Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2    3  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Allman Does Allman

Peach Head





Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 12:28 AM
OK, Here’s the proposal. Do a studio album of old Allman Brothers songs. In essence, “covers” of your own material. Why? Because you sound so good in the studio, and because recording technology has come so far since the 60’s. Far better than just doing a re-release, it would show how the “new” line-up would have handled the “old” songs.

You could do this as a separate CD, or as a second CD to accompany a new release.

Below is my recommended list, and my reasons for each selection. I realize that most of these are obscure songs, but anyone who knows the band knows the songs. And they would be an excellent introduction for the “newer” ABB followers. OK, half of the songs are instrumentals, but they would all feature Gregg on organ. And the other five with vocals are all “made for Gregg.”

1. One More Ride / Midnight Rider (7:00) – Recompose Duanes’s “One More Ride” into a dual slide guitar tour de force, the perfect way to kick off this CD. When I first heard this song on “Dreams”, it sounded to me like the Allman Anthem. It’s a perfect signature song. Then let it phase into “Midnight Rider” somewhere between the Greg Allman version and the ABB version. Perhaps tweak it the same way that Greg tweaked Whipping Post on his solo album, adding a bit of country swing.

2. God Rest His Soul (4:00) – acoustic version. This song fits Greg’s voice so well. Few people know this is a song about Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Little Martha (3:00) – acoustic, but bring in Oteil as a third dimension. Have Oteil lead off the first part as a solo, then bring in the two guitars. Accent with Gregg's Hammond?

4. Hot Lanta (6:00) – another signature song, and one that was never done in the studio. This fits the band’s revamped, jazz/improv side and would be a great studio song. You shouldn’t be able to stay in your seat when you listen to this one.

5. Berry’s Tune (5:00) – this was never recorded and I’m not sure why. But I remember reading about it and that it was originally scheduled for Brothers & Sisters. I think Oteil could take the original tune and turn it into a wonderful tribute piece.

6. These Days (4:00) – Another Gregg song that would fit well as an ABB song. I would emphasize the country/swing nature of this song as a means of spotlighting that aspect of the band’s roots, together with Midnight Rider. Let Derek to an open-E version of pedal steel.

7. Oncoming Traffic (7:00) – another song that was never recorded in the studio, yet it is a favorite of most Greg Allman admirers. I think it is one of the best blues tunes he ever wrote, and so it would sound perfect as an ABB version. Perhaps acoustic. Gregg on piano.

8. My Favorite Things (9:00) – ok, this is a “real” cover, but everyone knows Duane loved it and the band used to jam to the John Coltrane version of this song which I think would lend itself well to the new lineup.

9. First There Is A Mountain (12:00) – Take the “original” Mountain Jam and turn it back to its roots. Add the Donovan vocals back in, with Greg singing. Heck, why not invite Donovan to share in the vocals? Then turn it loose into a long studio jazz/rock piece, along the lines of Instrumental Illness, but with the signature MJ drum solo in the middle, albeit shortened. The disk will close with this tune. Every member of the band will take a solo, one by one, just as they did on MJ. “Condensed” to about 12 minutes. Tour de force.

10. Bonus track: Layla. (8:00) Take it from one of the Beacon recordings. The best cover of any song ever by any band.


[Edited on 8/15/2004 by enthios]

 
Visit User's Homepage
Replies:

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6585
(6595 all sites)
Registered: 5/18/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 03:16 AM
Cool !!!

 

____________________

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5048
(5087 all sites)
Registered: 11/29/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 07:44 AM
These Days is a Jackson Brown compostion......and I cannot imagine Gregg singing
First There Is A Mountain....but mostly I like your idea.........
PeachNuTT

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 920
(960 all sites)
Registered: 8/10/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 08:41 AM
Didn't Gregg say he wanted to redo the first Allman record? Or was it just remix it?
 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14354
(14389 all sites)
Registered: 12/1/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 09:32 AM
Said he'd like to re-record it.

 

____________________
UGLY is BAD and BAD is WRONG and WRONG is SINFUL and SIN leads to ETERNAL DAMNATION. _ F.Z.

 
E-Mail User

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 480
(486 all sites)
Registered: 4/6/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 11:52 AM
I think it would be great to hear them re-record the old songs. The idea of doing songs they've never studio recorded is great too, but to hear a new recording of the old stuff would be great. The only addition that I would DEMAND (I'd like a lot more) is Ain't Wastin' Time No More.

Freddy

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 1976
(2022 all sites)
Registered: 8/27/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 01:13 PM
^^Agreed.....and Jessica. If they got Chuck to guest on it, it'd be fine.

 

____________________






 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 02:39 PM
Yes, I think the idea of "Allman Does Allman" is similar to Gregg's idea to re-do the first album - but since there are so many unrecorded gems, I think they could explore some of those as well. Chuck would be an excellent guest musician, and I'd invite Karl Denson for a few tracks as well...

By the way, my idea came the album "Mac Rebennack Plays Dr. John"



 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1668
(1681 all sites)
Registered: 9/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 03:03 PM
Sounds like a great idea! I'm a big fan. I really want to hear My Favorite Things.
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20685
(20770 all sites)
Registered: 11/26/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 03:42 PM
Gregg wasn't seriously proposing they re-do that album, it was an 'if I knew then what I know now' kind of a thing. And that does sound like a cool album minus the First There is a Mountain - Mountain Jam is a classic, but the original song surely hasn't aged well - and vocals on Little Martha. One More Ride is credited to Gregg and Dickey, by the way.

I know Gregg does a version of Catfish Blues on One More Try, I'd love to hear them work that one up.

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
E-Mail User

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 05:30 PM
Catfish Blues would be a great addition to the album. And you're right, One More Ride is credited to Gregg and Dickie, which is interesting for a number of reasons - I'm not sure how many songs the two actually collaborated on but I would guess they can be counted on one hand! it sounds like a Duane tune, from beginning to end. On the other hand, Duane's fingerprints are everywhere, including the opening signature of Layla, which has "Allman Brothers" written all over it...
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20685
(20770 all sites)
Registered: 11/26/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 06:14 PM
quote:
I'm not sure how many songs the two actually collaborated on but I would guess they can be counted on one hand!

Unless you count instrumentals where the whole group is credited, I think you can count them on two fingers - One More Ride and Good Clean Fun.

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
E-Mail User

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/1/2004 at 07:47 PM
Is there a way to get this suggestion to the eyes of Gregg or Warren? I heard Butch is really into email, but I'm not sure about the other members.
 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 12:27 AM
quote:
^^Agreed.....and Jessica. If they got Chuck to guest on it, it'd be fine.


Not sure Jessica would be appropriate with the current line-up, since it was written by Dicky.

Morning Dew would be another nice number.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1668
(1681 all sites)
Registered: 9/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 06:17 AM
Leave Dew to the Dead, and maybe if Phil thinks Warren sings it well enough to do it with the Q. I don't think it really suits the brothers well. And Jerry's versions are about as good as they get.
 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 10:17 AM
quote:
Leave Dew to the Dead


Possibly - but have you heard Greg's version from 1968?

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1357
(1360 all sites)
Registered: 10/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:10 PM
I thought Berry's tune was recorded but just never made it to B&S? speaking of non written by an Allman songs but recorded by one..How about "All of My Friends" I love that thing !Derek and Warren could have fun with that- while, although apparently orginally turned down by the guys," Queen of Hearts" is one that they could do easily.
I aggree, nice list.. I do think their next cd should be a long one and maybe of newly recorded live or studio stuff, but newly recorded old stuff would be cool.." Allman Brothers do the Allmans Brothers" works for me.... who else besides Dr John has done that???

 

____________________
Mark

" The Music you listen to becomes the soundtrack of your life"


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 62308
(62419 all sites)
Registered: 2/6/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:14 PM
quote:
quote:
Leave Dew to the Dead


Possibly - but have you heard Greg's version from 1968?


Ditto. I'd love to hear the ABB do that one!

 

____________________
You got to go through hell before you get to heaven.

 
E-Mail User

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2097
(2099 all sites)
Registered: 8/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:18 PM
I think there's some 1980's Gregg solo stuff worth re recording sans 1980's cheese production. Demons and Ocean Across the Gunwale come to my mind.
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20685
(20770 all sites)
Registered: 11/26/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:37 PM
quote:
Is there a way to get this suggestion to the eyes of Gregg or Warren? I heard Butch is really into email, but I'm not sure about the other members.

Butch does come around the site from time to time.

quote:
Not sure Jessica would be appropriate with the current line-up, since it was written by Dicky.

I don't think there's anything inappropriate about Jessica. They played some terrific versions in the summer of 2000 with Jimmy, and they kept doing it through 2001 (and once the next year). When Chuck Leavell played on it, it was really great.

Bingyland, what you said about Berry's Jam matches what I remember reading. I'm sure Queen of Hearts would sound good, but it's kind of similar to Desdemona, isn't it?

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
E-Mail User

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1668
(1681 all sites)
Registered: 9/7/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:58 PM
I've heard Greg's version of Dew. I still think it should be left to the Dead. As for Jessica, I would love to hear a recording, but I think it would be too much to put it on an album while Dickey's still out there.
 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 03:58 PM
quote:
I think there's some 1980's Gregg solo stuff worth re recording sans 1980's cheese production.


Actually one of my favorite instrumentals is " Mathew's Arrival" written by Neil Larson and recorded on Gregg's "Playin' Up A Storm" in 1977. I realize it's not an original tune, just saying it's a great instrumental piece and is worth considering.

Another nice cover, either for this or just for a concert, would be Fleetwood Mac's " Searching for Madge" - wow.



[Edited on 8/3/2004 by enthios]

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20685
(20770 all sites)
Registered: 11/26/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 04:12 PM
quote:
As for Jessica, I would love to hear a recording, but I think it would be too much to put it on an album while Dickey's still out there.

Well, he's not going anywhere. But I agree with you that it's not going to happen.

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
E-Mail User

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 04:47 PM
quote:
I agree with you that it's not going to happen


Yup Besides, why re-do a song that has been recorded more times than any other in their repertoire? The latest version, on "An Evening...Second Set," actually won them a Grammy. Oh wait, maybe that answers my question!

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 103
(103 all sites)
Registered: 8/1/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 8/2/2004 at 06:43 PM
Lana (or whoever else holds the keys), I wanted to pass my idea along to the band members, particularly Greg. It's in another message called " Allman Does Allman" but if you click on that link, it should take you right there...

Thanks and let him know I'm one of those kids from the front row of the Warehouse days...

 

____________________
http://www.tylersmusicroom.org

 
<<  1    2    3  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com