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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Gregg Allman Reply with quote

Mentioned on this morning's news & in the paper is the death of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers band. Perhaps most famous for the instrumental track 'Jessica', which was used as the theme to TVs Top Gear. Interestingly referred to as a song by the BBC Breakfast presenters!
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another sad loss. I always loved Jessica JW used to play it on his Radio 1 lunchtime show a lot.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was (and still am) a big Gregg fan...and of course, The Allman Brothers. They virtually invented Southern rock. And Jessica isn't a usual Allman's type track. No...they were all about the blues. Like this, from the first album.

Not My Cross To Bear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdKx9O31A0

Also, The Allman Brothers ; Live at the Fillmore East, is one of the great live albums. Gregg's brother Duane, was one of the finest exponents of the slide guitar, ever. I had the pleasure of seeing Gregg perform this next one, when he was at The Barbican, back in 2011. No Duane, of course, as he died back in the early 70's in a motorcycle accident (he plays slide on Layla, btw, in case there is anyone out there who doesn't know), but there was Gregg, with his great soul vocals, perched at his Hammond organ. A long overdue thrill for me, as I missed out on their Knebworth gig, back in the day. My girlfriend at the time, went. For some stupid reason, I chose not to....Tim Buckley was also on the bill that year. I never got to see Tim, sadly, but eventually wa able to scratch the Gregg itch. He had already had a liver transplant by that time, but was still on top form, touring his album Low Country Blues, which is a cracker.

Statesboro Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux6ee4aWehw

But my favourite record of his, is the solo album Laid Back, which the said girlfriend bought me, all those years ago. With this version of Midnight Rider, which will be the song that he is forever associated with. Well worth buying...or downloading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJoBRMVzzMU

Anything he ever did, is worth listening to. A true giant of rock music.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That first album, from 1969, is a classic.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I was (and still am) a big Gregg fan...and of course, The Allman Brothers. They virtually invented Southern rock. And Jessica isn't a usual Allman's type track. No...they were all about the blues. Like this, from the first album.

Not My Cross To Bear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdKx9O31A0

Also, The Allman Brothers ; Live at the Fillmore East, is one of the great live albums. Gregg's brother Duane, was one of the finest exponents of the slide guitar, ever. I had the pleasure of seeing Gregg perform this next one, when he was at The Barbican, back in 2011. No Duane, of course, as he died back in the early 70's in a motorcycle accident (he plays slide on Layla, btw, in case there is anyone out there who doesn't know), but there was Gregg, with his great soul vocals, perched at his Hammond organ. A long overdue thrill for me, as I missed out on their Knebworth gig, back in the day. My girlfriend at the time, went. For some stupid reason, I chose not to....Tim Buckley was also on the bill that year. I never got to see Tim, sadly, but eventually wa able to scratch the Gregg itch. He had already had a liver transplant by that time, but was still on top form, touring his album Low Country Blues, which is a cracker.

Statesboro Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux6ee4aWehw

But my favourite record of his, is the solo album Laid Back, which the said girlfriend bought me, all those years ago. With this version of Midnight Rider, which will be the song that he is forever associated with. Well worth buying...or downloading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJoBRMVzzMU

Anything he ever did, is worth listening to. A true giant of rock music.


Three great tracks there oldraver. Thanks for sharing them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, your Lordship. One more for you. This is a favourite clip of Gregg, on the Flo and Eddie Show...once of The Turtles and occasional Mothers Of Invention members.

Come And Go Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQ8o0QC7Bw
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again raver.
Here's one that reminds me of my last holiday in Canada in 2006 (it really doesn't seem 11 years ago!) and I remember hearing it playing on the car radio: Allman Brothers 'Ramblin Man'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VxoXn-0Ezs
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be glad to know that Ramblin' Man has been an earworm since I read your post a few days ago. Unfortunately, I don't have memories of Canada to go with it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Jones' show this evening is a tribute to Gregg Allman. One of the tracks featured is 'Come & Go Blues'.
Still not a bad earworm to have Raver!
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