Allman Brothers Band : A Decade of Hits 1969-1979

Allman Brothers Band : A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 CD

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Statesborough Blues, "Ramblin' Man", "Whipping Post"...
With their dueling guitar leads and harmonies built on a double drummer foundation, the Allman Brothers Band cast the mold for the southern rock sound that would proliferate in the '70s. Virtuoso musicians, their songs drew upon a number of southern influences, including country, the blues, New Orleans jazz, and even gospel, creating a sound that was distinctly theirs. Decade of Hits is a great catalog of the Allman's at their guitar wielding best. The sweet, infectious harmonies on the instrumental "Jessica" have become a classic reference point in themselves. Next to the tragedies that plagued them--two motorcycle deaths, heroin addiction--the Allman's are probably best known for the heroic "Ramblin' Man." Written and sung by the now legendary Dickey Betts, the song contained everything that made the band great: intricate guitar harmonies, a strong melody, and just enough twang to keep the thing tight. Decade also contains Allman staples "Melissa," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," and "Southbound." --Steve Gdula

1. [4:20] Statesboro Blues
2. [4:49] Ramblin' Man
3. [2:59] Midnight Rider
4. [5:11] Southbound
5. [3:56] Melissa
6. [7:30] Jessica
7. [3:41] Ain't Wastin Time No More
8. [2:10] Little Martha
9. [3:46] Crazy Love
10. [4:06] Revival
11. [4:21] Wasted Words
12. [5:10] Blue Sky
13. [5:01] One Way Out
14. [6:57] In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
15. [7:18] Dreams
16. [5:19] Whipping Post