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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:19 AM
I wish I could say that I discovered the Allman Brothers Band by watching a group of guys set up their equipment in a park in Georgia and some guy named Duane snapping his fingers to start the opening notes of Trouble No More.........

But, unfortunately I was born in '72 and discovered them a little late..
Sure, growing up I heard Ramblin' Man on the radio but I never paid that much attention..

For me it happened about 1991 or so by listening to and following a little local blues based band in my hometown....(a couple of the guys had went to my high school).....

They played a varied set of covers ...... stuff like SRV's Tightrope, Clapton's Crossroads and a little Leon Russell, etc...

But this one song kept catching my ear.....it was cool..it was tough...it was a great cover..
I asked my buddy in the band what it was and he gave me a CD called An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band and said: "The song is called End of The Line, but the whole CD is great....check it out"........

I probably listened to EOTL 50 times before I even listened to anything else.......
Then I heard Blue Sky........man...what a song...I felt it...Good ol' Sunday mornin'..

Later on I finally discovered the Fillmore disk and then Eat A Peach, etc....

But if it hadn't been for that little hometown band playin' End of The Line........who knows?

I'm proud to have called the Allman Brothers my favorite band for the last 15 years...

 
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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:23 AM
cool story.

i had always known who the ABB was, of course..........but Soulshine from BWIAB in '94 or so is what got me back into them, and started me asking questions

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:27 AM
For me it was a high school buddy who was into guitars. He turned me off of the Euro-rock / punk / alternative to appreciate guitar players. From their raw talent to their imrov skills.

He showed me the greats, too many to mention now, anyway we were in a record store when he handed me Eat A Peach. He was shocked to hear I had never heard it. We went back to his house and put it on. While watching him play guitar he stopped on Mountain Jam. I asked if he was going to play. He say no, just sit back and enjoy the music. I did and have been listening for 18 yrs now.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:29 AM
Midnight Rider

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:32 AM
Before I knew Duane played on Aretha's The Weight, it was Black Hearted Woman.
Then I got an 8 track of Fillmore East. Man, it was all over then.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:33 AM
What a great topic!!! - I have to say 1982 my first time seeing ABB - I'm embarassed to say I didn't know much about them - I actually was more excited for the opening act - Molly Hatchett - until the bros played and not knowing much of their music - I was HOOKED - they played "Please Call Home" I knew then ABB would be forever in my life and heart........

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 11:47 AM
statesboro blues & must have done(or"DID",as gregg said)somebody wrong--heardthat & life took another turn!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:06 PM
I was a bit young for the original version of the band ( I was born in 1959 ) but I grew up in Brooklyn in a 2 family house and the downstairs neighbor who was an 18 - 19 year old when the ABB started making it around 1970 and he constantly played Fillmore East & then Eat A Peach which easily filtered upstairs ( along with this funny smell ). I remember Melissa was the 1st song to really catch my ears and by 1974 or so I had those same albums and was hooked !

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:08 PM
I had a friend in High School (1975) who had a 1963 Falcon. It had an 8 track with those cheap little chrome grill speakers. He had an 8 track of Beginnings (The first 2 ABB records). What awesome music!!! We listened all the time and then it was LAFE and EAP. I've been hooked ever since. What a gift this band has been to our generation.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:15 PM
My story has three parts (none of which are very profound, unfortunately).

1. I can remeber the strains of "Jessica" from my childhood. Didn't know the name of the song, nor the name of the band, just loved the melody, piano, and guitar solo.

2. As a teen taking guitar lessons (I probably knew of Ramblin' Man and maybe Whipping Post from a kegger or two) and trying to experiment with slide and open tunings in general and playing acoustic, my teacher suggested trying "Little Martha." We started with a dumbed-down version that she tabbed out, but I still figured I needed a recording, so went shopping, and found this:



3) That album was good for several "Holy Sh*ts!"
a. Blue Sky - damn these solos are incredible . . . both "pretty" (duane), and fast (dickey)
b. Jessica - THAT's the song I remember!*
c. Statesboro Blues - wow . . . what the hell kind of guitar is that" I was into Thorogood, so I knew about slide, but other than that, my hearing experience had been limited to him, Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor and maybe a couple of Johnny Winter and Zep tracks. To hear it so clean, precise, and inventive was a brand new thing for me.

At the time that this happened, mid to late 80's, the ABB simply became another band I listened to, along with a host of other "classic" and "blues" rock acts. My current level of passion didn't kick in until around 2000, when I discovered Derek and the Out of the Madness CD. This was before I even knew he was in the ABB. When I found out that little tidbit, forget about it, I was all in.





*I have one or two other moments like that in my listening history . . . hearing something that really hooked me, but not knowing the artist, title, album, anything like that. It's hard to go into a record store and tell the counter guy (remember when the guy behind the counter at the record store knew everything? I can remember some excellent long converstations with independent owners and longtime clerks, they were great sources of info.) it goes like this - doo, d-d-do, d-d-do, da doo, doooo do. This would be Jeff Becks's Freeway Jam. What a joy when I finally found it and bought it. A similar thing happened with the "I'm Going Home" from Woodstock.

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:27 PM
Had to be 'Jessica' back in 1982 or '83.
A guy I knew played it incessantly.

And from there, it just kinda grew ...

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:32 PM
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At the time that this happened, mid to late 80's, the ABB simply became another band I listened to, along with a host of other "classic" and "blues" rock acts. My current level of passion didn't kick in until around 2000, when I discovered Derek and the Out of the Madness CD. This was before I even knew he was in the ABB. When I found out that little tidbit, forget about it, I was all in.




Glad you made the club Mr Droog...have you checked out this months Guitar Player yet ? heh heh

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:36 PM
In 1970 I had high-school friends who went to UC Riverside in Southern California. I talked to one of them who said that this band set up on the lawn at UCR one afternoon and played for a few hours, completely blowing his mind. Imagine Duane, Dickey, Berry, Gregg, Butch and Jaimoe just setting up in the sun and playing away the afternoon. He skipped class, went back to his dorm room and got his tape recorder (this tape circulates today) and stayed there the rest of the afternoon. He bought their first record and played it for me and I have never recovered. I was lucky enough to see the Duane band three times, twice at the Whisky a Go Go.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:47 PM
Blue sky. I was driving home from college one day. Listened to the solos and just freaked out. I was tapping the steering wheel and shaking my headlike a hippie. I had never done that before. went out and bought eat a peach and here I am now. I totally freaked out when I listened to mountain jam.

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 12:50 PM
Blue Sky. It was on the juke box at our hippie bar, 1973--a 45 rpm version, Dickey's solo truncated. Midnight Rider on the other side. Duane's solo was so like the great swing artists I had been raised on, and there was nothing in the world of music even similar to those old saxophone players at the time. Remember it like it was yesterday. Foosball handle in each hand, total focus on the game, off Duane goes, I stood up, said, "What the hell is that?" Life has never been the same.
 
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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 01:13 PM
love the stories here

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 02:16 PM
"One Way Out". Born in 1975 I don't have the stories most of you have. I had always heard "Ramblin' Man" on the radio. Other than that, I didn't know much about the Brothers. It wasn't until their induction into the R&RHOF that I really got into them. I remember they played "One Way Out" and, for me, the rest is history.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 02:40 PM
I loved that R&R Hall of Fame version of One Way Out.......
the way Dickey was soloing on what seemed like just some blues licks
until.....................doot doo doota da doot doo
ah yeah.........that was sweet.......
and then the keyboards come in ...
and Warrens slide playing............
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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 02:44 PM
Was probably early 1970 .... I was a teenager in Macon
and was at a friend's house. He said he had an album
by a group that was actually from Macon ... so we
listened to the first album ... I remember thinking how
cool "Whippin' Post" was. Even just the concept of a
"whipping post" as a subject and title of a song seemed
pretty cool to a teenager searching for coolness. The fact
they were from Macon doubled the coolness for us. No one
had any idea what was to come with the whole Capricorn
thing. Hell ... we just fully integrated the high schools that
same year. Macon was on the cusp of an important musical
awakening .... but I guarantee you that old Macon establishment
would have preferred that the whole College Street hippie
scene pack up and move. We had an extremely conservative
mayor back then .... Ronnie Thompson. He earned the nickname
"Machine Gun Ronnie" when he ordered Macon police to "shoot
to kill" to stop a spate of convenience store robberies.
Times change....now Macon establishment hugs the whole ABB
thing .... tho much of it stems from potential tourism.

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 03:22 PM
Laid Back version of Midnight Rider in '78, then just started working backwards. Never been the same since

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 03:25 PM
Older friend in high school turned me on to Whipping Post and Dreams not long after the first album came out. The rest is history...

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 03:34 PM
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I remember they played "One Way Out" and, for me, the rest is history.


Who could forget the sideburns on Gregg!

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 04:02 PM
Jessica - born in 1976 I didn't have the chance to see the original lineup either but my dad was a huge fan. I remember family road trips hearing Jessica over and over (must of been on a tape at that time) and thinking this is odd - a song with no words. The hook though was Chuck's piano solo (which at the time I thought was Gregg) and to this day I still get chills when I hear that original version. It's a shame that part is now filled with guitar. Eventually I got into Dad's album collection and the ABB that's when the love affair started.
 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 04:40 PM
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I remember they played "One Way Out" and, for me, the rest is history.


Who could forget the sideburns on Gregg!


Who could forget his appearance period??

 

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  posted on 11/10/2006 at 04:59 PM
Leave my blues at home. Born in 56 I started listening to the band around 1970, had some older friends that were listening to them and since then They have always been my favorite. Gregg my favorite vocalist of all time.
 
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