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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:37 PM
Still miss you Brother.


Tribute to Allen (bottom of page 3, 2nd post up and all of page 4)






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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:38 PM
Next week Im getting my pics scanned, I have a real nice one with Woody.....

Thats a great pic in your sig Eric.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:39 PM
What a terrible loss !!!!!!

RIP Allen Woody

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:43 PM
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Next week Im getting my pics scanned, I have a real nice one with Woody.....

Thats a great pic in your sig Eric.

See you again one day Woody!

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:50 PM
I've never heard anything rumble like Woody before or since. R.I.P.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 01:53 PM
I posted this in the J Hawke diary and it is soooo true.

The Mule was a kick in the F'n teeth knock your @$$ out show. No if's and's or but's about it! From Warren singing his lungs out, to MAtt's ridiculous beats to the thunder shake you skelton Allen bass lines. Once a song finished you were literally out of breath, and when you tried to take a breath they kicked into the next song. At the end of the night your soul was bruised and mind rattled. That to me is Gov't Mule. I have seen the new Mule and do not feel the same. I know I know but I have seen them about 6 times and nothing sorry. Here is a good case in point. Listen to Tomorrow Never Knows - >Lay Your Burden Down - > Bad Little Doggie. I am exhausted, gotta go


Gov't Mule @ Aggie Theater Fort Collins July, 2, 1999





Disc 1
1. John The Revelator >
2. Thorazine Shuffle
3. Mule >
4 I've Been Workin' >
5. Mule
6. Life Before Insanity
7. Doin' It To Death
8. No Need to Suffer
9. She Said, She Said >
10. Tomorrow Never Knows (w/ Day Tripper Tease)

Disc 2
1. Lay Your Burden Down
2. Bad Little Doggie >
3. Drums >
4. Trane
5. Eternity's Breath Jam >
6. St. Stephen Jam (w/ KC Jones tease) >
7. In The Presence Of The Lord >
8. wanderin' Child

Encore:
9. Cortez the Killer

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 06:13 PM
I know I never heard anything remotely as fascinating as Allen's bass. I still have captivating memories of being plastered to the back wall of the Beacon and having mind-escape under night skies. Thankfully those feelings of soul rhythm are maintained while so many others have fleeted these years. If anyone asks the value of music, I couldn't answer outright or elaborate, but the answer was somewhere in his bass, for sure. I miss the man and the music.
 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 06:25 PM
This was posted in the Warren section thought I would share it here. Miss you Woody

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Colonel Murphy's Mansion House. I think it's an acoustic show from July '99. A rare acoustic Cortez the Killer is on it. I lost or loaned my copy.

If you have it that would be cool.



Gov't Mule @The Madison House, Mercersburg, PA July 26, 1999





full band acoustic show


Set I

John The Revelator >
Life Before Insanity
Cortez The Killer
Gonna Send You Back To Georgia
Sad And Deep As You
Painted Silver Light
Afro Blue >
I Shall Be Released
Gambler's Roll
Kind Of Bird >
Towering Fool
Soulshine
-Encore-
She's Nineteen Years Old
End Of The Line

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 07:01 PM
I met Allen at a gig he was doing at the Ritz in NYC [when it was located at the old studio 54] he was doin a gig with Artimus Pyle oct. 20th 1992, and he treated me like an old friend!! [I never met him before] I really saddened and shocked at his passing!. [just about 10 years to the day that Stevie Ray Vaughan died!]
 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 07:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHGUBbK8Lo
 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 08:11 PM
Clay, you're the man. God, I miss Woody.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 08:21 PM
I'll never forget the way his bass would sound in little places like Irving Plaza. He used to shake that place to the foundation. First time I saw the Mule was late 95 at a coffe shop in Wilkes Barre, PA called Mantis Green. They used their full rigs in a place no bigger than most hole in the wall bars and plaster from the ceiling started falling at one point. Unreal.

Nothing can touch the early Mule but I also remember him playing guitar in Blue Floyd. What a fun band that was. It was pretty much right before he died. I can't believe it's been 7 years. The One For Woody show seems like yesterday to me. Nothing can beat that show. Any show that starts at 7pm with Phil Lesh playing Dark Star is an all time keeper.

RIP Woodman. Thanks for the Fender Heavy pick you handed to me from the stage at the Beacon 94. You were TOP F'N NOTCH.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 09:52 PM
For me, Govt Mule died that day. Still love them of course but it just has never been the same. Not even close.
 

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  posted on 8/24/2007 at 10:00 PM
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For me, Govt Mule died that day. Still love them of course but it just has never been the same. Not even close.


Exactly what I had said earlier today.

The Mule was a kick in the F'n teeth knock your @$$ out show. No if's and's or but's about it! From Warren singing his lungs out, to Matt's ridiculous beats to the thunder shake you skelton Allen bass lines. Once a song finished you were literally out of breath, and when you tried to take a breath they kicked into the next song. At the end of the night your soul was bruised and mind rattled. That to me is Gov't Mule. I have seen the new Mule and do not feel the same. I know I know but I have seen them about 6 times and nothing sorry.

 

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  posted on 8/25/2007 at 01:23 AM
I was actually at an Allman Brothers show in Madison, WI, the night Allen died. It was the 2000 tour with Jimmy Herring; not a great show, I thought I was watching my last Allman Bros concert. I figured the band would finish the tour's commitments and then fold, go off in their separate directions. Without Dickey, and with Warren & Woody concentrating on Mule, I didn't see how the band could survive.

The next night, Susan Tedeschi played (preceding Buddy Guy and BB King) and announced to the crowd that Allen Woody passed away the night before. She then went into the most gut-wrenching version of "Hurts So Bad", probably the most gut-wrenching performance that I will ever hear from anyone until the day I die. The crowd may not have known who Allen Woody was when they got there, but no one in that crowd left the show without having felt his impact, thanks to Susan.

I saw Dickey in 2001 (great show, btw), but I didn't see an Allman Bros show until 2005, after having heard Hittin' the Note and the Fox Box. It's not right, but the "resurrection" of the Allman Brothers in this decade never would have happened had Allen Woody not passed on; Warren never would have looked back otherwise. 2000 was a strange, sad time to be an Allman Bros fan (when isn't it?), a perfect storm of sadness and confusion, and in a very, very strange way, a time of rebirth and hope (Not that I wouldn't give the last 7 years of Allman Bros music up to have Woody back).

Seems like a good time to spin "Sailin' 'Cross the Devi's Sea" - if there was ever a song Allen Woody drop-kicked, that was that one.

 

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  posted on 8/25/2007 at 08:23 AM
Bob. Great post.
 

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  posted on 8/25/2007 at 01:33 PM
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Bob. Great post.



Ditto !!!!!

Although I do love the current Gov't Mule lineup just as much, it is different. What I really miss is my bones rattling when Woody would rip into Whipping Post. That particular song hasn't been the same for me since Woody left the band.

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  posted on 8/25/2007 at 03:03 PM
You couldn't hire 25 men
to do what the man could do.
Just the sound of his walking
could split the whole damm town in two.
Through a night full of shadows
he still walks when the thunder rolls.
This river ain't shallow.
Reminds us that the bell still tolls.

Rest in Peace. The band plays on, the music never dies.

 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 07:24 PM
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For me, Govt Mule died that day. Still love them of course but it just has never been the same. Not even close.


I hear ya... Woody was the true definition of THE MULE - in the best way! He is 1/3 of the reason I've ended up finding and enjoying the music I do today. He is truly missed and I know that everyone in the ABB family feels the same way this evening.

THANK YOU D. ALLEN WOODY!

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 07:56 PM
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I posted this in the J Hawke diary and it is soooo true.

The Mule was a kick in the F'n teeth knock your @$$ out show. No if's and's or but's about it! From Warren singing his lungs out, to MAtt's ridiculous beats to the thunder shake you skelton Allen bass lines. Once a song finished you were literally out of breath, and when you tried to take a breath they kicked into the next song. At the end of the night your soul was bruised and mind rattled. That to me is Gov't Mule. I have seen the new Mule and do not feel the same. I know I know but I have seen them about 6 times and nothing sorry. Here is a good case in point. Listen to Tomorrow Never Knows - >Lay Your Burden Down - > Bad Little Doggie. I am exhausted, gotta go



I've never seen GM, I have one CD and truthfully just didn't like it that much. It's incredible music, but not my taste. Long story short, they're playing with Little Feat near me in October, $30 tix, so we figured, why the hell not go?? So I'm reading this thread, and decided to click the link (Aggie Theater) you were kind enough to provide and HOLY CRAP this is great!! Thanks for opening my eyes bro, you've made a believer out of me.

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 09:01 PM
RIP Woodshed...I can't count how many nights I long for that thunder to crack through the sky. I don't think there will ever be another band that will kick my ass into next week like that one. You are sorely missed.
 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 09:13 PM
Rest in peace Big Al.
 

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  posted on 8/26/2007 at 09:55 PM
Yes, this seven years has passed so quickly, too quickly. It's hard to believe. If you want to do something in his memory you can still send a li'l donation to the trust fund for his daughter Savannah, lord knows that artists' royalties don't pay the bills in today's music industry. I haven't seen an update to the trust fund information but if you need some information a member here "Pam" can hook you up.
Thanx Woody for the great music....miss you !

 

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I posted this in the J Hawke diary and it is soooo true.

The Mule was a kick in the F'n teeth knock your @$$ out show. No if's and's or but's about it! From Warren singing his lungs out, to MAtt's ridiculous beats to the thunder shake you skelton Allen bass lines. Once a song finished you were literally out of breath, and when you tried to take a breath they kicked into the next song. At the end of the night your soul was bruised and mind rattled. That to me is Gov't Mule. I have seen the new Mule and do not feel the same. I know I know but I have seen them about 6 times and nothing sorry. Here is a good case in point. Listen to Tomorrow Never Knows - >Lay Your Burden Down - > Bad Little Doggie. I am exhausted, gotta go



I've never seen GM, I have one CD and truthfully just didn't like it that much. It's incredible music, but not my taste. Long story short, they're playing with Little Feat near me in October, $30 tix, so we figured, why the hell not go?? So I'm reading this thread, and decided to click the link (Aggie Theater) you were kind enough to provide and HOLY CRAP this is great!! Thanks for opening my eyes bro, you've made a believer out of me.

Greg


I am glad you enojyedthat show.

 

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