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  posted on 1/17/2011 at 10:09 PM
Just one MAJOR critisizm of the 1-16-11 CBS Morning Show interview with Gregg. They left out the inspiration & loss of Berry Oakley, a killer bassist & wonderfully beautiful soul. He was Duane's best friend and the other "big" brother to Gregg. To me it was a MAJOR ommission of a MAJOR influence on Gregg, the music industry & the destiny of the Allman Bros. A MAJOR....OOPS. It was because of Duane's love & respect for Berry, that the Allman Bros got Dickey Betts. When Gregg said, after the loss of Duane.. "Don't look to me" ... that's when BERRY should have been mentioned. I don't blame Gregg, or his staff, but the "Producers should have done their homework better. I know you can only do sooo much in such a short spot on tv, but heck, ommitting a MAJOR player in this story, & "central character's evolvement is just....somebody dropped the ball, in a MAJOR way. To the Oakley family, I extend my realization of a MAJOR slap in the face. Berry is NOT forgotten from those that are truly educated. : }
 
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  posted on 1/18/2011 at 10:08 AM
Berry is on the backburner to the others alot of the time
 
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  posted on 1/18/2011 at 07:33 PM
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Berry is on the backburner to the others alot of the time


Those of us that ABB educated know differently. : }

 

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  posted on 1/19/2011 at 11:36 PM
I mean by the media
 
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  posted on 1/20/2011 at 09:04 PM
B erry and Lamar are almost non participants in the ABB history according to certain people. Johnny has experienced that particular slap in the face on more than one occassion but it's more understandable than not acknowledging Berry. Thank you for starting this thread.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2011 at 01:56 AM
I understand your meaning Quinn. I do realize it was only a 10 minute spot, & they didn't mention Jaimoe & Butch, or any of the later members either; but I found it sad that they could stand in front of Duane's & Berry's gravesite, and not mention Berry. If you've never been to visit their gravesite, it is well worth your time. I live in Atlanta, so it's a short trip for me. I go every year at the end of October.

Thanks, Bigann, maybe someday, someone will do a documentary, and get it right. There is so much history, over 40 years worth, but I'd sit 10 hours straight to see it, and love every second. : }

 

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  posted on 1/21/2011 at 05:24 AM
Thanks for posting here, bigann. How's Johnny's book coming along ?

 

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  posted on 1/22/2011 at 02:08 AM
Thank you for asking. I just signed a contract with Mercer University Press and their projected date for release is about a year from March or April. I guess it's pretty much like an album....you can get the thing finished but it takes the record company over a year to get everything else ready for release.....but at least we're a step closer!

 

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  posted on 1/22/2011 at 07:13 AM
Hey that's great news ! Thanks for the update.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2011 at 07:38 AM
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but I found it sad that they could stand in front of Duane's & Berry's gravesite, and not mention Berry.


And...You are right....10-15 seconds is all it would have taken.


Other than this omission, an excellent job.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2011 at 05:13 PM
I feel that the interview was a part of some
marketing campaign for the new album.
I know back in the Jax in the beginning,
B.O. was the driving force behind making the
ABB happen. Talkin history, I read an good interview
in HTN about Dickey, most of those pictures
were the Second Coming in Jax.
Great News from Big Ann on the book, I wonder
what the title will be. PEACE

 

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  posted on 1/22/2011 at 08:46 PM
If they keep my title it wil be 'A Never-Ending Groove - Johnny Sandlin's Musical Odyssey.'

It comes from something Johnny had written in a songlist book in the early '60s:

ďIíve found the key that opens the door
The beginning of a path
Thatís a never ending groove.Ē

 

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  posted on 1/23/2011 at 10:28 PM
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I feel that the interview was a part of some
marketing campaign for the new album.
I know back in the Jax in the beginning,
B.O. was the driving force behind making the
ABB happen. Talkin history, I read an good interview
in HTN about Dickey, most of those pictures
were the Second Coming in Jax.
Great News from Big Ann on the book, I wonder
what the title will be. PEACE


Guitarist "Rhino" Reinhardt was in The Second Coming also. He is still playing in Florida and just put out a new CD.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2011 at 04:02 PM
BTW there was also a good interview/live in the studio song on "Soundcheck" on NPR on WNYC
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2011/jan/19/

 

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  posted on 1/25/2011 at 07:59 AM
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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 08:32 PM
I feel the same way about Berry and his huge contribution to the creation of the ABB.
Thanks for the post.

Bigann, thanks for sharing the great news - can't wait to read it

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 03:41 AM
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I feel the same way about Berry and his huge contribution to the creation of the ABB.
Thanks for the post.

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PeachNutt, no thanks needed. As you wrote, Berry was a founding member of ABB. After all, Duane wanted Berry, & ended up getting him & Dickie. Berry was a tremendous influence back in the day, and continues to inspire. I just get my feathers ruffled, when he is left out. :O)

 

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  posted on 8/2/2011 at 10:17 AM
to me Berry is the true spirit of brotherhood in the ABB
 
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  posted on 8/2/2011 at 12:30 PM
on the dickey betts rock n roll hall of fame concert dvd
in the bounus section of the dvd, dickey talks
about berry and it's such great stuff.
I myself would love a book on Berry Oakley.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2011 at 08:33 PM
As a fan since 1970, I've always appreciated the importance of B.O. to the band sound. With Duane and Dickey, Berry added a third guitar to the sound- I loved his bass lines, and the first time I heard "Hoochie Coochie Man", I thought Johnny Winter was singing- and I love Johnny as well.
 

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to me Berry is the true spirit of brotherhood in the ABB

That warms my heart to read those words. Thank you.

 

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