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Allmans guitarist Dickey Betts wrote this. Elizabeth Reed Napier is buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, where Betts would often write. He used the name from her headstone as the title because he did not want to reveal who the song was really about.
Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried in the same cemetery as Elizabeth Reed Napier.
This was the first original instrumental song by The Allman Brothers.
Betts wrote this is based on Miles Davis' "All Blues." While Davis had been incorporating elements of Rock into his Jazz, Betts used pieces of Jazz for this Rock instrumental. Jazz rhythms make excellent use of the 2-drummer format the Allmans use.
This is one of their live favorites. It usually evolves into a lengthy jam.
At concerts, this was a showcase for Allman's drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, who performed a drum solo at the end.
The live version on At Fillmore East takes up almost a whole side. Because of the extended jams, it became a double album, but the band insisted it be priced close to a single album.
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