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Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Muskrat » 20 Sep 2018, 01:05

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Betts, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter and founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist, went out to his backyard on Little Sarasota Bay and while playing with the family dog, slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain.

Betts has been sedated at an undisclosed local hospital following the accident that occurred Monday evening at the Osprey home he shares with wife, Donna.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby never/ever » 20 Sep 2018, 02:08

Man, it's tough being an Allmans fan these days.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Sep 2018, 02:10

The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73. Some of my favorite music, really.

Glad I saw them with Greg and Dickie in the '90s. Hopefully, this will turn out to be nothing.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Muskrat » 20 Sep 2018, 02:39

He had what was characterized as a minor stroke in August, and may not have fully recovered.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby John aka Josh » 20 Sep 2018, 20:25

Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73. Some of my favorite music, really.

Glad I saw them with Greg and Dickie in the '90s. Hopefully, this will turn out to be nothing.




Many of the live albums with Warren Hayes are stellar too.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Sep 2018, 20:37

John aka Josh wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73. Some of my favorite music, really.

Glad I saw them with Greg and Dickie in the '90s. Hopefully, this will turn out to be nothing.




Many of the live albums with Warren Hayes are stellar too.



Warren and Derek Trucks
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby C » 20 Sep 2018, 21:23

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73. Some of my favorite music, really.

Glad I saw them with Greg and Dickie in the '90s. Hopefully, this will turn out to be nothing.




Many of the live albums with Warren Hayes are stellar too.



Warren and Derek Trucks


Absolutely!


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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 20 Sep 2018, 21:24

Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73.


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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

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Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73.


Definitely!





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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby John aka Josh » 20 Sep 2018, 22:31

C wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:The Allmans were practically as good as any band from '69 - '73.


Definitely!





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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Jimbo » 20 Sep 2018, 23:06

C wrote:
Walk In My Shadow wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:


Many of the live albums with Warren Hayes are stellar too.



Warren and Derek Trucks


Absolutely!


It may be sacrilegious but One Way Out might be better than Fillmore...

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Get well soon Dickey.


People laud the Fillmore album as their best live and I disagree. I was off the Allmans for a while until I heard them do their stuff live (on TV) at Woodstock 90 and they were amazing. I had watched every act live at that festival and the Allmans blew away anything I'd heard. Since then I have been a loyal fan and not dismissing them or their newer material since Duane's death.

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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Osgood » 21 Sep 2018, 11:03

C wrote:

It may be sacrilegious but One Way Out might be better than Fillmore...

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I wouldn't argue that, at least not in a hard way.

It has nothing to do with wishing him well, of course, but I have some kind of mixed emotions about Dickey's musical contributions to ABB. He's responsible of some of the highest points in their catalogue (Revival, Liz Reed, Les Bres) but also of the country rock tunes that I have always felt so alien to their soul, even if some of them were good songs. My view is that his leaving was fundamental for the band to fully recover the magic of the first recordings.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby C » 21 Sep 2018, 14:12

Osgood wrote:It has nothing to do with wishing him well, of course, but I have some kind of mixed emotions about Dickey's musical contributions to ABB. He's responsible of some of the highest points in their catalogue (Revival, Liz Reed, Les Bres) but also of the country rock tunes that I have always felt so alien to their soul, even if some of them were good songs. My view is that his leaving was fundamental for the band to fully recover the magic of the first recordings.


Very interesting observations to which I wouldn't necessarily disagree.

Which country rock songs do you feel are 'alien to their soul'....?




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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Osgood » 21 Sep 2018, 15:35

C wrote:
Osgood wrote:It has nothing to do with wishing him well, of course, but I have some kind of mixed emotions about Dickey's musical contributions to ABB. He's responsible of some of the highest points in their catalogue (Revival, Liz Reed, Les Bres) but also of the country rock tunes that I have always felt so alien to their soul, even if some of them were good songs. My view is that his leaving was fundamental for the band to fully recover the magic of the first recordings.


Very interesting observations to which I wouldn't necessarily disagree.

Which country rock songs do you feel are 'alien to their soul'....?




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That's how I feel about songs like Ramblin' Man, Blue Sky, Brothers on the Road or Seven Turns, and a bunch more during the crap years between Brothers and Sisters and Seven Turns.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Sep 2018, 15:38

"Rambling Man" and "Blue Sky?" Good Lord...
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Osgood » 21 Sep 2018, 16:07

Matt Wilson wrote:"Rambling Man" and "Blue Sky?" Good Lord...

You can read again my previous post, I don't mean they're bad tunes, in fact they are quite good, but to me they don't sound like things Duane would have done. That's what I mean as aliens to their soul.


Edit, I fucked up, Duane was in Big Sky. But still I think I have a point. Somehow.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 21 Sep 2018, 18:20

Osgood may not be wrong.

For a while I dug into Betts' solo stuff and it didn't quite match up the Allman's stuff.

Mind you, Greg's solo stuff didn't either.
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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 21 Sep 2018, 18:21

'cept for the album he did with Cher.



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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Hightea » 21 Sep 2018, 18:55

Jimbo wrote:
Woodstock 90


you mean Woodstock 94. That was a stellar performance (I was there). Saw several shows around that time all excellent.

Get well Dickie.

While I love other periods of Allman Brothers Live nothing compares to those Fillmore concerts from what I've heard. Although there are many great live performances.

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Re: Dickey Betts in critical condition

Postby Still Baron » 21 Sep 2018, 19:22

Matt Wilson wrote:"Rambling Man" and "Blue Sky?" Good Lord...


Yeah, I don’t buy that AT ALL.
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