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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

U.S. Manufacturing Hits The Road, Alive, Well and Kicking!

first_imgThe evolution of manufacturingI was honored to represent Dell EMC at this kick-off event, which was hosted by Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr, a good friend and the new chair of the NAM Board. However, some of you may be wondering why start a manufacturing tour in Central Texas? When you think of the Austin area – also known as the Silicon Hills – the image of a typical, middle-America factory town doesn’t exactly spring to mind.And yet, it’s right at the heart of an evolution in manufacturing. There is a digital transformation underway in this industry and there are hundreds of businesses in Central Texas – from Emerson and Dell EMC to software companies and small start-ups – who are helping to usher in a new era in modern manufacturing. Austin has numerous examples of companies working together to modernize manufacturing in the U.S. but the same exciting story is being emulated throughout the country.Painting a picture of modern manufacturingSo, what does modern manufacturing look like? Manufacturing is learning from other industries that have been successful in adopting new approaches to technology to gain a competitive edge. Instead of resisting technology, manufacturing is now embracing ways to do things faster, smarter and better. Today’s factories now have the IT tools to collect, analyze and act on data in real time to optimize their operations, lower costs, increase throughput and gain a competitive edge.Let me give you some practical examples. Energy producers are reducing downtime and improving profitability by remotely monitoring critical equipment (think of a refinery or an off-shore oil rig) with sensors, edge gateways and sophisticated cloud-hosted analytics tools. This reduces potential employee exposure to hazardous conditions while helping the company to leverage expertise wherever it may exist. In other industries, such as automobile manufacturing, factories are using technology to do real-time testing and quality control during the assembly process to make adjustments and prevent potential problems before they occur.Lines blurring between IT and factory systemsSo, as you can see, it’s no longer a case of information technology (IT) being confined to the data center and the office with operational technology (OT) (factory systems) on the manufacturing floor. We’re now seeing the lines blur between IT and OT with embedded devices and sensors connecting and talking to previously siloed systems within a manufacturing facility. We’re experiencing how the Industrial Internet of Things – IIoT – can help customers get a more accurate and holistic picture of their performance.Partners who can add valueOf course, harnessing all this data and connecting all of the parts and players requires a complex ecosystem of experienced technology partners and a workforce with the skills needed to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy. This is where companies like Emerson and Dell EMC can add expertise and value. Dell EMC has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with Emerson over the years, from developing data center standards and collaborating on the launch of multiple OEM products all the way through to the solutions that power automation processes on the factory floor. Today, we are working together to help manufacturing customers harness the power of the Internet of Things.Using technology to make manufacturing more competitiveI believe that modern manufacturing has a huge role to play in the global economy and can continue to positively impact the lives of millions of American families. However, we need to make manufacturing more competitive. We need to use technology to reinvent processes and strengthen the industry’s ability to hire workers with the skills needed in this digital age. We can absolutely enable new jobs if we have technology and manufacturing working together in tandem. Above all else, manufacturing needs to attract our best and brightest young people. The industry offers a lifelong, rewarding career with the chance to design and build a new high-tech, high-touch future. It’s exciting stuff!Global competition and increasing customer demands are certainly changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, but I think we’re all ready to embrace the challenge head-on. Dell EMC is proud to contribute to the digital transformation of this vital industry. Join the conversation and be part of the solution. I would love to hear your views and am happy to answer your questions. I also invite you to check out the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” video, which features two Dell EMC team members and highlights the many facets of a career in modern manufacturing.Keep in touch by following Dell EMC OEM or IoT on LinkedIn. While traditional manufacturing in the U.S. has certainly had to contend with ups and downs over the last few decades, the good news is that the modern industry is alive, well and kicking. In fact, right now, it is driving a huge innovation revolution across the U.S. This was the strong, take-away message to policy makers and elected officials from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the start of its annual tour last week in Round Rock, Texas.last_img read more

Inter look to boost squad with Mertens

first_imgInter are working on a plan to bring Dries Mertens to the club next summer, according to reports. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The Belgian is out of contract at the San Paolo in June, and Tuttosport states that the Nerazzurri are pondering on the idea of whether to make an approach for the 32-year-old. Coach Antonio Conte is seeking another striker and with Alexis Sanchez returning to Manchester United in the summer, Inter are looking to Mertens to fill the gap left by Sanchez.Advertisement Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is another option, but Conte would like the Frenchman in now, as opposed to waiting to next summer. It looks unlikely that Mertens will renew with Napoli, as the clubs continue to wrangle over a contract extension. Read Also:Inter Milan ready to pull out of Giroud race The Belgian joined the Partenopei in the summer of 2013. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fury Vows to Beat AJ at 25 Stone

first_imgJoshua, who has been called out by WBC title holder Deontay Wilder, took to social media to label Fury “fat” and ordered him to “get fit” if a fight between the pair is to happen.However, Fury responded by claiming he’d beat his fierce domestic rival despite weighing “25 stone”, calling Joshua “useless”.“This is a message to the weight-lifter, big Anthony Joshua – the tough man. Who told me to get fit?” Fury said on Instagram.“To be honest with you, I don’t need to get fit to fight somebody like you, at all.“I’ll come to you and I’ll punch your face in for you. Even at 25 stone.“So I really don’t need to get fit for you, put it that way.”Following Joshua’s 10th-round stoppage against Carlos Takam last month, Fury states he has figured out Joshua’s game, insisting the reigning heavyweight champion has “no stamina”.“I’ve seen what you’re about,” he added. “Useless – no gas, no stamina, too many weights. You want to practise on a bit more speed and less power.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tyson Fury claims he could beat Anthony Joshua at 25 stone and vowed to “punch his face in” after Joshua called Fury “fat” and told him to “get fit”.Fury, who welcomed a fight with Joshua at Wembley next summer, has not fought since dethroning long-time heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.The 29-year old is currently waiting for a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping for a suspended drugs ban, a period which has seen Fury gain weight through inactivity.last_img read more