The Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East (1971)
Tonight I chose this beautiful album to listen to during my time of studying. I’ve listened to it before digitally, but I’ve always wanted a vinyl edition of it ever since I started collecting. Luckily, I found this Polydor copy at the record convention a few weeks ago and decided to finally give it a spin tonight. It’s such a relaxing yet energetic album and perfectly displays the extreme talent the band had during their peak years before the unfortunate death of Duane Allman months after this album was originally released. The band’s power was phenomenal and the combination of Duane and Gregg was the major factor behind that power. Gregg’s iconic vocals and keyboarding along with the unique and phenomenal slide guitar ability that Duane carried is present throughout this live album. The band alongside with them also was a major powerhouse that contributed to the band greatly. Dickey Betts’s guitar, Berry Oakley’s bass, and the combining percussion power of Jai Johanny Johanson and Butch Trucks take the Allman Brothers to a bigger and more extreme level of musicianship. From their short songs, like, “Statesboro Blues” and “Hot ‘Lanta” to their massive songs, such as, “You Don’t Love Me” and “Whipping Post” (both take up a side of an LP alone, with “Whipping Post” being an incredible 23 minute long piece), the band dives deep into roots of rock, jazz, and especially blues with each note being played out. This is definitely an album to check out if you’ve never listened to it before. .
Vinyl of the Day:
Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago
This may be one of my favorite vinyls/albums, not only because it’s one of my dads favorites but because of the authentic sounds of each instrument & voice.
2 things happened whilst listening this time:
1. I got in some really awesome cardio holding my 21lb baby while dancing
2. I found myself burping him to the rhythm of “Questions 67 and 68”