Every once and awhile I have to post this song. It was among my introduction to the BLUES. And The ABB was my favorite band. The blues were their foundation but they put their own twist to it that out did some of the innovators of the genre.
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On Monday I started with Detroit’s Bob Seger’s rendition.
Bobby Bland got first strike with this song, but never did he do it like the Grateful Dead who got second strike in 1966. And certainly not what turned out to be the jam of a historical proportion with members of The Allman Brothers Band & Fleetwood Mack joining them on stage.
After listening to this you will understand why this is my favorite Rock-n-Roll band of all time.
They turned me on to the blues (among others) with their very first self entitled album in 1969. With “It’s Not My Cross to Bear”, “Whipping Post” & a song I would always hear on WABX in the wee hours of the morning in 71/72 with my head phones in place as loud as the stereo would go “Dreams”.
With their second in 1970 Idle South with songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” & their fierce version of “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man” I was hooked for life. So by time their third live double album came out At Fillmore East in 71 my mind, heart and soul was into every single note they played and chord they struck.
And no better day then to highlight my favorite band. And the best version of the song in my opinion ever recorded.
Written by Greg Allman
Released in 1969.
The live version playing is from their 1971 release ” At Fillmore East “.
Released in 1969 off their self entitled Album, The Allman Brothers Band.