The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – ” The Allman Brothers Band ” Released 45 years ago November 4th 1969

Posted: November 6, 2014 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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allman_brothers_bandThe Allman Brothers Band, released in 1969, was the debut album of the Allman Brothers Band.

In April 1969 the Allman Brothers Band moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Macon, Georgia. They first rented a house at 309 College Street. The front album cover photo was taken at the entrance of the College House (now owned by Mercer University) right next door at 315 College Street. The back cover photo of the album was taken at the Bond Tomb at Rose Hill Cemetery located at 1091 Riverside Drive in Macon. “Don’t Want You No More” is a cover of a 1967 song by The Spencer Davis Group.
“This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, An essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. Some lingering elements of the psychedelic era then drawing to a close can be found in “Dreams” and “Whipping Post” in what became the basis for two of The Allman Brothers’ most famed epic concert numbers.
Plus a solid cover of Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More.” There isn’t a bad song here, The Allman Brothers Band was recorded and mixed in two weeks,and recording was a positive experience for the ensemble.New York became regarded within the group as their “second home.The Allman Brothers Band saw release in November 1969 through Atco and Capricorn Records,but received a poor commercial response, selling less than 35,000 copies upon initial release.

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