September 12, 2008 – 6:05 am

BUTCH TRUCKS R.I.P. 1947-2017

American drummer Butch Trucks was one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. He would have been 70 in May.

The following was posted at forums.stevehoffman.tv on January 25, 2017: “According to two of the band’s roadies, Butch Trucks passed away last night. The family’s in shock and the announcement should happen with in the next couple of hours. I’m in a few different FB ABB related pages and groups, and the news broke last night but then it was hushed so people could be notified in person etc. I’m devastated, could barely sleep after first finding out last night, I went to bed praying it’s a hoax, but it would have come out by now that it was, so expect news to officially break soon. Saw him with Les Brers two years ago, he was as solid as ever. R.I.P.”

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A&R Studios 1971 [Gold Standard]

Live at A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971 and broadcast on WPLJ-FM. A stereo FM broadcast.

We were reminded of this great show from the old European bootleg label, Gold Standard, when a fan shared his on the net earlier this month. It’s a killer show from the Allmans, at the peak of their career.

They had recorded their seminal live album, At Fillmore East, in March 1971, and continued to tour relentlessly. In July, At Fillmore East was released to critical acclaim. It was back on the road again to promote that album. One important stop was at New York’s A&R Studios. The show was broadcast live on FM.

This show was broadcast two weeks after the death of King Curtis. This article from Hittin’ The Note by Tim Hoover details Curtis’ influence on Duane Allman.

During the broadcast, Duane pauses to reflect on his fallen friend: “About King Curtis - that was one of the finest cats there ever was. He was just right on top of getting next to young people, you know? It’s a shame. If y’all get the chance, listen to that album he made out at Fillmore West… Boy, it’s incredible, it’s unbelievable, the power and the emotional stature the man had. He’s an incredible human being.

“At the funeral, boy, Aretha sang and Stevie Wonder played… they played ‘Soul Serenade.’ Duane breaks off into the melody of Curtis’ signature song, and a few in the audience respond with polite applause of recognition.

“Y’all probably a little bit young. It’s fantastic. We’ll do some of that… yeah, I know where we’ll do it…”

“Duane and the band jump into the intro for ‘You Don’t Love Me.’ A little over eight minutes into the song, Duane slows the band, reaching an achingly slow transitional phase, gradually leading everyone into his own version of ‘Soul Serenade’. When Duane plays the melody of the song again, the audience immediately begins clapping along to the sweet melodic tune. Suddenly, Duane jumps in and absolutely cuts the melody to shreds with one of the most moving, heart-felt solos you will ever hear, taking it right up into the stratosphere. Mirroring his words for Curtis, the ‘power and emotional stature’ of Duane’s own very personal and passionate eulogy for his lost friend is delivered as only he can do it - powerfully, lovingly, and gracefully.

Tragically, the Allman Brothers Band lost their founder and leader when Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon on October 29, just two months after this show.

Allman’s influences were varied as they were all-encompassing. You can hear it in his playing, spacious, inventive, intense and always entertaining. Although he was a virtuoso musician, he was also a team player and his interplay with Dickey Betts was complex and masterful. At this point, the Allmans had a superb rhythm section of Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johanson.

Back then, a broad outlook was important. Nobody liked being typecast or placed in boxes. The music had to be interesting. It’s almost four decades since Duane passed on, so this one’s in his memory. Share the music.
- The Little Chicken

These tracks are no longer available for sharing as they have been officially released.

Track 01. Intro
Track 02. Statesboro Blues
Track 03. Trouble No More
Track 04. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Track 05. Done Somebody Wrong
Track 06. One Way Out
Track 07. Tuning
Track 08. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Track 09. Stormy Monday
Track 10. You Don’t Love Me > Soul Serenade (In Memory of King Curtis) > You Don’t Love Me
Track 11. Hot ‘Lanta

Duane Allman - slide guitar and lead guitar
Gregg Allman - vocals, organ
Dickey Betts - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
Berry Oakle - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson - drums

The Allmans have their own label where they release music from their archives. Their appearance nine days before the New York show is on sale at their site. This show was at the Boston Common on August 17. Click on the link to order Allman Brothers Band releases.

  1. 61 Responses to “ON THE ROAD”

  2. Great cuts & quality for 1971! Right on

    By Kenny on Sep 12, 2008

  3. Great, just great. Always good to hear Duane palying at his best.

    By neto on Sep 12, 2008

  4. Where is the time.I am a fan of the Allman Brother since they had her first ban HOURGLAS.
    It was in 1968.They are allways #1 in southern rock.There are so many good band who play this kind of music - but this band is the one and only.I have never heared this recording and it is soooo wonderful.The music the quality of the sound absolutly perfect.
    Thank you guys.Thank you so much !!!!!!

    By Joe "The Catman" on Sep 12, 2008

  5. Yes, thankyou, this is thoroughly wonderful, a pure joy to listen to. I have been waiting so long for The Allman Brothers to be posted on here. For me they are the ultimate band, and this is a great recording…

    By Roger on Sep 12, 2008

  6. Once again, another killer show offered…thanks so much…next to the “Last Show At Filllmore East” radio broadcast, this was the other “holy grail” concert with excellent sound quality from the “Duane era” line-up.

    By Peter V on Sep 12, 2008

  7. added Cow Palace records, this is a really must have too.

    By Lucille on Sep 12, 2008

  8. Any chance of getting the show that peter v refers to re-posted “LAST SHOW AT FILLMORE EAST”. Any show with duane in it is gonna be as good as it gets, as far as historical ALLMAN BROS gets. Haven’t heard much from the allmans lately. Too busy resting on their laurels I guess. This is one I didn’t know existed, so thanks a lot.

    By freakazoid on Sep 12, 2008

  9. A great live show from (possibly) the best live band of all time. That Duane was an incerdible human being himself.


    By Eric on Sep 13, 2008

  10. This is great!!! Thanks for sharing. Would love to find a lossless version of this.

    By liberty on Sep 13, 2008

  11. “You like ‘po-tay-to,’ & I like ‘po-tah-to,’” you like The Brothers & I like The Dead, let’s call the whole thing ON: No offense meant to The Little Chicken, but as hot as Duane’s lead is on “Soul Serenade,” I think Dickey’s driving lead that follows that is when the song skyrockets.

    Now to me the Duane shred of the night is his high-dive into the deep-end of the funk-blues of “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’.” While the show’s rocky mountain way-out award goes to Dickey’s wailing one-way->UP lead on “One Way Out.”

    By this time Dicky was kicking all out ass & was so ready for the call when Duane soon would fall, but he and we would always miss his partner in art.

    [Personal note: This New England patriot has had the blues so bad since I buried my heart at Brady’s wounded knee last Sunday afternoon coming down… My downs due to the loss of the league’s MVP at the start of the NFL season as well as lots of other reasons, including the coming end of the summer season, so this show arrived right on time. Tremendous sound and set. Thanks so very much. I have shared it already. Cheers.]

    By thewaymouth on Sep 13, 2008

  12. Shout out to the weymouth for leading me here. Re: freakazoid’s comment about resting on their laurels, I happened to see the Allmans for the first time a couple weeks ago - even though they are treasured by everyone in my family dating back to the original Fillmore double LP on the pink Capricorn label, and B&S was the first album I bought with my own money — and I have to say, they were still very hot - mostly thanks to Derek Trucks who truly is a wonder, and his interplay with the not slouchy Warren Haynes. And then Luther Dickinson joined them for a couple numbers. Ouch! No new material, but according to their web site it’s still a different set every time out, so I don’t think we can accuse them of being a straight nostalgia act yet.

    By reno3001 on Sep 13, 2008

  13. Thank You! nice to get this in mp3. grabbed some of these to play during a workout or long walk. Had this on cassette, then CD and it always ROCKS.

    By UrbanSurfer on Sep 14, 2008

  14. Thanks a bunch for this! Great song selection and the band is on fire! Makes you wonder what the world would have been like had Duane had lived longer, what a tremendous guitarist.

    By Tom on Sep 18, 2008

  15. Just curious. The cover art says “APRIL, 1971,” while the commentary says “August 25, 1971.” With my dial-up, the thought of searcing Allman setlist bases for confirmation makes me shudder.

    Also, it says “Schaefer Music Fest ival” on the cover, but yet also says “A&R Recording Studios.”

    Any more info on the actual show?

    And again, thank you so so so so so much!

    By Society's Pliers on Sep 21, 2008

  16. allman band is staying at embassy suites n raleigh,nc tonite

    By adam on Oct 3, 2008

  17. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

    This info from the ABB website:

    Event Information
    Event Date: Thursday, August 26, 1971
    Start Time: 7:00 PM *
    Band: The Allman Brothers Band
    Venue: A&R Studios via WPLJ-FM
    Location: New York,


    1. Statesboro Blues
    2. Trouble No More
    3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
    4. Done Somebody Wrong
    5. One Way Out
    6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
    7. Stormy Monday
    8. You Don’t Love Me
    9. Soul Serenade
    10. You Don’t Love Me
    Soul Serenade in memory of King Curtis->
    11. You Don’t Love Me
    12. Hot ‘Lanta

    By Dr. Rock'n'Roll on May 9, 2009

  18. this is one of the best bootleg recordings you could ever find. in fact, this is the show that started me collecting bootlegs

    By grifftrain on Sep 24, 2011

  19. grifftrain, this was I think the very first dl I made of any song 3 years ago. And it is still in the top of my list!

    By 3yrsnojob on Sep 24, 2011

  20. wow. any chance this will get re-posted? great website!

    By mt on Jul 24, 2012

  21. mt- Write to the email address you see up there just above the track list where it says:

    These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later time.

    and yes this is a great show from a great website.

    By sking on Jul 24, 2012

  22. this has now been officially released. i dont think bigo will repost it.

    By darth on Jul 25, 2012

  23. Not sure that the release is so “official”.

    By dan on Apr 30, 2013

  24. it has not been officially released.

    By sir elliot of wrenth on Apr 30, 2013

  25. it has been officially released.

    By darth on May 1, 2013

  26. you are telling stories again.

    By sir elliot of wrenth on May 1, 2013

  27. u are entitled to believe what u wish.

    By darth on May 1, 2013

  28. http://www.amazon.com/Studios-York-26th-August-1971/dp/B0071LLHGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1367364716&sr=1-1&keywords=allman+brothers+a%26r+studios

    By darth on May 1, 2013

  29. darth this is obviously a “grey area’ european release.
    Different laws concerning what is okay to release than here in north america.
    Many live concerts released there, especially in Italy that were “bootlegs ” when they hit our shores.I don`t think you can really call this an official release there is absolutely no tie-in to the Allman bros, it isn`t even mentioned on their “hittin` the web” official Allman site where all their releases are identified so obviously it isn`t making any coin for them and isn`t a recognized official release.

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  30. thanks for the heads up darth.The Allmans are releasing more of these as time goes by.Great historic value.

    By craps the numbers kid on May 1, 2013

  31. hey craps, this wasn`t released by the Allmans.
    check out their webbiste , it isn`t lsited because they are probably getting ripped off.


    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  32. as usual the good sarge is correct. here are 13 releases including the allman arothers at a&r studios from left field media. all are obviously bootlegs most are listed as ”unofficial”.

    By barth on May 1, 2013

  33. Imagine people…Under a lonely lightbulb in some sad small room somewhere sits Dropkick Sarge awaiting the very essence of Darth…every word …every sentence…every nuance….sharpening the knife….twisting the blade….and in his mirror looking back there’s Barth…nodding….encouraging….agreeing…..the Two becoming One…stroking each others egos….ITS ALMOST SEXUAL and my hats go off to them for making it so public….keep feeding these two joyboys Darth as things are only hotting up.

    By Hang 'Em High on May 1, 2013

  34. think of it as attention to detail…

    By barth on May 1, 2013

  35. barth gets it.

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  36. hang em high..darth puts out info relating to availability of items of interest to collectors and its wrong info. I corrected it. you however wrote a damn spagetti western script about your odd combo of sex and gunplay..who are you quentin tareyerdickup?

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  37. Just a creative observation …old Darthy does tend to elaborate and is a good age now …but thats his perogative…and if you knew anything about the old bootleg trading days etc you would know he was well connected on that scene ….so why dont you just ease up a bit on the guy and let him as Robert Plant screamed…RAMBLE ON.

    By Hang 'Em High on May 1, 2013

  38. Ps - “I corrected it” - Every Fucking time the guy speaks you are “correcting” him - i could go S & M on this thing while Barth (Mini-Me) pops up for a compulsory smack of the arse after every exchange but …ill give you the benefit of the doubt for now but beware Sarge - this site will turn on you BIG TIME BLACK ARTS STYLE- you and your little sister Barth need to stop the “MOMMY IM BLEEDING” routine

    By Hang 'Em High on May 1, 2013

  39. and if you knew anything about the old bootleg trading days etc you would know he was well connected on that scene

    yeah ,..i know plenty of traders who blacklisted him…

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  40. you know, hang `em high…..perhaps you are correct..i`m gonna back away and forget he exists..let the rest of you here deal with him..
    have fun and play nice
    cue the ennio morricone…

    By dropkick sarge on May 1, 2013

  41. Not that my opinion matters, but I respect straight talk…and straight talk from the site themselves on posting “etiquette” (which has been done a few days ago…) The use of a new sheriff in town is not necessary. You have our email addresses…warn the offenders–whether its me or anyone else…
    I love this site and the music it introduces me to..for many I know its the same. If you’re on this site it means you are passionate about music and collecting…which usually also leads to disagreement as everyone has such strong opinions (and everyone thinks they’re right or an expert).

    By DanC on May 1, 2013

  42. Hang ‘Em, u may have noticed that two other people here also corrected darths mistake. sarge and i only provided more details.

    darth would be the first to point out anyone elses mistake if a song was 0:05 longer than the person claimed.

    how magnanimous of u to give sarge the benefit of the doubt after seeing that he was correct…

    its alright ma its life and life only.

    By barth on May 1, 2013

  43. Barth you psychic Waste of Air You ‘magnanimous’ is kinda my middle name - Hang’Em Magnanimous High - Sarge , You Cant beat a good Morricone Ending - Glad you understand Old Bean but your time was up on here a long long time ago - You and Barth can BlogLove to your pretty little hearts content - just not here - Bullies will not be tolerated EndOF

    By Hang 'Em High on May 2, 2013

  44. I would love for BigO to actually post something about now….
    Sorry HangEm or It Takes Balls or whatever name you’re going by now…but you’re coming off as a bit of a bully yourself. Your posts are as bad as anything I’ve ever seen here…

    By DanC on May 2, 2013

  45. Bullies will not be tolerated EndOF

    but apparently assholes and liars will.

    By sir elliot of wrenth on May 2, 2013

  46. “Bullies will not be tolerated EndOF”

    but ethnic slurs will be? ramble on….

    By barth on May 2, 2013

  47. thankx for setting’em straight Hang’em,About time too

    By craps the numbers kid on May 2, 2013

  48. Dan C - BigO has better things to do than post things that you would love - i am only here as a ‘Cleaner’ - you got into bed with the wrong dames and now all your panties are in a fangle - once you and your motely band of Skulldugs (barth, Dropkick & a few others) show your teeth on here,a Bigger, Badder , Braver Wolf will appear and pound you into submission UNTIL you get the message - Let Darth and Others on here be free to speak without constant unneccessary harrassment

    By Hang 'Em High on May 2, 2013

  49. sir elliot of wrenth - apparently you have joined the assholes and thats no lie - barths quoting dylan - “i dont belive you - your a liar” -there was no ethnic slur - You dont have the capacity to understand - or the compassion “PLAY FUCKIN’ LOUD”

    By Hang 'Em High on May 2, 2013

  50. a most pleasant surprise today from visiting my local record store[yes, record!] and finding and buying a cd copy of the Allman brothers “Brothers and Sisters ” deluxe version.
    I had no idea this even existed until about an hour ago and was thrilled to find this. two discs, disc one remastered [same songs as original] disc two 9 songs , 66 minutes of glorious rehearsals, outtakes and studio jams.

    By sluggo on Sep 28, 2013

  51. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/allman-brothers-warren-haynes-derek-trucks-leaving/

    By darth on Jan 9, 2014

  52. Allman Brothers: Rare Version of ‘Statesboro Blues’


    By darth on Jan 9, 2014

  53. Sorry to hear the news about Warren and Derek, but they’ve each been more than ready to concentrate on their own music for a long time.

    And Darth, that “rare” version of Statesboro has been widely available among tape traders since the day it was performed 20 odd years ago.

    By drkrick on Jan 9, 2014

  54. i had “rare ” yak steak today.

    By walter"darth" mitty on Jan 9, 2014

  55. derek doesn`t need the allmans his band is superb.

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 9, 2014

  56. Emperor - neither does Warren. I don’t know whether Derek’s time with the ABB even helped his career - he was an up-and-comer before he “got the call” - but he sure added a nice chapter to their history.

    By drkrick on Jan 9, 2014

  57. the allmans aren`t the allmans without dickie anyhow. I mean, it was bad enough losing barry and duane but dickie too and greg still calls it the allmans?

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 9, 2014

  58. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/allman-brothers-last-show/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral

    By darth on Oct 29, 2014

  59. RIP Butch. Very sad.

    By Rick on Jan 26, 2017

  60. RIP Butch Trucks!

    Sorry, but this has been officially released!


    By Evil dr.louie on Jan 26, 2017

  61. Hello Evil dr.louie

    Thanks for the feedback.

    By bigozine2 on Jan 26, 2017

  62. A great set and well worth buying to keep similar released coming!

    By Jania on Feb 19, 2017

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