Thread: Chuck Leavell talks about playing with The Brothers 50th

jszfunk - 3/26/2020 at 03:11 PM

https://www.ajc.com/blog/music/chuck-leavell-talks-about-his-joy-playing-wi th-the-allman-brothers-the-50th-anniversary-concert-new-york/VUstEHqhzWkl0a A95nwYiP/

[Edited on 3/26/2020 by jszfunk]


robslob - 3/26/2020 at 03:39 PM

Nice interview thanks


Rusty - 3/26/2020 at 03:43 PM

Always great to hear from Chuck, but he must've missed the e-mail about the 'Stones tour being cancelled.


MartinD28 - 3/26/2020 at 04:03 PM

This is one of the reasons (see quote from Chuck) that I once said on here that I see Chuck as a "brother" more than a "stone".


“Desdemona” is a beautiful piece and does allow for a lot of freedom in the solo sections. You know how much I love playing with the Stones, but let’s face it, it’s not the kind of role that gives me the freedom to solo like I can do with The Brothers. It’s just a great opportunity to let loose."


tbomike - 3/26/2020 at 04:37 PM

Great interview. Who doesn't love Chuck?


cyclone88 - 3/26/2020 at 06:21 PM

Chuck really lives a dual life & is great at both. Loved his autobiography Between Rock & a Home Place about both bands plus tree farming & wonder where the documentary can be found.

Clearly, the interviewer isn't a musician or there'd have been better questions. Even so, he comes across as a true gentleman.


pops42 - 3/26/2020 at 06:33 PM

A good soul, and exceptional musician.


hotlantatim - 3/26/2020 at 07:15 PM

Interview from the day after The Brothers at MSG. And I thought those were great questions. Chuck was clearly still riding a big high from the event.


tbomike - 3/26/2020 at 07:18 PM

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Interview from the day after The Brothers at MSG. And I thought those were great questions. Chuck was clearly still riding a big high from the event.


I agree. Melissa is an excellent reviewer and very up on the music scene. I would love it if she talked to Warren as well.


steadyhorse - 3/26/2020 at 08:31 PM

Thanks for posting. Chuck did a nice job on the vocals to Blue Sky. Glad to read that Chuck gave me some hope for a Beacon run in the future.

Stay safe everyone


hotlantatim - 3/26/2020 at 09:05 PM

Derek was the most reluctant to do this MSG show and afterward remained reluctant to do this again in the David Browne interview in RS. He said basically that what made it special was that it was a one time thing.

I don't see it happening, but then again I didn't think we'd ever see the show we did 2 weeks ago, so I could be wrong.


cyclone88 - 3/26/2020 at 10:32 PM

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Interview from the day after The Brothers at MSG. And I thought those were great questions. Chuck was clearly still riding a big high from the event.


I agree. Melissa is an excellent reviewer and very up on the music scene. I would love it if she talked to Warren as well.

She may very well be an excellent reviewer, but a musician would never ask another musician - especially a pianist - how do you remember songs? It's like asking Horowitz how he remembered Chopin, Liszt, or Beethoven over his 66 year career despite playing other things in between.

I'm also kind of sick of the "when is it going to happen again" question that EVERYONE asks. Can't we just be glad there was ONE magical night? These guys aren't jukeboxes.


jszfunk - 3/27/2020 at 12:41 PM

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He said basically that what made it special was that it was a one time thing.

I don't see it happening, but then again I didn't think we'd ever see the show we did 2 weeks ago, so I could be wrong.


Yeah, I am kinda split in a way and see where Derek is coming from . I think it does keep it more special and sacred by being a one time thing. Plant treats Zep the same, but maybe for a few different reasons(he is more interested in creating new music, maybe Bonham too?)

But yet again it would be cool to see a show or two also.

As long as the family bands, Warren,Mule,TTB,DTB,Jaimoe,Otiel, Allman Betts Band, etc keep the flame burning, that will be good too.


VTAB - 3/27/2020 at 02:39 PM

Ok so Chuck says he would be interested in another "Brothers Run", Derek is out for all intensive purposes.
Nice thing about the Brothers is we have a lot of remaining Brothers.


porkchopbob - 3/27/2020 at 02:46 PM

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Derek is out for all intensive purposes.

Pet peeve, sorry: "All intents and purposes"


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