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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 04:58 PM
Did anyone notice from Gregg Allman One More Try: An Anthology, Got Rest is Soul on disc 2, was recorded three days after Berry Oakley passed away. I know in the linear notes the song is a tribute to Martin Luther King. Listening to the first verse, makes me think that Gregg was singing this song for Berry Oakley.


A man lay dyin in the streets,
A thousand people fell down on their knees.
Any other day he woulda been, preachin,
Reachin all the people there.

But, Lord knows I can't change what I saw,
I say God rest his soul

The Memphis battleground was red,
His blood came pouring from his head,
His woman and children falling down, cryin
For the man they loved so well.

Lord knows I can't change what I saw,
I say God rest his soul.

The mornin sun will rise again,
With all of their patience growin thin,
Whata we gonna do when war is come,
And we're dyin, dyin for the cause unkown?

Yeah but, Lord knows I can't change what I saw.
I say God rest his soul.




[Edited on 1/28/2010 by allmansrvvegas]

 

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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 05:03 PM
Probably was. All versions of that tune on the Anthology are painfully sorrowful. It's very cathartic to hear if you're sad.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 05:35 PM
Written or co written by Steve Alaimo, and recorded before The ABB was a band

 

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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 05:43 PM
Recorded in Sept.68. Bluedad, maybe another tune GA "sold" to Alaimo to raise cash,like Melissa- later on I believe Gregg bought the songrights to Melissa back from him.

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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 05:50 PM
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Recorded in Sept.68. Bluedad, maybe another tune GA "sold" to Alaimo to raise cash,like Melissa- later on I believe Gregg bought the songrights to Melissa back from him.

[Edited on 1/28/2010 by Jack]


You are correct Jack

Glad he got Melissa back

 

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  posted on 1/28/2010 at 06:41 PM
According to the notes that accompany "One More Try", Phil Walden was able to buy back HALF of Melissa.

And, in a Billboard interview -- part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of the ABB in 1999, Gregg says he "lent" Melissa to Alaimo, "to get some food for the band. His name's under it along with mine as a writer, and that's where it came from and where half of it goes."


So -- Alaimo gets half of whatever $ "Melissa" earns, and all of it from "God Rest His Soul".

 

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  posted on 1/29/2010 at 12:24 AM
In the early 70's an album came out called (Duane and Greg Allman). It was an independant label, the songs sounded like demos, and had real cheap artwork. These songs were on there, yall are talking about. The album seemed to be an effort to take advantage of the Brothers hard work and misfortune.
 

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  posted on 1/29/2010 at 12:42 PM
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In the early 70's an album came out called (Duane and Greg Allman). It was an independant label, the songs sounded like demos, and had real cheap artwork. These songs were on there, yall are talking about. The album seemed to be an effort to take advantage of the Brothers hard work and misfortune.


The entire album is full of good songs and showcased Gregg's quality vocals at an early age. It would be nice to hear him do a couple of these songs with his own touring band - wishful thinking.

 

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  posted on 1/29/2010 at 12:46 PM
Released on Dial or Bold records, got one of each. Artwork on the cover was the pen/ink illustration from Idlewild South using just Gregg & Duane's likenesses. With the added hair length for Brother Duane,that always cracked me up about the drawing...

 

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  posted on 1/31/2010 at 03:27 AM
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