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: My favorite Allman Brother may be...

Peach Pro





Posts: 444
(444 all sites)
Registered: 1/25/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 10:24 PM
Chuck Leavell. His playing, attitude and personality are all top notch. I still consider him an original, in a way, and how I wish he would be back in full time. He also could have been the best instrumental writer for the band after Dickey. (see Sea level's 1st album); those are ABB tunes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qK84Q1C-JI - watch this-Awesome!

 
Replies:

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9304
(9381 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 10:38 PM
I think Chuck is certainly WAY up there as one of not only my favorites,but as one of the best players the band has had.

 

____________________
Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 31172
(31245 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 10:41 PM
Chuck is wonderful as a player and a person, but my favorite Allman Brother will always be Duane.

 

____________________
"Without going out of my door, I can know all things on Earth. Without looking out of my window, I can know all things in Heaven. The farther one travels, the less one really knows."

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9304
(9381 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 11:12 PM
People that can touch the keys on a piano like that suck!
Thanks for the link masbama.

Does anyone know where this clip is from?
I'm thinking maybe Gainesville?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM6nRVBvGs&mode=related&search=

 

____________________
Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14567
(14567 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 11:47 PM
Gregg for me. That distinctive, soulful voice is just classic and unique. Also because along with Butch and Jaimoe he has been the constant in the band ever since I've seen them. I don't think the band could ever continue without Gregg's voice.


Pete

[Edited on 5/11/2007 by sixty8]

 

____________________
Pete

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20219
(20233 all sites)
Registered: 9/22/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/10/2007 at 11:50 PM
Howie, he started it.

 

____________________
If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless. -Mahatma Gandhi.

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 12325
(12448 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:48 AM
All of em'....

 

____________________
"Political correctness is a doctrine -- fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rapidly promoted by mainstream media -- which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of $hit by the clean end."

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 10057
(11197 all sites)
Registered: 1/7/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 06:17 AM
As far as pure talent, & someone who cut no corners to develop it, Chuck has few peers -- he was a professional musician before graduating from high school! And was in the ABB at the height of its popularity, at 19 years old. And on top of everything else, a down to earth, well grounded individual -- you can't say enough about someone like that -- and the chapter in his book about his love of the land and his plantation is real special.
I saw Chuck once before he was in the ABB -- got a kick out of realizing that -- it was when Dr. John played at the Boston Common in '71 -- don't remember much about it except the start of it, with the doctah dancing his way onstage all dressed up in a voodoo outfit & throwing glitter out into the audience -- I do believe Chuck was indeed in the band at that time.

 

____________________
"I know y'all came to hear our songs, we like to play 'em for you but without Gregg here it's really hard for us to do. He sings & plays so much & does such a good job. He's really sick, 103* He might've come, but no one would let him." Duane

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2406
(2406 all sites)
Registered: 11/14/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 06:41 AM
quote:


Does anyone know where this clip is from?
I'm thinking maybe Gainesville?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM6nRVBvGs&mode=related&search=


it's from the brothers of the road DVD , and yes Gainsville

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 19425
(20203 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 07:47 AM
lets see......my favorite Allman Brother is...........






Bill Ector

 

____________________
you know there just ain't no telling

what a satisfied girl will do.

 
E-Mail User

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 817
(870 all sites)
Registered: 5/14/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 08:10 AM
There is plenty of reason to like each of them. Lately I have become a huge fan of Oteil mainly because he appears to be having the most fun up there. He's always smiling and enjoying playing his music. Not that the others don't enjoy it but Oteil seems to be the most expressive.

 

____________________
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.

 
E-Mail User

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 444
(444 all sites)
Registered: 1/25/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 08:17 AM
Yea-I think Dr. John was a big inlfuence on Chuck.
 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1966
(1989 all sites)
Registered: 2/27/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 08:56 AM
quote:
Does anyone know where this clip is from?
I'm thinking maybe Gainesville?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM6nRVBvGs&mode=related&a mp;search=


fyi - that's not chuck

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 502
(502 all sites)
Registered: 4/8/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 09:37 AM
Mike Lawler is my fav....where else can you get the best of both world's with the keyboards and a guitar....the keytar baby!!!!
 

Sublime Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6442
(7610 all sites)
Registered: 4/4/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 09:58 AM
quote:
All of em'....




Good answer.... I say it too Chuck was so great back with the Brothers ... what key player... and you only hear good things about him as a person....

I liked Linnie's post as well... Bill Ector

 

____________________





 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5944
(6041 all sites)
Registered: 1/24/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 10:18 AM
Chuck is another excellent example of a life profoundly impacted by the path Duane Allman chose to take. When I was at Alabama, in the late '60's, Chuck was playing occasionally at a hippie bar called the Chukker. If Duane had chosen to stay in California, would Chuck have ever made it out of Tuscaloosa? Surely, he would not have gone from hanging out at the Chukker to playing command performances for the Queen of England with Clapton, and to being musical director and touring the world with the Rolling Stones, regardless of his immense talent.


The road taken, the road not taken. It has made all the difference.


EAPFP

 
E-Mail User

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3809
(3806 all sites)
Registered: 12/11/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 10:36 AM
And Bup....In Chuck's autobiography he definitely talks about Duane at length and how his choices impacted his life and that of many other Southern musicians. Interestingly, Chuck knew other members of the ABB in 1970 & 1971, but he didn't know Duane, although he was well aware of who he was. He said they met or passed in a hall one time in Macon but that was it.

If you have not read Chuck's book, I highly recommend it. It is about 1/3 about his early musical career, Macon & Allman Brothers, about 1/3 about Sea Level & his other endevours, and about 1/3 about his time with the Rolling Stones.

Tim

[Edited on 5/11/2007 by hotlantatim]

 

____________________
Tim L.

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:07 PM
In the 38 year history of the Allman Brothers Chuck was a member for three years. He played on only one great album. It just so happened that that period coincided with the band's period of greatest commercial impact so his role in the band is generally overstated. Nevertheless, he is a great musician and everyone likes him. I hate to pick any members as my favorite since the band has always been regarded as a brotherhood. That said, I am very very fond of Warren Haynes as some of you know.

Doug

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 29948
(30044 all sites)
Registered: 1/26/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:08 PM
quote:
Mike Lawler is my fav....where else can you get the best of both world's with the keyboards and a guitar....the keytar baby!!!!



That's not funny, that's sick!

 

____________________
People Can you Feel It?

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 31172
(31245 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:11 PM
quote:
quote:
Mike Lawler is my fav....where else can you get the best of both world's with the keyboards and a guitar....the keytar baby!!!!



That's not funny, that's sick!


Don't let Sandman hear you say that.

 

____________________
"Without going out of my door, I can know all things on Earth. Without looking out of my window, I can know all things in Heaven. The farther one travels, the less one really knows."

 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5768
(6034 all sites)
Registered: 2/5/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:13 PM
Has to be Duane cause without him, there ain't no Allman Brothers. Other than that,
he is the most talented of the whole bunch.\
spdb

 

____________________
Lovin my Duane Allman music....everyday jamin' for Duane.

 
E-Mail User

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 76
(77 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2007
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 12:27 PM
Of course Duane will always be my favorite, but Butch is a close second.

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2262
(2262 all sites)
Registered: 4/14/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 01:04 PM
every single brother that has played in the band - period!

 

____________________
Up in the Great White North Eatin' A Peach For Peace!!
http://www.myspace.com/fatbottomdaddy

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9304
(9381 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 02:40 PM
quote:
quote:
Does anyone know where this clip is from?
I'm thinking maybe Gainesville?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM6nRVBvGs&mode=related&a mp;search=


fyi - that's not chuck
((((( )))))) (Shaking head back and forth.)

 

____________________
Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9304
(9381 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 5/11/2007 at 02:46 PM
quote:
In the 38 year history of the Allman Brothers Chuck was a member for three years. He played on only one great album.
quote:
Which makes his presence in the band that much more amazing! He only played on one album,but he played many shows in that time period.

quote:
I hate to pick any members as my favorite since the band has always been regarded as a brotherhood.
quote:
Well....it used to be at least.

 

____________________
Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 
<<  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