At Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band
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At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band ranked # 49 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
At Fillmore East is a Southern rock album by The Allman Brothers
Band, released in July of 1971 (see 1971 in music). Their
breakthrough success, At Fillmore East remains one of the top-selling
albums in the band's catalogue, is one of the critical heights of
their career, and "is generally accepted as the greatest live
recording in the history of rock music", in the opinion of
Popmatters.com's Chuck Hicks.
Recorded at the Fillmore East music club, the legendary rock venue in
New York City, on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971 - March 13,
1971, it showcased the band's unique mixture of jazz, classical
music, hard rock and blues. "Stormy Monday" was a definitive slow
blues which showcased Duane Allman's guitar work, "Whipping Post"
became the standard for a long, epic jam that never lost interest
(opening in 11/8 time, somewhat unusual territory for a rock band),
while the ethereal-to-furious "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", with its
harmonized melody, Latin feel and burning drive invited comparisons
with John Coltrane (especially Duane's solo-ending pull-offs, a
direct nod to the legendary saxophonist).
- Statesboro Blues
- Trouble No More
- Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
- Done Somebody Wrong
- Stormy Mondy
- One Way Out
- In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
- You Don't Love Me
- Midnight Rider
- Hot 'Lanta
- Whipping Post
- Mountain Jam
- Drunken Hearted Boy
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