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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:09 AM
I say Willy Wonka because we did not get the Golden Ticket tonight...

Show was great in terms of being tight, and the actual music, but the set list IMO was a tad weak for my flavor, prob one of the least fav of all the 15+ ABB shows I have seen.

Now Jimmy Herring was amazing, I'd even go as far as saying better than Clapton. His style is just so in groove with old school ABB, but the setlist was weak. The highlights were Not my cross to bear, Les Brers, Little Martha, sweet StatesB.B. jam and I could have sworn I heard some Blue Sky in there somewhere.

Also heard froma guy who heard from Burt Holman that Dickey WILL NOT show at all. Also thought the vibes were pretty crappy, the only smile i saw was from Derek and Oteil when Jimmy Herring was jammin. Also seemed like Warren was just a back up guitarist, his solos were really weak compared to Derek and Herring. I am a huge Heynes fan and I was surprised.

I am sure there will be people who think the setlist was great but different strokes for different folks.

[Edited on 3/24/2009 by TheBigShow]

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:12 AM
You & I were not at the same show tonight, that's all Ive gotta say.
 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:15 AM
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You & I were not at the same show tonight, that's all Ive gotta say.


Great show, I was really impressed by Herring, never saw him play before... I thought Gregg sounded great too, I just was nuetral ont he setlist tonight...

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:19 AM
You just can't please some people. I would have traded my other three shows to see the Kingpins.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:28 AM
Remarkable how two people(Me and You) can see the same thing so differently.

Jimmy Smith, Bernard Purdie, Jerry Jemmott and the boys could have played Row Row Row Your Boat and blew my mind.

Wow, I thought this was one of the best nights, oh well to each their own ...

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:31 AM
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I say Willy Wonka because we did not get the Golden Ticket tonight...

Show was great in terms of being tight, and the actual music, but the set list IMO was weak as hell, least fav of all the 15+ ABB shows I have seen.

Now Jimmy Herring was amazing, I'd even go as far as saying better than Clapton. His style is just so in groove with old school ABB, but the setlist was weak. The highlights were Not my cross to bear, and I could have sworn I heard some Blue Sky in there somewhere.

Also heard froma guy who heard from Burt Holman that Dickey WILL NOT show at all. Also thought the vibes were pretty crappy, the only smile i saw was from Derek and Oteil when Jimmy Herring was jammin. Also seemed like Warren was just a back up guitarist, his solos were really weak compared to Derek and Herring. I am a huge Heynes fan and I was surprised.

I am sure there will be people who think the setlist was great but different strokes for different folks.


Boy, this post is just a RAY of sunshine.

Sorry you had such a sh!tty time. I would have been HAPPY to take that ticket off your hands....since I won't be attending any Beacon shows this year I would have been very happy with that setlist.

I have heard more bitching this year than any other run. I just don't get it. Why pay $150 if you're going to set yourself up for disappointment?

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 12:33 AM
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I say Willy Wonka because we did not get the Golden Ticket tonight...

Show was great in terms of being tight, and the actual music, but the set list IMO was weak as hell, least fav of all the 15+ ABB shows I have seen.

Now Jimmy Herring was amazing, I'd even go as far as saying better than Clapton. His style is just so in groove with old school ABB, but the setlist was weak. The highlights were Not my cross to bear, and I could have sworn I heard some Blue Sky in there somewhere.

Also heard froma guy who heard from Burt Holman that Dickey WILL NOT show at all. Also thought the vibes were pretty crappy, the only smile i saw was from Derek and Oteil when Jimmy Herring was jammin. Also seemed like Warren was just a back up guitarist, his solos were really weak compared to Derek and Herring. I am a huge Heynes fan and I was surprised.

I am sure there will be people who think the setlist was great but different strokes for different folks.


Boy, this post is just a RAY of sunshine.

Sorry you had such a sh!tty time. I would have been HAPPY to take that ticket off your hands....since I won't be attending any Beacon shows this year I would have been very happy with that setlist.

I have heard more bitching this year than any other run. I just don't get it. Why pay $150 if you're going to set yourself up for disappointment?




I am pretty sure I was mostly positive with my take on the night. I had a great time, but just I have witnessed better sets. Also, I had a $60 ticket, which is maybe why i didn't see any smiles but I did have some $500 binoculars (sp?) so I could see pretty good.

The Sax guy was pretty damn good too

[Edited on 3/24/2009 by TheBigShow]

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 01:56 AM
As fans of the Brothers, we are so spoiled/lucky/smart. You could box up the 3 MONDAY night shows and have a (HoF) career defining album. Better diversity of musical expression, backed by rippin chops, than 99% of the bands working the last 25 years plus.

Off the charts, completely off the charts.

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 03:09 AM
Tonight's show was great. The guys were totally together and I would say tonight was the best night musically of the entire run from the band itself. Les Brers was fantastic. There was a song Warren sang I didn't know. That was good. The set list selection was, imho, no better or worse than any other night of the run and I was thrilled to hear Can't Find My Way Home again. though I would have preferred Warren to sing it but it was great to hear. Warren was fine and he was giving space to the other players and he played a few fine solos as he always does. But he has been taking a different role this run in some instances becasue he knows how to lay back and let other people shine because he is comfortable giving other people the space to play especially when there are guests. Tonight's version of the new instrumental was very strong and the guests were interesting and blended well with the rest of the band. Yes, they did play Blue Sky, after (or within) Little Martha. I came in a little late but that is what I was told. I am thinking it was a nod to Dickie.

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 03:23 AM
And now that i have the set list I will also say Ron Holloway was there tonight and he was great on a few songs int he first set. The first set was totally great. I think tonight had the best Desdemona I have ever heard Gregg sing. His voice was just on target all night. (Ron played on that song and one or two more with the other guests in the first set. I believe the guys were from King Crimson??? It's really late.) And again, the guys were totally on and the show was great. I am pretty critical but tonight the guys were totally together and I think the best musically of the run.

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3-23-09
The Beacon Theatre Ė NYC, NY

Set I:

Don't Want You No More
It's Not My Cross To Bear
Done Somebody Wrong (w/ Tom Doucette)
You Can't Lose What You Never Had
Desdemona
New Instrumental
Soul Serenade (w/ Susan Tedeschi & Mike Mattison) ****?
Memphis Soul Stew (w/ Susan Tedeschi ) ****?
Them Changes (w/ Susan Tedeschi ) ****?
You Donít Love Me (w/ Tom Doucette) ***

Set II:

Little Martha >
Blue Sky Jam >
Little Martha
I Walk On Guilded Splinters (w/ JB & JIMMY HERRING)
And It Stoned Me (w/ JB & JIMMY HERRING)
Can't Find My Way Home (w/ JB & JIMMY HERRING)
Leave My Blues
Les Brers (w/ JIMMY HERRING)
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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 03:54 AM
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I say Willy Wonka because we did not get the Golden Ticket tonight...

Show was great in terms of being tight, and the actual music, but the set list IMO was a tad weak for my flavor, prob one of the least fav of all the 15+ ABB shows I have seen.

Now Jimmy Herring was amazing, I'd even go as far as saying better than Clapton. His style is just so in groove with old school ABB, but the setlist was weak. The highlights were Not my cross to bear, Les Brers, Little Martha, sweet StatesB.B. jam and I could have sworn I heard some Blue Sky in there somewhere.

Also heard froma guy who heard from Burt Holman that Dickey WILL NOT show at all. Also thought the vibes were pretty crappy, the only smile i saw was from Derek and Oteil when Jimmy Herring was jammin. Also seemed like Warren was just a back up guitarist, his solos were really weak compared to Derek and Herring. I am a huge Heynes fan and I was surprised.

I am sure there will be people who think the setlist was great but different strokes for different folks.

[Edited on 3/24/2009 by TheBigShow]


I wish Jimmy Herring would have stayed on stage for the whole set, hell the whole show even. In my opinion he was the best guest yet by far. Clapton was good, but nothing he did really wowed me that much at all. I was just happy to hear some Dominos tunes, but I didn't think he did anything too exceptional. Not to take anything away from him though. But man Jimmy Herring is a stud. I wish they had of done a big Jessica or Mt. Jam encore with him.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 07:26 AM
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As fans of the Brothers, we are so spoiled/lucky/smart. You could box up the 3 MONDAY night shows and have a (HoF) career defining album. Better diversity of musical expression, backed by rippin chops, than 99% of the bands working the last 25 years plus.

Off the charts, completely off the charts.

May the Road Go on Forever.....


Agreed; i loved this show. I was able to attend two Monday shows (opening night and last night) and they were both great. Les Brers was amazing. And I thought the WP guys were a perfect fit.

 

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Boy, this post is just a RAY of sunshine.

Sorry you had such a sh!tty time. I would have been HAPPY to take that ticket off your hands....since I won't be attending any Beacon shows this year I would have been very happy with that setlist.

I have heard more bitching this year than any other run. I just don't get it. Why pay $150 if you're going to set yourself up for disappointment?





The only person bitching is you! I agree tonight's show was awesome, loved the set list, glad they finally broke out in Les Brers and the blue sky tease was a great surprise... but with that said how can you say somebody is bitching because he might not have liked the song selection? He said the music was good, no real bashing just that he didnt like the set list. This forum needs to LEARN to accept somebody else's point of view, so what if we don't agree with him its HIS POINT OF VIEW! who the hell are you or I to tell him he is wrong???? This world can't always be sunshine and rainbows where everybody agrees!

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 07:47 AM
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You just can't please some people. I would have traded my other three shows to see the Kingpins.


& there were quite a few smiles going around on stage while they were up there....& as a huge Warren fan myself,I'd like to point out that his last name is Haynes..not Heynes...

[Edited on 3/24/2009 by hughduty]

 

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Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them to but that doesn't mean we can't let ourselves feel the sadness about that while at the same time move forward as best we can.


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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 07:57 AM
Watched on Moogis......LOVED IT!

Got so many of my favorites in there - but was ESPECIALLY pleased to hear Desdemona.....that song just rips into my soul. Gregg sounded especially down and dirty gritty, just the way I like it.....ahhhhh

All guests on stage were awesome, as was the whole band and show. Would have been a fine show to be at.

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And now that i have the set list I will also say Ron Holloway was there tonight and he was great on a few songs int he first set. The first set was totally great. I think tonight had the best Desdemona I have ever heard Gregg sing. His voice was just on target all night. (Ron played on that song and one or two more with the other guests in the first set. I believe the guys were from King Crimson??? It's really late.) And again, the guys were totally on and the show was great. I am pretty critical but tonight the guys were totally together and I think the best musically of the run.

Angela,

The 1st set guests were the Kingpins of King Curtis's band. Hence the Soul Serenade > Soul Stew

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 08:32 AM
Not for nothing , Why cant anyone voice there opinion without getting beat up? If we all thought and felt the same way it would be a pretty boring world. That's how the dude feels about the show- Let it be. No need to start about ticket price & blah, blah , blah. Lighten up people
 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 09:08 AM
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I say Willy Wonka because we did not get the Golden Ticket tonight...


Show was great in terms of being tight, and the actual music, but the set list IMO was a tad weak for my flavor, prob one of the least fav of all the 15+ ABB shows I have seen.

Now Jimmy Herring was amazing, I'd even go as far as saying better than Clapton. His style is just so in groove with old school ABB, but the setlist was weak. The highlights were Not my cross to bear, Les Brers, Little Martha, sweet StatesB.B. jam and I could have sworn I heard some Blue Sky in there somewhere.
Also heard froma guy who heard from Burt Holman that Dickey WILL NOT show at all. Also thought the vibes were pretty crappy, the only smile i saw was from Derek and Oteil when Jimmy Herring was jammin. Also seemed like Warren was just a back up guitarist, his solos were really weak compared to Derek and Herring. I am a huge Heynes fan and I was surprised.

I am sure there will be people who think the setlist was great but different strokes for different folks.

[Edited on 3/24/2009 by TheBigShow]


I would say Willy Wonka for different reasons; this was a show that (especially set one) took us to a childlike fantasy land with King's boys. The only other show that did this was 3/14 with it's excursions in the hinterlands of Jazz?Rock fusion and mind altering music.

this is not to say that they necessarily were the "best" shows; while they rank upo there IMHO. Just to say that they were by far the two that took us "someplace else" and "someplace out of the ordinary"

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 09:27 AM
Nice looking set list last night. I would have enjoyed hearing Soul Serenade for sure. And Them Changes for Buddy. One thing I'm not clicking on set list wise. Who's JB, and why didn't JB warrant their full name spelled out? As for the tone of a few folks sounding less than blown away, I guess if you were expecting a visit from Dickey, and it didn't happen, I could see a natural sense of feeling let down. It would be hard to judge the show objectively if you felt that you missed something that was supposed to happen. I would have been thrilled to see Jimmy sit in myself. He's great.
 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 09:42 AM
IMO Last nights show was very special, maybe the most special this run. The showing of King Curtis' members was about as much of a tribute to Duane as there could be. Jimmy Smith was off the hook, and it wasn't a Blue Sky tease...it WAS Blue Sky...instrumental. Nice Dickey tribute. Greg was ON all night and the band was tight as hell. Great Show!
 

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IMO Last nights show was very special, maybe the most special this run. The showing of King Curtis' members was about as much of a tribute to Duane as there could be. Jimmy Smith was off the hook, and it wasn't a Blue Sky tease...it WAS Blue Sky...instrumental. Nice Dickey tribute. Greg was ON all night and the band was tight as hell. Great Show!


By the way, the one song was Changes by Band Of Gypsies.

 

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IMO Last nights show was very special, maybe the most special this run. The showing of King Curtis' members was about as much of a tribute to Duane as there could be. Jimmy Smith was off the hook, and it wasn't a Blue Sky tease...it WAS Blue Sky...instrumental. Nice Dickey tribute. Greg was ON all night and the band was tight as hell. Great Show!


By the way, the one song was Changes by Band Of Gypsies.


Buddy Miles was in Band of Gypsies, but they covered his big solo hit (ie - done first by Buddy without them)

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 09:55 AM
Angela... you and I must have been to the same show.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 10:30 AM
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Who's JB, and why didn't JB warrant their full name spelled out?



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