I saw Johnny and Edgar Winter jam with a local band called Backwater).

The club barely had a dress code. It was un-airconditioned so in the summer you'd see guys in shorts and flip-flops and girls wearing the same ensemble plus a halter top. A couple of pool tables, a foosball table (anybody remember foosball?), about a half a dozen tables and some old church pews where the decor. I saw some really good music being played in those days!

I'm going to check with my freind Linda to see if she'll loan me some pictures. Her ex husband played in some of the local acts back then and she pretty much took care of a lot of the visitors (the Dregs practically lived with the two of them from time to time back then).

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 08:27 AM
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The same can be said for the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. They opened their doors in Dec/71 with J. Geils and Humble Pie, had a nice 10th year show with ABB, whom I think the owner of the venue, John Schere was managing at the time.
Saw some incredible shows there. They filled the gap left by the Fillmore's closing and I guess that "clause" about bands not playing within so many miles of the Fillmore proally kept the Capitol from opening until after the Fillmore closed.


What a great place the Capitol was, I saw so many great shows there, ZZ Top and Mountain on NYE, ABB, MTB, CDM,Outlaws, LS, Lou Reed , JGB, Dead, man I could go on forever!

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 08:36 AM
Dang, KCJimmy was ready for that question

Columbia had the Elbow Room, a small place where up and comers played, looking back Gov't Mule, Dave Matthews Band all kinds of groups and people, right next to Group therapy, where everyone needs to go every now and then

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 09:05 AM
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The same can be said for the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. They opened their doors in Dec/71 with J. Geils and Humble Pie, had a nice 10th year show with ABB, whom I think the owner of the venue, John Schere was managing at the time.
Saw some incredible shows there. They filled the gap left by the Fillmore's closing and I guess that "clause" about bands not playing within so many miles of the Fillmore proally kept the Capitol from opening until after the Fillmore closed.


Amen to that. The Capitol was a great, small venue. On the other end of the scale, there was the Academy of Music - remember the Brothers 6 show run one weekend in '71? I sat through all but 1 - was catching Dr. John at Carnegie Hall. Not sure, but Chuck might have been on that tour with the Dr. - the album Gumbo was out and Walk on Gilted Splinters was a recent hit.

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 09:12 AM
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The same can be said for the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. They opened their doors in Dec/71 with J. Geils and Humble Pie, had a nice 10th year show with ABB, whom I think the owner of the venue, John Schere was managing at the time.
Saw some incredible shows there. They filled the gap left by the Fillmore's closing and I guess that "clause" about bands not playing within so many miles of the Fillmore proally kept the Capitol from opening until after the Fillmore closed.


What a great place the Capitol was, I saw so many great shows there, ZZ Top and Mountain on NYE, ABB, MTB, CDM, Outlaws, LS, Lou Reed , JGB, Dead, man I could go on forever!


Yep, my sentiments exactly. I saw many great shows there as well. I caught a few ABB shows, The Garcia Band and solo acoustic, Johnny Winter and Dickey Betts on a double-bill, A couple of marathon Hot Tuna shows etc. A cool venue and definitely filled a void after The Fillmore shut down. Lets not forget Roosevelt Stadium too for the outdoor summer shows. It was THE place to be in that time period and luckily I was close enough to walk there...

 
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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 09:15 AM
Here in the DC area the venues that really opened my ears to good music that no longer exist are the Cellar Door (saw Muddy Waters, Buddy Rich, ect there) and the Bayou (to many bands to name, but when Govt Mule formed, the practically became a "house band" down there, as they were there so often).
 
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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 09:30 AM
Yessir, Roosevelt Stadium (that the one by the subway?). Remember seeing Janis and Led Zeppelin there. How bout Gaelic Park? Of course, I wouldn't know of either of these places had the Brothers not performed there. And going further back, the New York State Pavillion on the site of the 64-65 World's Fair in Flushing, NY. Geez, all coming back to me now - the Singer Bowl also on the site of the World's Fair - remember seeing the Rascals and the Vagrants (starring Leslie West), two of Long Island's favorites. That's now part of where the U.S. Tennis Open is held every year.

There's also a place on 34th Street in Manhattan called the Manhattan Center (I think it's now a Church for the Rev. Syung Yung Moon's congregation). Saw Delaney and Bonnie and then Leon Russell there. No seats, no air conditioning; an absolute sweat box but, of course, you never noticed til you walked outside and realized you looked like you'd just walked through a raging downpour. The Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park was one of the best - I think I saw everybody possible there - even Arthur Brown as he came out with a flaming headress singing "Fire"; the Kinks, The Brothers, of course, D&B with Duane sittin' in, Rod Stewart, Jethro Tull, Crosby, Stills and Nash. All for less than 5 bucks!

There was also a Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY and some obscure place on Staten Island where I saw Edgar Winter's White Trash (don't remember the name).

For Long Islanders, My Father's Place in Roslyn couldn't be beat. It was a relatively big bar but I do remember seeing Johnny Winter there once and almost being blown out the front door! Sea Leavel performed there a few times; always went for David Bromberg just for the fun of it (wasn't a particularly big fan but my college friends were).

Bet more will come to me. New York in the late 60's and early 70's was HOT!

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 10:09 AM
In Augusta, the long closed venue "The Whippin' Post" comes to mind.

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 10:25 AM
Spent Many a night in the Capital Theatre in Pasaic, seemed like The New Riders played there every other weekend. Jerry had Leon Redbone open, the crowd was incredibly BRUTAL on him.

Great shows at Roosevelt Stadium: A toxic waste site it was though

The Bottom Line was a great place to see some folks up close and personal, seems everyone played there even though it held like 400 people.

 

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Ah, yes, I remember the Moonshadow very fondly, as well as its little brother, the Harvest Moon Saloon. I saw Tinsley Ellis at both venues many times -- Tinsley did an early live album at the Moonshadow with the Heartfixers.

One of my most vivid memories is seeing B.B. King at the Moonshadow. I was right up close, directly in front of B.B., and during his guitar solo in Thrill Is Gone I burst into spontaneous tears. An amazing experience ...

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 10:31 AM
Agora Ballroom in Atlanta...The Omni....Great SouthEastern Music Hall (is that right?)...The Warehouse in NO...

 

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I had my camera there one night too!

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 10:35 AM
I always thought Center Stage in Atlanta was a great place to see shows. Saw GA&F there 3 times. John Lee Hooker, John Prine, others. Now it is renamed, owned by others, nothing happens there. Not a bad seat in the house.

 

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I always thought Center Stage in Atlanta was a great place to see shows. Saw GA&F there 3 times. John Lee Hooker, John Prine, others. Now it is renamed, owned by others, nothing happens there. Not a bad seat in the house.


Damn Dan I have work to do, I'll have to post those tonight!

 

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  posted on 12/14/2005 at 10:45 AM
...and let's not forget The Academy of Music---on 14th st-

 

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