From the first note of my favorite ABB opening, Don’t want you no more/Aint my cross to bear, to the last note of my favorite encore, Whipping Post, The Bros. proved again why they are beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest live musical act ever! In a set filled with all old classics except for Franklins Tower, the ABB jammed and jammed and jammed some more hitting notes culminating in multiple crescendos leaving their audiance nothing short of spellbound. Jack Pearson, sitting in for Warren, did a hell of a job streching out on numerous solos and trading licks with “the kid”. Jack’s style is a cross between Dickey and Warren with a touch of Johnny Winter thrown in. Also sitting in with the band was a sax player who literally blew the roof of the Rosemont Theatre. Who is this guy, who would put a Clarence Clemmons to shame? I’ve never heard nor seen a Sax man attack this style of music the way this man did last night. Don’t Keep Me Wondering and Stormy Monday were two highlights of the evening. Stormy Monday was so “bluesfull” and powerfull that I’m sure T-bone Walker had a smile from ear to ear up in heaven. Greg was on his game tonight and his vocals have never sounded better. If you closed your eyes during Don’t Keep Me Wondering, you would have been convinced that you were at a Fillmore show circa 1970 or 1971. The #1 highlight had to be a streached out version of Dimples that as far as I know has never been played like this before. The ABB remind me of a great team in sports like the Detroit Pistons of a year ago, where individually they are real good but collectivly as a group they are great, all playing together to achieve the ultimate prize. The ultimate prize for me is the memory of this nights concert that I will carry with me forever. LONG LIVE THE GREATEST BAND EVER, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND!

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