Radio Man’s Fave with the Allman Brothers…

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Midnight Ride

The Allman Brothers Band were an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969[2] by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group’s first two studio releases, The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Idlewild South (1970) (both released by Capricorn Records), stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post“, and is considered among the best live albums ever made.

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  1. Absolutely incredible band over so many years with many different line ups and talent .

    I regret that I missed a good opportunity to see them several years ago .

  2. I remember back in the Seventies. I had just bought a Sansui amp, a Sony turntable and a beautiful set of Advent speakers. I put on the “Live at the Filmore East” and was immediately swept up into the experience of The Allman Brothers.
    It is one of those albums that I play and play and never get tired of. Each playing reveals something musical either in the instruments or the vocals.

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