The Allman Brothers Revisit At Fillmore East
On March 12 and 13, 1971 the Allman Brothers Band recorded one of the greatest and most important live albums of all time, At Fillmore East. Last night, in the city that was once home to the Fillmore, the ABB revisited the release. The night opened with the taped voices of the late Duane Allman and Bill Graham, welcoming everyone and letting them know that a recording was in session. Then the present-day Allman Brothers Band offered up a first set that presented the songs from At Fillmore East in the order they appear on the album. Another song that was recorded at the Fillmore but didn’t make it onto the original release was “Mountain Jam “ (it later surfaced on Eat A Peach ). Last night the group bookended its second set with an extended version of the tune and tossed in another song the ABB played at those Fillmore concerts, “Trouble No More” (both “Mountain Jam” and “Trouble No More” appear on a re-release of At Fillmore East). The set also saw Los Lobos’ guitarist David Hidalgo appear for “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’” and “Good Morning Little School Girl.” The evening’s encore was a fitting “No One Left To Run With,“which was dedicated to recently deceased roadie Joseph “Red Dog” Campbell, who appears on At Fillmore East‘s back cover.
The ABB returns to the Beacon on Monday.
Here is the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Allman Brothers Band
Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Set I: Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, Stormy Monday, You Don’t Love Me > Hot ‘Lanta, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Whipping Post
Set II: Mountain Jam, Trouble No More, The Sky is Crying, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’*, Good Morning Little School Girl*, Every Hungry Woman > JaBuMaOT > Every Hungry Woman > Mountain Jam
Enc: No One Left To Run With
Notes: 40th Anniversary of the Live At Fillmore East recordings *with David Hidalgo