1973 was a year of transition for the Allman Brothers Band. The group had lost two of their original members, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley in 1971 and 1972, respectively. They spent the next two years writing new material and retooling their sound. A major part of this musical shift came with the additional of Chuck Leavell. Instead of featuring two guitarists, the lead duties were now shared by Dickey Betts on guitar and Chuck Leavell on piano. This led to a shift from hard edged blues rock to a looser, more jazz influenced sound.
Recorded for broadcast by San Francisco FM station KSAN-FM, this show features the Betts/Leavell lineup in full flight promoting their newly released ‘Brothers & Sisters’ album. This has been a favorite tape of mine for many years and I’m happy to share it with you here.
Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!