April 23, 2016 – 5:24 am

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Plus Atlanta Studio Jam 1970-71 [no label, 1CD]

With Duane Allman - Unknown location; early 1971. Very good audience (some static?). Bonus: Booger Band, Atlanta studio outtakes 1970-1971. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to traink for sharing the Duane Allman track at Dime.

Thanks also to the taper; and to kneesfudd for sharing the 1970-71 studio outtakes at Dime.

Dime reader edelwolf posted the following note:

Heavy Psychedelic fuzzy organ/drums driven Duo, like Lee Michaels… way before it was called jam band. Local groups got in the act as well with Booger Band being one of those groups that people would make sure not to miss. Keyboardist Will Boware (sp?) was formally with “The Souljers” and he was not unlike Stevie Winwood in the respect that he was a child phenom. He sang, wrote and played an amazing Hammond B3 and keyboard bass. The drummer, Joel Maloney (R.I.P.) was an amazing young drummer and the guitarist, Ted Trombetta was equally incredible on guitar.

kneesfudd noted:

- Warts: Almost none remaining! Surely missed a few dullspots & a couple of glitches were only partially fixable but repaired most everything. Signal wasn’t overloaded but sounds too hot & a drum mike was not well-placed (minor quibbles!).
- This is a substantial upgrade as original was VERY slow & had 100s of glitches & electric pops - ALL now repaired.
- Many thanks to DIMER traink for turning us onto the original version of this excellent recording.
Booger Band never issued a version of “Feel A Pain” (or anything!), but Hydra covered that song on their 1st album.

1970-71 Studio Outtakes Lineage:
unknown recording studio/equipment > master analog stereo reel(s) > unknown generations (not many!) > unknown generation Maxell XLII-S cassette (traink’s copy) > wavs > flacs
Playback: flacs > Trader’s Little Helper > wavs > Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, speed fixes, NO equalisation) > CD Wave (track splits) > flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

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With Duane Allman; early 1971
Track 01. Jam 5:30 (9.2MB)
Unfortunately, track ends at the five-minute mark and there is a dead space of about 30 seconds.

Will Boulware - electric piano
Joel Maloney - drums
Duane Allman - guitar
? - guitar (there is some guitar pickin’ going on behind Duane)

Studio Outtakes 1970-71
Track 02. Untitled (instrumental) 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 03. Feel A Pain 10:47 (18.1MB)
Track 04. Untitled (instrumental) 1:12 (2.0MB)
Track 05. Untitled (instrumental) 3:54 (6.5MB)
Track 06. Are You Leavin’ (?) 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 07. Untitled (instrumental) 1:28 (2.5MB)
Track 08. Untitled (instrumental) 1:45 (2.9MB)
Track 09. Someone Help Me 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 10. Untitled 9:43 (live?) (16.3MB)
40 mins

Will Boulware - keyboards - Hammond B3, electric piano, vocals
Ted Trombetta - electric guitars
Joel Maloney - drums, vocals
? - electric bass

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  1. 12 Responses to “THE BOOGER BAND WITH DUANE ALLMAN 1971”

  2. Guitarist Lonnie Mack, the pioneering guitarist whose fans included Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder, died April 20 of natural causes at age 74,its has been a very bad year .

    By el taco on Apr 23, 2016

  3. are you kiddin me??? thanks BIGO!!!!

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 23, 2016

  4. Wow, quite possibly previously unheard Duane Allman ?

    By homeboy steve on Apr 24, 2016

  5. Gorgeous, instantly recognizable tone. Cut off too soon, which is all too fitting.

    By Jeremy Shatan on Apr 24, 2016

  6. The “bass player” on these tracks is Will Boulware (FYI, that’s the correct spelling of his name), Will played Rhodes Key bass with his LEFT hand “like Ray Mazarek of the doors… makes what he’s playing and singing even MORE amazing doesn’t it?..

    By Sam Judd on Apr 27, 2016

  7. You are correct Jeremy Shatan re Will’s keyboard bass. This was a very unique and innovative band, especially for the area. Thanks for the wonderful find.

    By Rick Bear on Apr 29, 2016

  8. Wow I remember those great Sunday afternoons at Piedmont Park with all the Atlanta Bands in early 1970’s. Absolutely loved The Booger Band and Allman Bros , Hydra, Bro Bait, Kudzu (my band), Wet Willie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stonehenge, Flood and so many more. Those were the days and I will always cherish the fact that I was there in the middle of it all, loving every minute of it!!!

    By Jimbo Thornton on Aug 14, 2016

  9. Joel was my brother. Thank you so much for creating this website. I am also a drummer and have tried and continue to try to play like my big brother. I was blessed to have such a great friend and brother growing up.

    By John Maloney on Oct 7, 2016

  10. This website is a pleasant surprise. I was never able to coax Will Boulware into sharing his Booger Band music. John Maloney — I encourage you to add to this site if you have any recordings or pictures of your brother Joel. Thanks to all involved.

    By Bill Long on Mar 8, 2018

  11. Will played with The Soul-Jers for a spell.
    Charles(Chuck) and Raymond Brannon in Atlanta.
    Great Soul band from the mid 60’s to the 70ish time.

    By Steve Brannon on Mar 16, 2018

  12. What a pleasant surprise this is. John Maloney I never met you. I provided the original artwork of your brother and Will for the Discovery promotional flyer for Booger. Indeed, those were some wonderful times, and I’m pleased to know you’re a drummer also. My oldest brother John was a drummer and played with Ted Trombetta and Vernon Brackett in Rude Cooty. BTW the title of Track 02 is “Backwards”

    By Christine Costello on Apr 3, 2018

  13. Well it was nice while it lasted. I tried to load the songs again and they are not available it says. I miss these guys. I met all of them and went to most all of there shows. they were nothing short of great.

    By Kim Johnston on May 4, 2019

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