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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: