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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 10:38 AM
How did you get here? I was reading posts from some new young members, 13 and 14 years old, wondering how they stumbled upon ABB.

When did you start listening to ABB and your other favorite bands? Who introduced you? How did your tastes expand? I think about this a lot because I grew up in a non-musical house, my parents listened to bad country/pop and my friends listened to top 40. I didnít even know music existed beyond these boundaries.

For me, the arrival of my step-brothers in high school changed everything. They were listening to Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, and Rush. I was blown away by this musical revelation.....thus my continueing quest to find great music and musicians, new and old, began.


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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 10:52 AM
All it took was a few notes and I knew this was something new. Didn't find out who they were for a year or so after the 1st and only time I heard Black Hearted Woman on the radio.
Thumbing through some LPs at my sister's and Bro in laws house I saw a copy of the 1st LP. Looked interesting. Read the songs and thought...hmmm Black Hearted Woman, I wonder. Put it on and and oh yeah....went out and bought a cheap 8track of Fillmore and that really floored me.
A year later, purched DA Anthology vol I....Took it home and found out to boot, that the magic guitar I heard back in the 5th grade was actually Duane playing on Aretha's, The Weight. Never looked back after that. There was a 4 or 5 year span from the 1st time I heard that magic guitar and found out who it was.
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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 11:00 AM
came from a very diverse musical background

My Grandfather played trombone in Big Bands back in their day, and I started on Trombone in the
third grade and piano shortly thereafter. Sang in my church choir since around 3rd grade also.

My Dad turned me on to Miles Davis and JJ Johnson records when I started my brass studies.
Miles is still a favorite to this day.

Dad had a good collection of 50's Jazz, (brubeck, armstrong, miles, JJ) My Grandad played a
lot of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Ellington, etc.
Mom was into country and Pop, (siinatra, Dean Martin, Rodger Miller, Nat King Cole)
(my piano teacher used to work with Nat King Cole)

I got a transistor radio around the time of the british invasion, became a huge beatles fan.
When they broke up I got into heavier music, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Grand Funk, Zeppelin, Cream.

Through Cream became a big Eric Clapton fan, from the Dominoes came to know Duane's playing
and about the 11th grade first heard LAFE at a party, walked in and Stormy Monday was playing
and I was hooked on ABB.

I dig all kinds of music I believe because I was exposed to all kinds of music when I was pretty young.
When I was a baby Mom says by favorites were Jimmy Dean and Jimmy Rodgers.

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 11:16 AM
Being from a deeply rooted Italian background my first experiences with music was a few cousins and an uncle that played the Accordian and the music I heard at family and social functions.....Italian music, Frank Sinatra. But I loved music from before I can remember. When the beatles first came out I'd set up our metal tv tray and put a pot top on it so it would vibrate like a snare drum and I'd play along with the 45's. In first grade they had an introduction to music and instruments and I wanted a sax....My parents asked me if I wanted to play guitar because they couldn't afford a sax so I went with the guitar. As a kid until my mid teens I listened to regular rock am but the radio had a great variety of stuff back then. Rock, R&B, Soul and even Slim Harpo's scratch my back was played once in a while. Anyway when I was 17 I meet a few guys that played in a band and they introduced me to the ABB and told me the story about Duane. I went out and bought Beginnings and the Dead's Roses & Skull album then Fillmore east......From the moment I heard the count off and first few notes of Statesboro Blues my life changed forever.....My entire life changed. From those two bands I discovered Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Folk...etc American Music......

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 12:30 PM
I was born a poor black child...
 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 12:42 PM
grew up with my family listening to good music... really all kinds... My Dad played the organ , not well but we had one...

What I liked as a kid was Hank Williams..my parents would crank that up on Sunday morning after church while my Dad was making bacon and eggs for us.. and we would all be singing ...... Why don't ya love like you use to do..Why do you treat me like a worn out shoe...my hair is still curley and my eyes are still blue ..why don't love me like you use to do

Or hey Hey Good looking , whatcha got cooking , about cooking something up with me..I'm free and ready so we can go steady.... Think I'll go listen to some Old Hank right about now... Good Good guitar playin...

When ABB came into my life... heard about this song called something with" mountain" in it... when i heard it..I was never the same.....

 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 12:45 PM
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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 01:54 PM
My mother and father were both music lovers so I've always listened to music of all kinds - can remember having the radio on and hearing early rock'n'roll and pop a lot as a child but we had a record player and I listened to a variety of stuff there, too...anything from Louis Armstrong to Sinatra to Herb Alpert to Glenn Miller. They also helped me foster an interest in playing so I picked up the clarinet in elementary school.

The old American Bandstand was always a favorite of mine. Some of my friends had older sisters who had 45 collections - we used to swipe their 45's and practice dance moves to stuff like Connie Francis, Leslie Gore, Gene Pitney, Dion, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Del Shannon, Johnny Rivers, Dusty Springfield, various girl groups (Ronettes, Shangra-La's, Vandalla's, Angel's etc), Beach Boys, Jan & Dean. Then in 5th grade I saw these 4 guys from England on the Ed Sullivan show and things haven't been the same since. My dad went out the next week and bought me my first LP - Meet the Beatles.

Stumbled on the ABB in 1970 when I caught them in a local bar. My sis and I had a stereo in our bedroom at home and we played the sh** out of LAFE and Eat a Peach in those early days.

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 01:56 PM
Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb...and Elvis.

 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 02:00 PM
I grew up in a musical family in NC.So the music was in me from the get go my uncle and Dad turned me onto album rock radio from a very early age.My uncle played guitar and i sang in his cover band in 77.We would play Zep,ABB,ZZ Top Kansas etc...
I have been a singer most of my life and still love it.My musical roots go very deep and i am glad because i have been able to experience the best times in life because of that.

 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 02:09 PM
I can't say that my parents were very musically inclined. They had a collection of albums that ranged from the 4 Aces to some Broadway soundtracks.

Foe me/us (my brothers) it was that there are 4 brothers born within a 6 year period and we all came of age in the late 60's early seventies. With different friends and influences, we constantly brought home new music and discovered new sounds as a whole. We still send each other music as we come across sounds we think we will all enjoy.

Heard the opening notes of Whipping Post in the late summer of '69 and the rest is history.

 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 06:14 PM
Being one of thos 14 year olds, this is a question I get a lot.

It all started one Christmas when i got a 2 Disc Greatest Hits CD of Aerosmith. That Changed My world. I remembering listening to that CD on the bus to school every day of 5th grade. Next it was Pink Floyd. I bought My Dad "Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd" for his birthday and Instantly fell in love with them.
Around that time I started paying more attention to the local Classic Rock Station. Suddenly, I started hearing songs that would change me. They would sound familiar, almost as if I was meant to listen to them. I would immdediately go home and go to Itunes and find the song. I would find these "classic rock" playlists and just start sampling songs, looking for something I heard. It seemed like every song I would hear I would instantly fall in love with. I began buying CD's 24/7. Even if I only Liked 1 song by a particular band, I would buy a CD of them anyways. Now I listen to some stuff that my parents dont know, which really shocks me.

I got into the ABB around christmas 06'. My uncle is a huge ABB/GA fan. I already had the "Best Of The ABB 1969-1979", so I had those songs. For christmas that year my Uncle got me "The Best Of Gregg Allman" and "Playin' Up A Storm". I wore both of those out as well. That led me to listen to the ABB more and more. I spend all my Christmas Money on ABB CD's (Brothers and Sisters, EAP, Gold, LAFE, Atlanta Pop, and American University).

I think the biggest thing that impacted my life was hearing "You Dont Love Me" LAFE for the first time. It was one of those moments where I couldn't even speak. I listened to that song every night before bed during the summer of 06'. That changed my life and got me even more into the ABB.

Around This time I started getting more into guitar so I started Studying all of the "Greatest" guitar players (I literally found a list of the top 100 guitarists, and Downloaded a whole album they played on". Now that I am collecting life shows, Ive been exposed to so much more music.

Im still expanding on my music library, discovering more bands each days.

So there it is, my music roots/history, whatever you want to call it.

Matt


[Edited on 7/16/2007 by DuaneAllmanFan]

 

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  posted on 7/15/2007 at 10:22 PM
quote:
Being one of thos 14 year olds, this is a question I get a lot.

It all started one Christmas when i got a 2 Disc Greatest Hits CD of Aerosmith. That Changed My world. I remembering listening to that CD on the bus to school every day of 5th grade. Next it was Pink Floyd. I bought My Dad "Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd" for his birthday and Instantly fell in love with them.
Around that time I started paying more attention to the local Classic Rock Station. Suddenly, I started hearing songs that would change me. They would sound familiar, almost as if I was meant to listen to them. I would immdediately go home and go to Itunes and find the song. I would find these "classic rock" playlists and just start sampling songs, looking for something I heard. It seemed like every song I would hear I would instantly fall in love with. I began buying CD's 24/7. Even if I only Liked 1 song by a particular band, I would buy a CD of them anyways. Now I listen to some stuff that my parents dont know, which really shocks me.

I got into the ABB around christmas 06'. My uncle is a huge ABB/GA fan. I already had the "Best Of The ABB 1969-1979", so I had those songs. For christmas that year my Uncle got me "The Best Of Gregg Allman" and "Playin' Up A Storm". I wore both of those out as well. That led me to listen to the ABB more and more. I spend all my Christmas Money on ABB CD's (Brothers and Sisters, EAP, Gold, LAFE, Atlanta Pop, and American University).

I think the biggest thing that impacted my life was hearing "You Dont Love Me" LAFE for the first time. It was one of those moments where I couldn't even speak. I listened to that song every night before bed during the summer of 06'. That changed my life and got me even more into the ABB.

Around This time I started getting more into guitar so I started Studying all of the "Greatest" guitar players (I literally found a list of the top 100 guitarists, and Downloaded a whole album they played on". Now that I am collecting life shows, Ive been exposed to so much more music.

Im still expanding on my music library, discovering more bands each days.

So there it is, my music roots/history, whatever you want to call it.

So there it i



You're story and experience is very interesting. The tools you have available are so differnent now, music is available at a click of your mouse...which is great, it's how I research and listen to most of my music. I don't consider myself old, but I grew up with cassettes and cd....I know there are others out there whose collections include LPs and 8-tracks. I remember being very young and sneaking into my friend's older brother's 'dead' van and listening to aerosmith 8-track...I really didn't 'get it' as a second-grader.

 
 


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