That time I asked Dickey Betts if the Allmans’ new live album captured the band as well as At Fillmore East

By Steve Newton

Last Sunday I posted the first audio excerpt from my 1992 interview with Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts, and people seemed to like it, so here’s another one.

At the time the band was touring behind its new live album, An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band: First Set, and early on in the conversation I asked Dickey if he thought the new disc captured the band as well as its historic 1971 recording, At Fillmore East, had done.

I realize it’s kinda dumb to compare such things–different works of art created by different lineups 20 years apart–but I’ve also learned from 35-plus years of rock writing that sometimes the dumbest questions yield the best answers.

And I thought Dickey’s answer was pretty good.

Have a listen:


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