This week I present my favorite Allman Brothers Band album. I had anticipated posting this earlier in my blogging career but as usual, this album never gets the credit it deserves and it was pushed out until now.
Also, I was listening to WUKY 91.3 today and they played “Revival” which I took as an omen to get busy. The dual percussionists and lead guitars really make the album work. It was quite unique in that respect at the time.
This one goes out to Tim down at WWKY because I know he likes the Allman Brothers. Maybe he’ll play “Midnight Rider” on the next “Mornings On Main.”
Released: September 23, 1970 Recorded: February–July 1970 Studio: Capricorn Atlantic Regent Length: 30:47 Label: Atco, Capricorn Producer: Tom Dowd, Joel Dorn
All tracks were written by Gregg Allman except where noted.
“Revival” (Dickey Betts)
“Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ ”
“Midnight Rider” (Allman, Payne)
“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (Betts)
“Hoochie Coochie Man” (Willie Dixon)
“Please Call Home”
“Leave My Blues at Home”
Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, piano Duane Allman – slide guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar Dickey Betts – lead guitar Berry Oakley – bass guitar, vocals Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas, timbales, percussion Butch Trucks – drums, timpani Thom Doucette – harmonica, percussion Tom Dowd – production, engineer Joel Dorn – producer on “Please Call Home“ Frank Fenter – supervision Bob Liftin – engineer Chuck Kirkpatrick — engineer Howie Albert – engineer Jim Hawkins – engineer Ron Albert – engineer Jimm Roberts – artwork, photography Suha Gur – mastering
Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to college at UK a couple of times. He retired in 2016 and is currently amassing his music collection. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.