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Author: Subject: ABB solo members cds 2011. Whos the best?

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 03:15 PM
Since it is a new year and since we are all obsessed with year end lists and since we as allman fans were blessed with 4 solo members discs this year.... Lets rank them

!. Jaimoes Jassz Band- Renaissance Man- Just received this 2 weeks ago and cannot get it out of player. Fantastic from start to finish. This disc is as close to the true ABB sound as any solo member disc I have ever heard. Listen to the first cut, Dilema, it sounds like it was picked right off of eap. The playing is fabulous ( Junior Mack has many great solos) and the band has obvious chemistry here. Bravo Jaimoe. Will be seeing them at the TLA in Phila on Jan 28 for first time.

2. Warren Haynes- Man in Motion- Up until Jaimoes disc late in the year this was tops for me. Loved how Warren was basically able to cut a soul disc but with all the trademark solos and everything we have come to expect from Warren thrown in also. The songs are real strong and really loved Halloways playing on this.

3. Gregg Allman-Low Country Blues- Strong record from Gregg. His voice sounds strong and rejuvinated. The band is top notch and I really liked Doyles playing on here. The only drawback on this and I knew this going in was the production. Just cant get into T Bones style of fuzzy bass and dumbed down instruments. Note. If the ABB ever makes another studio cd, keep this guy as far away from them as possible. Not the right fit. Allmans are meant to be heard w crystal clear tone, not fuzzed out. Nuff said.

4. Derek and Susan- Revelator-Loved Midnite in Harlem. Best song of year but not best record imho. Middle of record definitely drags for me. Tracks 1-4 are real good but then it kind of crawls the rest of way. I will say this. I saw them in Philly over the summer and it was the best show by far in many years for me. A live record from them is definitely needed. Totally different sound live. Much. much bigger sound live. Studio did not capture that.

Any way you rank them we were real fortunate this year to have so much music from our boys that no matter what you think... it was all good.

 
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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 03:47 PM
I enjoy Gregg's LCB the most.....
 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 04:35 PM
jaimoe's for me.

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 04:56 PM
Man in Motion

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 05:49 PM
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I'm with you brother. Hands down. No contest.

I loved LCB but count me as one more who has trouble with T-Bone's trademark murky, muddy, bass heavy production style.

The music still manages to shine despite it ...

And yeah...if he tries to record the ABB, please lock him out of the studio!...






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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 06:04 PM
I was not even going to get Jaimoe's CD (not very jazzy I guess), but a kind soul gave it to me at Christmas, and I like it a whole lot! It may go to the top of the list soon, bumping TTB.

Maybe it's safe to say this now, but I don't like LCB. It makes me sleepy.

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 06:35 PM
I'll go with the TTB CD with Warren a close second.

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 07:04 PM
Voting for Jaimoe.! A great CD, and a great collection of musicians.

Mitch

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 08:10 PM
None of them really did a whole lot for me. Not sure I could pick one over the others.

I would love to see Derek in his own band that really showcased him as the front man. Not some ten member band, but 3 or 4 people tops. I love Susan, but leave her out too. Derek needs his own mule.

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 09:00 PM
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None of them really did a whole lot for me. Not sure I could pick one over the others.

I would love to see Derek in his own band that really showcased him as the front man. Not some ten member band, but 3 or 4 people tops. I love Susan, but leave her out too. Derek needs his own mule.


but didn't they all support the "mocha messiah"? I'm waiting for your youtube diatribe to DAMN them all!

 

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  posted on 1/1/2012 at 09:08 PM
For me, they are:

1. Man in Motion
2. Revelator
3. Renaissance man
4. Low Country Blues

 

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I won't be attending any Obama benefit concerts this year and hopefully the ABB won't be putting any on.

I would pay good money to see a political debate between butch and Oteil though..

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 10:09 AM
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For me, they are:

1. Man in Motion
2. Revelator
3. Renaissance man
4. Low Country Blues


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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 11:01 AM
I enjoyed all of them except Jaimoe which I havent heard yet

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 12:21 PM
Man in Motion

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 12:32 PM
Haven't heard Jaimoe's but Man in Motion easily for me.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 12:40 PM
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None of them really did a whole lot for me. Not sure I could pick one over the others.

I would love to see Derek in his own band that really showcased him as the front man. Not some ten member band, but 3 or 4 people tops. I love Susan, but leave her out too. Derek needs his own mule.


sez you.

I saw a great band at the warner in October in the TTB


And Mr Trucks has this wry smile, that told me he was quite proud of a kick ass band.

There is a desire to record an instrumental record by Derek and Jimmy Herring, but that is a side project, not bread and butter.


I love Man In Motion, Revelator and Low Country Blues. They all are loaded in the iPod I take to the pool.

The best song of the bunch is Derek and Mike's "Midnight in Harlem"

"Just another Rider" says we need more like this from Allman/Haynes for an ABB record.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 01:05 PM
I haven't heard Jaimoe's yet but Low Country Blues is my favorite by a mile or two. Man In Motion is second. Warren is my favorite living guitar player and I like/love most of his work. Tedeschi Trucks was a bit of a let down for me. It's too mellow which would be ok if the songs pulled me in but they don't.

Being a blues oriented guy, I really like the rustic feel of LCB and the upright bass and "dumbed down instruments" gave it an earthy feel I really like. I also love "Just Another Rider" the only original, but as usual Gregg puts some new twists on old blues tunes. I love the electric guitar tones on "Floating Bridge", the midnight march of "Rollin' Stone", and the churning weariness of "I Believe I'll Go Back Home." To my ears, it's a record full of highlights.

Man In Motion has some excellent writing and playing. The idea of having Ian McLagan from the Faces play opposite Ivan Neville was genius. They work great together. The songs are there, the playing is there - it's a solid record.

I had high hopes for TTB. I love the last DTB album Already Free and I was hoping for something akin to that, especially with Susan on board, but it falls flat for me. Of the three I have, I listen to it least.

I hope to get Jaimoe's album soon. What did Butch & Marc do all year?

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 01:54 PM
I haven't been around the site much, but I guess many object to T-Bone's influences on LCB. For me, that batch of songs is done EXACTLY right. JFK called it an "earthy feel" and I agree.

For me, LCB is the best of the three I've heard but based on comments here, I'll definitely pick up Jaimoe's.

 

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  posted on 1/2/2012 at 02:38 PM
Although Revelator is not my favorite album, TTB is absolutely my favorite of these bands to see live.

I really like Jaimoe's album. It's probably my favorite.

Man in Motion and Low Country Blues are just OK for me.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 05:43 PM
Man In Motion
Low Country Blues
Renaissance Man
Revelator

That's my order for now, I'm sure it will change. I have to say, I've only listened twice to Jaimoe's CD and so far it's a great listen.

 

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  posted on 1/3/2012 at 07:46 PM
I've seen TTB live twice. Both shows were incredible, but the album really wasn't that powerful. Man In Motion was absolutely fantastic.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 10:06 AM
Warren is my favourite, even it I'm not a great soul music lover. But his guitar and singing are fantastic as always.
Gregg blues album is very good; I love his voice, it's perfect for a blues album but I agree that T-Bone production was too cold and essential.
The TTB is not bad but I prefer Derek with his band. That Delaney & Bonnie/Joe Cocker sound is not my cup of coffee.
I haven't heard Jaimoe album but, as I have his live albums I will certainly buy it.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 03:42 PM
I would put my favorites in different categories
Studio albums
1.Warrens
2.Jaimoes
3.TTB
4.Gregg
Live performance
1.TTB
2.Warren
3.Jaimoe
4.Gregg
Best song
Just another rider-Gregg (without a doubt)

 

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  posted on 1/4/2012 at 03:51 PM
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Just another rider-Gregg (without a doubt)

I'd have to go with Midnight in Harlem.

 

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