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Posted: 31 August 2007
The original studio recording of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" is the
fourth song on the group's 1970 album Idlewild South. It is an
instrumental song written by guitarist Dickey Betts, the first of
several Allmans instrumentals to be written by him, and the first
original instrumental song written by a member of the band.
The song is named after a headstone Betts saw at the Rose Hill Cemetery
in Macon, Georgia. By no coincidence both Duane Allman and Berry
Oakley are buried in the same cemetery as Elizabeth Reed, as it was a
place frequented by the band in their early days, for relaxing and
writing songs, among other things.
"Elizabeth Reed" has appeared on numerous Allman Brothers live
albums, first and most notably At Fillmore East, which many fans and
critics believe is the definitive rendition.
] Fillmore East recording
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