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  posted on 3/14/2006 at 04:29 PM
This is a place to post opinions and thoughts ..so here goes. I alaways thought that regardless of how talented Johnny Neel is or is suppossed to be, His vibe never did quite fit the Brothers thing. EVERY time I saw the Bros. in Concert or on TV or heard a Bootleg,..I could count on Johnny's playing to be out of synch...badly timed or just nowhere near the groove the rest of the band was in. My guess is he's no longer with them, for that reason...Sorry Johnny!
 
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  posted on 4/19/2006 at 07:50 PM
Okay, so the many talents of Johnny Neel do not appeal to you. As for “… his vibe never did quite fit the Brothers thing”, are you not aware of the album, Seven Turns? Along with his masterful playing and singing on this album, Johnny co-wrote four of the songs, all well within the ABB “groove”.

I saw Johnny play a show with the ABB on 7-15-90 and have a cassette recording of it. It’s a magnificent show, and Neel’s contributions are nothing short of EXCELLENT!! Check out his killer harmonica solo between One Way Out and Blues Ain’t Nothin’. Then hear his over the top vocal showcase in Blues Ain’t Nothin’. Plus, his kick-ass keyboard playing throughout the concert takes the band to another inspired level. What a great show, and he adds so much to it.

Recall the ABB taped an MTV Unplugged segment with Johnny. The focus was mainly acoustic guitars and vocals, but as in my other two examples above, nowhere could Johnny be called “out of synch” or “badly timed”. Those phrases just don’t apply to musicians near the caliber of Johnny Neel, unless there are other circumstances … such as intoxication.

You offer no reference for “every time” other than live, on tape, and TV, so it’s hard to give your comments any credibility. To me, they sound ridiculous. Sorry.

 

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  posted on 4/21/2006 at 12:45 PM
Hey, we are all entitled to our view points and thoughts. This guy,....is glad Neel is gone...sorry.
 

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  posted on 6/16/2006 at 06:09 PM
Duude, Johnny Neel rocks. Just check out his work with Blue Floyd and Grease Factor

 

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  posted on 7/14/2006 at 10:32 AM
Yeah johny is the **** , one of the best blues muscians around today.

 

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  posted on 7/29/2006 at 10:42 AM
I guess his style still doesn't fit since they recorded Maydell on the most recent studio record.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2006 at 12:56 AM
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I guess his style still doesn't fit since they recorded Maydell on the most recent studio record.


I got nothing against Johnny, great voice and solid songwriter, but I agree, he never really fit in with the Allmans. As for "Maydell", man do I hate that song.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2006 at 08:32 PM
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I guess his style still doesn't fit since they recorded Maydell on the most recent studio record.


I got nothing against Johnny, great voice and solid songwriter, but I agree, he never really fit in with the Allmans. As for "Maydell", man do I hate that song.


I dig it

great shuffle. Oteil really kicks it in the butt.

 

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  posted on 9/26/2006 at 11:45 AM
I believe that "Maydell" was actually written while Johnny was still in the ABB.

 

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  posted on 9/26/2006 at 12:58 PM
check out the abb mtv unpuglged with johnny neil playing some harp...excellent!
 

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  posted on 10/7/2006 at 06:38 PM
he's a fine musician--very talented but a bit of a tough personality fit with the ABB

 

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  posted on 10/11/2006 at 08:53 PM
I disagree Johnny Neel was awesome with the Brothers.Johnny Neels has a lot of soul!

 

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  posted on 10/12/2006 at 08:42 AM
warren--never said neel lacked soul or the chops--but that he was a poor PERSONALITY fit for the ABB--nothing agains't his musical ability!!--peace

 

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  posted on 4/18/2007 at 09:20 AM
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I guess his style still doesn't fit since they recorded Maydell on the most recent studio record.


I got nothing against Johnny, great voice and solid songwriter, but I agree, he never really fit in with the Allmans. As for "Maydell", man do I hate that song.


I also hate that song. However overall loved his work with The Brothers & his contribution on Life Before Insanity for The Mule.

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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 05:48 AM
Thank heavens the vast majority sees & hears Johnny for the great musician he is -- trying to paint him as the next-era Mike Lawler, the short-lived keyboard player people like to dislike, is ignorant. I thought Johnny was great with the Brothers, and bet anything his other recordings are even better. 11/7/90 Richmond VA is one of my favorite cassettes, & Johnny smokes on Elizabeth Reed.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2007 at 09:46 AM
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  posted on 8/28/2007 at 06:29 PM
Johnny has been awesome on everything that I have heard. Especially the stuff he did with gov't mule!

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 10:05 PM
Grease Factor and Deep Fried were some great Johnny gigs! I love his shows and am waaay over due hearing him! Some more info on him at http://www.johnnyneel.com/ and http://www.earrigation.com/ along with some sound clips for ya.

 

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  posted on 10/6/2007 at 02:48 PM
saw Johnny in Aug. grate show
 
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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 07:30 PM
I'm listening to johnny's cd 'comin atcha live'. It is great. Look at some of the players.

Scotty Hawkins Drums
Tim Loftin Bass
Delbert McClinton Harmonica
Jack Pearson Guitar

I was also listening recently to one of the abb 1990 shows. Johnny was kind of 'out of sync' with the band on 'jessica'. But he was playing a great song a different way from the way it had been played before.

His piano had almost a gospel feel and then a doctor john feel and then he segued into the wonderful bridge that led to dickey stepping up. So i have a lot of admiration for johnny and would like to hear more of him.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2007 at 08:08 AM
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I'm listening to johnny's cd 'comin atcha live'. It is great. Look at some of the players.

Scotty Hawkins Drums
Tim Loftin Bass
Delbert McClinton Harmonica
Jack Pearson Guitar

I was also listening recently to one of the abb 1990 shows. Johnny was kind of 'out of sync' with the band on 'jessica'. But he was playing a great song a different way from the way it had been played before.

His piano had almost a gospel feel and then a doctor john feel and then he segued into the wonderful bridge that led to dickey stepping up. So i have a lot of admiration for johnny and would like to hear more of him.



I was at the taping of this show..... 2 nights.....

There are some songs that got cut.....

One of my top music nights in my life...

Oh yeah..... Johnny has a way out there groove all his own & sometimes is a little out there for most , but man when ya git it ........IT'S GREAT......

 

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  posted on 11/15/2007 at 09:02 PM
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  posted on 11/19/2007 at 07:32 AM
I too believe Johnny Neel to be a Talented Musician. Zamfir, Plays a Hell of a Pan Flute... But I don't care to see him in the ABB...

 

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  posted on 11/21/2007 at 09:20 PM

 
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  posted on 12/8/2007 at 12:47 PM
Pan flute would be awesome in the ABB. Maybe Kofi Burbridge could do it.
I too thought Johnny Neel didn't quite gel with ABB, but I think he's a great player. His solo work and with Dickey Betts, Mule, X2, and Blue Floyd are all very good. He seems to play against the beat in the some songs which isn't necessarily bad but unusual in the ABB. Usually when they're really swinging and in the groove they sound like one big instrument and occasionally he played against that. I remember seeing a VH1 special about Seven Turns and the return of the ABB where he didn't seem as happy to be in the band as Warren & Woody were. I've also heard that all original members but Gregg wanted to skip the extra keyboard player for the reunion so maybe there was some tension because of that. Johnny Neel was probably just a victim of circumstances. That said, I love True Gravity and his live renditions of IMOER. I just got a copy of his album Late Night Breakfast which is pretty kick-ass.

 

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