Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Allman Brothers Band - "Please Call Home" movie on DVD


I have been waiting for this one for awhile - a film about the Allman Brothers Band's time in Macon, when they lived at the "Big House". The big house was their home from 1970-1973. This is where most of them lived at one time or another. It was where many of the songs were written, and where they rehearsed. It was also the last place Duane Allman was at before his death on October 29, 1971. The house has a long history, and is currently owned by Kirk West, the ABB's road manager. It acts as a museum, as well, with many historical items from the band's long history.

From the website, www.thebighousemuseum.org:

"You’ll be able to sit on the front porch where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley whiled away all those hot Southern afternoons, making music, making friends and making history. You can walk up the steps to that porch and almost hear the footsteps of Jaimoe or Butch Trucks or Chuck Leavell walking up beside you. Those bells you hear in the distance on a Sunday morning? They’ll ring forever in Dickey Betts’ “Blue Sky.” You’ll find out what it was about the place that made it magic, that made it special, that made it home—so much so that when Gregg Allman wrote, “Please Call Home,” this is the home he was writing about. This is where the journey began and the Big House Foundation is now making this one little stretch of Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia the road that goes on forever. "

"Please Call Home" was made by Bright Blue Sky Productions and The Big House Foundation and was produced as a fundraiser for the Big House Foundation. Visit the website, www.pleasecallhomethemovie.com.

2 comments:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Can I just quit my job and spend 40 hours a week watching great DVDs, such as this one??????

I have to see this.

Duane, even though he died long before I had ever heard of him, continues to have a special place in my heart and remains one of the best slide guitarist ever.

LocateBlogger said...

Great blog,many of the bands listed here I've never heard before.