Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Footy vs. music means Allmans

I once knew a radio dj who loved watching football, which presented a bit of a problem as he had a weekly slot between 9 and 11 in the evening. And as it happens a lot of European Cup games and international qualifiers get played exactly during that timespan. So he came up with a simple solution. Whenever an important match was on he put on some really long songs, so he could watch the telly in peace and root for his favorite team while still doing his job.

The song he spun most often was Whipping Post from the classic Live At The Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers Band, a lenghty southern rock classic featuring lots of exciting interplay between guitarists Duane´ Skydog´ Allman and Dickey Betts. Now this isn´t a radio show of course, but I still decided to do the same tonight. I´m off watching my beloved blaugranas taking on Valencia in the Spanish cup, giving you the chance to enjoy over 20 minutes of Allmans mania. This particular take of Whipping Post was recorded live from the soundboard on 17 January 1971 at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh.

Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post (live Pittsburgh 17-1-´71) MP3

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