Once I was glad
Always happy, never sad
Seemed like Sunday…………
I always felt sorry for Gregg, with the loss of Duane then a year later Barry it seemed the whole world was ripped out from under him. How he managed to forge through life at that point let alone music it still astounds me. But with his talent how could it have been kept down.
There’s a sadness in his first solo album “Laid Back” yet the songs come out like a fire from a broken still mending heart. Through thick and thin this man has blessed and given all of us the best part of that heart and that’s why the music within him will always carry on.
Queen of Hearts was just another expression of it.
Thank You Gregg.
Queen of Hearts
Written By Gregg Allman
Released in 1973.
Gregg Allman – vocals, organ
Chuck Leavell – acoustic and electric pianos, vibes
Tommy Talton – slide guitar
Scott Boyer – electric and steel guitars, electric piano
Buzz Feiten – guitar
Charlie Hayward – bass
Bill Stewart – drums
Jaimoe Johnson – congas, percussion
Butch Trucks – congas, percussion
David “Fathead” Newman – saxophone
Max Cahn – violin
Tony Posk – violin
Ed Freeman – Conductor, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Strings