One of the biggest bands to come out of the 20th century, the Allman Brothers Band established themselves from 1969-1971 when original members Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe took to writing some of the most definitive songs of Southern Rock. The band struck tragedy when founding member Duane Allman died in 1971, after the recording of Live At Fillmore East and before the release of Eat A Peach. Berry Oakley died a year later in 1972. The 45 years since the band’s formation have gone on in memory of these two Brothers.
On March 11, 12, and 13 of 1971, The Allman Brothers Band played at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, and recorded it for a live album. Advertisements for the shows read: “Bill Graham Presents in New York — Johnny Winter And, Elvin Bishop Group, Extra Added Attraction: Allman Brothers.” Though while Winter was billed as the headliner, by the third night, the Allman Brothers were closing the show. This became one of the most legendary recordings of all time.
A week after the recording of Live At Fillmore East, the band continued on with their live shows with a performance at The Warehouse in New Orleans. Perhaps the fan-favorite venue of the band’s early years, the times spent playing at The Warehouse are considered some of the best ever. With their playing at an all time high, these recordings are some of the best to go back and listen through.
This particular recording includes a 22-minute “Whipping Post” and a 44-minute “Mountain Jam.” Enjoy the 3/20/71 show below:
Setlist: Allman Brothers Band | The Warehouse | New Orleans, LA | 3/20/71
Statesboro Blues, Trouble No More, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Done Somebody Wrong, One Way Out, Liz Reed, Midnight Rider, Hoochie Coochie Man, Hot ‘Lanta, Berry Oakley’s “revenge,” Revival, Stormy Monday, Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross to Bear, You Don’t Love Me, Whipping Post, Mountain Jam