Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, organ); Duane Allman (electric guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, percussion).
Recorded live at Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio on April 11, 1970. Includes liner notes by Ben Sandmel.
Personnel: Gregg Allman (vocals, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Jaimoe Johnson, Butch Trucks (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Ludlow Garage (04/04/1970).
Recorded a year before their legendary Fillmore shows, this documents the Brothers' stand at a Cincinnati psychedelic ballroom of the period, ("We're going to have some electric wine," Gregg Allman comments at the end of the first set), and it's very much Gregg and Duane Allman's show. At this point, second guitarist Dickie Betts played mostly rhythm, sang hardly at all, and had yet to provide the country influence on their sound that would culminate in the signature "Rambling Man."
The Allmans heard here are (merely) a brilliant blues band; if you need proof, check out their world-class version of "Hootchie Cootchie Man." As for the rest, Duane's slide guitar is as fiery and otherworldly as you'd expect throughout, and Gregg' vocals are both impassioned and subtle.