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  posted on 7/17/2017 at 10:32 AM
Here is a great 2 part clip of the All Star Jam from 1993's B.B. King Live At The Woodlands in Texas, which features Gregg Allman on Hammond B3! Gregg and B.B. tear it up with fellow blues legends, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, and Texas guitar wizard Eric Johnson who was on tour that year as part of B.B. King's Blues Tour.

Part 1---At 3:43 B.B. King introduces Gregg Allman by very graciously really tipping his hat to The Allman Brothers Band saying, "It's the greatest honor this time, to bring to the stage, a young person or persons I should say, that have really put the dent in the musical future, they've made so much history themselves. Speaking of The Allman Brothers ladies and gentlemen, The Allman Brothers. I'd like you to give a big hand, to see if we can get him out here". And then Gregg comes out on stage to play keyboards.

https://www.facebook.com/GreggAllman/videos/vb.312475130697/101548446877306 98/?type=2&theater

Part 2---Gregg lights up the B3 at the beginning of the video, B.B. says, "Give em a little taste Gregg!"

https://www.facebook.com/GreggAllman/videos/vb.312475130697/101548459916256 98/?type=2&theater

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, USA

There is WAY too much talent on that stage!!!

Shameless self promo, so proud to say I interviewed 3 of those VERY awesomely cool cats, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, and Eric Johnson. :-)

 

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  posted on 7/17/2017 at 02:58 PM
This is great fun to watch --- forgot Gregg could play like that!

BB is the man!

How did Eric Johnson get to be part of that? Seemed like an odd fit

 

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This is great fun to watch --- forgot Gregg could play like that!

BB is the man!

How did Eric Johnson get to be part of that? Seemed like an odd fit


This filmed concert is actually a 1993 Texas show from the B.B. King Blues Tour that B.B. toured around the USA during 1993 and 1994. Eric Johnson was on the tour in 1993 as part of B.B. King's Blues Tour. They even came to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland that year and I had to work and missed it which I am still kicking myself over! LOL! I interviewed Eric Johnson twice and am a huge fan of his. LOVE "Tones", "Venus Isle", and "Ah Via Musicom"!

Love seeing Gregg serving up his tasty Hammond B3 virtuosity along with all these music greats. B.B.'s introduction was VERY kind and gracious, and he says something nice at the end too, calling Gregg very special!! Wish I could have seen B.B. and Gregg kick it together!

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  posted on 7/17/2017 at 11:18 PM
I had often wondered and written here why Gregg never attempted to a "Jimmy Smith type" of recording....The answer I would see more often than not was something like "He hasn't got the chops".....Too bad, that might have been as wonderful as Dickey returning to the scene of "Highway Call" late in his career.....

 

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  posted on 7/18/2017 at 07:02 AM
I saw this tour in Downtown Detroit's Chene Park in September of 1993. B.B. had just released Blues Summit where every song is with another blues artist (Great CD is you don't have it).

It was a great show. Lonnie, Junior Wells & Koko each got one song each then they all played together for one.

Buddy Guy played next, then Eric Johnson. I also found it odd that Eric Johnson was that "prominent" if you will. Buddy Guy played before him? Really?

But it was a great show.

I talked to Ronnie Baker Brooks a few months later and mentioned the show. He was kind of mad that they didn't get more tine to play but I guess they signed up for it.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2017 at 09:23 AM
I never get tired of watching that.
 

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  posted on 7/18/2017 at 12:10 PM
awesome -- shows what a great player he was on that big B3 -- would love to have seen more of this out-front stuff from Gregg thanks for posting!

 

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  posted on 7/18/2017 at 03:02 PM
When I first saw this clip several years ago it really surprised me. Never had seen Gregg really stretch out on the B3 before. Always had done nice competent solos but never really cut loose. So cool if he could have taken more opportunities like this. Big Jimmy Smith fan and appreciate all that the B3 has to offer.

 

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  posted on 7/18/2017 at 03:21 PM
I remember seeing a grainy video of Gregg playing piano on Ramblin Man. He tears it up. Would love to see it again.
 
 


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