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" Don't Want You No More " " It's Not My Cross to Bear "

 



Favorite band of all time. Awesome to hear more Allman Brothers live with Duane Allman .

The Allman Brothers Band were an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). Subsequently, based in Macon, Georgia, the band incorporated elements of bluesjazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year – on October 29, 1971 – and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) to his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity and featured Gregg Allman's "Melissa" and Dickey Betts's "Blue Sky". Following the motorcycling death of bassist Berry Oakley one year and 13 days later on November 11, 1972, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters. This album included Betts's hit single "Ramblin' Man" and instrumental "Jessica". These tunes went on to become classic rock radio staples, and placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook them soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

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  1. As many, if not most, fair weather fans choose to ignore the band from Enlightened Rouges on. After the Arista debacles they produced 4 studio and uncountable live albums that ranged from awful to fantastic. Not to mention several hundred live shows at the Beacon they were as good as it gets.

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  2. Don't Want You No More and It's Not My Cross to Bear is "one" of their GREATEST Tracks ever. Unfortunately when trying to play these two tracks chronologically on a jukebox live or the internet the Capricorn engineering sucks and turns the segue into one giant abortion. best listened to at home on vinyl or on a CD player.

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