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Monday, 11 May 2015
An Allman Dilemma
I am currently reading My Cross to Bear the autobiography of Gregg Allman written in conjunction with music journalist Alan Light
It's not exactly taxing stuff. It is written in a chatty and colloquial way almost as if he is sitting having a beer with you and shooting the breeze and is full of the usual sex and drugs and rock'n'roll cliches.
It also covers the death of Duane Allman at only 24 following a motorcycle accident and Gregg's marriage to Cher.
And now to the dilemma. It has got me wondering as to whether I should have any Allman Brothers records on the shelves and if so which ones. I would imagine that there are one or two good ones out there and some real duds but I don't really know enough about them. Any advice?
I suppose the logical place to start would be the much lauded 1971 live album At Fillmore East the last one featuring Duane.
Gregg Allman - Midnight Rider
Cher - For What It's Worth