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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 09:08 AM
There have been some great tribute albums to various artists - Bob Dylan tribute albums alone deserve their own category. After appearing on The Band's tribute album, and Gregg getting his own tribute concert, The Allmans are getting a tribute album next month (never mind the lame Jam Band tribute album from 10 years ago). However, while Gregg himself received an eclectic mix of contemporaries and peers, The Allmans seems a little underwhelming to me. Leon Russell and Jimmy Hall make sense, but Molly Hatchet and Artimus Pyle? To be honest, I haven't heard of some of these musicians, so maybe it's just me.

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1. Midnight Rider - Pat Travers
2. Ramblin Man - Oak Ridge Boys, Tinsley Ellis & Kevin McKendree
3. Melissa - Molly Hatchet
4. Blue Sky - Artimus Pyle Band
5. Whipping Post - Jimmy Hall & Steve Morse
6. Jessica - Roy Rogers, John Wesley & Jim Eshelman
7. One Way Out - Robben Ford & Martin Gerschwitz
8. Soulshine - Debbie Davies & Melvin Seals
9. Statesboro Blues - Eli Cook
10. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - Eric Gales
11. Southbound - Commander Cody & Sonny Landreth
12. I m No Angel (Greg Allman solo) - Leon Russell, Reese Wynans & Ronnie Earl

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 09:18 AM
Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Eric Gales and Ronnie Earl to name a few are all top notch top shelf guitarists. That is a very impressive list of very accomplished pickers. But if your gonna play ABB songs that is what you need.
 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 09:23 AM
Never did hear the jam-band tribute album -- another one from back in the day, the countryish "Pickin on the Allman Brothers" had some interesting stuff

Reese Wynans, cool -- have always wondered about his recollections of the famous Jacksonville Jam in which he participated, that got the ABB started (while Gregg was still in Calif.) -- the one which at the conclusion Duane said you gotta fight your way out the door...

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 09:29 AM
I love anything with Leon Russell but WHY include I'm No Angel? I know the ABB played it a few times in 89 but there are way too many really good ABB songs that should come before that one.

Leon Would Shine on these:

Stand Back (with an orchestra like the G.A Tour version)
Wasted Words
Please Call Home
Black Hearted Woman
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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 11:20 AM
Didn't Molly Hatchet do enough damage to Dreams for them to ever be asked to butcher Melissa?
 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 11:52 AM
There are some very good guests here, but it looks like they're giving short shift to the band's jazz and improvisational side. They could've turned Dreams over to a couple of jazz guys (Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, whoever) and dropped I'm No Angel or swapped it in for one of the blues songs. One Way Out and Southbound and Statesboro in one ABB set would be overkill. Why not Los Lobos on Don't Keep Me Wondering?
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I love anything with Leon Russell but WHY include I'm No Angel? I know the ABB played it a few times in 89 but there are way too many really good ABB songs that should come before that one.

Right. It's a great group of players on a really weird song choice.

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Didn't Molly Hatchet do enough damage to Dreams for them to ever be asked to butcher Melissa?

No kidding.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 12:38 PM
Why does everyone who ever covers ABB think they have to do One Way Out? Damn, I'm sick of that song. Couldn't they have given Robben Ford something more interesting?

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 01:00 PM
Especially since One Way Out isn't an ABB original in the first place- and yes, I know, Statesboro Blues isn't either, but I think that's a more iconic song.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 01:16 PM
I recently saw Los Lobos do a great acoustic Don't Keep Me Wonderin'... I've also seen them blast a super electric One Way Out.

It would have been nice to have seen them included.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 04:48 PM
I wonder if Molly Hatchet will change the name to "Sweet Melissa".
 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 07:19 PM
Holy Crap, I cannot imagine Molly Hatchet Tribute Band doing "Sweet Melissa" - I previously thought it was a Melissa I'll Never See, but there it is. Ugh.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 09:35 PM
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Holy Crap, I cannot imagine Molly Hatchet Tribute Band doing "Sweet Melissa" - I previously thought it was a Melissa I'll Never See, but there it is. Ugh.


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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 10:34 PM
Call it Melissa I'll Never Hear.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 11:18 PM
The label this is on, Cleopatra, doesn't always put out quality product (although they have been getting better).
This is a collection of performances they happen to own the rights to, some have appeared on other CDs put out by them.
They generally pay the musicians up front for their time & talent & offer no residuals.
They put out similar tributes to Skynyrd & ZZ Top featuring some of the same artists. I've not heard the ZZ Top one but the Skynyrd one is pretty good.

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Hatchet is just fine by me.....

 

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  posted on 4/9/2014 at 11:27 PM
That explains a few things. Ugh.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2014 at 11:21 AM
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Call it Melissa I'll Never Hear.


That is too perfect.

 
 


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