Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Allman Brothers Band

Artist:  The Allman Brothers Band
Origin:  Macon, Georgia, USA
Genre:  Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock , Boogie Rock, Hard Rock, Slide Guitar Blues

Original line-up:

Duane Allman:  Guitar, Slide Guitar
Gregg Allman:  Organ, Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Dickey Betts:  Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Berry Oakley:  Bass, Vocals
Butch Trucks: Drums, Timpani
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson:   Drums, Percussion

The Allman Brothers Band was an American Southern Rock Band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (Slide Guitar, Lead Guitar), and Gregg Allman (Vocals, Keyboards), Dickey Betts (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Berry Oakley (Bass), Butch Trucks (Drums) and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (Drums).  They also incorporate elements of Blues, Jazz, and Country Music.  The Allman Brothers Band was the most influential Rock Group in America, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, Blackfoot and more.  The band retired in 2014.  The band has been awarded eleven Gold and five Platinum Albums, and was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

Title:  Merriweather Post Pavilion, 19th July 1979  (2017)
Genre:  Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock , Boogie Rock, Hard Rock, Slide Guitar Blues
Label:  Silver Dollar
Rating:   *****


 1.  Don't Want You No More  (2:23)
 2.  It's Not My Cross To Bear  (5:08)
 3.  Can't Take It With You  (3:55)
 4.  Blue Sky  (4:35)
 5.  Need your Love So Bad  (4:36)
 6.  Crazy Love  (3:31)
 7.  Statesboro Blues  (4:20)
 8.  Try It One More Time  (5:06)
 9.  One Way Out  (7:55)
10. Southbound  (7:07)
11. Whipping Post  (11:11)
12. Ramblin' Man  (6:51)
13. Midnight Rider:  (3:13)


Gregg Allman:  Keyboards, Vocals
Dickey Betts:  Guitar, Vocals
Dan Toler:  Guitar
David Goldflies:  Bass
Jaimoe Johanson:  Percussion, Drums
Butch Trucks:  Percussion, Drums
Jim Essery:  Harmonica
Bonnie Bramlett:  Vocals

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 19th July 1979 is the live album by The Allman Brothers Band, was released on February 24, 2017 by Silver Dollar, recorded live at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia Maryland July 19th 1979.

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