The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters mp3 album

The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters mp3 album
Album Rock,Blues-Rock,Hard Rock,Slide Guitar Blues,Southern Rock,Boogie Rock,Guitar Virtuoso
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    The Allman Brothers Band
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    Brothers and Sisters
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    Album Rock,Blues-Rock,Hard Rock,Slide Guitar Blues,Southern Rock,Boogie Rock,Guitar Virtuoso
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The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters mp3 album

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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Wasted Words Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band 4:20
2 Ramblin' Man Dickey Betts The Allman Brothers Band 4:48
3 Come and Go Blues Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band 4:55
4 Jelly, Jelly Gregg Allman The Allman Brothers Band 5:46
5 Southbound Dickey Betts / Richard Betts The Allman Brothers Band 5:10
6 Jessica Dickey Betts / Richard Betts The Allman Brothers Band 7:31
7 Pony Boy Dickey Betts The Allman Brothers Band 5:51


The Allman Brothers Band - Audio Production, Guitar (Rhythm), Organ, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Gregg Allman - Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Keyboards, Member of Attributed Artist, Organ, Vocals
Dickey Betts - Composer, Dobro, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Member of Attributed Artist, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Richard Betts - Composer, Dobro, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Les Dudek - Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
Jaimoe - Congas, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards, Member of Attributed Artist, Piano, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Berry Oakley - Bass, Bass Instrument, Member of Attributed Artist
Johnny Sandlin - Audio Production, Engineer, Producer
Ovie Sparks - Engineer
Tommy Talton - Guitar (Acoustic)
Buddy Thornton - Engineer
Butch Trucks - Congas, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Timpani
Lamar Williams - Bass, Bass Instrument, Member of Attributed Artist

Rating: A- As previously mentioned, bassist Berry Oakley, who had become the band's de-facto leader after Duane died (the two were extremely close) and who was a great bass player, died as a result of a motorcycle accident during the recording sessions for this album. Though again devastated, the band gamely soldiered on, recruiting bassist Lamar Williams and, in a surprise move, pianist Chuck Leavell. The band hit the road with their new lineup, famously playing in front of 600,000 people during the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (other participants were the Grateful Dead and The Band) before re-entering the studio to complete Brothers and Sisters. Berry plays on only two tracks (the first two), Lamar five, and the bass is less prominent in the mix, while Leavell's piano playing shines throughout the album and often propels the band's rhythms as much as their actual rhythm section. On the whole, Brothers and Sisters saw the band somewhat transformed as a result of their new lineup, as they moved onto a more relaxed but slightly less exciting country-tinged direction. Even more so than on the last album, Dickey Betts (now credited as Richard Betts) steps to the forefront as the band's new musical leader, writing four of the album's seven songs (Gregg wrote the other three) while also highlighting most of them with his stellar guitar playing. He immediately shows that Duane wasn’t the band’s only slide guitar hotshot on “Wasted Words,” a catchy Gregg penned rocker. Other largely enjoyable if inessential album tracks include "Come and Go Blues," which has a good easy going groove and some hooky vocal parts, “Jelly Jelly,” a sparse blues with superb keyboard and piano solos that's capped off by a soulful guitar solo, and "Pony Boy," a modest country blues that Dickey sings and which features some pretty good country pickin'. Betts wrote the album's three classic cuts, the least well-known of which is "Southbound," a lustful rocker that Gregg sings and which contains a great jammin' groove, some chugging piano, and several wailing guitar solos. "Ramblin' Man" became the band's most famous and popular song, and it's Betts' song through and through, as he again takes the lead vocal on this one, both on the memorable verses and the catchy chorus. Studio guitarist Les Dudek trades leads with Betts' multi-tracked guitars, and the song climaxes with a truly classic guitar solo from Betts. Simply put, this song and the groovy 7-minute instrumental “Jessica” practically define the subgenre of "Southern rock" for many fans and are awesome driving songs. The latter track, which also features Dudek (this time on acoustic guitar) and which is one of rock music's most famous instrumentals, in particular showcases the band’s new groove oriented attributes. The song features several impressive buildups and Chuck proves definitively that he's a real powerhouse, lending a superlative piano solo that's followed by yet another great guitar solo from Betts.
While Lynyrd Skynyrd reveled in a simpler and dirtier sound, the Allman Brothers Band, Skynyrd's fore-bearers as the lords of Southern rock, explored more thought-provoking and emotional territory while continuing to showcase their trademark musicianship. Perhaps having lost two founding members in the preceding two years (guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Barry Oakley) was responsible for the more contemplative mood of Brothers and Sisters. Though it lacks the grit of some early recordings and doesn't have as much improvisation as their classic Live at the Fillmore East record, Brothers and Sisters benefits greatly from guitarist Dicky Betts' emergence as a first-rate songwriter, producing some of the band's most popular material (including "Ramblin' Man," "Southbound," and "Jessica"). Of course, it wouldn't be an Allman Brothers record without some stellar blues-based soloing, which fans will be pleased to find is still very much present.
Ironically, the band's first post-Duane record was also its most commercially successful: it topped the album charts, went gold, and featured a major hit - Betts' feel-good, up-tempo "Ramblin' Man," which not only finally put the Allman Brothers in the Top 40, but soared all the way to #2. It's no surprise; the band was a well-oiled machine by now, crafting energetic, tuneful, and economical material. Gregg was still doing his fair share of the songwriting, but Betts was peaking here. He took the lead vocals on "Ramblin' Man" and his joyful hillbilly blues "Pony Boy," and he also wrote the record's true high point - the dramatic, riff-ridden seven-minute instrumental "Jessica" - and the up-tempo "Southbound" (not the same as Gregg's more gut-wrenching tune of the same title from his aborted pre-Allman Brothers solo record). Chuck Leavell's appearance helps; since he plays piano, he beefs up the sound without having to "replace" Duane. The end result is probably the band's most accessible, but not most inspired record - it's weighed down by several by-the-book Southern/Chicago blues numbers ("Jelly Jelly"). Berry Oakley died in the middle of the recording sessions, and the album is dedicated to him; Oakley appears on two tracks, and Lamar Williams on the others. The band had dumped Dowd, and instead worked with co-producer Johnny Sandlin.
This was the third album I heard from the Allman Brothers Band, and the first one I really liked. Some songs here still pretentious with a lot of guitar solos and stuff like that but generally is a very nice album.Ranking:7. Pony Boy6. Wasted Words5. Southbound4. Come and Go Blues3. Jelly Jelly2. Jessica1. Ramblin' Man87 / 100
There's some cool Southern Guitar stuff in there! Legends like Jessica, Ramblin' Man or Southbound are great! The rest of the album sounds kind of predictable and uninspired Blues, for me it's a bit boring. More up-tempo songs and warmy guitar solos would make it better for me.