Having my morning coffee, here at my favorite New York City Cafe (?), listening to The Allman Brothers Band - Live at The Fillmore East. "Dam this song Rocks!" I just love it. The late great Duane Allman is Bad Ass, kicking it Big Time on his Gibson Les Paul Guitar. The whole band is so fluid, and the song rolls along effortlessly. Berry Oakley on Bass, lays his lines down good, drums keep drumming, Dickey Betts, who wrote the song and playing rhythm guitar to Duanes' lead, as brother Gregg Allman lets loose on a Hammond Organ, it's one of Rock Music Greatest Moments of all. And it was recorded live, just a few blocks away on 2nd Avenue in New York's East Village, The Fillmore East, which at the time was one Rock Music greatest Mecca's of all. Those are years way gone now. And speaking of now, "all the music Sucks." "What the Hell?" Why don't they make great music anymore? I just don't get it?
I'm listening to this on Youtube, which I love. At home, I have an original copy of the album.
Wow, I remember this song about 1971, it was a Hug Hit that played on the Radio all the time. It's a truly beutiful song. Well, maybe not, as Lynn ANderson sings of Ups & Downs in Relationships and that things aren't always a Bed of Rose and that in life it RAINS Sometimes, Rain being a metaphor for Bad Times. But Lynn has such a beautiful voice and sounds absolutely Gorgeeous on this record, which is particularly poingant for me as it was popular when I was a young teenage boy of 13 and 14 years of age. They played this song always at our School Dances at Lindberg School in Carlstadt New Jersey. The dances were for 7th and 8th Graders and as any adult knows this is a time of budding love and raging harmones, dancing with all the pretty young girls.
Anyway, I love the song that brings back such fond memories of my teenage years and dasy past.