ABB- Ramblin' Man - 11/2/1972 - Hofstra University

smokinop

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I saw this when it first aired on Don Kirchner's Rock Concert. The one & only gig Berry Oakley & Chuck Leavell played together. Berry died 9 days later.
 

Steve Hotra

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I have always enjoyed this live version of the song.
The interplay of Bett's guitar and Level's piano had influenced my guitar and piano playing.
 

slogger

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I saw this when it first aired on Don Kirchner's Rock Concert. The one & only gig Berry Oakley & Chuck Leavell played together. Berry died 9 days later.
I was wondering if that was chuck
Leavell on piano. I didn't think Greg could play like that but couldn't spot anybody on keys.
 

Average Joe

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Betts' importance as a songwriter and bandleader is imho often underappreciated in ABB lore. And he sure could play a guitar. As good as the Trucks/Haynes lineup was, I missed Betts' playing
 

aiq

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Heard the five man band in Tampa, Chuck was in Alex Taylor’s band who opened.

Bittersweet, Berry was a shell of his former happy self. Not his playing, his demeanor.

Still, we had to move on and we did.

I still kick myself for not going sometimes when the OG ABB came around during my time in FL.

Took them a little for granted as they playing in Central FL so often.

:(
 

aiq

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Here’s an OG recording, audience low fi but the guitars are up front.

 

JRC4558Dude

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Betts' importance as a songwriter and bandleader is imho often underappreciated in ABB lore.

100% agree.

It was Dickey's songs and leadership that kept the band going, especially after they lost Berry Oakley.

Gregg was no slouch in the songwriting department, but he wasn't the most prolific...
 




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