Monday, March 31, 2014

TOP TEN GREATEST ALLMAN BROTHERS TUNES (Guest Post)

Photo: Courtesy of the estate of Twiggs Lyndon.
 
 TOP TEN GREATEST
ALLMAN BROTHERS TUNES

My "Guest" contributor
Michelle Wilson returns to
wrap up "March Madness"
with another one of her
engaging Top Ten lists.
 
There are two things that
I know about Michelle:
1) She hates Eric Clapton.
2) She loves The Allmans.

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With the 45th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band upon us, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pull out the old Top Ten list. Honing this one down is no easy task, and EVERYONE may have variations, mutations and even (more than likely) objections. I know I will catch major heat for this, but "Jessica" and "Ramblin' Man" do not make the cut. Yes, they are great songs, but thanks to radio saturation they have become the "bubblegum" ABB for me. So here are my Top Ten picks:
 
 
10.
(1969)
Written by Gregg Allman
From the album The Allman Brothers Band 
 
9.
(1971)
Written by Blind Willie McTell
From the album At Fillmore East
 
8.
(1972)
Written by Gregg Allman
From the album Eat a Peach
 
7.
(1972)
Written by Sonny Boy Williamson /
Marshall Sehorn / Elmore James
From the album Eat a Peach
 
6.
(1970)
Written by Gregg Allman
From the album Idlewild South
 
5.
(1969)
Written by Gregg Allman
From the album The Allman Brothers Band 
 
 4.
(1970)
Written by Richard Betts
From the album Idlewild South 
 
3.
(1971)
Written by Gregg Allman / Duane Allman /
Richard Betts / Butch Trucks /
Berry Oakley / Jai Johanny Johanson
From the album At Fillmore East
 
2.
(1970)
Written by Gregg Allman / Robert Kim Payne
From the album Idlewild South
  
1.
(1972)
Written by Steve Alaimo / Gregg Allman
From the album Eat a Peach
 
 
Honorable Mention
 
(1979) 
Written by Richard Betts
From the album Enlightened Rogues
 
(1973)
Written by Richard Betts
From the album Brothers and Sisters
 
(1970)
Written by Richard Betts
From the album Idlewild South 
 
"Pegasus"
(1979)
Written by Richard Betts
From the album Enlightened Rogues

(1972)
Written by Duane Allman
From the album Eat a Peach
 
Following the release of Galadrielle Allman’s poignant story, Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father, Duane Allman, and Alan Paul’s sweeping ABB bible, One Way Out, fans have gained a new and enlightened perspective into the ABB realm. After perusing Gregg Allman’s autobiography, My Cross to Bear (co-written with Alan Light – read my review at the link below), I moved on to Ms. Allman’s moving tribute to her father, and then Mr. Paul’s in-depth study of the band from a 25-year journalistic perspective (look for my reviews of both within the coming weeks at www.Ink19.com). I highly recommend reading them in this order. All three books are peppered with iconic photographs taken by the likes of Kirk West, Stephen Paley and even Twiggs Lyndon.
 
So what’s on your Top 10 ABB list? I encourage everyone to comment and share!
 
-Michelle Wilson
(March 2014)
 
 
 
 
Check out
Michelle Wilson's
recent review of
Gregg Allman's
My Cross to Bear
 HERE.
 
 
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Okay, I've gotta chime in on this one:

    10. Crazy Love
    09. Please Call Home
    08. Whipping Post
    07. Can't Take it With You
    06. All Night Train
    05. Southbound
    04. Wasted Words
    03. Back Where it All Begins
    02. Ain't Wasting No Time No More
    01. One Way Out

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