Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Allman Brothers Band ~ Stormy Monday

And no better day then to highlight my favorite band. And the best version of the song in my opinion ever recorded.

Written by T-Bone Walker.

Recorded March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971 Fillmore East, New York

Released in July 1971

Duane Allman – lead guitar, slide guitar
Gregg Allman – organ, piano, Vocals
Dickey Betts – lead guitar, Vocals
Berry Oakley – bass guitar
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas, timbales
Butch Trucks – drums, tympani
For the Fillmore album,
Thom Doucette – Harmonica

This Band along with Jimi & Janis were the main influences of turning me onto the blues before I turned 12 in 1969. I have heard this recording a million times since the Album was put out. And I can never get enough of it.

Jimi Hendrix will always forever be number 1 on my list as the ultimate guitar player that ever performed. But number 2 on that list will always remain Duane Allman. Both lost way too soon as was Berry Oakley, but my Lord does their muse still live on to be savored and get lost in.

Blues can be whatever you want it to be. Sad, Seductive, On the muscle Sultry Hot or Relaxed into another realm.

It’s played from a feeling within and it’s as honest as it can be.

And it’s the truest form of ” From the Soul ” Muse there is.

54 years on the earth as of 3:??PM today. And this band will help me celebrate it. And if anybody asks how do you feel, I’ll say it like it is.

Old… LOL .. But not used up. So….

Lay back, enjoy and jam.


Filed under Blues, Entertainment, MUSIC, Music History, R&B, Song of the Day

2 responses to “Friday At The Fillmore ~ The Allman Brothers Band ~ Stormy Monday

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