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The Allman Brothers Band

Final Show 28 October 2014

Goodbye Ramblin' Man...
28 October 2014

L to R: Jaimoe, Derek Trucks, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Marc Quinones and Oteil Burbridge
Onstage in New York City on 28 October 2014

Gregg Allman

It all started so long long ago...

Rest in peace brother...

Duane Allman

Gregg Allman

The Final Show's Set List

First Set
"Little Martha" "Mountain Jam" "Don't Want You No More" "It's Not My Cross to Bear" "One Way Out" "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl" "Midnight Rider" "The High Cost of Low Living" "Hot 'Lanta" "Blue Sky" "You Don't Love Me"

Second Set
"Statesboro Blues" "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" "Black Hearted Woman" "The Sky Is Crying" "Dreams" "Don't Keep Me Wondering" "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (with drum solos)

Third Set
"Melissa" "Revival" "Southbound" "Mountain Jam" "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" "Mountain Jam (reprise)"

"Whipping Post" "Trouble No More"

The only note of sentiment during the Allman Brothers Band's final concert came after more than four hours of music: three sets and an inevitable encore, "Whipping Post." The seven members of the group – the surviving trio of founders, singer-organist Gregg Allman and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe; the long-serving guitar team of Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks; and often overlooked veterans Oteil Burbridge on bass and percussionist Marc Quinones – lined up onstage and took a bow.

Pressed forward by the others, Gregg gave a short speech recalling the day 45 years ago that he first sang with the original Allmans lineup – led by his late brother, guitarist Duane Allman, and including guitarist Dickey Betts and the late bassist Berry Oakley – at a jam session in Jacksonville, Florida. Gregg cited the precise date, 26 March 1969, then said, in a low, worn voice, "Never did I have any idea it could come to this." He gazed gratefully at the crowd, still on its feet, clapping and cheering, at nearly 1:30 a.m. "Now," Gregg added, "We're gonna do the first song we ever played."

The band tore into "Trouble No More," the Muddy Waters rumble from Side One of the group's 1969 debut album, The Allman Brothers Band. It sounded nothing like a goodbye --- but it was.

God’s speed boys, God’s speed…

28 October 2014

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