Thursday, August 12, 2010


Recorded live at various venues in California and New York between 1972 and 1975. Originally released on Capricorn (0177). Includes liner notes by Mike Hyland and Mark Pucci.

By 1976, it had been five years since the release of the Allman Brothers' breakthrough (and all-time classic) release LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST. With the band calling it quits, the Allmans record company decided this would be the perfect time to issue a follow-up--WIPE THE WINDOWS, CHECK THE OIL, DOLLAR GAS.

With original members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley deceased, the mid-'70s Allmans line-up was patched up by bassist Lamar Williams and second keyboardist Chuck Leavell, helping to show that the group still could work their in-concert magic. With "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" the only song from the FILLMORE release to reappear here, such post-Duane gems as "Jessica" and "Ramblin' Man" shine in a live setting, making WIPE THE WINDOWS a worthy addition to any Allman fan's album collection.

Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) paper sleeve pressing. Universal. 2009.

The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, guitar, organ, Clavinet); Richard Betts (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Chuck Leavell (piano, electric piano, background vocals); Lamarr Williams (electric bass); Butch Trucks (drums, tympani, percussion); Jaimoe (drums, percussion).

Engineers include: Johnny Sandlin, Tom Flye, Tom Scott.

Tracks :

01.Introduction by Bill Graham
02.Wasted words
04.Ramblin' man
05.In memory of Elizabeth Reed
06.Ain't wastin' time no more
07.Come and go blues
08.Can't lose what you never had
09.Don't want you no more
10.It's not my cross to bear


  1. Many thanks, great choice of music.


  2. oops ! missed this one on release, great stuff, should make a great sound track for the weekend. many thanks, cheers from Oz.

  3. this live lp was never given the credit it deserves because it is so overshadowed by the Fillmore east live album, but I have always enjoyed listening to this from time to time. It is a good addition to any ABB collection. Different in the way that it doesn't have as many long jams as Fillmore and has a slightly different sound overall. The group still remained a blues group at heart, but the loss of Duane Allman changed the group in many ways. Dickey Betts had to step up and he certainly did. Writing more songs and becoming the focal guitar player. All Im saying is give this album a chance. I don't think you will be disappointed.It is a good addition to any ABB collection

  4. Long time after the fact but thank you! I scratched mine :(

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