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Allman Brothers Band
« on: November 11, 2015, 05:23:24 PM »
Formed in 1969 The Allman Brothers Band, Probably the greatest jam band I've ever witnessed or heard, initially consisted of Greg Allman (vocals, keyboards), Duane Allman (guitars) Dickie Betts (guitars, vocals), Berry Oakley (bass), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jaimoe Johanson (drums). Boasting a twin guitar, twin drum attack, this band could extended jam with the best of them, and for my money they were the best at it. They also pretty much were the original blue print of the southern rock format. The first two albums "The Allman Brothers Band" and "Idle Wild South" were true classics, but the breakthrough came in 1971 when "Live At Fillmore East" was released with long extended jams of the songs from the first two records, going on to become regarded as one of the Greatest live records ever recorded. Duane Allman would die in a motorcycle accident that same year. "Eat a Peach" released in 1972 (half studio/half live) was dedicated to Duane, but tragedy struck the band again when Berry Oakley was also killed in a motorcycle crash. Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Lamar Williams (bass) would join the band for "Brothers and Sisters" in 1973 producing Ramblin Man among others. Internal problems and heavy drug use in the band had taken it's toll on the band by 1975 and by the last two albums "Win, Lose or Draw" (75) and "Wipe the windows, check the oil, one dollar gas" (76) most of the magic was gone and they would break up in 1976 ending the first incarnation of the band.

In 1979 they would reform with Greg Allman/Dickie Betts/Butch Trucks/Jaimoe Johanson and the addition of Dan Toler (guitar) and David Goldflies (bass) making the album "Enlightened Rogues" (79) to minor success. followed by "Reach the Sky" (80) and "Brothers Of The Road" (81). The band would break up again in 1982 ending a mediocre at best reformation attempt.

In 1989 the bands fortunes would turn again, as they regrouped for their 20th anniversary and toured. The Greg Allman/Dickie Betts/Butch Trucks/Jaimoe Johanson/Warren Haynes/Allen Woody/Mark Quinones lineup would be born and the "Seven Turns" (1990) album released to major critical acclaim as a return to form. Next up was "Shades of Two Worlds" (92) and the live "An Evening With The Allman brothers Band First Set" (92) The band was on fire during this time and gaining momentum and hitting it's stride. Next up was "Where it All Begins" (94), Woodstock 94, and the live "An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band Second Set" (95) and their induction into the rock and roll hall of fame. Massive touring continued with the H.O.R.D.E. festival runs. I saw the band live countless times during that 1990- 1999 run, every show SPECTACULAR with the greatest guitar and drum jams I've ever witnessed. But by 2000 Dickie Betts was asked to leave and that ended that incarnation of GREATNESS that was the true comeback of the Allman Brothers Band IMO. Warren Haynes would leave the band in 97 but would return in 2000 after Bett's departure. By now Oteil Burbridge (bass) was in the band along with Derek Trucks (guitar) that lineup would release the final studio album "Hittin the Note" in 2003 and would remain a stable unit touring up until their final show at the Beacon Theatre NY October of 2014 ending the long journey of their career.

Many of the shows by this band that I was able to see in the 90's truly had to be seen to be believed as they saying goes "I guess ya had to be there" as it was some of the hardest hitting jamming I've ever seen. It's not hard to see what I'm talkin about, there are countless live albums, dvd's, and official bootlegs out there and most are worth every penny and then some. Absolutely one of my favorite bands. when they were on, They couldn't be touched.

 Jessica (Woodstock 94)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oABKdtbLPmQ

Whipping Post (Great Woods 91) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAmXHZvETJY

In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Germany 91) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GxKMUzENoo

Soulshine (Woodstock 94)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KYa1bmudQc

End of the Line (Germany 91)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FCQwv82FV8
 
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Re: Allman Brothers Band
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 08:10:42 PM »
Whipping Post Fillmore East 1970 with Duane: Smokin version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUvxRjYqjEQ
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Re: Allman Brothers Band
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 01:44:23 AM »
Killer Blues:

It's Not My Cross To Bear; 1969:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0IDpgREvF8
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Re: Allman Brothers Band
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 05:12:14 PM »
I Have seen this band 10 times they are always great.

Midnight Rider   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnKFtJB0ALc

In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed original   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz3v4nHFr0A

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Re: Allman Brothers Band
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Re: Allman Brothers Band
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 07:33:07 PM »
Greg Allman's last recordings to be released on posthumous album "Southern Blood" on Sept. 8th.

http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/News/en-us/Gregg-Allman-Southern-Blood.aspx
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Re: Allman Brothers Band
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 02:29:18 PM »
here is one of the first songs released from Southern Blood.

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