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Summer has faded away and the kids are back in school, but
coverage of the music you love continues unabated at Hittinâ€™ the Note. Issue
# 82 contains in-depth features on some of your favorite artists - several of them
are Hall of Famers, while others are members of the next generation - but they all
create music that matters.
Itâ€™s hard to improve on something that is considered to be the greatest of all time,
but it is certainly special when you can add something to it. That is the case with
At Fillmore East, the iconic live album from the Allman Brothers Band. Released
in 1971, Fillmore East sets the standard by which all live performance presentations
are measured. Now with the issuing of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings the
original album has been expanded to include all four sets of music the ABB played
on March 12 and 13, 1971, as well as the groupâ€™s June 27, 1971, appearance at the
closing of Bill Grahamâ€™s venerable East Village theatre. As Executive Producer Bill
Levenson told HTNâ€™s Brian Robbins, fans of the Allman Brothers original line-up
have received a wonderful gift; fourteen unreleased tracks of music from the best
ever. Bill shares what went into the compilation of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings,
and itâ€™s a story comparable to the timeless music. Read the complete Editor's Notes
Talton â€“ Until After Then - New studio CD Released October 28th
We think Tommy Talton has written some of the best music
of his career on this upcoming release. He is at his finest when reflecting on life,
love and social issues. As a wordsmith his lyrics are as timeless as the melodies
he creates. As a guitarist he has an exquisite sound that is totally his own. While
many of his songs go deep and are reflective, he is not above bawdy humor on occasion.
Listen to the lyrics well and you will pick up on some of the cleverness that is
ever present but usually understated.
The 11 original songs on this album are each unique - different time signatures,
different keys, different genres of musical styles - but they all have that down
home Talton sound. It's a real pleasure listening to Tommy's excursions - from his
home base of Southern roots music to Sgt. Pepperish Beatles to country into raw,
Zeppelin type surf music (did I just write that? What until you hear this surprising
tune!) - these songs are wonderful gifts to be enjoyed time and again. Classic Talton!
All pre-orders will receive a very special extra download on the Release Date. Please
visit this link to hear a complete streaming track for free and for
the Note Party at B.B. Kings, NYC
the Note is excited to announce that we will be hosting a gathering
of Allman Brothers Band fans at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square,
NYC on Saturday, October 25th from 12:00 until 4:30 PM.
This will be a Tommy Talton CD Release party, celebrating his upcoming CD titled
Until After Then. Special guest will include Jr. Mack and several other members
of Jaimoe's Jasssz Band. Alan Paul will also be on hand to host a discussion about
the Allman Brothers Band and their legacy.
As always, we enjoy hanging with everyone and celebrating together this band we
all love...we look forward to seeing you there! To order tickets please click here.
Brers â€“ Kirk Westâ€™s Photographic Journey with The Brothers
Kirk West is proud to announce the book that was 40 years
in the making! Many of you may have met Kirk West in your celebrations with The
Brothers, but how many of you know he is a world class photographer?
As you may have seen by his website (that you need to visit) www.kirkwestphotography.com, he already
had a broad variety of subject matter in his portfolio before he began working for
The Allman Brothers Band as one of their tour managers. Prior to that position,
he started photographing The Brothers in 1973.
Onstage, Backstage, On the Bus, In the Hotels, Recording Sessions, Family Vacations,
and just about any other situation you could only imagine - this book covers the
band from 1973 to 2014. No single person has had the privilege of this kind of unlimited
access. There will never be a more complete photographic record of The Allman Brothers
Band than this book.
And you can help make it happen, by visiting Kirkâ€™s Kickstarter Page where he is
accepting pre-orders for the project. Follow this link and then watch the video for all the details!
Weâ€™ve made it easy to remember when suggesting it to people - send them to www.lesbrers.com.
Brain Farmer was a friend to all of us. Somehow, as busy as he was, he always took
the time to share a funny or interesting story about Johnny Cash, Gibson guitars,
industry gossip and, of course, insights into Warren, Woody and Mattâ€™s artistry.
Over the years we had countless pre-show conversations and late night meals together
that were always entertaining due to his wit and perspective. At any festival HTN
attended, Farmer would always come out and visit with us in the tent, keeping us
laughing constantly. In the accompanying picture, from Mtn Jam last year, Brian
instructed Terry Bradley (our Art Director) to put on his best â€śrock star face pose.â€ť
A few years ago HTN had an excellent conversation with Farmer that covered a wide
range of topics. It really captured the essence of the man that so many of us love.
here to link to the interview by Brian Orzell.
Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings
Since its opening chord, rock and roll has been about playing live, and no group
did it better, and with more passion and improvisational skills than the original
Allman Brothers Band. Founded in 1969 by visionary guitarist Duane Allman, the ABB
combined elements of blues, rock, jazz and country into a combustible mixture, and
in doing so created a new genre of music. Their music was best heard live, and the
group's finest moments came at the Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham's iconic
concert hall located in New York City's East Village. It was there that the group
reached their peak, as captured on 1971's At Fillmore East, the band's legacy recording,
the recording by which all other live sets are measured.
For the first time, the full spectrum of all four sets played on March 12 and 13,
1971 is presented on At Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, and it
makes for a fascinating audio look inside the shows that yielded the greatest live
album in rock history. In addition, the band's June 27, 1971 performance, where
they were selected as the closing act at the final show held at the Fillmore East,
also is included in this collection. Click here to learn more and to order.
Brothers Band â€“ 40th Anniversary DVD
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's annual run of shows
at New York City's Beacon Theatre is always magical, but 2009's 40th anniversary
run was unique, with over 60 guests sitting in with the band. But on March 26, 2009--the
40th anniversary of the original lineup's first performance--the band honored the
legacy with a show that belonged to the Allman Brothers Band, and no one else. That
special night, where they played their first two albums in their entirety, back
to back, was filmed and has been released on DVD as "40." Of the 700 plus shows
that HTN has attended, this is the very best one, period. The anticipation in the
audience was unbelievable and you know how this band responds to their fans. They
played their hearts out, pure and simple. The Allman Brothers Band - Hittin' the
Note like no other night! Please click here for more info and to order.
My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman
This special night at
the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance, honoring
one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. The package
consists of 2 CDs along with a DVD available in regular or Blue-ray format.
The Tribute features momentous performances from members of the Allman Brothers
Band as well as special guest stars such as Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Chuck Leavell,
Widespread Panic, Zac Brown, Jimmy Hall, Jack Pearson and many, many more. Extensive
bonus material includes 26 exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, as well
as a special Gregg Allman presentation. Shot in high definition with 5:1 Dolby sound
at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, this remarkable piece pays tribute to a
voice that once heard is never forgotten.
To find out more and to order, please click here.
Oakley and Duane Allman - Brothers Never Forgotten
Hittin' the Note is honored to offer the first official Berry Oakley T-shirt,
featuring Berry and his brother Duane. The picture was taken by Stephen Paley in
a dressing room with low lights that, back in 1971, prevented color photographs
from being taken. We believe the photo was either taken at the Peabody Auditorium
in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 16, 1970 or on Oct 16th in South Carolina
where the Toy Factory (Marshall Tucker) opened for the band.
Please show your support of these "Brothers Never Forgotten" by clicking here.
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