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Allman Brothers Band - Peakin' At The Beacon

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    Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Dickey Betts (vocals, acoustic guitar); Derek Trucks (guitar); Oteil Burbridge (bass); Jaimoe, Butch Trucks (drums, percussion); Marc Quinones (congas, percussion, ......more

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Artist: Allman Brothers Band
Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Dickey Betts (vocals, acoustic guitar); Derek Trucks (guitar); Oteil Burbridge (bass); Jaimoe, Butch Trucks (drums, percussion); Marc Quinones (congas, percussion, background vocals). Recorded live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, New York between March 9 & 25, 2000. "High Falls" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Amidst the enmity between Gregg Allman and Dickie Betts at the time of this recording, The Allman Brothers still managed to play a 13-night stand in March 2000 at New York's Beacon Theater. The resulting PEAKIN' AT THE BEACON is a 10-song sliver of the band's legendary in-concert prowess no worse the wear from whatever friction may have been going on behind the scenes. All the standard ABB hallmarks are heard throughout this set: the expansive guitar leads, thunderous rhythms, and chugging organ parts, all pierced by Gregg Allman's gruff but soulful vocals. Diehards are served well by a set packed with songs predominantly dating back to the band's earliest efforts, including their 1969 self-titled debut and the 1970 follow-up IDLEWILD SOUTH. Casual fans may only recognize the epic slow blues original "It's Not My Cross To Bear," and the life-affirming EAT A PEACH cut "Ain't Wastin' Time No More." Otherwise, nuggets like "Stand Back" and "Please Call Home" abound. In keeping with the Allmans' marathon jamming abilities is the inclusion of a near half-hour version of "High Falls" from 1975's WIN, LOSE OR DRAW.
See Also:
Idlewild South, The Fillmore Concerts, Eat a Peach, A Decade of Hits 1969-1979, Brothers and Sisters, The Road Goes on Forever
See Influences:
Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Spencer Davis, Chet Atkins, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), T-Bone Walker, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Blind Willie McTell, John Mayall, The Yardbirds, The Blues Project, Elmore James, Don Gibson, Chuck Berry
See Contemporaries:
Jeff Healey, Larry McCray, Ron Wood, George Thorogood (Vocals/Guitar), John Mayall, Ry Cooder, Santana, Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Dylan, The Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Phish, Hot Tuna, The Dixie Dregs, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Delbert McClinton, Dickey Betts, Peter Green, Bad Company, Steve Miller (Guitar), Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, Blackfoot, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, .38 Special (Rock), Molly Hatchet, Grinderswitch, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Humble Pie, Sea Level, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Grateful Dead, Allgood, Blind Faith, Thin Lizzy, The Hatters, Gregg Allman, The Black-Eyed Snakes, The Marshall Tucker Band, Uriah Heep, Eric Clapton, Johnny Jenkins, Derek & the Dominos, Little Feat, Hampton Grease Band, The Rolling Stones, Elvin Bishop, Ten Years After, Jeff Beck, J.J. Cale, The Doors, Wet Willie, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Johnny Winter, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie Cobbs, Delaney & Bonnie, Bob Seger, Man, Duane Allman, Canned Heat, Charlie Daniels, Gov't Mule, Eddie Hinton, Roy Buchanan, Bonnie Raitt, Randall Bramblett
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Don't Want You No More
  2. 2 It's Not My Cross to Bear
  3. 3 Ain't Wastin' Time No More
  4. 4 Every Hungry Woman
  5. 5 Please Call Home
  6. 6 Stand Back
  7. 7 Black Hearted Woman
  8. 8 Leave My Blues at Home
  9. 9 Seven Turns
  10. 10 High Falls
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Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
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Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
74 : 6
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (4/12/01, p.141) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Presents the Allmans as a 'living' thing with a sturdy song bag - and shows why I'll back at the Beacon every year....They are the rock equivalent of the Coutn Basie and Duke Ellington organizations, revisiting classic material with fresh swing..."
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