Watch the Allman Brothers Band debut their cover of Rain by The Beatles
The Allman Brothers Band ended the Beacon run without Gregg Allman.
Bernie Williams and Tony Trischka were just two of the guests at last night’s Allmans show.
We fill you in on two big stories from the Allman Brothers Band camp.
For this edition of our stat-heavy Number Line column, we’ve enlisted the help of Billy “Sweet River” Hollems for an in-depth look at the Allman Brothers Band’s March Madness run “on paper.” Each year, Hollems puts together a comprehensive list detailing all the sit-ins, songs played and setlists for the AllmanBrothersBand.com forums and this time around he’s kindly sharing the stats with our readers.
[Photo by Rob Chapman]
So without further ado, here’s the ABB Beacon Run ’11 final tally…
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
BEACON THEATER, NEW YORK CITY 2011
March 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 2010
BACK AT THE BEACON WHERE THEY BELONG
The Sweet River Compilation Lists
TOTAL SHOWS: 13
TOTAL DIFFERENT SONGS: 82
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED: 210
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 1X: 28
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 2X: 12
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 3X: 20
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 4X: 15
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 5X: 5
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 6X: 2
TOTAL SONGS PLAYED 7X: 1
TOTAL DIFFERENT GUESTS: 51
READ ON for a list of songs divided by times played, a full list of guests and every Allman Brothers Band March Madness 2011 setlist…
It seems like only yesterday that we started with the play-in game and had our 32 covers set up to compete. Today we’re down to our final showdown featuring Perpetual Groove’s cover of Live and Let Die squaring off against My Morning Jacket’s performance of It Makes No Difference.
The Final Matchup
My Morning Jacket had the pleasure of recording It Makes No Difference for the 2007 compilation Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY. In 2006, prior to the release of Endless Highway, My Morning Jacket frequently covered the song in concert including their Bonnaroo festival set as well as in opening slots for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder frequently came out to trade verses with MMJ lead vocalist Jim James.[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/diffmmj.mp3]
Eddie Vedder with MMJ:
READ ON for the final vote!
Back in 1969, during the Allman Brothers Band’s first year of existence, New England area promoter Don Law was so impressed with the group’s sets opening for the Velvet Underground
Cover Wars March Madness rolls on. We’ve had our play-in round and our first full round of 32 covers and we’re left with our Sweet 16. We are in our third year of this tournament and we have just now done the obvious, we have generated an actual bracket so you can visualize how this is all going to go down. Have a look and be sure to vote in all eight matchups.
Phish debuted this cover at Alpine Valley in the Summer of 1998. As most Phish fans know, there has been one other performance ever and it was the following week at Vernon Downs where the band paired Ramble On with their own Slave To The Traffic Light to close the first set. There are some killer Ramble On Teases in the Slave jam. Source: 8-1-1998[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/phramble.mp3]
UPDATE: The text in all the descriptions for Cover Wars March Madness are taken from the original editions which at times – are out of date. As one of our readers pointed out in the previous round – Phish has since performed one more partial performance of Ramble On, and yes – it was pretty terrible.
READ ON to vote on the remaining seven matchups in the Sweet 16.
Who needs the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when you’ve got the Allman Brothers Band’s March Madness run at the Beacon? By the time tonight’s show was over, a