There’s a lot for me to figure out about You Tube’s new Music Vault channels. But hee’s one thing that you need to understand: despite a flurry of articles this week with headlines like “Allman Brothers release full, classic Fillmore show,” they did no such thing.
The video that is now on You Tube’s Allman Brothers’ Music Vault channel is the same clip that’s been surfing around for years. It’s the Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East, 9/23/70, filmed for PBS and never officially released primarily because of a dispute about ownership.
So don’t get too excited about anything new – but most certainly enjoy this excellent reminder of why we care so much in the first place.
Ladies and Gentleman: Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Gregg Allman – and Thom Doucette… t