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Butch Trucks Talks Duane Allman, Shares Unreleased Recording From 1971 Radio Session

first_imgIt’s difficult to grasp the profound and abundant impact that the original Allman Brothers Band lineup from forty-five years ago has on music today, especially when a core chunk of those members didn’t make it past 1972. The few recordings that do remain of founding members Duane Allman, his younger brother, vocalist, and master of the organ Gregg Allman, bassist Berry Oakley, guitarist Dickey Betts, and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, remain just as transcendent today as when recorded.Just a few months after the legendary At Fillmore East was recorded in 1971, the young band headed over to A&R Studios in New York to perform a live radio concert. The August 26th recording is rarely thrown into rotation, though a mixed and mastered version will now be officially released through the band. Rolling Stone recently sat down with Butch Trucks to discuss the album, which will come out under the band’s label Peach Records. In addition to the flawless communication that a studio room grants between musicians in a circular formation, the time limit of a radio show forced the jam band to choose their setlist based on concision and detail, though some recordings still lasted 10, sometimes 20 minutes.Their rigs were cut down and the audience was no larger than 200 people. It was raw, organic Allman Brothers. The “fans that made it into A&R were, I would imagine, the ones who came to see us at the Fillmore East every time. And they were there to hear what we had to play, not to see how cute we were or how big our dicks were,” said Trucks.An interesting omission to the setlist was “Whipping Post,” which lasted at least 20-minutes at the Fillmore East recordings, and sometimes, definitely, way longer. “Once we started headlining at the Fillmore East, we were free to play all night, at least for the second set. ‘Whipping Post’ could get lengthy. So we decided, ‘Let’s go with some other stuff.’” And that’s when Duane Allman unexpectedly took the opportunity to honor R&B saxophonist King Curtis, who Allman had played with on many recording sessions and who was murdered on his doorstep less than two weeks prior.In the interview, Trucks explains how Duane molded the ABB stage-classic, Willie Cobb’s 1960 “You Don’t Love Me,” and inserted Curtis’ 1964 instrumental “Soul Serenade” toward the end as an epic tribute to his fallen friend. It is within this moment that the combination would stick for all future renditions of “You Don’t Love Me.” You can listen to the recording below:“That day, on the air, was the first time we knew we were doing a tribute or, actually, ‘You Don’t Love Me.’ I don’t recall a set list. But if we had one, ‘You Don’t Love Me’ wasn’t on it. Duane was at the microphone, talking about King Curtis. You can hear him: ‘Have you guys all heard ‘Soul Serenade’?’ He played a bit on guitar, then you could almost see a light bulb go off in his head. He stopped and start playing that riff [hums the opening lick of ‘You Don’t Love Me’].We knew what was coming then, although we didn’t now when or exactly how. Duane played ‘Soul Serenade’ a little slower than I was expecting. I was ready to kick into something more uptempo. But Duane was still so torn up by the fact that King was dead. It ripped him apart. When he came back from the funeral, that’s when Duane started talking about his own funeral. He really did,” said Trucks.Two months later Duane Allman passed away in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24. He had just gotten out of rehab for heroin addiction. When asked about the effects of drugs on Duane’s playing, Trucks responded with details of his final months:“It did for awhile. It was one of the few times I actually got in Duane’s face. But you have to know Duane to know how something like this could happen. You ever read Faust by Goethe? His Faust — all he wanted to do was experience everything life had to offer. Good and bad didn’t matter. His deal with Mephistopheles was, ‘The minute I tell you I am content where I am, that is the minute you can have my soul.’Duane Allman was very much Goethe’s Faust. He wanted to try everything. When I first met him, he was eating Black Beauties [diet pills with amphetamine and benzadrine] like they were going out of style — just wired out of his gourd, until the night he realized it was messing with his music. That’s the night he stopped. I saw him go through many periods where he would experiment with some drug — psychedelics, whatever — until he realized it was messing with his music. Duane had this laser-like focus, and it was his music. He was also living life to the fullest.I remember we were playing in San Francisco [in early October 1971]. Duane followed me back to my room, walked in, closed the door, looked me in the eye and went, ‘Butch, what the fuck is going on with you guys? Every time I start to play, you give me nothin’. When Dickey starts playing, you guys are kicking ass.’ I stared him in the eye and said, ‘Duane, you are so fucked up that you’re not giving me anything. How can I give you anything if you’re not giving me anything to play off of? That’s the way I play. I follow you, every single thing you do.’He stood there, it seemed like forever. It was one time when he knew I was right. Finally he turned around and walked out. It was almost right after that — he grabbed Berry, [roadies] Red Dog and Kim Payne and checked into rehab in Buffalo, New York. Then Duane walked into the common room there, saw Red Dog laying there out of it on methadone. Duane went nuclear: ‘We didn’t come here to get fucked up. We came here to get straight.’ They slipped out that night, back to Macon. But that was the last time Duane touched heroin — from that night in San Francisco, when I told him that shit was screwing with his music and he believed me. He was that strong as a human being.”Read more about Duane, the 1971 A&R Studio concert, and Trucks’ Les Brers supergroup in Rolling Stones’ exclusive interview.last_img read more

Humanitarian Assistance Program Combats Malaria in Brazil’s Amazonas

first_img Representatives from SOUTHCOM, the U.S. Military Liaison Office, and USAID Brazil visited one of the beneficiary communities on January 19, and were praised by residents who have enjoyed the protection that the mosquito nets have provided them. One resident said that before receiving the nets she had contracted malaria five times, and since receiving the mosquito nets she has not been affected by the disease. In 2009, a similar program, supported by USAID in partnership with the Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation and the Foundation for the Defense of the Amazon Biosphere, helped reduce malaria infection by 62 percent in the municipalities of Autazes, Careiro, Presidente Figueiredo, Manacapuru and Manaus. Over a 12-month period, beds and hammock nets will be distributed to 29 percent of the population of four target municipalities with the highest reported rates of malaria. As part of the effort, educational material printed in Portuguese and three other native languages spoken in the region will be handed out to local residents. USAID Brazil Mission Director, Lawrence Hardy, and SOUTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance Branch Chief Steven Carro joined the vice-governor of Amazonas, José Melo, and the Amazonas State Health Secretary, Wilson Alecrim, in Manaus to launch the joint malaria prevention program. With reports of a high incidence of malaria, the program is focused toward the municipalities of Tefé, Ipixuna, Uarini and Eirunepé, in the state of Amazonas and will be implemented by the state government through the Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation in partnership with the USAID and the Brazilian non-governmental organization Fundação Amazônica de Defesa da Biosfera, with support from SOUTHCOM. center_img A program geared to the reduction of malaria incidence and mortality was launched on January 20 in Manaus, Brazil, by the United States Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Only the municipality of Tefé reached 1,400 cases in 2010. Eirunepé registered over 3,300 cases over the same period, while Uarini and Ipixuna (the vice-governor’s hometown) reported 1,070 and 380 malaria cases respectively. Together, the four municipalities recorded almost 2,000 cases of falciparum malaria, the most severe variation of the disease. By Dialogo January 26, 2012last_img read more

Funding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs

first_imgFunding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. (Morgan), a materials company specializing in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The expansion project is expected to create 41 new jobs at the company’s facilities in Elk and Potter counties.“This expansion will enable Morgan to grow and create jobs right here in the commonwealth, which is great news for workers,” Governor Wolf said. “We’re also proud to support a project that will enable the materials used for protecting our military and law enforcement to be made in Pennsylvania.”Due to growing demand for the ballistic armor systems supported by Morgan’s material technology and used by military and law enforcement, the company requires new equipment and furnace technology in order to increase production to meet demand. Morgan has pledged to invest at least $1.6 million into the expansion project, which will create 41 new jobs and retain the 441 existing jobs at Morgan’s facilities in Coudersport and St. Marys in Pennsylvania.“At Morgan Advanced Materials we use advanced materials to help make more efficient use of the world’s resources, and to improve the quality of life,” said Joseph Boylan, strategic marketing director at Morgan. “We are delighted that we have received this support from the Governor’s Action Team to increase capacity at our production facility. This investment will help generate further employment in our community and leverages our leading materials technology, ultimately helping us to protect our soldiers’ lives.”Morgan received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $82,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Morgan, headquartered in St. Mary’s, is a materials technology company that develops, manufactures and markets engineered products from carbon, graphite, silicon carbide, and other related materials. Morgan also provides build-to-print components to support customers’ application needs in rotating equipment for the industrial, nuclear, and aerospace markets.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img December 19, 2018last_img read more

Wellington head football coach could be hired soon, but no offer has been made

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Thank you for your input. -8 Vote up Vote down Jim · 222 weeks ago It is good that our school system is not biased or prejudiced in their business practices. If a business executive that ran a business with as large of a budget as the school system, made this kind of comment, they would probably be suspended or released. “It should be noted this is a much better than the State of Kansas has under Governor Brownback and his extremist led legislature,” wrote Rick Weiss, Wellington Superintendent in the agenda packet. “Evidently, they have more faith in USD 353 than the state.” Report Reply 1 reply · active 222 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down james day · 222 weeks ago Now that we have a real superintendent that will actually work, usd 353 might be something we can be proud of again. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Jeff d. · 221 weeks ago Actually, I have to agree with Jim on this one. It’s ok to think things, not always ok to put it “out there.” Weiss should have taken the high road on this one and keep that to himself – even if he is right. Dignity is important, and we have to learn “not to obey those impulses.” Not a good example to students, either. Report Reply 1 reply · active 221 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 221 weeks ago ” Not a good example to students, either.” So we should teach young people to just keep quiet if they have been egregiously wronged? I am going to have to disagree with that one. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Correction — According to a previous version of this story it stated that an offer has been made to hire a new Wellington High School football coach. That is not the case. Activities Director Brian Buchanan said a candidate could be hired soon, but no offer has been or was made.On Monday, the Wellington School Board officially accepted the resignation of Tyler Ryan, the four-year head football coach, who announced his resignation in late April. The board also accepted the resignation of T.D. Buck as an assistant football coach so he can become an offensive line coach in Winfield.A committee has been interviewing several candidates for the open position this week. Buchanan said the school district had about 40 applications, and it was weeded down to a handful for interviews which were conducted Tuesday at the school district.Wellington board member Pat Zeka was one of the members on the committee during the early going and said she helped with reviewing the resumes. That sparked a discussion at Monday’s meeting whether a board member should serve on committees to hire teachers or coaches.Wellington board President Jackie Berryman said this is a precedence as board members have been involved in administrative hirings but never for teachers or coaches which is left to the administrators.Zeka said she wanted to help out and trusted her administrator to steer her in the right direction.It was the board’s consensus that a board member should only serve on such committees only if he/she gets board approval first.————In other school board business:•Susan’s Photography was named the official photographer and will take school pictures for the 2016-17 academic year.•The USD 353 school district has refunded the general obligation bonds for the safety/security construction project after receiving an “A” rating by Standards and Poor. The refunding will save taxpayers $1.7 million with better interest rates.“It should be noted this is a much better than the State of Kansas has under Governor Brownback and his extremist led legislature,” wrote Rick Weiss, Wellington Superintendent in the agenda packet. “Evidently, they have more faith in USD 353 than the state.”•The following employment changes were approved at USD 353.Resignations include:– Dr. Raj Sharma – USD 353 Special Education Director;– Buck – assistant WHS coach;– Stephanie Ryan – fifth grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary;– Jayme Lowe: WHS assistant cheerleading sponsor;– Ryan – head football coach/ P.E. teacher;– Marcia Dickinson – USD 353 Food Service Employee.Hirings include:– Molly Callaway – WMS Functional Special Education Teacher;– Ann Biles: Title 1 Supplemental Contract for $2,000 – funded by Title 1;– Sabrina Torneden: Title 1 Supplemental Contract for $2,000 – funded by Title 1.– Margarita Barnett: .5 WHS Spanish teacher and .5 District ELL Coordinator;-Chelsea Urban: WHS Spanish Teacher;– Karen Herrington: Secretary at Kennedy Elementary School.•The board heard word that the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund from the Kansas Star Casino has provided a $35,234.36 grant to fund the Pitzco Education Modular for the sixth through eighth grade classes at WMS.•Three bids have come in for the resurface of the high school track facility. The board tabled the matter until it could hear from the track coaches on what would be the best surface to use.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more