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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:21 PM
Dickey should forget the ABB blues songs and go back to his 'Highway Call' style. It's a shame he never plays 'Bougenvilla' or 'Just Another Love Song'. He could play two hours of his own composisions. Drop a drummer and Andy and return to the country swing guitar style. Do his own thing, that he created. Any one agree?
 
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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:25 PM
I'd love to hear "Jenny's In Atlanta".
I wish he would do a mix of all his songs.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:35 PM
Nope, don't agree at all. People have a misconception that Dickey is a country musician, but in truth he is a man of many dynamic genres, and for him to just stick to one genre that he did for a few years in the 70s would be stifling (especially if it's stuff from Atlanta's Burning Down - not a great album). He didn't create country sound, what he helped create was the 2 drummer, twin guitar rock orchestra that is the Allman Brothers' sound.

Besides, I love Dickey's jazz side more than anything - "Liz Reed" ain't no country song. Are you saying that he should never play that anymore? Dickey's setlists draw from a small pool of songs as it is, I don't think there is any need to limit that anymore. Let Dickey be Dickey.


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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:38 PM
"Let Dickey be Dickey" ....well said. The man is one of many talents from blues to rock.
I for one, am glad to have him still playing some of the best music in the world.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:40 PM
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Nope, don't agree at all. People have a misconception that Dickey is a country-rock musician, but in truth he is a man of many dynamic genres, and for him to just stick to one genre that he did for a few years in the 70s would be stifling (especially if it's stuff from Atlanta's Burning Down - not a great album). He didn't create country sound, what he helped create was the 2 drummer, twin guitar rock orchestra that is the Allman Brothers' sound.

Besides, I love Dickey's jazz side more than anything - "Liz Reed" ain't no country song. Are you saying that he should never play that anymore? Dickey's setlists are draw from a small pool of songs as it is, I don't think there is any need to limit that anymore. Let Dickey be Dickey.

[Edited on 4/17/2009 by porkchopbob]


'Reed' would be an exception to the country thing. But I'm saying he should expand his set lists by including all his good songs, like 'Rain' and the others. I think playing with Warren got him into a hard rock mode that dosen't serve him well. I don't see how Mike singing 'Statesboro Blues' is helping Dickey at all.

[Edited on 4/17/2009 by lespaul58]

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:41 PM
A change of personnel?, please, no way -- these guys are only getting better & better -- Andy is The Man & a great slide player -- James Vanardo was great w/Frankie when I saw them & people who've been this year say Garrett Dawson, the new drummer, is just as good -- cool thought though -- they did Long Time Gone last fall at Cannon -- the most recent Bougainvillea I know of is 2005 Toronto -- a great number -- they play it every so often I believe


 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:43 PM
More acoustic stuff & Highway Call & Collectors type music would be awesome--sad that Vasser has passed i always wanted to see more from these guys...perhaps a little work with Jerry Douglas, Larry Campbell--style wise--perfect!!....& Larry can play fiddle,guitar & anything with strings...some work with Allison Krauss & Charlie Daniels would be fun too...

As a long time Dickey fan,that would be musically refreshing & since it's so different than the ABB perhaps(i can always hope ) a bunch of the fighting can stop--i love the ABB & DB & GS,but this would be making great music & possibly bring some peace...by creating more musical distance...

& think how fun Blue Sky,Jessica or IMOER would sound in this style(like the ole Wolfgang's Vault show from,i believe,Winterland--'73??)

& think how nice True Gravity,Just Another Love Song or Tangled Up in Blue might sound...or some straight out country with them ringing bells of Dickey's beautiful geetar....Wasn't Willie Nelson,at one point,supposed to tour with Dickey? What happened to that? Willie & his band doing their regular show with Dickey sittin' in--now,THAT would be FUN & different for Dickey & the fans....so a great idea,but it's up to Dickey to decide what Dickey should do musically!! i'd love this

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:52 PM
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Nope, don't agree at all. People have a misconception that Dickey is a country musician, but in truth he is a man of many dynamic genres, and for him to just stick to one genre that he did for a few years in the 70s would be stifling (especially if it's stuff from Atlanta's Burning Down - not a great album). He didn't create country sound, what he helped create was the 2 drummer, twin guitar rock orchestra that is the Allman Brothers' sound.

Besides, I love Dickey's jazz side more than anything - "Liz Reed" ain't no country song. Are you saying that he should never play that anymore? Dickey's setlists draw from a small pool of songs as it is, I don't think there is any need to limit that anymore. Let Dickey be Dickey.


[Edited on 4/17/2009 by porkchopbob]




i am not suggesting Dickey not be Dickey--in fact i agree & said it at the end of my post,but stepping out of one's regular band--just like the ABB do with solo projects & have always done--Duane with D&D & session work,Gregg with his different bands,Chuck,Jaimoe,Lamar in Sea Level,Derek & DTB,Warren & Mule etc....each stepped out to try different styles of different songs or their own songs,but it was always interesting & fun...so,all i'm sayin' is i'd love this as ONE aspect of Dickey's current musical work...



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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 12:56 PM
Just Another Love Song has been mentioned twice -- one of my Favorite ABB songs -- nothing could top the studio version

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 01:01 PM
I'm not saying Dickey should 'go country', only that I would love to hear some of his old songs. I happen to like "Atlanta's Burning Down" and "Highway Call".

"Dickey Will Be Dickey" and I don't think anybody wants to change that.
Nobody is suggesting stifling Dickey either. Just some nostalgia.

 

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Nope, don't agree at all. People have a misconception that Dickey is a country-rock musician, but in truth he is a man of many dynamic genres, and for him to just stick to one genre that he did for a few years in the 70s would be stifling (especially if it's stuff from Atlanta's Burning Down - not a great album). He didn't create country sound, what he helped create was the 2 drummer, twin guitar rock orchestra that is the Allman Brothers' sound.

Besides, I love Dickey's jazz side more than anything - "Liz Reed" ain't no country song. Are you saying that he should never play that anymore? Dickey's setlists are draw from a small pool of songs as it is, I don't think there is any need to limit that anymore. Let Dickey be Dickey.

[Edited on 4/17/2009 by porkchopbob]


'Reed' would be an exception to the country thing. But I'm saying he should expand his set lists by including all his good songs, like 'Rain' and the others. I think playing with Warren got him into a hard rock mode that dosen't serve him well. I don't see how Mike singing 'Statesboro Blues' is helping Dickey at all.




Hey, I'm all for Dickey mixing things up - I hear his band is pretty tight these days, but he hasn't freshened up that set list much since 2001. I don't really need to hear "One Way Out" from Dickey & co., and I wouldn't mind Dickey doing an American Music-style tour like he did in '74 (The Collector's is a fine album, would like to hear more), but I don't think he should drop the rest of his act entirely either. Dickey was as much into some rock 'n roll as Warren or Duane ever were - he certainly wasn't playing acoustic slide on At Fillmore East.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 01:10 PM
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I'm not saying Dickey should 'go country', only that I would love to hear some of his old songs. I happen to like "Atlanta's Burning Down" and "Highway Call".

"Dickey Will Be Dickey" and I don't think anybody wants to change that.
Nobody is suggesting stifling Dickey either. Just some nostalgia.



agreed...but,doing different styles of music with different musicians while still with your "main" band can be freeing for many artists & it is almost a tradition in most decent bands pre or post breakups including all the varied ABB members...i just think Dickey is that talented that should HE DESIRE,he would be great & i'd enjoy...but,no point in going on--say anything about a different musical taste & though i don't don't feel it here yet,inevitably someone will get bent outta shape...so,PEACE & sorry to anyone offended by my musical tastes!!!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 01:13 PM
I think Dickey should do whatever makes him happy and fulfills him musically. Sounds to me like he's been putting on some pretty righteous shows and sounding great from recent reviews I've read. It also sounds like he has an amazing set of musicians put together and that he is really enjoying what they are doing together musically.

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I think Dickey should do whatever makes him happy and fulfills him musically. Sounds to me like he's been putting on some pretty righteous shows and sounding great from recent reviews I've read. It also sounds like he has an amazing set of musicians put together and that he is really enjoying what they are doing together musically.

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 01:44 PM
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I'd love to hear "Jenny's In Atlanta".



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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 02:02 PM
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"Let Dickey be Dickey" ....well said. The man is one of many talents from blues to rock.
I for one, am glad to have him still playing some of the best music in the world.



 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 03:41 PM
Add me to the list of "Let Dickey be Dickey", althought I must say I would love for him to add some songs from "Highway Call" and from the 70s era "DB&GS" to his setlist. Dickey has a pretty deep catalog of songs, and it would be nice if he would every now and then, pull out one of those "we haven't heard this one in long time "chestnuts"."
 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 03:43 PM
Bougainvillea

Has he played this song at anytime in recent memory? Damn, I love that song.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 04:54 PM
Let amend my OP. Not just country, but strickly Dickey writen material, from 'Good Time Feelin', to 'Long Time Gone', 'Liz Reed' and 'Rock Bottom'. No slide, no 'One Way Out'. And back to 'Blue Sky' guitar. I feel he should do what he does best and forget the ABB material.
 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 05:15 PM
I've got a thought ... why don't you post this over on Dickey's site???

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 05:26 PM
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Hey, I'm all for Dickey mixing things up - I hear his band is pretty tight these days, but he hasn't freshened up that set list much since 2001. I don't really need to hear "One Way Out" from Dickey & co., and I wouldn't mind Dickey doing an American Music-style tour like he did in '74 (The Collector's is a fine album, would like to hear more), but I don't think he should drop the rest of his act entirely either. Dickey was as much into some rock 'n roll as Warren or Duane ever were - he certainly wasn't playing acoustic slide on At Fillmore East.


He doesn't do a wide assortment of songs like the ABB... He doesn't change them every night. but his set lists certainly haven't been stale. In addition to the classics he's played since departing the ABB... he has done: Change My Way of Living, Rollin On, Come On In My Kitchen, Steady Rolling Man, The Preacher, Georgia on a Fast Train, Tangled Up in Blue, Girl With Deep Blues Eyes, beyond the Pale, High Falls, Les Brers in A Minor, Possession over Judgment Day, Twinkles Blues, Stormy Monday, Nothing You Can Do, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Lover Man, Crazy Love, Revival, Long Time Gone, Bougainvillea, Last Night, Paradise, Good Time Feeling, Rock Bottom, Pony Boy...

 

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  posted on 4/17/2009 at 07:33 PM
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Dickey should forget the ABB blues songs and go back to his 'Highway Call' style. It's a shame he never plays 'Bougenvilla' or 'Just Another Love Song'. He could play two hours of his own composisions. Drop a drummer and Andy and return to the country s
swing guitar style. Do his own thing, that he created. Any one agree?




I like that idea.I would love to see dickey play
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sweet virgina
california blues
duanes tune
one stop bebop
dona maria
just about anything from lets get together & highway call would be great

 

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Hey, I'm all for Dickey mixing things up - I hear his band is pretty tight these days, but he hasn't freshened up that set list much since 2001. I don't really need to hear "One Way Out" from Dickey & co., and I wouldn't mind Dickey doing an American Music-style tour like he did in '74 (The Collector's is a fine album, would like to hear more), but I don't think he should drop the rest of his act entirely either. Dickey was as much into some rock 'n roll as Warren or Duane ever were - he certainly wasn't playing acoustic slide on At Fillmore East.


He doesn't do a wide assortment of songs like the ABB... He doesn't change them every night. but his set lists certainly haven't been stale. In addition to the classics he's played since departing the ABB... he has done: Change My Way of Living, Rollin On, Come On In My Kitchen, Steady Rolling Man, The Preacher, Georgia on a Fast Train, Tangled Up in Blue, Girl With Deep Blues Eyes, beyond the Pale, High Falls, Les Brers in A Minor, Possession over Judgment Day, Twinkles Blues, Stormy Monday, Nothing You Can Do, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Lover Man, Crazy Love, Revival, Long Time Gone, Bougainvillea, Last Night, Paradise, Good Time Feeling, Rock Bottom, Pony Boy...


I know he has added a few gems into the rotation now and then. 2001-2003 was a really fresh period for Dickey after Let's Get Together material and "Tangled Up in Blue", and since then he's dusted off maybe one or two songs into the rotation per year ("Long Time Gone", "Good Time Feeling", electric "Little Martha", etc.). He and the Allmans are actually about on par for new original material since 2000 (two albums, one all original), but I don't think introducing "Stormy Monday" and "One Way Out" into the rotation really counts as mixing it up. I'm not saying it's a stale performance, but the set lists have been pretty consistent - I've got The Egg and Instant Live albums and the only difference is the 2nd guitarist and [shudder] Twinkle. Wait, did I just agree with the original poster?

Just saying Dickey ain't just a country picker, the man is as jazzy and bluesy as anyone who has graced the Allmans and I'm fine with him playing whatever he wants to.

 

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Nope, don't agree at all. People have a misconception that Dickey is a country musician, but in truth he is a man of many dynamic genres, and for him to just stick to one genre that he did for a few years in the 70s would be stifling (especially if it's stuff from Atlanta's Burning Down - not a great album). He didn't create country sound, what he helped create was the 2 drummer, twin guitar rock orchestra that is the Allman Brothers' sound.

Besides, I love Dickey's jazz side more than anything - "Liz Reed" ain't no country song. Are you saying that he should never play that anymore? Dickey's setlists draw from a small pool of songs as it is, I don't think there is any need to limit that anymore. Let Dickey be Dickey.


[Edited on 4/17/2009 by porkchopbob]
Totally agree with you on this. "Elizabeth Reed" is one of my all time favorite ABB songs. I like the country side of Dickie but really care more for the blues and jazz side.

 

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Let amend my OP. Not just country, but strickly Dickey writen material, from 'Good Time Feelin', to 'Long Time Gone', 'Liz Reed' and 'Rock Bottom'. No slide, no 'One Way Out'. And back to 'Blue Sky' guitar. I feel he should do what he does best and forget the ABB material.


So get him to forget songs he wrote? C'mon, man. No way. Country player only? Dude - maybe you need to go back and listen to his solo on Stormy Monday on FE. That's some of the most heart-felt blues that was ever recorded! A far cry from country.



Please tell me how you got that from my quote. Is 'Rock Bottom' country? I said DO the songs he wrote, not forget them. I wasn't clear about 'ABB material'. I meant the Gregg songs. I can live without Stormy Monday if Gregg isn't singing.

 
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