The Allman Brothers Band

by Allman Brothers Band

(1969) Atlantic

Personnel Duane Allman - lead guitar, slide guitar; Greg Allman - Hammon organ, lead vocals; Dickey Betts - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals; Jaimo - drums and percussion; Butch Trucks - drums and percussion; Berry Oakley - bass
Description It's hard to believe this was a debut album! It's all here - driving rhythm sections, twin lead guitars playing off each other, masterful slide work, haunting vocals. What else can be said? This album is a classic!
Posted By Guy Davant (11)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 11/21/2000, Jason Tafilowski (1468) posted:
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I can't even put into words how much I love the songs on this album especially "dreams" that solo in the middle by Duane gives me chills.
On 5/29/2000, Mark Gramola (594) posted:
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Incredible. Stills leaves speechless after all these years of listening to it. Duane and Betts are an incredible combo.
On 4/28/2000, Rudy Reddout posted:
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This is even better if you can find it as the double album (single CD) set, "Beginnings" -- the Allmans' first and second albums together (2nd was Idlewild South). Some of their best songs, and of course the precious playing of slide genius Duane -- so sad that he played on so few recorded tracks (not counting his many uncredited studio jobs for Aretha Franklin and others). Dreams, Whipping Post, Revival, Elizabeth Reed, Cross To Bear, and on and on. 14 classic tracks that will make you know immediately what all the buzz was about and why some of us are still finding these songs hot and fresh 30 years later.
On 2/3/2000, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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"classic classic-rock" Mega guitar here. Check out guitar ones upcoming Duane feature article!
On 2/3/2000, Guy Davant (11) posted:
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It's hard to pick top tracks, but ones of particular interest are "Don't Want You No More," "It's not my Cross to Bear," "Dreams," and of course "Whipping Post."