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Allman Brothers — In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Album: Live At Fillmore East
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7.8

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Total ratings: 1548








Released: 1971
Length: 12:50
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(instrumental)
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8 to 10! Yay!
 zurcronium wrote:

My girlfriend at the time mentioned that the ABB was just another southern rock band. At that moment she became my ex-girlfriend. No regrets on that call at all.


Harsh, but understandable. In due time perhaps she came to realize she was just another girlfriend.  So you might retitle this track In Memory of Whatzername. 
How is the average rating only 7.8? I don’t question RP listeners but this is kinda shocking. Hard to be more godlike than this, at least to me.
My girlfriend at the time mentioned that the ABB was just another southern rock band. At that moment she became my ex-girlfriend. No regrets on that call at all.
This one reaches way  deep into the soul
~~~
The piece has something that just can't be put into words!
If this music could be converted to rocket fuel, it could f'ing launch Space X. 
 kingart wrote:
Drive your car 50 mph at the beginning, by the end, 120. Believe me, I've done it. 
 
Isn't it just the best driving song....
Just shut the f*ck up and listen. A truly exceptional piece of rock music. No lyrics as the music sings for itself 
Drive your car 50 mph at the beginning, by the end, 120. Believe me, I've done it. 
We need more applicable emojis for this track.   Dancing bananas don't do justice to it. Fire halos worn by weed-smoking angels while swigging Jim Beam and riding a Harley at 120 m.p.h. might do it. 

and now the former Fillmore East is...an...Apple Bank

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

wtf is wrong with us? 
Well, dang, should I bump this to a 10? This track STARTS in the stratosphere and jams upward. 
 DocStrangelove wrote:
very boring guitar masturbation going on here...
 

I'm intrigued by its obverse.  What would constitute EXCITING guitar masturbation? Since imho, and many others here--and at a mere 7.8, is clearly undervalued--this is simply one of the reddest hot live tracks ever, please enlighten us.  
 danagle wrote:
I like the Allman Brothers, but I don't need to hear this much guitar jamming.  While it pains me to do it I have to mark this song down to Ho-Hum.  In the first minute I marked it a 8, then every minute or two I marked it down another notch.
 
Some of us need to hear MORE guitar jamming.  The jamming is one reason to have extraordinary guitarists in the band. 
Have to mark down that comment accordingly.  A 5. 
Electric Flag "Another Country" is another fine example of that type of groove, especially guitar solo part
It must be a genre thing for me, but all I hear is noise.  Not nice noise either.  PSD for sure.
one of the best jams ever, what a pity when someone sees just guitar masturbation in it... 9.
 DocStrangelove wrote:
very boring guitar masturbation going on here...
 
Apparently you're the masturbation expert.
Too bad you're not as skilled at recognizing incredible music.
Now, I'll leave you to . . . er . . . yourself. 
The finest live rock album ever recorded. I sure did rock out my neighbors in NJ playing it on my parents 100 watt Magnavox back in the day. I also recall time was you'd attend a concert by any other band and someone in the crowd would shout out "Whippin' Post!" to whatever band was on stage. Like previous posters in here I too have worn out four vinyl copies, several eight tracks and cassettes and fortunately the .mp3's live on.  Thanks Bill!
 
Oops, scrolling down through the posts I see I already made my remarks a year ago. Worth repeating just the same.
I could listen to the Allman Brothers all day long!

Well, maybe not every day for ever, but a 'box set binge day' of all the Allman Brothers's albums would be epic.
Umm, we have a whole gaggle of dancing banana guitar playing emojis, and a bunch of 10s to match. Yet this is polling only an average 8. These fellows were, are, the Beethoven of country blues rock. Who with musical soul rates Beethoven at 7 or 8? 
Live:{#Bananapiano}
{#Dancingbanana_2}Fillmore East
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 ImaOldman wrote:
Absolutely God like, the best live album ever made! I wore out a vinyl copy of this the summer it came out and still never tire of it.

 
Ditto here.  Every word.
Absolutely God like, the best live album ever made! I wore out a vinyl copy of this the summer it came out and still never tire of it.
In my humble opinion, this is one of the more amazing albums of all time.  A solid 10.  Thank you Bill, for making my day. (as always) {#Clap}
{#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes}{#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes}{#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes}{#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes}
A rare 10. Thank you!! {#Guitarist}
Does anyone know which other song copies the bassline from this? I can't for the life of me remember it.
{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}

10+
Amazing!!!!!!!
I remember visiting a friends house in college and someone had put this on the stereo. I had not heard it before, and my friend turned to me and said "wait, you've never heard Elizabeth Reed before? as he handed me a smoke. The next ten minutes were spent in complete disbelief, as I heard the song in its entirety.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor, we listed to the rest of the album. I was subsequently blown away, and Live at Fillmore East remains a staple in my desert Island disc collection.  This is a master performance of incredible guitar playing.  
This song can still send chills down my spine. DB & DA's guitar harmonies and solos, Berry Oakley mind blowing bass line... drums, everything. A masterpiece of rock music for all time.
Ramblin', man.
I can remember walking across campus and hearing this coming out of a dorm window. Even though I had heard it dozens of times already, I stopped and listened to the end.

A simply great bit of music, evocative of a time as well.
Now, this is music
Brilliant
10
Bloody brilliant!
At the tender age of 12, I saw them live.  Jammin' was what was done in live concerts back then, and I totally was into it....Everyone was.  I remember being in total awe of Dickie Betts.   And the band being so in tune with each other.  This song is an awesome example of their talents and how good they sounded live.
This is the kind of guitar playing that makes you stop everything you're doing and shut the hell up for 10 minutes. Honestly, truly, as good as it gets. Drums too...
Can't believe this song rates 7.7.  People, this is a TEN.  
The very best live album ever recorded. Period.

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Absolutely masterpiece!
Very, Very good Song! 
 Lazarus wrote: 
As you may or may not know Duane and Greg grew up and went to school here in Daytona Beach.  My brother and 2nd wife went to high school with Greg and she had the dubious distinction of getting kicked out of Algebra class with him.  Being older and having gone off to serve my country I never knew them but remember the Almann Joys playing at a youth nightclub in Daytona.  
Not enough out-of-their-minds guitar playing. 
{#Bounce}
What?!  7.7?  This is sad RP listeners.  

...and for the 37 of you who gave this amazing piece of rock-and-roll history a 1 (5% of the respondents, no less) a question.  Do you music at all?
Dickey Betts is a crazy SOB but man he can play! 
Still jaw dropping after all these years. 

And it sounds like there are about 500 people in crowd.  
Wow! Guaranteed to get you movin' your feet...
{#Fever} zesty !
RIP Gregg
 kh808 wrote:
"10" all day long Voted as one of the most awesome live recording  .................EVER!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}

 
I could not agree more!
 kh808 wrote:

I play my computer ( Radio Paradise) threw my home entertainment system via head phone jack..give it a try  turn it up and enjoy !!!!
 
  Get Sonos zone player and go coax or optical (digital out) to a good DAC and then into your stereo  and enjoy this station like hit was meant to be.

 
recorded today March 12,
back in 1971
Incredible musicians and a great live recording.  But one listen in a lifetime is enough for me.
Absolutely God Like!!   Dickey Betts is amazing on this!!  
Woooo man!       Awesome          
Thanks RP, for playing this incredible piece of music.
Gotta do it; bump 9 > 10.
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"10" all day long Voted as one of the most awesome live recording  .................EVER!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}
 Bat wrote:

The "Summer Jam".  There were something like 600,000 people there.  That was after both Duane and Barry were gone.

I was a young but huge Allman Bros fan.  I lived in Ithaca, only about 25 miles away from Watkins Glen.  I was just out of 9th grade but when over half a million people showed up my overprotective parents put a stop to my plans.

I finally got to see them 35 years later with the Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes lineup.
 
I remember that weekend - vaguely. I drove down with some friends to Watkins Glen. Took all night to work my way through the crowds from where we parked to the front where the stage was. 

My God, this does just drone on. {#Headache}
meh
Fabulous!!!!
Music for people with long attention spans. I am proud to consider myself part of that group.
 kcc wrote:
Excellent jam. Must procur better computer speakers.
 
I play my computer ( Radio Paradise) threw my home entertainment system via head phone jack..give it a try  turn it up and enjoy !!!!

One of the great rock songs of all time, period.
 blotto wrote:
Man, this song rocks.
 
OMG the good ones always leave early..............How tight was the Allman Bro band !!!!

 orehio51 wrote:
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I saw the Allman's at Watkin's Glen in '72, where they were billed with The Band and The Grateful Dead - the jams were mind-blowing.
 
The "Summer Jam".  There were something like 600,000 people there.  That was after both Duane and Barry were gone.

I was a young but huge Allman Bros fan.  I lived in Ithaca, only about 25 miles away from Watkins Glen.  I was just out of 9th grade but when over half a million people showed up my overprotective parents put a stop to my plans.

I finally got to see them 35 years later with the Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes lineup.


 orehio51 wrote:

Oh.. I must beg to disagree.. this particular song is an outstanding example of the band's ability to play the hell out of high-energy blues with a jazz foundation. 
I think its a shame that Chuck Leavell was not part of the group when Duane was still alive. I think there would have been an awesome synergy there.
I saw the Allman's at Watkin's Glen in '72, where they were billed with The Band and The Grateful Dead - the jams were mind-blowing.
 
Summer '73 actually.  I was conceived shortly after, pretty sure the concert had something to do with it (and partially my taste in music).  I know the date pretty well because of this... ;-)
Glad to see that I gave this a 2.  I don't think it deserves a 1, but nor does it deserve a 3.
Man, this song rocks.
How about some Zappa at the Fillmore East?
 
 jonahboo wrote:


i hope you mean 1970

otherwise they would have propped up a ten year old corspe
 
Hah!  Duanne was not physically present THEN, but the Allman Brothers Band played the Field House in 1980. The Outlaws opened.

The rumour was the Iowa City venue was the last live show Duanne played in before he died.  Not sure if that is true.


Excellent jam. Must procur better computer speakers.
 SpamNRice wrote:
One of the great all-time great recorded jams... yeah, I know the haters are out there... too bad for them — they can mute or move on while it plays on (and on, and on...) — I love it!{#High-five}
 
Amen!! Let the h8rs mute and cry like babies.  This is epic.  Play it anytime RP.

 Danimal174 wrote:
I'm a fan of the Allmans overall, although I personally prefer Skynyrd, but I've never liked this song that much. Seems to get away from the Southern Rock feel that most of their music has.
 
Oh.. I must beg to disagree.. this particular song is an outstanding example of the band's ability to play the hell out of high-energy blues with a jazz foundation. 
I think its a shame that Chuck Leavell was not part of the group when Duane was still alive. I think there would have been an awesome synergy there.
I saw the Allman's at Watkin's Glen in '72, where they were billed with The Band and The Grateful Dead - the jams were mind-blowing.
It may be that to understand this you had to be listening to music in the late 60s/early 70s, when a lot of bands were doing long jams —- for instance, Cream's Wheels of Fire had a couple of 10+ minute jams on it.  (As a musician, it instilled in me both a lot of bad habits and an enhanced ability to improvise —- a classic mixed blessing.)

Like a lot of other stuff played here, once a month is fine.

One of the great all-time great recorded jams... yeah, I know the haters are out there... too bad for them — they can mute or move on while it plays on (and on, and on...) — I love it!{#High-five}
 crockydile wrote:
Tedious guitar noodling. {#Doh}
Indeed. Sorry, but enough already, boys. That was then, this is now. 


 cohifi wrote:

Cool!  I thought I had a good memory when I saw them play in '80 at the Field House in Iowa City, reportedly the last venue Duane played live with band.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I can relate.  Thanks

 

i hope you mean 1970

otherwise they would have propped up a ten year old corspe
 bitbanger wrote:
 

   

I am so seriously jealous.

I five finger discounted this album when I was about 12 years old and ended up falling in love with the band and blues because of it. Saw the band the first time when I was about 14, after Duane died, in New Haven. Wore the grooves outta the vinyl on my borrowed copy. Bought the album five times over in various formats, making up for my borrowed copy. Ended up living across the street from the old Fillmore East for a time. Imaging that! Fell in love at least three time while listening to this album. Have seen the band probably ten times at the Beacon and remember about 2/3 of the concerts; which is probably a pretty good ratio. A constant theme throughout my life, indeed.

But you were there! As I said, I am so seriously jealous.



 
Cool!  I thought I had a good memory when I saw them play in '80 at the Field House in Iowa City, reportedly the last venue Duane played live with band.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I can relate.  Thanks

 PeteyGreens wrote:
I was there on Saturday night!  One of a few claims to fame I have.  A remarkable moment in time!  The sound in the Fillmore was amazing and few venues today can match the quality. 
  

   

I am so seriously jealous.

I five finger discounted this album when I was about 12 years old and ended up falling in love with the band and blues because of it. Saw the band the first time when I was about 14, after Duane died, in New Haven. Wore the grooves outta the vinyl on my borrowed copy. Bought the album five times over in various formats, making up for my borrowed copy. Ended up living across the street from the old Fillmore East for a time. Imaging that! Fell in love at least three time while listening to this album. Have seen the band probably ten times at the Beacon and remember about 2/3 of the concerts; which is probably a pretty good ratio. A constant theme throughout my life, indeed.

But you were there! As I said, I am so seriously jealous.



 romeotuma wrote:

This is GREAT music...  love it...
 
It's tempting, Romey, very tempting.  But I am not taking the bait.

 cohifi wrote:
See, this is what i mean.....if RP isn't part of heaven i'm not going there.
 
On the other hand, if ABB has the gig, you can sign me right up.
See, this is what i mean.....if RP isn't part of heaven i'm not going there.
I was there on Saturday night!  One of a few claims to fame I have.  A remarkable moment in time!  The sound in the Fillmore was amazing and few venues today can match the quality. 
Fabulous!
I'm a fan of the Allmans overall, although I personally prefer Skynyrd, but I've never liked this song that much. Seems to get away from the Southern Rock feel that most of their music has.
brings back many a fond concert memory ... JAM ON, ABB!!
This sure does sound like Camel. Or maybe Camel sounded like the Allman Brothers. Or maybe they both sounded like someone else. Anyway, pleasant and inoffensive enough, and it appears to have survived the passage of decades without becoming retro naff like, ooh I dunno, the Grateful Dead. The sort of instrumental that could grow on you. 5 from the Nottingham jury.
 ydjb wrote:
Incredible the range of comments for this tune; count me among the thumbs up crowd, if you ever saw them live and weren't energized, you weren't really listening....solid 9. IMHO one of the measuring sticks for a live performance is the ability of the band to sound like the studio version (the music) , the Brothers were outstanding. one man's 'incessant noodling' is another's sweet science
 

{#Yes}  They are truly an American original.
 danagle wrote:
I like the Allman Brothers, but I don't need to hear this much guitar jamming.  While it pains me to do it I have to mark this song down to Ho-Hum.  In the first minute I marked it a 8, then every minute or two I marked it down another notch.
 
How can you like the ABB and not like guitar jams? This is the band that has played host to Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Jimmy Herring, Derek Trucks, Les Dudek, and Warren Haynes!

What, all you like by them is "Ramblin' Man"?

Oh, wait, that song is about 1/2 guitar solo. {#Think}
Incredible the range of comments for this tune; count me among the thumbs up crowd, if you ever saw them live and weren't energized, you weren't really listening....solid 9. IMHO one of the measuring sticks for a live performance is the ability of the band to sound like the studio version (the music) , the Brothers were outstanding. one man's 'incessant noodling' is another's sweet science
I like the Allman Brothers, but I don't need to hear this much guitar jamming.  While it pains me to do it I have to mark this song down to Ho-Hum.  In the first minute I marked it a 8, then every minute or two I marked it down another notch.
Tedious guitar noodling. {#Doh}
Carlos Santana is so much floating around...

Duanes' playing a solid 10. What a great album.


 RedGuitar wrote:
In 2007, Rolling Stone voted it one of the 50 best songs over 7 minutes long.
 
Of which there are probably only 50 and this is firmly at number 50!!

I think this is the best song The Allman Brothers ever did though I think I like the studio version a hair better...
 RedGuitar wrote:
If you don't like it, fine by me.  But I think this is some of the finest music ever played by a band.
In 2007, Rolling Stone voted it one of the 50 best songs over 7 minutes long.
 

Really? They had a "50 best songs over 7 minutes long" list?

RS cred marked down by having had Britney effin Spears on its cover, but I have to agree with the voters in this case.
 Ntropy wrote:
If you're going to play a long jam song, at least make it a good song!! I'm at work, and I'm not smokin' dope and can see clearly this is NOT a great song. ugh.  Oh, geez.. only halfway there.. the drum solo. ugh. (mute)
 
What do you know, you are from the mistake on the lake.


Hello Friday, {#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}
oh yeah!!!! love it.... and in 192k octoscope, it sounds REAL good!!!!!
 nu-GFX wrote:
This is arguably one of the best songs ever written. It's godlike, a 10 - and not a single point less. Period. ;)
 
{#Yes} Totally agree, except for the "arguably" part.

If you don't like it, fine by me.  But I think this is some of the finest music ever played by a band.
In 2007, Rolling Stone voted it one of the 50 best songs over 7 minutes long.
 Aegean wrote:
 lattalo wrote:
What to many notes for you?  This piece of music is some of the best Rock n Roll every made/played.  I doubt too many people would just stand and watch this, most would be dancing their ass off.  I sure would like to see some of the bands we listen to today play this, if only.

I assume you meant "to
o many notes" and "dancing their asses off"?  That's what happens when you sleep through grammar class!  Regardless, rasto and krg123 are right.  The rest of you are wrong!   {#Cheesygrin}

 
You missed "best Rock 'n Roll every made/played." I like the Allman Brothers, no complaints from me.

I don't mind it at all! I listen to the Allman Bros. Fillmore concerts album just before every exam, kind of gets me pumped just enough to remember and disgorge what I read.

I had to crank up the volume even though I'm at work for this great flash from the past!
thank DOG that's over.

If you're going to play a long jam song, at least make it a good song!! I'm at work, and I'm not smokin' dope and can see clearly this is NOT a great song. ugh.  Oh, geez.. only halfway there.. the drum solo. ugh. (mute)
{#Guitarist}

This is THE best Allman Brothers album ever, IMHO.
 myriad wrote:
OH GOD.... MAKE IT STOP!!!
 

{#Guitarist}   {#Drummer}

enough already!  my ears are bleeding!
 Aegean wrote:
 lattalo wrote:
What to many notes for you?  This piece of music is some of the best Rock n Roll every made/played.  I doubt too many people would just stand and watch this, most would be dancing their ass off.  I sure would like to see some of the bands we listen to today play this, if only.

I assume you meant "to
o many notes" and "dancing their asses off"?  That's what happens when you sleep through grammar class!  Regardless, rasto and krg123 are right.  The rest of you are wrong!   {#Cheesygrin}

  There's A CRAP LOAD of intellectual know-it-alls on here.  Must be compensating for something to have to put others down so often.