Saturday, July 04, 2009

Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks - 1983 - Geneva , NY



Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks features Dickey Betts and Butch Trucks (Allman Bros), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) and Chuck Leavell (Allman Bros & Sea Level). Unlike most Southern Rock bands in the early 80's, this band did not venture into AOR territory. Instead, this is fairly classic Southern Rock, with songs of The Allman Brothers, and Jimmy Hall and Dickey Betts solo cuts. It's a soundboard recording of a gig they played in Geneva, NY, on Jimmy's birthday. The sound is a little thin at the start, but it gets better with the second song. Vocal duties are being shared by both Dickey and Jimmy. I don't know if they ever recorded any studio demos, but this is very nice anyway. The kind of band you'd love to hear on a Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam. I'm guessing you'll enjoy hearing this lot keep playing Southern Rock like the 80's never happened. Yay!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you reup this please! Cheers! Mary from Norway

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this one!

Spensersdada said...

Very cool. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Skydog - I'm looking for Jimmy Hall - Cadillac Tracks (1982), is it possible to upload it? It would please me very much. thank you Jan