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The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)

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The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019) Michael Buffalo Smith 352 Pages ISBN: # 978-0881467123 Mercer University Press 2019 In approaching Michael Buffalo Smith's book The Road Goes On Forever, it is absolutely essential to take the subtitle literally. In Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019), the author collects information on the recordings, performances, and musicianship of the seminal Southern rock band, ...

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The Allman Brothers Band: Classic Memorabilia 1969-1976

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The Allman Brothers Band: Classic Memorabilia 1969-1976 Willie Perkins & Jack Weston 150 Pages ISBN: 088146547X Mercer University Press 2015 Galadrielle Allman, the daughter of the late founder of The Allman Brothers Band Duane “Skydog' Allman, wrote the best book on the seminal Southern Rock band, Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman (Spiegel & Grau, 2014), so it only stands to reason she would be ideal to offer ...

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A Modern Day Appreciation of the Allman Brothers Band

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Any music lover who's come to relish the Allman Brothers Band, particularly in the last ten to fifteen years, must be feeling more than a little melancholy as 2015 evolves. And if following the iconic Southern rock band has become a cyclical rite of passage all its own, that poignant sensation is probably not going to wane as the seasons come and go: in years (not so recently) past, before the glow of a new year by the calendar had ...

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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band (paperback edition)

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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band (paperback edition) Alan Paul 496 Pages ISBN: #9781250040503 St. Martin's Press 2015 Though Alan Paul may not have intended it as such, his truncated addition to the paperback edition of One Way Out acts as an implicit explanation of why the Allman Brothers' final (sic) performance in October of 2014 was more of an anti-climax rather than a triumphant close to their ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Allman Brothers Band: Live - Beacon Theatre New York City 10-28-14

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The most stirring moments of the Allman Brothers Band's concert recording from New York City's Beacon Theatre on October 28, 2014 occur near the end of its nearly four-hour performance--not surprisingly, within a rendition of the group's signature instrumental, “Mountain Jam"--that are as emphatic as they are mellifluous. The patient but rabid audience offers instant recognition of the instrumental introduction to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken," after which the intonation in Gregg Allman's voice, as he begins to sing, triggers ...

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Allman Brothers Band: Lockn’ Festival, Arlington, VA - September 7, 2014

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For the better part of the new millennium, the Allman Brothers Band has made available a majority of their live shows, first using Instant Live and then through Munckmusic. There are hundreds of shows available, so why select Allman Brothers Band--Lockn' Festival--Arlington, VA, September 7, 2014? The answer is manifold. First, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced earlier this year that they would be leaving the band to focus on their own bands and solo careers. ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

At Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore Recordings

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At least initially, the announcement of the release of additional recordings of the Allman Brothers Band at the famed (and now defunct) New York venue Fillmore East was cause for celebration. Upon closer inspection of the content and, in turn, its accurate placement in the context of the seminal Southern rock band's history, the joy dissipates considerably and, ultimately, leads the musiclover back to the original title At Fillmore East (Capricorn, 1971). Safe to say, it's invaluable for that reason ...


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