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Fillmore East Final Concert

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USA: 1971 – matrix: 104 A / B

Source:  Closing night broadcast of the Fillmore East in Manhattan, NY. “… it was broadcast in New York over WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM; fittingly, Don McLean’s “American Pie” received its first radio airplay during those broadcasts, as a bit of music history died in the early morning hours of June 28, 1971 when the Fillmore East finally shut its doors.” [source: concertvault]

To the best of my research, this is the only bootleg that was released from this event in the years 1971 – ’73.

The radio broadcast consisted of the following tracks (those marked with ‘*’ are on the bootleg:

01 Albert King / Bill Graham Introduction 00:06
02 Albert King / Knock On Wood 05:03
03 Albert King / Got To Be Some Changes 06:13
04 Albert King / Nothing But The Blues 03:26
05 Albert King / Crosscut Saw 05:53
06 Albert King / Personal Manager 06:23
07 Albert King / Bye Bye Blues 02:10
08 J. Geils Band / Bill Graham Introduction 00:10
09 J. Geils Band / Sno-Cone 03:21
10 J. Geils Band / Wait 03:19
11 J. Geils Band / First I Look At The Purse 04:51*
12 J. Geils Band / Whammer Jammer 03:00
13 J. Geils Band / Homework 03:31
14 J. Geils Band / Pack Fair And Square 02:19
15 J. Geils Band / Cruisin’ For A Love 04:03
16 J. Geils Band / Serves You Right To Suffer 12:44
17 J. Geils Band / Hard Drivin’ Man 03:51
18 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Bill Graham Introduction 00:59
19 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Where Would I Be (Without You) 05:17
20 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Let’s Get It On 07:35*
21 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Tobacco Road 15:47
22 Edgar Winter’s White Trash / Turn On Your Love Light 09:09
23 Mountain / Bill Graham Introduction 00:25
24 Mountain / Never In My Life 06:03
25 Mountain / Theme From An Imaginary Western 05:44
26 Mountain / Dream Sequence (guitar solo) 02:44
27 Mountain / Roll Over Beethoven 06:18
28 Mountain / Dreams Of Milk And Honey / Swan Theme 15:34
29 Mountain / Silver Paper 07:48
30 Mountain / Mississippi Queen 06:41*
31 The Beach Boys / Bill Graham Introduction 00:07
32 The Beach Boys / Heroes And Villains 03:53
33 The Beach Boys / Do It Again 02:52
34 The Beach Boys / Cotton Fields 02:42
35 The Beach Boys / Help Me, Rhonda 04:14
36 The Beach Boys / Wouldn’t It Be Nice 03:00
37 The Beach Boys / Your Song 04:58*
38 The Beach Boys / Student Demonstration Time 05:16*
39 The Beach Boys / Good Vibrations 04:28
40 The Beach Boys / California Girls 03:29
41 The Beach Boys / I Get Around 02:31
42 The Beach Boys / It’s About Time 03:50
43 Country Joe McDonald / Bill Graham Introduction 00:21
44 Country Joe McDonald / Kiss My Ass 02:31
45 Country Joe McDonald / Entertainment Is My Business 03:31*
46 Country Joe McDonald / The Fish Cheer 00:10
47 Country Joe McDonald / Fixin-To-Die-Rag 01:02
48 Country Joe McDonald / Rockin’ All Around The World 06:53
49 Country Joe McDonald / Hold On It’s Coming 03:31
50 The Allman Brothers Band / Bill Graham Introduction 00:55
51 The Allman Brothers Band / Statesboro Blues 04:13*
52 The Allman Brothers Band / Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 03:36*
53 The Allman Brothers Band / Done Somebody Wrong 03:52
54 The Allman Brothers Band / One Way Out 04:56
55 The Allman Brothers Band / In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 14:58
56 The Allman Brothers Band / Midnight Rider 02:47
57 The Allman Brothers Band / Hot ‘Lanta 05:52
58 The Allman Brothers Band / Whipping Post 19:00
59 The Allman Brothers Band / Crowd 01:23
60 The Allman Brothers Band / You Don’t Love Me 16:51

For four of the artists, J. Geils Band, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Mountain and Country Joe McDonald, this would be the only time in the 1970’s that they were bootlegged (I’m excluding the J. Geils Band album Live From Germany on WCF as it was a straight pirate knock off of their official live album).

The Allman Brothers apparently hit the stage at 4 AM on the 28th. This is how drummer Butch Trucks remembers it: “We played for roughly seven straight hours with everything we had. The feeling was just so overwhelming that I just started crying. Then we got into a jam, I think it was ‘Mountain Jam,’ that lasted for four straight hours. Nonstop. And when we finished, there was no applause whatsoever. The place was deathly quiet. Someone got up and opened the doors, the sun came pouring in.”

 

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Back of a 2015 European release on colored vinyl and limited to just 100 copies.

Quite a number of official live albums including recordings from or taped exclusively at the Fillmore East were released, among them the Allman Brothers Band’s own At Fillmore East.

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WCF reissued this title as part of their folder cover series with blank white labels.

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The matrix was now: EL 3304 A / B

 

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Allman Brothers Dixie Peach 3

With and without sticker.

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Source: Supposedly live from the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, OH but their 1979 tour listing does not show them performing there (http://www.pf-db.com/index.php?list=tours&choice=1465).

 

Side 1: instrumental intro / it’s not my cross to bear / can’t take it with you / crazy love

Side 2: need your love so bad / blind love / blue sky

Side 3: statesboro blues / instrumental / one way out / try one more time / southbound

Side 4: just ain’t easy / in memory of elizabeth reed / jessica

 

HW rating: “Exs”

Allman Brothers Statesboro Blues

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Source: If the date 17 October 1971 is correct, this was recorded at Painters Mill Music Fair
in Owings Mills, MDDuane Allman’s last live performance.

Side 1: Statesboro Blues/ Trouble No More/ Don’t Keep Me Wondering/ Done Somebody Wrong/ Might Be Your Man
Side 2: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed/ Blue Sky

Quality: “Satisfactory mono”

From a concert goer: “Painter’s Mill was a small venue, in the round. We had great seats facing the band. They were really tight, playing great, and joyous after each song. The set was like they played on the Live at Fillmore East album, as I recall. It was one of the best concerts I ever attended.”

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Image taken 16 October ’71 at Marietta College Gym, Marietta, OH

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Side 1: Wasted Words (6:05) / Done Somebody Wrong (3:40) / Statesboro Blues (4:01)
Side 2: One Way Out-> Stormy Monday (17:15)
Side 3: Midnight Rider (3:16) / New Instrumental (10:37)
Side 4: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (15:00)

Vol. 1 was rated “Poor mono” in Hot Wacks

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Sides 1-2: Trouble No More->You Don’t Love Me->Les Bres (31:60)
Side 3: Whipping Post (18:30)
Side 4: Mountain Jam (17:00)

Vol. 2 was rated “Satisfactory mono” in Hot Wacks

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As I have been informed, these copies pictured here are not CBM releases but second generation WCF releases before they evolved into Berkeley Records:

1. First, there was WCF.
2. Then, no name Berkeley releases in gatefold sleeves.
3. Berkeley Records was born.
4. And finally the Black Gold label.

Allman-Bros Nassau Coliseum Apr 30 73

The band’s second night at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY was officially released in 2005.

Review from allmusic.com: ” The Allman Brothers Band Recording Company, founded in 2002 to issue archival live recordings, began by focusing on what most fans would consider the group’s peak period, its earliest phase, when guitarist Duane Allman was in charge. The first release, American University 12/13/70 (2002), and the second, S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook 9/19/71 (2003), both prominently featured Duane Allman. But the third release, Macon City Auditorium 2/11/72 (2004), was drawn from a concert held a few months after the guitarist’s death, and this, the company’s fourth album, takes a further leap by chronicling a show held after the death of bassist Berry Oakley and the reconfiguration of the band to include new bassist Lamar Williams and pianist Chuck Leavell. When the Allman’s arrived at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, NY, for two concerts in the spring of 1973, they were, as annotator John Lynskey notes, moving into larger venues to accommodate their much increased audience, playing two shows at a 15,000-seat sports arena rather than theater dates. Even as tragedy threatened to overcome it, the Allman Brothers Band had become a very successful act by 1973. In the midst of the turmoil, the group was also trying to finish a new album, and, indeed, singer/organist/guitarist Gregg Allman announced to the crowd that the LP, Brothers and Sisters, would be out in two weeks. (It actually appeared three months later.) In anticipation, the band played “Wasted Words,” “Jessica,” “Come & Go Blues,” and “Ramblin’ Man” from the forthcoming album during the first set. The obvious difference between this lineup and the previous ones was in the changed arrangements due to the different instrumentation. Leavell covered for Gregg Allman on keyboards when he picked up a guitar, as on “Wasted Words,” but much of the time this version of the Allman’s was a two-keyboard/one-guitar unit rather than the two-guitar/one-keyboard configuration of Duane Allman’s time. That difference was particularly notable during the long jams on “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” at the end of the first set and in virtually the entirety of the second set, as lengthy performances of “Les Brers in A Minor,” “Whipping Post,” and “Mountain Jam” succeeded each other. Guitarist Dickey Betts had turned to slide work in emulation of Duane Allman, and he was highly proficient, but the twin-guitar lines of old were gone, and the improvisational sections took a jazzier turn. the Allman Brothers Band remained a formidable performing unit in 1973, but it was a less directed effort than it had been in the past. (Typical of the sound of concerts at the time, the sound quality is muddy at first as the mixing board is adjusted, then improves. But it never achieves 21st century standards. “We hope the performance more than makes up for these flaws,” a sleeve note reads. For most Allman Brothers fans, it will.) “

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Sides 1-2 Macon Georgia segment of ‘In Concert’ October 1973
Sides 3-4 San Francisco Cow Palace, broadcast December 31 1973
Side 1: Done Somebody Wrong / Southbound / Midnight Rider / Ain’t Wasting Time No More
Side 2: Might Be Your Man / Ramblin’ Man / Whipping Post
Side 3: Statesboro Blues / Southbound/ Jessica’s Song
Side 4: Stormy Monday / Midnight Rider / Blue Sky / Ramblin’ Man

Rated “Gm”

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Thankfully, at least the San Francisco broadcast exists in much better quality and complete:

Allman Brothers Band
Cow Palace 12/31/73
San Francisco CA.

01. Wasted Words  6:04
02. Done Somebody Wrong  6:02
03. One Way Out  9:50
04. Stormy Monday  8:59
05. Midnight Ride  5:00
06. Blue Sky  7:45
07. Elizabeth Reed  17:37
Set 2: (Happy New Year)
08. Statesboro Blues  6:58
09. Southbound  7:22
10. Come & Go Blues  5:27
11. Ramblin’ Man  8:06
12. Trouble No More  4:22
13. Jessica  12:59
13. Les Brers in A Minor > 6:09
14. Drums > 11:12
15. Les Brers in A Minor 14:34

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Design-wise, a clear break and big change in direction from the previous CBM titles in the 3000 series – Dylan’s Help!, Tull’s Baltimore And Around and the Beatles’ The Never Released Mary Jane and these Allman Brothers doubles. They almost do not look like CBM releases at all [Update, that is because the first two aren’t – they are second generation WCF/pre-Berkeley Records]. These last two images ensure us that these are true Contraband releases after all. The artwork for all three titles was obviously prepared around the same time. Year of release: 1974