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  Gregg Allman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gregory Lenoir Allman (born December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee), known as Gregg Allman (sometimes spelled Greg Allman), is a rock and blues singer, keyboard player, and songwriter, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and as one of the greatest white blues singers ever.
Gregg quickly grew miserable with this arrangement, and when Duane called from Jacksonville, Florida in March 1969 to say that he had assembled a band that needed a singer, Gregg jumped at the opportunity.
Gregg Allman was married to singer/actress Cher from 1975 to 1979, a relationship that gave Gregg more general celebrity than he ever had as a musician.
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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 originally popular in the 1970s, described by Rolling Stone's George Kimball in 1971 as "the best damn rock and roll band this country has produced in the past five years" [1].
Duane Allman, with a stint as a session guitarist in Muscle Shoals, Alabama behind him, started jamming 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.
Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts both began solo careers, while Allman married Cher, separated quickly, reconciled, and eventually separated again, all in a storm of publicity; drug abuse took its toll on the entire band.
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 Gregg Allman -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gregg Allman (born December 8, 1947) (sometimes spelled Greg Allman) is a (A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western) rock and roll singer and (A person who writes the words for songs) lyricist.
He had long wanted to play the ((music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ) Hammond Organ, and was given one immediately upon joining the band, which he had to learn to play in a hurry.
Generally, these solo efforts - first with the Gregg Allman Band, and today with Gregg Allman and Friends - eschew lengthy guitar solos and cast Allman more in the mode of his favorite soul singers.
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 Epinions.com - Gregg Allman & Friends, 11-06-01, Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
Gregg has said he suffers from terrible stagefright even at this stage of his career and that it always takes him the first song to get over it.
I'd never heard Gregg perform this tune; if you had never heard it even on record, his sincerity and passion had to knock you back, a blues singer singing about survival from the very depths of his soul, over the backdrop of a gospel organ and a crying guitar.
To close may I say that Gregg Allman is unfortunately known to the majority of the public as someone who deserves more notoriety for his substance abuse than his talent.
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 For Gregg Allman, it's all about working hard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gregg Allman says he really can't explain the Allman Brothers Band's enduring charm, or its resurgence in popularity among younger listeners.
Allman and company have been rocking fairly consistently since 1989, when the band began touring again after a nine-year breakup.
Allman says he's learned a few tricks of the trade over the years, such as when it's time to finish working on a song, or halt a recording session.
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 CMT.com : Gregg Allman : Biography
Allman's instrument is the organ, and he is most effective, when he is in top form, as a singer.
Where Gregg did excel was on the organ and as a singer (a role Duane was never comfortable with), which proved important but not at the center of a group that became famous for its 40-minute instrumental jams and three-hour sets.
It was during the period that Brothers and Sisters was burning up the charts that Gregg Allman emerged as a solo artist with his first album, the critically well-received hit Laid Back, which put the softer, more serious, soul- and gospel-tinged side of his work in sharper focus.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/allman_gregg/bio.jhtml   (502 words)

 Gregg Allman - Laid Back
Gregg seems content to concentrate on vocals; organ is heard on only a few cuts and mostly as fill, rather than lead instrument.
One of Browne's songs was used on the first Hourglass album (Gregg recorded the song before Jackson did) and on Jackson's LP the credit line reads, "Arrangement inspired by Gregg Allman." Gregg does full justice to the quietly hurting lyrics, double-tracking the vocal over a sad steel guitar.
Gregg adds the weight of his own special shades of sorrow; someone described his vocal quality as "resigned." Add eternally aching, and you've got it.
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 I'm No Angel by Gregg Allman Songfacts
This was the title track from Gregg Allman's fourth solo album.
He was in a drug-induced funk for much of the decade, but came out of it long enough to record this album.
Allman spent 3 days in jail for drunk driving a few weeks before this was released.
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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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 Hittin' The Web with Gregg Allman
Just as the band was coming into its own in 1971, co-founder and lead guitarist Duane Allman was killed at age 24 in a motorcycle accident, leaving his younger brother Gregg to carry on by himself.
Now the Allman Brothers Band is a drug- and alcohol-free environment, an example set by Gregg Allman, who is going on his 10th year of sobriety.
Gregg Allman recently talked about the band, which is part of a 3 p.m.
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 The Allman Brothers
Within a couple of years the Allmans were a major chart success, and had established their reputation with fine concert performances that are captured on several live albums.
However, Gregg was already writing plenty of good tunes and singing up a storm, and Duane was a first-class guitarist despite not yet having mastered the slide and playing with the same dull disortion effects on track after track ("Going Nowhere").
Gregg Allman had (briefly) married Cher, so this is a duet album co-produced by Allman and Sandlin and featuring Willie Weeks (bass), Bill Stewart (drums), Jim Horn (horns), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Clydie King, Vanetta Fields, and Tim Schmit (vocals), and many others.
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The Allman Brothers Band are generally acknowledged to be the principal architects of the Southern rock sound.
Although the sales from their debut LP were rather disappointing, they had soon made a name for themselves as a concert draw and their fans came to expect blistering live performances from them.
Allman's testimony was devastating and Scooter Herring was sentenced to seventy-five years in prison.
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 Gregg Allman: No Stranger to the Dark: Best of Gregg Allman - PopMatters Music Review
Two Gregg Allman collections were released this year, one by Mercury on their 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series, and one by Epic/Legacy.
Gregg Allman has been making records since John D. Laudermilk discovered he and his brother Duane playing in the Allman Joys in a small club in Nashville, Tennessee in 1966 and took them into the studio to record Willie Dixon's "Spoonful".
As one has come to expect with all things Allman, there is a fiery and melodic extended guitar solo on this classic rock gem, which the audience rewards with exuberant applause.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/a/allmangregg-nostranger.shtml   (1033 words)

 Amazon.com: Searching for Simplicity: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gregg Allman vocals on all 13 tracks and appears with a core band of Bill Stewart on drums, David Hood on bass, and Jack Pearson on dobro, slide and Acoustic guitars.
Gregg grinds his way through a really solid mix of originals and covers, blues-rock with a touch of soul, and he is in fine form, laying down plenty of excellent vocal performances which are underlined by the fine, clear production.
Gregg is occationally augumented by a horn section which makes "Searching For Simplicity" sound a little less Allman Brothers-like than it would have otherwise done, and he is backed by a slew of really good musicians which include (at various times) guitarists Scott Boyer, Jack Pearson and current Allman Brothers slide slinger Derek Trucks.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002B5C?v=glance   (1347 words)

 Hittin' The Web with Gregg Allman :: Where Music Plus Friends Equals Family
Gregg Allman's concert at War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday night won't go down as one of the great performances in his career.
Gregg Allman is perhaps best known for his work as co-founder of one of the most influential rock bands in history -- The Allman Brothers Band.
Allman's nine-piece solo band might not be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but its members have played with some of the biggest and best names in the business, including Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, The Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Curtis Mayfield...
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 Gregg Allman and Friends
Mark joined Gregg Allman & Friends in December 1995 as slide & lead guitarist, and his first show was in San Francisco the day after Christmas.
By the summer of 1997, Mark was in the studio recording guitar tracks with producer Tom Dowd for Gregg's "Searching For Simplicity" CD (released in Nov. '97 for Sony/550 Music).
While blending a variety of styles that Gregg is famous for, the "Friends" provide intense and dynamic arrangements of both old and new songs that ultimately allow Gregg the freedom to do what he does better than anyone: sing the blues!
www.markmcgee.com /gregg.html   (232 words)

 CD Review: Gregg Allman, "Searching for Simplicity"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When I was handed this new Gregg Allman album I dealt with it the only way I deemed proper: I dove headfirst into a big bag o' weed and cranked the mother.
Given all that history, I still have to say that I think of the present day Gregg Allman the same way I think of post-addition Clapton, or Garcia after discovering MIDI -- it's all very competent and fluid, with miles of heart and soul, but without edge.
The definitive version of Allman's "Whippin' Post," found on Live at Ludlow Garage, cuts me to the quick every time I hear it, but the reworking of it here is slickly limp and unnecessary.
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 Moviefone: Movie Celebrities - Gregg Allman: MAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Allman Brothers Band: Brothers of the Road
This is Gregg Allman and on behalf of the band and myself I'd like to welcome...
The history of Gregg Allman is like a Who's Who of the music industry.
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 SonyMusicStore: Gregg Allman No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many consider Gregg Allman's most significant contribution to rock's historical record is his role as the lead singer, organist, and principle songwriter for the Allman Brothers, the archetypal southern band founded by his older brother Duane in 1969.
But it was because of these very strengths that one of the band's most obvious gifts--Gregg Allman's languid blues pacing and mournful growl--was often overshadowed by the crack musicianship of the tightly knit band.
Allman's solo work gave him the recognition that he so sorely deserved.
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 Natural Fire - Keyboards - Gregg Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A founder member of the Allman Brothers Band, he embarked on a solo career in 1973 following a hiatus in the group's progress.
For the next few years Allman struggled against various chemical dependencies but a reconstituted Allman Brothers temporarily stabilized his personal life.
When the group broke up in 1982, the singer established a new Gregg Allman Band but a continuing battle with alcoholism hampered its progress.
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 Amazon.com: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gregg Allman: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, this is supposed Gregg Allman, not the bros...
They chose to represent Gregg here with one of his finest Allman Bros. tracks, a chick-friendly, piano-driven love song, a live track, and then those wonderful, laid-back songs that I favor.
Gregg Allman is nothing if not southern and extremely laid-back, and that's just the way I like his music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000639BJ?v=glance   (554 words)

 Gregg Allman & Friends Tour
Having recently wrapped several months of dates with his main project, The Allman Brothers Band, the singer/organist is heading out on a new excursion with his other group, Gregg Allman & Friends.
Gregg Allman & Friends are hitting the road on what Allman says will be a four-week tour.
Allman's last excursion with his "Friends" band ran through early 2003.
www.glidemagazine.com /news1530.html   (319 words)

 MTV.com - Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman's most visible contribution to rock music is as lead singer, organist, and songwriter within the Allman Brothers Band, founded by his brother Duane (d.
He has never threatened to eclipse the band that carries his family name, but he has found occasional success and popularity with his solo work, which is distinctly different, more soulful and less focused on high-wattage virtuosity.
Ironically, it was during this period, in 1977, that he delivered Playin' Up a Storm, a pop-soul effort that proved to be his most accomplished and successful album.
www.mtv.com /bands/az/allman_gregg/bio.jhtml   (542 words)

 RollingStone.com: I'm No Angel : Gregg Allman : Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though every big and not-so-big name from the Seventies seems to be hitting the comeback trail these days, Gregg Allman would seem a particularly unlikely candidate.
On his first solo album in a decade, Allman has, for the most part, wisely stuck to what he always did best: bluesy songs of yearning and sorrow and arrangements that center on his soulful growl and Hammond B-3 organ.
The generally restrained production by Rodney Mills (best known for his work behind the boards with 38 Special) lets Allman and his solid five-piece band do their stuff on the stronger songs, six of them written or co-written by Allman.
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 Hittin' The Web with The Allman Brothers Band :: Where Music Plus Friends Equals Family
For instance, the Allman Brothers Band archival CD release, 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.
Gregg Allman describes "Hittin' the Note" as "the best album we've made since Eat a Peach.” For Media Reviews of "Hittin' the Note" click here.
The Allman Brothers Band raised goose bumps with a tingling performance of one of music's special songs Saturday night at the state fair Grandstand, one Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member interpreting the work of another.
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 Gregg Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The former long-time guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band, Betts is of course one of the main architects of what is known as "southern rock."
Friday night marked the 15th year The Allman Brothers Band played at Walnut Creek, and the band has yet to leave a crowd unsatisfied.
Teen idols Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush announced last week that their five-month union is now history, the latest in a rash of celebrity minimarriages to crash and burn before the ink on the license is dry.
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 Gregg Allman MP3 Downloads - Gregg Allman Music Downloads - Gregg Allman Music Videos
Gregg Allman and Friends Hit the Road in Early 2005 Nov 29, 2004
Dickey Betts joined the Allman Brothers Band as second lead guitarist and singer in the late '60s.
One of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s, the Marshall Tucker Band was formed in Spartanburg, SC, in 1971 by singer Doug Gray, guitarist Toy Caldwell (born 1948, died February 25, 1993),...
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 Gregg Allman & Friends Regroup For January Run
Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Traveling under the "& Friends" banner, the Southern rock veteran has dates scheduled through the end of the month, including a two-night stand in New York.
According to Allman's official Web site his "friends" band is made up of singer Floyd Miles, bassist Tommy Miller, guitarist Mark McGee, keyboardist Neal Larson, drummer James van de Bogert and a horn section made up of trumpeter Richard Boulger and saxophonists Chris Karlic and Jay Collins.
Allman's last solo album, "Searching for Simplicity," appeared in 1997 via the Sony-affiliated 550 Music label.
www.glidemagazine.com /news1508.html   (298 words)

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