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  The Allman Brothers Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Allman Brothers Band is a pioneering and innovative Southern rock and blues group from Macon, Georgia.
The band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida on March 26, 1969, and consisted of Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals, organ), Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums) and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).
The band's rendition of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" was a straight-ahead opener, the powerful "Whipping Post" became the standard for a long, epic jam that never lost interest, while the ethereal-to-furious "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" invited comparisons to John Coltrane and Miles Davis.
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 The Allman Brothers Band - Biography - AOL Music
The band's mix of blues, country, jazz, and even classical influences, and their powerful, extended on-stage jamming altered the standards of concert performance -- other groups were known for their on-stage jamming, but when the Allman Brothers stretched a song out for 30 or 40 minutes, at their best they were exciting, never self-indulgent.
Duane Allman and his band were suddenly the new heroes to millions of mostly older teenage fans.
The whole band wasn't present for some of the album, and Gregg Allman's involvement with Cher, coupled with his serious drug problems, prevented him from participating with the rest of the group -- his vocals were added separately, on the other side of the country.
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 The Allman Brothers Band
Duane Allman, with a stint as a session guitarist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama behind him, started jammimg with Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley in Jacksonville, Fla. Duane brought in Jaimoe, a drummer he had played with before and the nucleus of the band was formed.
Duane Allman died not long after the album was certified gold, killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia (at the corner of Hillcrest and Bartlett) when he collided with a truck.
The Allman Brothers Band was no longer as popular though, and financial woes plagued both the group and Capricorn Records, which collapsed in 1979.
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 The Big House - The Allman Brothers Band Museum
The revolutionaries of record were the Allman Brothers Band, who, as the founders of what became known as Southern rock, changed the course of popular American music and turned Macon into the recording hot bed of the 1970s.
Brothers Duane and Gregg Allman had emerged from the mid-’60s Daytona Beach blues and RandB scene, and though barely out of their teens, their imposing skills were already obvious.
Their debut album, The Allman Brothers Band, was released in November 1969, and from the opening notes, it was clear that a new and different genre of music had been born.
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 ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The band was recognized by Rolling Stone for featuring four of the top 100 guitarists of all time: the late Duane Allman was cited as #2, while current guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks came in at #23 and #81, respectively.
In fact, his band, with its mix of down-home groove and instrumental virtuosity, blues-drenched soul and guitar-driven rock, and dedication to all-night jamming, laid the groundwork for what became known as the Southern Rock movement.
In October 1989, the Allman Brothers Band headlined the Beacon Theater in New York City for four nights, inaugurating a live performance tradition of multi-night stands that persists to the present.
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 The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers had many fine moments at the Fillmores, and this live double album (recorded March 12th and 13th of this year) must surely epitomize all of them.
Allman had taken over the "guitar-king" throne temporarily left vacant by Eric Clapton on the demise of the supergroup Cream.
Although this double album is unbeatable testimony to the Allman Brothers' improvisational skills, it is also evidence of how they connected with the crowds at New York's Fillmore East, and how the reciprocal energy gave birth to rock's greatest live double LP.
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 Allman Brothers Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was the first musical meeting of the group which, with the addition of Gregg Allman on vocals and Hammond organ, would become The Allman Brothers Band-one of the most acclaimed and influential groups in the history of rock and roll.
The Allman Brothers Band's sonic trademarks were all in place by the time their self-titled de-but album was released in 1969.
In the summer of 1989, the ABB launched a 20th anniversary tour with Allman, Betts, Trucks and Jaimoe com-plemented by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody.
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 Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band most recent studio album Hittin' the Note was released in March of 2003; the Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks guitar attack.
The Allman Brothers Band are particularly known for their live concerts and extended improvisational jams.
If you want to hear the Allman Brothers in their pre Allman Brothers Band days you'll want to opt for the box set as it includes material from the bands The Allman Joys, The Hour Glass.
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 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers story is inescapably about the cultural forces at work in the American South in the post World War II era, the churning emotional climate responsible for the "New South" that emerged in the early '70s and culminated in Jimmy Carter's presidency.
The Allman Brothers not only created Southern rock, but also, by virtue of the harmonic inventions of Allman/Betts and the creativity of the rhythm section, anticipated the direction American jazz was moving toward at the same time.
Meanwhile the Allman Joys were touring the roadhouse circuit, travelling from gig to gig in a broken-down station wagon and establishing a reputation as a fierce live band.
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 The Allman Brothers Band: Stand Back -- The Anthology - PopMatters Music Review
The Allman Brothers Band really lived two separate lives: its mythical formative years with founder Duane Allman and its subsequent reincarnation as a premier "jam" band kept fresh by a constant supply of young talent.
The band's glory years, of course, have been well anthologized, but they have yet to be fully examined side-by-side with the fruits of the band's later incarnation.
The Allman Brothers Band may have slipped a little in the studio, as did every single one of their contemporaries, but their late period songs show why fans cared enough to even show up at their live concerts.
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 The Allman Brothers
Although the band frequently got mired in self-indulgent, monotonous blues jams, they had piles of instrumental virtuosity, and occasionally were given fine ballads to work with by singer/organ player/main songwriter Gregg Allman.
Ironically, the band's first post-Duane record was also its most commercially successful: it topped the album charts, went gold, and featured a major hit - Betts' feel-good, up-tempo "Ramblin' Man," which not only finally put the Allman Brothers in the Top 40, but soared all the way to #2.
The Allman Brothers switched from Polydor to Arista at this point, but both of their efforts on that label were flops.
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 hip online: artists: the allman brothers band
A top concert attraction, The Allman Brothers Band has remained on a remarkably steady course with fans of all ages, playing arenas to intimate theaters and selling tickets and records all along the way.
Once again, the band decides that the best tribute to the memory of the departed brothers is to keep on playing, and so they do.
Gregg tours as the Gregg Allman Band with the Nighthawks and Mama's Pride, and also appears in Japan and the UK with Cher on guest vocals.
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 Hittin' the Note - Because Music Matters
The Allman Brothers Band was the first group to embrace the Instant Live phenomenon, where cutting edge technology enables fans to get a pristine-sounding copy of a concert within 30 minutes after it is over.
We are also proud to present the Allman Brothers Band Archive series, a collection of exceptional live shows from the early days of the band.
Brother B.O. played bass like no one before or since ever has, working off the top of the neck at times, yet never forsaking the bottom end he was sworn to uphold.
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 Hittin' The Web with The Allman Brothers Band :: Where Music Plus Friends Equals Family
The third ABB archive, Macon, 2/11/72, captures the intense spirit and determination the "5-man band era" showed as they regrouped following the loss of their leader, Duane Allman.
For Allman, 58, lead singer, keyboardist and spiritual heart and soul of Southern rock icons the Allman Brothers Band, the road seemingly has gone on forever, and taken him places filled with joy and tragedy, despair and triumph.
Allman is on the road once again this summer, on a 26-date U.S. tour of larger venues with the Allman Brothers Band.
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Sadly, Gregg died early in the band's career but his brother Duane carried the band on to greater heights.
The album features a picture on the inside of the whole band, all the members, their families, kids and dogs on an autumn day.
Another aspect of this band which is not often noted is that they had two drummers going on stage at once, not just the usual one.
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 Allman Brothers Tickets - Cheap Allman Brothers Concert Shows Tickets At Onlineseats
The band was formed in 1969, consisting of Duane Allman (slide guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals, organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums) and Jaimoe Johanny Johanson (drums).
Duane Allman, with a stint as a session guitarist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama behind him, gave in to Phil Walden (former manager of Otis Redding) and formed the Allman Brothers Band; Gregg was retrieved from an unsuccessful group in Los Angeles to round out the group.
By this time, the band's long, epic jams were becoming commonplace in studio records, making many of the songs a unique mixture of jazz, classical music, heavy metal and blues.
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 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: A: Allman Brothers Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ABB: Fan Club and Hittin' The Note - Hittin' The Note is the magazine put out by the band's Fan Club.
The Allman Brothers and the Crossroads Curse - Includes a history of the band and explores the tragic connection between them and other musical artists who have recorded the song "Crossroads".
Allman Brothers Band and Related Discography - A complete view of my personal collection of ABB and related items: CDs, LPs, and radio shows.
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 Welcome to NATURAL FIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Allman Brothers established themselves as a popular live attraction and their first two albums, The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South, were marked by strong blues-based roots and an exciting rhythmic drive.
The set brought the band to the brink of stardom, while Duane's reputation as an outstanding slide guitarist was further enhanced by his contribution to Layla, the seminal Derek And The Dominos album.
Not surprisingly, the Allman Brothers seemed deflated, and subsequent releases failed to match the fire of those first recordings.
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 Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band's three-hour set was vivid testimony to the band's ability to not only perform great music but to consistently overcome obstacles that cements its legacy as one of America's greatest rock bands ever.
Never a band to shy away from controversy -- and, like most great artists, not afraid to even revel in it -- the band has had to deal with recent personal strife of its own.
During the set's centerpiece number, a nearly 45-minute instrumental composition that featured solos from almost every band member, the three drummers got to display their wares in a tightly knit, extended percussive workout that brought down the house.
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 Amazon.com: A Decade of Hits 1969-1979: Music: The Allman Brothers Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While it is true that the Allmans cemented their reputation with incredible live marathon songs (some lasting a half hour or more) there's hardly room on a disc like this for them.
As great a player as Betts was the band and its sound would be known throughout by the slide-guitar work of Duane with his brother Gregg Allman fronting the band and its well-written tunes.
Of course I'm being biased because the Allman Brothers happen to be one of my favorite rock groups, but if you are a "newbie" to their music you might want to start with this flawless CD.
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 Rolling Stone : 52) The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band was a true brotherhood of players -- one that went beyond race and ego.
The Allmans were without question the first great jam band, and they took the jam to heights that it had not previously reached.
The Allman Brothers had respect for the roots of this music.
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 Chrome Oxide - Music Collectors pages - Allman Brothers Band - 11/25/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Allman Brothers Band, a late 1960s band from America that featured a blues/rock sound with dual lead guitars.
While the band cut a couple of great studio albums, what the band was all about was the live jamming.
After Duane died (October 29, 1971), the band continued on (with other personnel changes) for a number of years and albums, but for me, the original line was the only one that mattered.
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 CMT.com : The Allman Brothers Band : Biography
CMT.com : The Allman Brothers Band : Biography
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America's single most influential band to a has-been group trading on past glories, to reach the 21st century as one of the most respected rock acts of their era.
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 The Allman Brothers Band Pictures, Biography, Discography, Filmography, News, Ringtones,
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The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods
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 The Allman Brothers Band - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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 CMT.com : The Allman Brothers Band : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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