Allman Brothers Band To Release Vintage Recordings

The Allman Brothers Band are set to release two live shows from the early 1970s. One set, recorded February 11, 1972 in Macon, Georgia, took place months after the death of Duane Allman, while the other, recorded May 1, 1973 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, took place after the death of bassist Berry Oakley.

Never-before-heard in the bootleg market, the Macon performance features the five piece (Oakley, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe and Dickey Betts) just two months before their Eat a Peach live album was released.

The Uniondale show features Chuck Leavell on keys and Lamar Williams replacing Oakley on bass. Four songs from this set had not appeared on any of the previous live or archival releases: "Come & Go Blues," "Wasted Words," "Jessica" and "Ramblin' Man."

Both sets were recorded on two-track reel-to-reel and will be available February 12.

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