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Allman Brothers — Stormy Monday
Album: Live At Fillmore East
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Released: 1971
Length: 8:42
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They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday's just as bad.
They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday's just as bad.
Lord, and Wednesday's worse
And Thursday's all so sad.

The eagle flies on Friday,
Saturday I go out to play.
The eagle flies on Friday,
Saturday I go out to play.
Sunday I go to church,
Gonna kneel down and pray.

Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy on me.
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy on me.
Though I'm tryin' and tryin' to find my baby,
Won't someone please send her home to me.
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With this version of the RP playlist, we just hit the Blues Trifecta-
RL Burnside
Muddy Waters
The Allman Brothers Band

Tell it, Brother !
That Hammond B3 just rocks!
 kingart wrote:

Where this was recorded and so many fantabulous acts played is now an Apple Bank. Crying f'ing shame. It almost oughta be a shrine. 2nd Ave.  @ E. 6 St.   Fillmore Lost. 




At least they named that stretch of street out front "Bill Graham's Way"

Exactly what's needed today. Thanks, RP :)
So smooooth.
50 years on, still sublime.... 
 iloveradio wrote:
Watched the Jethro Tull YouTube and it’s no comparison. Could be the outstanding RP audio streaming quality.
 
That's like comparing apples with onions. I like the Collosseum version but that's like adding oranges into the comparison. Let them stand or fall on their own merits.  I happen to like em all. Just depends on the day which I favour the most.
Where this was recorded and so many fantabulous acts played is now an Apple Bank. Crying f'ing shame. It almost oughta be a shrine. 2nd Ave.  @ E. 6 St.   Fillmore Lost. 
Arguably the best live album ever recorded!
Can you rate 10 x 2 ?  Because damn... 
it doesn't get better than this 
THE BEST SOUTH BAND EVER
Watched the Jethro Tull YouTube and it’s no comparison. Could be the outstanding RP audio streaming quality.
Terrific live album. Play all night was the cry from a fan.
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
My goodness.....   

Stormy Monday is one of the best blues songs ever written (in my humble opinion).

I do like the Jethro Tull version a bit better, but the Allman Brothers version makes me tingle all over!    Dirty blues done right.

 

You may be right. Hard for me to say right now because I am currently overwhelmed by how well they're playing. 
Listened to this version on my .portable cassette player attached to the banana seat  sissy bar of my new Mustang bike! Echoing sounded great in the dome at the front door of the school.
 unclemrbig wrote:
I work in Macon and Mercer University is restoring the Capricorn Studio to its original condition.  The recording studio itself is exactly like it was when the last album was recorded.  I love going down there!!

https://capricorn.mercer.edu
 
Bump, and BIG THANKS to Mercer.  

https://www.ajc.com/blog/music/capricorn-studios-will-open-macon-this-year/SKcewGDJJD6OzSOYNoS1AI/

I have visited the site several times; it's only an hour from Atlanta.  Awesome, really to touch the concrete and feel .... I'm not sure how to say it ... but to feel that The Brothers may have touched it, too.
Yeah Duane was among the best. Did anyone see the 2/11/70 show at the Fillmore East? Allman brothers opened for Love and the Dead and they played on stage after the late show with all those musicians and Fleetwood Mac Who I believe was playing in town. The show went to dawn hours and beyond. I believe there were 21 musicians on stage. it was the best show I ever saw
Back in '71 - '72 a brand new Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty went for $600. My pals and I all wanted one after Fillmore East came out but $600 was impossible. You can have a new one today for only 8 times that price. 
Yeah I know Duane and Dickey didn't play Black Beauties but just the same...turns out it was the severely under wound pickups that gave Duane's guitar that sound. 
 dtown40 wrote:
I listened to this album for hours on end when I was younger, and it still takes my soul to another level.  I so wished to be a part of the experience of not only being there, but to have played in this band.  It started my love for the guitar that took me through so many rough spots in my life, I will never forget that feeling.
Thanks to Dickie Betts and Greg Allman, I found a reason to carry on when I was young.
God Bless you both
Much love always
 
Really??Saw these guys in Houston in 1970.  Great show!  Dickie and Greg are great, but WTF about Duane??  I saw a lot of guitarists from the 27 club and Duane was right up there with the best!!
Y E A H YEAH Y E A H !!!!!! Absolutely a 10!!!
I work in Macon and Mercer University is restoring the Capricorn Studio to its original condition.  The recording studio itself is exactly like it was when the last album was recorded.  I love going down there!!

https://capricorn.mercer.edu
One day we all went to a Rave at the desert
I had the impossible task of driving us back home safely after a long, long session of dancing and drugs, and everyone in the car fell asleep as soon as we headed off.
I opened the window to feel the wind and grabbed a CDR which read Allman Brothers
The rest was magic... Probably played it 3 times in a row till we got home.
The spirit lives on!
Peace to all 
Years ago I played my very young aspiring drummer son a bunch of Allman Bros. drum solos, digging into (and digging on) the interplay between Trucks and Johanson. We were both impressed. I know this track is not representative of that dimension of this band, but brought it to mind this morning. Some absolutely stunning guitar work, tho.
If you have Amazon Prime, look for the documentary "Song of the South - Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers." One of the better rock documentaries I've seen.
 junebaby65 wrote:

Never knew Tull did a version of this song.  I'm intrigued.

 
Me, neither.  So here ya go?  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZo64wG-Y_8


 Highlowsel wrote:

Charmed life indeed.  From the very beginning his has been an exceptional rock-n-roll experience hasn't it?. 

Per a quick Wiki's check it seems he's performed on every Rolling Stones studio album released during his tenure, excepting Bridges to Babylon.  And he's toured and recorded with a variety of high-end artists, from Clapton to (George) Harison, David Gilmour to John Mayer.  So clearly he's recognized as a  force by the high and mighty in his profession.

Seemingly an example of the exception to the rule.  A musician who did NOT sell his soul when he went down to that cross-road; preferring to do it on his own and so leaving the devil with a contract unsigned?  Heh!  Anyway, clearly his has been a blessed life.  I toast him, the lucky bahhhstard. {#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 
I knew Chuck a little back in the olden days (Sea Level) and he's a genuinely good guy.  Owns a big tree farm outside Macon and was once voted Georgia Farmer of the year!
Bill you just made my day playing this for us.
Thanks again.
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
My goodness.....   

Stormy Monday is one of the best blues songs ever written (in my humble opinion).

I do like the Jethro Tull version a bit better, but the Allman Brothers version makes me tingle all over!    Dirty blues done right.

 
Never knew Tull did a version of this song.  I'm intrigued.
So so good. Bumping it from 8 to 9 this cold Tuesday in January 2019.
Always great to hear classics such as this. And thanks for not over-playing any of them!
My goodness.....   

Stormy Monday is one of the best blues songs ever written (in my humble opinion).

I do like the Jethro Tull version a bit better, but the Allman Brothers version makes me tingle all over!    Dirty blues done right.

 idiot_wind wrote:
Heard a recent interview with Chuck Leavell.

He's lived one charmed life!
 
Charmed life indeed.  From the very beginning his has been an exceptional rock-n-roll experience hasn't it?. 

Per a quick Wiki's check it seems he's performed on every Rolling Stones studio album released during his tenure, excepting Bridges to Babylon.  And he's toured and recorded with a variety of high-end artists, from Clapton to (George) Harison, David Gilmour to John Mayer.  So clearly he's recognized as a  force by the high and mighty in his profession.

Seemingly an example of the exception to the rule.  A musician who did NOT sell his soul when he went down to that cross-road; preferring to do it on his own and so leaving the devil with a contract unsigned?  Heh!  Anyway, clearly his has been a blessed life.  I toast him, the lucky bahhhstard. {#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
  One of my all time Allman Brothers favs.  
Heard a recent interview with Chuck Leavell.

He's lived one charmed life!
And on 11/26/18 it IS a rainy, gloomy, dark at 4:30 Stormy Monday here in NYC, perhaps 5 miles from my apartment to where this was recorded way back in the day. It's time to go buy some beer. 
Duane Allman was 24 and Greg Allman 23 when this was recorded. Amazing blues work for such a young age back in the day. They were a favorite of Bill Graham who just couldn't book them enough.
The album photo was shot in Macon and the road case stencils were added later. Yep, the photo was not taken there during load in/load out at the Fillmore in NYC. Looks cool just the same.
 
Best wishes to Dickey Betts who recently suffered a stroke followed by a bad fall and a skull fracture.
Absolut Grossartig{#Bananajam}
Wikipedia link for The Allman Brothers Band: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I listened to this album for hours on end when I was younger, and it still takes my soul to another level.  I so wished to be a part of the experience of not only being there, but to have played in this band.  It started my love for the guitar that took me through so many rough spots in my life, I will never forget that feeling.
Thanks to Dickie Betts and Greg Allman, I found a reason to carry on when I was young.
God Bless you both
Much love always
In one way, this is an odd album. The sound quality sounds like a studio recording, without over engineering. However,  it's a legendary live show. But when you listen at the end of each song, its sounds like a tiny crowd is in attendance.   
I remember hearing this song and album for the first time. It was one of those seldom occasions when hearing some music for the first time feels like coming home.
 High Quality Kick-Ass Rock wit Soul  : )    love it   Seasons Joy to Y'All!!!

Lazarus wrote:


Amazing that T-Bone Walker wrote and recorded this song originally in 1947... the 12 bar blues format is jazzed up with 9th chords... this is a really beautiful song, which is also known as "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)"...

the Allman Brothers live cover of this song on their album in 1971 called At Fillmore East is one of the greatest covers of any song in the history of our solar system...

time flies when we're having fun...





Suddenly I have an urge to pour a glass of bourbon and slump my shoulders. 
awesomeness
{#Meditate}      Bliss.
A year or so back I was writing an article on great album covers and discovered this fantastic article about this particular cover:

https://www.popspotsnyc.com/ALLMAN_BROTHERS_FILLMORE_EAST/

The album cover says so much to me ...

A bunch of fun-loving guys from the Southland, hanging out behind the Fillmore, soaking up that atmosphere of New York City, and getting paid for playing rock and roll.  Sounds like a party too me!
Classic southern heritage music
For years I thought that Duane was saying in the intro patter: "While we're doing that blues thing, we're going to play this song by the Grand Funk Railroad" as a joke.
Thanks Bill, what a great sound from such a great group....long live the Allman Brothers Group!
Lives in my car as a road-trip album. Get strange looks from the folks at traffic lights watching me air-drum / guitar all over this collection.
Lord have mercy, indeed!
Nicely done Bill... Such a great song and such a soulful voice. Greg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band...amazing music which was a big part of my youth and remains so today. Just as awesome to hear today as it was back then.
RIP Gregg Allman. You will be missed. 
Great obituary on Gregg Allman when he passed last week.  I tend to save those and put them in a vinyl dust jacket for later. Also read an article by their manager he was in the area on business and hear them playing in an industrial park.  Went over and listened and they said they wanted to be different, a jam band, didn't care about airplay on radio.  They sure became a late night FM  groove.
RIP Gregg, what a loss…
saw them many times over the years starting in the early 70s, never a disapointment
{#Cry}
RIP, Duane, Berry, Butch, and Gregg.  Can I give this an eleven?


 idiot_wind wrote:
One of the interesting things about this album: if you listen to the crowd applause, it sounds like there are about 500 people there.  

 
Probably cuz that was all that was there.  Nobody knew who they were back then.  That and in those days you didn't clap for every lick or flourish.  You just sat there with a shit eating grin on your face with your eyes closed.  I saw them a couple of months after this Fillmore session in North Miami Beach in the Jai Alai Fronton opening for Spirit.  I was in Florida going to school and Idlewild South had just come out.  We played the crap out of that album and were primed for the concert.  Some really great acid frosted the cake for that show and the venue was one of the most unique settings for any concert I have ever been to.

Turned a lot of people on to them for the first time and saw the original lineup two more times.  And many more times since.  Probably seen them live more than any other band over 40 years time.

5 seconds in and you just feel it, so so so excellent piece of music    : )       
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Gregg and Duane at the top of their game; pure magic.

 
And Berry Oakley and Dickey Betts, too. Yes, truly magnificent.
Genius guitars.  Thanks for playing.
RIP Butch Trucks! 

Sad to know most of the band's founding members are gone....but their music will live on, eh? 
It's Jan. 27, Butch just passed and here I am folks, playin' air guitar and air drumming too.
Gregg and Duane at the top of their game; pure magic.
 Dosequis wrote:
Glad they cut the harmonica solo out of this.

Jeff Beck is #1

Duane Allman #2  

All Others.......... 

 
only a non-musician would post this kinda stuff
Lord, Lord, Lord!  Lord have MERCY!  Yowsah! 

(and that's all I have to say about it)

Highlow
American Net'Zen
One of the interesting things about this album: if you listen to the crowd applause, it sounds like there are about 500 people there.  
10 X 2=20  That is my rating
 idiot_wind wrote:
You can get high off this song...its the guitars!!!!

 
Play this song in a loop, meditate on it, and it's guaranteed that you will get high. 
You can get high off this song...its the guitars!!!!
I remember many years ago my brother picking this off his huge shelf of LPs and telling me: "I'm not saying this is the best band in the world, but this is the best band in the world." For my money, I prefer Brothers and Sisters but this is just an amazing album.
{#Bananajam}Duane {#Guitarist}
MY MOST LISTENED PSD {#Hearteyes}
 chinaski wrote:
My number one favorite album of all time. My pals and I must've played this a million times when it first came out. The drunken singalongs, playing air guitar with Duane and Dickie, air drumming with Butch and Jaimoe, awww man, you know you did the same thing back in the day. The memories! I have it on cassette, 8-track, LP, and CD. Several LP's actually since they'd invariably wear out. My parents knew all the songs on this album well as did the entire neighborhood since my parents had a 100 watt Magnavox four speaker stereo cabinet back in the day. Forty five years later it sounds just as new as the first time I heard it. God bless Bill Graham and the Fillmore East! Surely some of you took in the shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City too though Duane and Berry had passed. Muddy Waters opened one of the shows. Did I mention this is my number one favorite album of all time?

 
Ditto, including all media formats you name.  My first rock & roll band was inspired by our love for the Allman Brothers Blues Band (as we new it back then, which we call The Roadhouse Blues Band, not far from Dallas in Mineral Wells, in 1972.  I played bass back then and tutored myself trying to learn all of Barry's licks (badly, at first).  Saw them in Dallas just after he died, unfortunately.
I concur. Never had the 8-track, but did have 125w per channel amp in my apartment. Wonder if my former neighbors in germany still have flashbacks.....

chinaski wrote:
My number one favorite album of all time. My pals and I must've played this a million times when it first came out. The drunken singalongs, playing air guitar with Duane and Dickie, air drumming with Butch and Jaimoe, awww man, you know you did the same thing back in the day. The memories! I have it on cassette, 8-track, LP, and CD. Several LP's actually since they'd invariably wear out. My parents knew all the songs on this album well as did the entire neighborhood since my parents had a 100 watt Magnavox four speaker stereo cabinet back in the day. Forty five years later it sounds just as new as the first time I heard it. God bless Bill Graham and the Fillmore East! Surely some of you took in the shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City too though Duane and Berry had passed. Muddy Waters opened one of the shows. Did I mention this is my number one favorite album of all time?

 


The Be Good Tanyas because I was tired I asked please send her home to me,
  Now I feel fine. Only thing I really got surrealistic pillow and a lady in pink.
  From time to time I look at my pillow if it's still there. Lord have mercy,
{#Hearteyes}
Glad they cut the harmonica solo out of this.

Jeff Beck is #1

Duane Allman #2  

All Others.......... 
Oh, my, my my...
i bought this album 5 times
2 vinyl,  1 8-track tape, 1 cassette tape and 1 cd 
 chinaski wrote:
My number one favorite album of all time. My pals and I must've played this a million times when it first came out. The drunken singalongs, playing air guitar with Duane and Dickie, air drumming with Butch and Jaimoe, awww man, you know you did the same thing back in the day. The memories! I have it on cassette, 8-track, LP, and CD. Several LP's actually since they'd invariably wear out. My parents knew all the songs on this album well as did the entire neighborhood since my parents had a 100 watt Magnavox four speaker stereo cabinet back in the day. Forty five years later it sounds just as new as the first time I heard it. God bless Bill Graham and the Fillmore East! Surely some of you took in the shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City too though Duane and Berry had passed. Muddy Waters opened one of the shows. Did I mention this is my number one favorite album of all time?
 
{#Cheers} Cheers to your unbridled enthusiasm!
I wouldn't call it my fave album of all time but definitely my favourite live album of all time.
To say it has stood the test of time would be a huge understatement.
My number one favorite album of all time. My pals and I must've played this a million times when it first came out. The drunken singalongs, playing air guitar with Duane and Dickie, air drumming with Butch and Jaimoe, awww man, you know you did the same thing back in the day. The memories! I have it on cassette, 8-track, LP, and CD. Several LP's actually since they'd invariably wear out. My parents knew all the songs on this album well as did the entire neighborhood since my parents had a 100 watt Magnavox four speaker stereo cabinet back in the day. Forty five years later it sounds just as new as the first time I heard it. God bless Bill Graham and the Fillmore East! Surely some of you took in the shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City too though Duane and Berry had passed. Muddy Waters opened one of the shows. Did I mention this is my number one favorite album of all time?
Wow!      I really hear where Lyle Lovett got his style & inspiration! !
 mfcrowe wrote:
this song - this album - godlike - no question. First saw them live in a tent in Cleveland in 1971 with a group of buddies, a send off weekend for one of the guys who was entering the Jesuits. They played this and brought the house down. This song has never lost it's freshness and feel for me.

Sunday I go to church,

Gonna kneel down and pray.

Lord have mercy

Lord have mercy on me.



 
Nice! 
this song - this album - godlike - no question. First saw them live in a tent in Cleveland in 1971 with a group of buddies, a send off weekend for one of the guys who was entering the Jesuits. They played this and brought the house down. This song has never lost it's freshness and feel for me.

Sunday I go to church,

Gonna kneel down and pray.

Lord have mercy

Lord have mercy on me.


This is it - thank you Bill {#Meditate}
Glorious
this is just what I need for a day like today...
so good!!!
 Lazarus wrote:


Amazing that T-Bone Walker wrote and recorded this song originally in 1947... the 12 bar blues format is jazzed up with 9th chords... this is a really beautiful song, which is also known as "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)"...

the Allman Brothers live cover of this song on their album in 1971 called At Fillmore East is one of the greatest covers of any song in the history of our solar system...

time flies when we're having fun...



 
Here's some sweet work ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFqK6PBq-hA

 
What a treat.
It's like a big 70's era American car cruising slowly through the streets.  Thoroughly decadent and hugely enjoyable.  Play on guys.
the first jazz blues song?
Awesome!
Love this; surprised, though, that no one has arranged for his "I'm No Angel" to be around here somewhere....
 Dana_Montroy wrote:

Second that hayduke2!!!

 
Yes indeed
I have renewed appreciation for the band and especially this album after reading "My Cross to Bear"
5 seconds in and you just feel it, so so so excellent piece of music
9 -> 10: what was I thinking? 

Gregg's voice on this album is amazing... 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this splendiferous cover...
 trek_29er wrote:
just amazing how duane packed a lifetime worth of guitar into a few short years.his natural talent was unrivaled

 
Oh Lawd YES!

Oh hells yeah!
 Toke wrote:
Thanks for that Lazarus and I fully agree with your comment.
 
You are welcome, Toke!  Hope be having a sky high marvelous Monday...  this is an incredible cover of an incredible song...
We lost one of the great ones when Duane passed.
 hayduke2 wrote:
awesome set DJ! I need to send my thanks, RP saves me, cheers!

 
Second that hayduke2!!!
Gregg played this at the Santa Cruz festival last week.  The highlight for me was Midnight Rider though.  One of my most favorite songs period!!      {#Hearteyes} 
awesome set DJ! I need to send my thanks, RP saves me, cheers!
{#Drummer}{#Drummer}{#Drummer} ....... has to be O U T S T A N D I N G
Only one thing to say.  Excellent.  {#Notworthy}
Agreed!
trek_29er wrote:
just amazing how duane packed a lifetime worth of guitar into a few short years.his natural talent was unrivaled

 


I never tire of hearing this song     " Awesome "    {#Chillpill}
 Lazarus wrote:


Amazing that T-Bone Walker wrote and recorded this song originally in 1947... the 12 bar blues format is jazzed up with 9th chords... this is a really beautiful song, which is also known as "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)"...

the Allman Brothers live cover of this song on their album in 1971 called At Fillmore East is one of the greatest covers of any song in the history of our solar system...

time flies when we're having fun...




Thanks for that Lazarus and I fully agree with your comment.
 


Great rendition!  I don't hear this often enough.  Go RP.  

Do you have any 'non-commercial' type Elvin Bishop? 
just amazing how duane packed a lifetime worth of guitar into a few short years.his natural talent was unrivaled


Amazing that T-Bone Walker wrote and recorded this song originally in 1947... the 12 bar blues format is jazzed up with 9th chords... this is a really beautiful song, which is also known as "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)"...

the Allman Brothers live cover of this song on their album in 1971 called At Fillmore East is one of the greatest covers of any song in the history of our solar system...

time flies when we're having fun...




Great album from a great year. Here are the points from the Netherlands: ............. 9!
Its like listening to another persons soul.  The guitar is just the conduit.
For the 13 that rated this song a 1, please leave RP and never come back.      {#Snooty}
Amazing concert band!
A great way to get your daily requirement of B3. Oh yeah!
One of the greatest live albums ever recorded. 10
"Actually it's a T Bone Walker song ..."  is like a Pavlovian stimulus to me.  Brain shuts down, eyes slit, ears tune in as sharply as possible, and my inner sunshine turns up to max.

See y'all in a few minutes.