One of the very best things about collecting rare music is stumbling onto something like this; a Gregg Allman & Rick Danko bootleg tape from 1991. There have been legendary tales of unreleased jams and live sit ins lurking on bootlegs for decades and the hard truth is that the material typically fails to make any real sparks given the chance for something special to happen.
Then there are shows like this Gregg Allman & Friends show from 1991. If you haven’t had a chance to download the Foamfoot show from a while back, this is the first show that comes to mind in terms of a real and true ad hoc band charging the stage and kicking ass.Gregg and Friends similarly oblige here. Don’t miss either of these downloads.
Starting off with in an acoustic set featuring Rick on lead vocals and guitar and Gregg on lead vocals and Hammond Organ. It’s a fun affair with the crowd joining in the fun when Danko drops a verse on “The Weight.’ Rick fills up the first half with Band standards and Gregg comes in a few acoustic turns at ‘Midnight Rider’ and ‘Melissa.’
Then the electric stuff comes in straight into a hot version of ‘Crazy Mama’ and into a one-two punch of Allman chestnuts ‘One Way Out’ and ‘Stormy Monday.” Here we have John Popper on harmonica and Jeff Pever on guitar. I’m assuming Rick has moved over to bass at this point but I wasn’t there.
This must have been a hell of a night to be the Lonestar in NYC that night. Great recording, fantastic performance!
Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!