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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 11:56 AM
Anyone else love this tune as much as me? Tommy Talton's slide fills and solo is just amazing, so clean & nasty, a perfect fit to that arrangement. Chuck's piano, Randall's sax, Gregg's vocals and B3, Jaimoe & Bill on drums, the strings, man, it just all blends into something magical.

Gotta love Tommy's slide on there, just close your eyes during his solo and off you go! I remember when this album came out, a buddy told me he needed to smoke a cigarette after that slide solo he was so moved by it!

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 12:11 PM
I had the pleasure of seeing the GA tour in November of 74 .Ga was promoting the live show recorded in the spring (Lamar on bass this time-so half of the ABB were present-no jaimoe Just BS on drums). The strings were absent but the intensity of the song was still there and maybe better. I was very close to the stage and as TT went in to his haunting rendition of slide on Dreams I was blown away by it...as he came out of it we made eye contact - he could see my approval and smiled back at me. Very cool at the time. That was a great night with the band doing five ABB songs during the evening.

[Edited on 9/30/2008 by Bingylandmusic]

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 12:16 PM
Tommy Talton currently has my stainless steel slide...I 'loaned' it to him..
but honored that he is using it well.....

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 02:12 PM
"Dreams" has long been my favorite song, and that GA Tour version is one of my favorites. A little more haunting, the strings and Chuck's piano work beautifully in the background, and yeah, who knew someone other than Duane could lay down some slide on that tune and make it all his own? Completely different and beautiful.

 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 04:04 PM
I love that version too. It's like taking a ride to someplace new, but in your old favorite car. (compared to the abb versions)
 

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 04:06 PM
The high lite of that album was Gregg's VOICE.

"Oncoming Traffic"... is the star of this show...

I thought the guitar work was highly average

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  posted on 9/30/2008 at 04:59 PM
"Dreams", the best version of "Turn on Your Lovelight" this side of Bobby Bland, the obscure Otis Redding and Carla Thomas "Are You Lonely For Me, Baby?" and a top notch "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" makes it one hell of an album. I never really got into "Oncoming Traffic" though. Not that I dislike the song, just not one of my favorites from the album. A nice departure for Gregg, for sure.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 09:18 AM
Yeah, Oncoming Traffic was probably one of my least favorites on that album when it came out. Best "highly average" guitar I have ever heard. Tommy could and can hang with the best of them.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 10:25 AM
The tour album featured just a couple songs from the cowboy set however as good as they were I remember liking their entire opening set when I caught the show live.

Also as I said earlier I was close to the stage. I remember remarking how thin GA appeared up close Maybe 6 1 about 170 lbs(maybe less) as I recall. He never seemed to have much emotion until" oncoming traffic" which was him alone. He raised his hand for a moment as to ask the crowd for quiet and immersed himself into that number. I then began to like the song more.
That entire show still stands as one of my top five fav shows of all time.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 12:19 PM
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"Dreams", the best version of "Turn on Your Lovelight" this side of Bobby Bland, the obscure Otis Redding and Carla Thomas "Are You Lonely For Me, Baby?" and a top notch "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" makes it one hell of an album. I never really got into "Oncoming Traffic" though. Not that I dislike the song, just not one of my favorites from the album. A nice departure for Gregg, for sure. [/quote

"Are You Lonely For Me Baby?" was a hit for Freddy Scott. It was a song the Allman Joys used to do at Pepe's A'Go Go in St. Louis. I liked their version better than the Gregg solo LP. I had a fake ID and would see them at least twice a week. The best cover band there ever was!

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 12:39 PM
Bonnie Bramlett tells a great story about being on tour with Gregg when word came of Twiggs' passing. As I recall it, they were at a Hyatt in Nashville, atrium. Bonnie came out of her room many floors up, Gregg went to the piano in the lobby. In the middle of the night. She sang, Gregg played, Oncoming Traffic.


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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 12:41 PM
Freddy Scott #39. Feb. '67
 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 01:07 PM
Saw thoses shows from the capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ. Some of the record was recorded there. Oncomming Traffice was great....waited 32 years to hear him play it again at the Beacon

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 03:47 PM
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Ah you're right, Carla Thomas and Otis Redding's version was March '67. I still prefer Gregg's off of the tour album.

 

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Freddy Scott #39. Feb. '67


From Allmusic Guide:
Also known as "The Last Train to Jacksonville," this Bert Berns song and production will surely go into many music fans' time capsules for its pure energy, guts, and soul. The vocal, track, sweetening, mix, backing voices, and even the mastering job on the original 45 are outstanding. Scott misses his lady and isn't shy about saying so, wailing and bellowing "I'm coming home! I'm coming home!" so insanely it blows you away. The Shout Records release barely made the pop Top 40 at number 39 but went all the way to number one on Billboard's R&B survey in 1966. Chuck Jackson cut an updated version at Motown, but it can't touch this.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2008 at 07:42 PM
first time I ever heard that album I was at a friend's apartment and I was blown away. Went and bought it the next day. Played it to death.
 

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  posted on 10/2/2008 at 04:31 AM
I was a bit of a late-comer to the Duane-era ABB, having heard Brothers & Sisters before any of their previous albums. Dreams from the GA Tour record was the first version of this song I heard. It sent me into a spin to find all previous records, and so I had to get used to Duane playing the studio version as my second exposure. Weird, but what a journey since then. I can't recall a bad rendition of Dreams since then.

 

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  posted on 10/2/2008 at 04:58 AM
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Anyone else love this tune as much as me? Tommy Talton's slide fills and solo is just amazing, so clean & nasty, a perfect fit to that arrangement. Chuck's piano, Randall's sax, Gregg's vocals and B3, Jaimoe & Bill on drums, the strings, man, it just all blends into something magical.

Gotta love Tommy's slide on there, just close your eyes during his solo and off you go! I remember when this album came out, a buddy told me he needed to smoke a cigarette after that slide solo he was so moved by it!


I agree. This is probably my favorite versions of Dreams,the slide is great and I love the piano in it.

 

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