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Old 06. Aug 2017, 01:23 PM   #901 (permalink)
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Listening to ABB, Live @Fillmore, Elizabeth Reed (my favorite of all)...

Bo: My niece is at Mercer Law School, her fiance is a partner at a Macon firm his Great Grandfather started (Don't remember the name, I think it maybe a single name?)... they represented the ABB Family for a long time (still do I think), including Gregg's kids that live around Savannah.

They were all at the Funeral, my niece was amazed at how much he was loved, she never saw joy like that, not just the grief.

She's 24 now, didn't appreciate who they were, she is now a rabid fan, calls my Son frequently to ask for more and more new things to listen to, Gregg solo, Live (Ludlow's Garage, Beacon Theater), Bootlegs, new generation (Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks), Duane on Layla, Boz Scaggs, Muscle Shoals, visited Elizabeth Reed's grave, all things ABB.

She is a convert and a believer, can't believe music like this was actually played live!!!!

Slowly it happens, one by one.
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Old 06. Aug 2017, 09:42 PM   #902 (permalink)
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windyctyprog, I got into ABB when I went to Mercer. What you telling me about your niece sounds familiar, getting into the whole ABB thing was part of the process of being an student and living in Middle Georgia. Those years were a wonderful experience for me that touched my life forever. Got so many memories and small details from my time there, Macon touched my life forever.

In my junior year, I lived a block away from the H&H. Me and my house mates used to walk the block and get in the back door, and say hello to mama Louise when she turned around to see who was coming in. I have a cousin who married a Georgia boy, she lives in Oregon but she has become an Allman Brothers fan, she went to the H&H last year so I know its still open. Your niece probably eats there all the time. Going there is part of being an ABB fan. Just like visiting Duane's and Berry's grave. And now Gregg's.

Tell your niece I say hello, show her my icon (Duane's An anthology album cover).

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Bo, I definitely will, in fact, I am going to send her your reply as a direct link.

BTW, following them from 1969 on, my pilgrimages to Macon were always eventful, I know H&H well, I know Louise well, as a patron, not personally.

Small world, it always is, isn't it?
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Bo, I definitely will, in fact, I am going to send her your reply as a direct link.

BTW, following them from 1969 on, my pilgrimages to Macon were always eventful, I know H&H well, I know Louise well, as a patron, not personally.

Small world, it always is, isn't it?
I did that walk so many times that walking via the back door into the H is fresh in my mind. Right before dinner, many a times we watched in the old and missed Channel 17 Superstation old reruns of Andy Griffith and after dinner, the Braves games. Or, if we went to a party or one of the college bars (I remember one called O'learis), we watched the rerun of the Braves game at 2AM.

Mercer had a program called "Wonderful Wednesday", for college kids it was great. There were no classes on Wednesdays. So, Tuesday nights were like Fridays nights. I don't remember if the Law school had the program or if its still going. It worked out pretty nice.

Ask your niece if she know were the picture of Duane fishing in the lake was taken. It took me years to figure it out. Like so many things about Duane, there are 2 or 4 versions of the same incident or thing related to him. Part of the growing legend. Some say it was in Lake Tobesofkee outside of Macon, others say is around Muscle shoals, Alabama, and some say is Lake Okeechobee north of Miami. But no, its somewhere else. See, if she knows.

Have her listen to this. There are many stories of the time when Duane met Clapton and became musical brothers. What they thought of each other, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64e-QkJiTMc

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