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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:03 PM
OK, I've posted, moreover thought, that since I generally enjoy "Gregg's Songs" more than Dickey's, that his return would have some downside to it. HOWEVER...in the last two days I spent six hours in the car. I haven't listened to much ABB the past few months and thought it was high time.

I started with AFE, turned to some more recent IL's, then finished going 80 this afternoon with Wipe the Windows... No matter how good Warren and Derek may be, Dickey's playing lends a different tone/balance/melody - SOMETHING that to my ears is sorely missed.

 

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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:33 PM
Are you saying that two quick draw guitarslingers do not equal the most melodic soloist and songwriter around? I never would have said that.......

 

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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:38 PM
What's wrong with showing Dickey some love? His contributions to the legacy of The ABB are numerous and immeasurable. Put aside the politics. He is Dickey Betts and he was a driving force for the band for a long time. It's unfortunate that it couldn't last forever, but politics aside, it's some of the sweetest music to ever come from Macon, GA. That fact can NOT be ignored.

As I have recently discovered, you can love ABB and you can love DB&GS in equal measure.

Support both bands. It's that simple.

It's..........all............good.

 

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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:45 PM
Forrest R. Betts was, is, and always will be a brother.

 

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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:53 PM
Dickey rocks. Then and now.

 

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  posted on 6/24/2008 at 09:56 PM
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What's wrong with showing Dickey some love? His contributions to the legacy of The ABB are numerous and immeasurable. Put aside the politics. He is Dickey Betts and he was a driving force for the band for a long time. It's unfortunate that it couldn't last forever, but politics aside, it's some of the sweetest music to ever come from Macon, GA. That fact can NOT be ignored.

As I have recently discovered, you can love ABB and you can love DB&GS in equal measure.

Support both bands. It's that simple.

It's..........all............good.


I agree with you

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 07:10 AM
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What's wrong with showing Dickey some love? His contributions to the legacy of The ABB are numerous and immeasurable. Put aside the politics. He is Dickey Betts and he was a driving force for the band for a long time. It's unfortunate that it couldn't last forever, but politics aside, it's some of the sweetest music to ever come from Macon, GA. That fact can NOT be ignored.

As I have recently discovered, you can love ABB and you can love DB&GS in equal measure.

Support both bands. It's that simple.

It's..........all............good.


I agree with you
Amen !

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:19 AM
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OK, I've posted, moreover thought, that since I generally enjoy "Gregg's Songs" more than Dickey's, that his return would have some downside to it. HOWEVER...in the last two days I spent six hours in the car. I haven't listened to much ABB the past few months and thought it was high time.

I started with AFE, turned to some more recent IL's, then finished going 80 this afternoon with Wipe the Windows... No matter how good Warren and Derek may be, Dickey's playing lends a different tone/balance/melody - SOMETHING that to my ears is sorely missed.




Oh My.... it's tedious reading through all these posts ..now... ABB fans have been " newly " enlightened to Dickey Betts.... and I LOVE IT.... praise the lord, hallelujah

I will support Dickey Betts ..long after I'm gone from these sites..which gets closer every day... If you don't see me around here... just remember Rainy who loves Dickey Betts , all he has done in the past, present , and the future... a true brother... respectful , kept most of his thoughts . private and to himself.. Love that about him, also.

I am now sure that if the ABB all reunite for the 40th .. those good seats I've been getting, as a strong and LOYAL fan ..will be grabbed up by the fair weather fans...

But I am very happy that alot more from this site .... have seen the light....
The funny thing is I've been seeing him for many years.. . All Great Southern shows have been rocking , they put everything into a show the minute they step on stage... As for Dickey's temper... yeah , I guess he has one... and gets upset when things are not to his particular liking.... for sound, lights, strings , .... he is a master and a perfectionist... that comes with the territory... I believe that has also misinterrupted.... Be patient with his eccentricities.... the results will blow your mind, will bring you to tears, will give you complete happiness... euphoric....

Welcome to the new/old alike.... BWIAB......

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:22 AM
Nobody can phrase and play melody like Dickey. Just watch his fingers when he plays demonstrates that he does things differently than most players.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:23 AM
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OK, I've posted, moreover thought, that since I generally enjoy "Gregg's Songs" more than Dickey's, that his return would have some downside to it. HOWEVER...in the last two days I spent six hours in the car. I haven't listened to much ABB the past few months and thought it was high time.

I started with AFE, turned to some more recent IL's, then finished going 80 this afternoon with Wipe the Windows... No matter how good Warren and Derek may be, Dickey's playing lends a different tone/balance/melody - SOMETHING that to my ears is sorely missed.
Well stated!!!!!!!!



Oh My.... it's tedious reading through all these posts ..now... ABB fans have been " newly " enlightened to Dickey Betts.... and I LOVE IT.... praise the lord, hallelujah

I will support Dickey Betts ..long after I'm gone from these sites..which gets closer every day... If you don't see me around here... just remember Rainy who loves Dickey Betts , all he has done in the past, present , and the future... a true brother... respectful , kept most of his thoughts . private and to himself.. Love that about him, also.

I am now sure that if the ABB all reunite for the 40th .. those good seats I've been getting, as a strong and LOYAL fan ..will be grabbed up by the fair weather fans...

But I am very happy that alot more from this site .... have seen the light....
The funny thing is I've been seeing him for many years.. . All Great Southern shows have been rocking , they put everything into a show the minute they step on stage... As for Dickey's temper... yeah , I guess he has one... and gets upset when things are not to his particular liking.... for sound, lights, strings , .... he is a master and a perfectionist... that comes with the territory... I believe that has also misinterrupted.... Be patient with his eccentricities.... the results will blow your mind, will bring you to tears, will give you complete happiness... euphoric....

Welcome to the new/old alike.... BWIAB......


 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:26 AM
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I haven't listened to much ABB the past few months


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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:42 AM
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What's wrong with showing Dickey some love? His contributions to the legacy of The ABB are numerous and immeasurable. Put aside the politics. He is Dickey Betts and he was a driving force for the band for a long time. It's unfortunate that it couldn't last forever, but politics aside, it's some of the sweetest music to ever come from Macon, GA. That fact can NOT be ignored.

As I have recently discovered, you can love ABB and you can love DB&GS in equal measure.

Support both bands. It's that simple.

It's..........all............good.


I agree with you
Amen !





Very well said BD.................I could not agree more.


Its music folks and mostly its all good!

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:46 AM
Can't speak for Dickey but I think he is happy doing what he is doing now. I think he enjoys playing guitar with his son!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 08:47 AM
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What's wrong with showing Dickey some love? His contributions to the legacy of The ABB are numerous and immeasurable. Put aside the politics. He is Dickey Betts and he was a driving force for the band for a long time. It's unfortunate that it couldn't last forever, but politics aside, it's some of the sweetest music to ever come from Macon, GA. That fact can NOT be ignored.

As I have recently discovered, you can love ABB and you can love DB&GS in equal measure.

Support both bands. It's that simple.

It's..........all............good.


Dave - Couldn't agree more.

[quote}Are you saying that two quick draw guitarslingers do not equal the most melodic soloist and songwriter around? I never would have said that.......

bird72 - you hit me right where I live

Rainy - girl you know I'm with you. Hard to believe an ABB fan is just discovering what Dickey brings to the table.

Wharfy - I don't go more than 1 day without some ABB, preferably with Dickey playing.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 09:03 AM
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I think I would die



WHARFY!!!






It's illegal around my house not to listen to the ABB...especially WITH Dickey. I got a young 'un that loves Dickey Betts. Can't blame her.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 09:06 AM
Dickey's work with the ABB is like a fine wine that keeps getting better every time I listen.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 09:07 AM
To clarify....I'm just now discovering Great Southern....I've always known and loved Dickey and his music. When I listen to ABB studio stuff, it's usually the old stuff with Dickey. And also, take into consideration that I went 25 years between my 1st and 2nd ABB shows.....1979, with Dickey, to the Fox shows in 2004, without Dickey. So, the Great Southern show in Charlotte was the first time in 29 years I have seen Dickey play. That is why I am so excited about Great Southern. Not because I am just now discovering Dickey. He's ALWAYS in my player....along with Duane and Berry.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 11:03 AM
With me, it's been more of a reawakening if you will. I've seen them 2-3x a year since they reformed (once in high school 1979?). For a while I had had enough Dickey...he was dominating the shows and Gregg wasn't the presence he is now...and as I said, while I love Dickey's songs (daughter named Jessica and all) - Gregg's music moves me in a different, more emotional way. So Dickey leaving meant more of Gregg's material being played, and to bring Dickey back would likely change that...so I was lukewarm about it.

Yesterday just reminded me why I love the old stuff so much.

Greg

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 11:32 AM
There is nothing wrong with praise for Dickey which is what this thread is doing. At the same time it is imperative to acknowledge that the ABB would not exist today had the move not been made. Therefore, it is useless to say "I like the Dickey Warren sound best." That is no more possible than bringing back Dickey/Duane.

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 02:54 PM
I listen mostly to studio and live shows with Dickey. A lot of fans never saw the ABB with him, or certainly not the original line-up. I don't want to debate which incarnation of the band sounds best. I like them all!

I do miss Dickey's sound in the current ABB, and that's why I am very glad he comes to NY/LI area every year.

I am also glad that the ABB didn't disband and continues to play...I always go when they are in the NY/LI area too.

Mitch

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 02:56 PM
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Well then get me a case of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 05:09 PM
I agree with a lot of these comments.

One thing that bothers me though is how much people take sides, like its Dickey vs. Gregg & Butch and they apply that to the music. It doesn't make sense to me. So I am glad to see people enjoying all of it. That's what its there for.

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 07:46 PM
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To clarify....I'm just now discovering Great Southern....I've always known and loved Dickey and his music. When I listen to ABB studio stuff, it's usually the old stuff with Dickey. And also, take into consideration that I went 25 years between my 1st and 2nd ABB shows.....1979, with Dickey, to the Fox shows in 2004, without Dickey. So, the Great Southern show in Charlotte was the first time in 29 years I have seen Dickey play. That is why I am so excited about Great Southern. Not because I am just now discovering Dickey. He's ALWAYS in my player....along with Duane and Berry.


Dave I got you brother! I have seen DBGS 2 times in the last 5 years. 2003 then just recently. The band he has now is fantastic.

Why not follow 2 bands? Again I say why!!!!

I love them all!

 

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  posted on 6/25/2008 at 09:25 PM
GENUINE SINCE SIXTY-NINE

 

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  posted on 6/26/2008 at 12:40 AM
I've always loved hearing Dickey play the guitar, and I'd rather hear him than Warren any day. As some of you know, I'm learning to play the bass. At my last lesson, my instructor was teaching me to play Statesboro Blues. It's a pretty straightforward 12-bar blues shuffle, and I was able to play along with the record pretty well. I hadn't heard it for awhile, tho, and when Dickey started playing his solo, I got so distracted listening to him, that I lost my place. I don't think Frank understood when I just smiled and said, "That's Dickey." I've kind of gotten used to not having any Dickey in my ABB, and I miss it. It totally took me by surprise to hear his distinct playing in Statesboro Blues, even though that's the way I grew up on it.

[Edited on 6/26/2008 by SantaCruzBluz]

 

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