The Allman Brothers Band Early Influences Spotify Playlist


The Allman Brothers Band this week confirmed the upcoming release of Fillmore West 1971, which was recorded by the band’s original lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco between January 29 – 31, 1971. The famed recordings will officially be issued as a four-CD set on September 6. The archival collection features Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley performing their beloved originals, as well as several covers of influential blues songs that they shaped into their own.

This week’s edition of Saturday Stream presents many of those early blues covers that became staples of the ABB live repertoire throughout their storied career. The Spotify Playlist includes versions of the classic blues numbers performed by the legendary bluesmen that first popularized them. Each track is then followed by a version of the song performed by The Allman Brothers Band either live or in the studio.

Among the songs featured on both Fillmore West 1971 and the playlist include Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” Willie Cobbs’ “You Don’t Love Me,” T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday” and Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More” and “Hoochie Coochie Man.” Also on the playlist are “Dimples” by John Lee Hooker, “Done Somebody Wrong” by Elmore James, “Don’t Want You No More” by the Spencer Davis Group and “Outskirts Of Town” by Casey Bill Weldon.

The upcoming release features a bonus version of The Allmans performing “Mountain Jam” in New Orleans on March 13, 1970. Though not a blues song, Donovan’s “There Is A Mountain,” which inspired “Mountain Jam,” followed by a 45-minute of The Allman Brothers Band’s re-interpretation, closes the playlist. Stream it below: