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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby Six String » 06 Nov 2023, 15:46

Easy to understand when you’ve avoided them your entire life.
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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby robertff » 06 Nov 2023, 15:47

ChrisB wrote:Skynyrd had two songs, and one of those was awful. Dreadful band. If you want a really good bar band, try the Hold Steady.




Pretty sure I saw them live supporting someone bigger once, have to say they didn’t make much of an impression, mind you I have a feeling it might have been QotSA they were supporting, could be wrong.


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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby ChrisB » 06 Nov 2023, 16:05

I was in the urinals at Carlisle Services and the keyboard player stood next to me! We didn't shake hands :o

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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Nov 2023, 17:09

I was watching a nearly 3 hour-long doc on Skynyrd, and of course they mentioned Allman Brothers Band. Imagine, all these years I have pronounced it "AWL-MAN", but it is actually "AL-MAN" !!
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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 06 Nov 2023, 17:25

C wrote:Calm down Googs...!

The Dickey Betts solo albums and his band ones are all excellent.

Secondly, the Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks guitar line-up took some beating

Check out the superb live album: One Way Out recorded in 2003 it is absolutely superb - as good as Fillmore [well almost!]

As for Gregg's solo albums, I have two or three - including Playin' Up a Storm which you highlight. I like them.

He was better in the band - his superb voice suited the Allman's style.

I loved Lynyrd Skynyrd also but if push came to shove I'd go for The Allmans every time





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Once again (this never gets tiring) my dear old friend Stephen is mostly right.

I started investigating the Betts solo stuff once I was Allman'd out. Pretty good stuff I must stay.

As for the Haynes/Trucks line-up: they are equal to the original guitarists in my book.

Gregg's solo : I'm staying away from it.
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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby Six String » 06 Nov 2023, 18:54

I like the first solo album by Greg (Laid Back?). It took me years, a decade or so so come around. I like his version of Jackson Browne’s These Days.
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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby Hightea » 06 Nov 2023, 20:57

100% agree with SS Allmans we’re way better than LS and had way more amazing songs. I’ll also take Marshall Tucker over LS.

Agree the Allmans don’t have many albums and the solo stuff is just okay although live Greg’s solo album with No Angel.

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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby C » 06 Nov 2023, 21:18

Hightea wrote:Agree the Allmans don’t have many albums


But, like the Grateful Dead, they have many fine live albums



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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby BARON CORNY DOG » 06 Nov 2023, 21:46

Six String wrote:I like the first solo album by Greg (Laid Back?). It took me years, a decade or so so come around.


It's pretty good!
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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby C » 07 Nov 2023, 09:30

Six String wrote:Easy to understand when you’ve avoided them [Skynyrd] your entire life.


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Good lad Les

Yes, good lad

I like Skynyrd very much - I have twelve of their fourteen albums.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991, Edge of Forever and Twenty are very good Johnny-led albums

The live album Lyve from Steel Town is, in my opinion, excellent

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Notwithstanding, I'd still take The Allman's over Skynyrd.

Like The Dead, I have umpteen more live albums than studio

These are corkers:

The Fillmore Concerts - OBVIOUSLY!

Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas - UNDERRATED!

An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: First Set

An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: Second Set

One Way Out - INCREDIBLE!

Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992

Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970

Live from A&R Studios






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Re: Allman Brothers Band

Postby Hightea » 19 Nov 2023, 02:57

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:Agree the Allmans don’t have many albums


But, like the Grateful Dead, they have many fine live albums



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:lol: don't have to tell me C - saw them 10 times including multiple Beacon shows.
I'll also add I consider the Allmans bands make up a family that is still growing.
I go to Peach Festival (started by Greg Allman) which still has roots of Allman kids bands, ex members bands and other usually a mix of them all.

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