The Allman Brothers Band Best Songs – 7 different lists (Billboard, Guitar World, Stereogum and more)

The original six-piece band, with Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe created inspired, utterly unique magic. From their remarkable self-titled debut album in 1969, the band succeeded in reinventing blues-based music in a way that was both visionary and true to the original material.
— Alan Paul (One Way Out – 2015)

The Allman Brothers Band’s 25 All-Time Greatest Songs

Guitar World – July 2017

1. Whipping Post (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
2. Blue Sky (1972 – Eat a Peach)
3. Midnight Rider (1970 – Idlewild South)
4. Dreams (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
5. It’s Not My Cross to Bear (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
6. Melissa (1972 – Eat a Peach)
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
8. Jessica (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
9. Revival (1970 – Idlewild South)
10. Ramblin’ Man (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
11. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (1972 – Eat a Peach)
12. Les Brers in A Minor (1972 – Eat a Peach)
13. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (1970 – Idlewild South)
14. Statesboro Blues (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
15. Mountain Jam (Live) (1972 – Eat a Peach)
16. Nobody Knows (1991 – Shades of Two Worlds)
17. Little Martha (1972 – Eat a Peach)
18. One Way Out (1972 – Eat a Peach)
19. Come and Go Blues (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
20. Black Hearted Woman (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
21. Seven Turns (1990 – Seven Turns)
22. You Don’t Love Me (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
23. No One to Run With (1994 – An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set)
24. Hot ‘Lanta (1971 – At Fillmore East)
25. Stormy Monday (1971 – At Fillmore East)


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November 20: The late great Duane Allman was born in 1946

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“I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it.., seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me.”
― Duane Allman

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December 8: The late Gregg Allman was born in 1947


Gregory LeNoir “Gregg” Allman (born December 8, 1947) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for performing in the Allman Brothers Band. He was born and spent much of his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Daytona Beach, Florida. He and his brother, Duane Allman, developed an interest in music in their teens, and began performing in the Allman Joys in the mid-1960s. In 1967, they relocated to Los Angeles and were renamed the Hour Glass, releasing two albums for Liberty Records. In 1969, he and Duane regrouped to form the Allman Brothers Band, which settled in Macon, Georgia.

He died 27th of May this year, R.I.P.

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November 4: The Allman Brothers Band released their eponymous album in 1969

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 “It might seem strange to apply the adjective “lovely” to a heavy-white-blues album, but that is what this record so paradoxically is. Sometimes it sounds like what Led Zeppelin might have been if they weren’t hung up on gymnastics. Sometimes it sounds like the more-lyrical Louisiana cousins of Johnny Winter. But what it is consistently is subtle, and honest, and moving. “
– Lester Bangs (Rolling Stone Magazine)

The Allman Brothers Band, released in 1969, was the debut album of  the Allman Brothers Band.

“Dreams” and “Whipping Post” would become the basis for two of The Allman Brothers’ most famed epic concert numbers.

In April 1969 the Allman Brothers Band moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Macon, Georgia. They first rented a house at 309 College Street. The front album cover photo was taken at the entrance of the College House (now owned by Mercer University) right next door at 315 College Street. The back cover photo of the album was taken at the Bond Tomb at Rose Hill Cemetery located at 1091 Riverside Drive in Macon. “Don’t Want You No More” is a cover of a 1967 song by The Spencer Davis Group.

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Nov 20: Guitar legend Duane Allman was born in 1946

“I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it.., seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me.”
― Duane Allman

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