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On February 22nd DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN – Live At Rockpalast 1978 + 2008 (3CD+2DVD Set) and COMMANDER CODY – Live At Rockpalast 1980 (CD/DVD Set) two new rereleases will be added to our Rockpalast catalogue.
DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN:
When Dickey Betts entered the stage on the second Rockpalast rock night in 1978, it quickly became apparent that this Saturday, after MOTHERS FINEST, another great moment in the Rockpalast’s decade-long history would be written. Dickey Betts, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, and his band Great Southern were bubbling with enthusiasm and fired their songs and solos from their wrists into the millions of viewers on European screens (many countries were connected to the ARD live broadcast via Eurovision). The epic “Jessica” for example, a Dickey Betts title that was already successful with the Allman Brothers, or “Ramblin’ Man”, a classic in the history of Southern Rock.
30 years later, in 2008 at the Museumsplatz in Bonn, Dickey Betts is on stage with his son Duane. But after a generation change the concert didn’t sound like it yet, both beds had a lot of fun on stage. The core of the joint performance was the almost 20-minute “In MemoryOf Elizabeth Reed”, originally released in 1970 on the second Allman Brothers Band album “Idlewild South”. Dickey Betts had written this piece, he can still remember Elizabeth Reed, who at the time was associated with his friend Boz Scaggs of the Steve Miller Band: “She was Hispanic and somewhat dark and mysterious-and she really used it to her advantage and played it to the hilt.” There’s also a jam with the colleagues from SPIRIT!
George Frayne aka COMMANDER CODY had already written rock history with his LOST PLANET AIRMEN, when he came to Europe in 1980 without his longtime accompanying band to promote his new album “Lose It Tonight”. From old common “Airmen days” only George’s longtime friend and companion, the famous guitarist Bill Kirchen, was still with him. Otherwise George had thrown his accompanying crew after the 1977 album “Rock And Roll Again” once completely through. Of course Cody played on this set material from the then current album to promote it properly. But the master also added enough hits to the program to really get the ball rolling in Cologne: “Riot In Cell Block #9″, “Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar”, “Rock That Boogie” and of course “Hot Rod Lincoln”.
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