That time I asked Dickey Betts if it was tough picking tunes for the Allman Brothers’ live album of ’92

kirk west photo

By Steve Newton

If you’re a dedicated fan of the Allman Brothers Band, you no doubt own a copy of their historic 1971 live album, At Fillmore East.

Of course, that double disc was highlighted by the amazing slide-guitar talents of Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash three months after its release.

But ABB diehards know that the band put out some fine live material after Allman’s passing as well, including 1992’s Tom Dowd-produced An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band: First Set, the group’s first concert recording to feature Warren Haynes on slide.

When I interviewed Dickey Betts in ’92 I asked him if it was a challenge choosing the songs for that album, and it turns out the band had good reasons for which classic Allman Brothers tunes made the cut, and which ones didn’t.

Have a listen:

Advertisements

One response to “That time I asked Dickey Betts if it was tough picking tunes for the Allman Brothers’ live album of ’92

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s