The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, FL, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar, and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals. Here are The Allman Brothers songs ranked.
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10. One Way Out (One Way Out, 1971)
“One Way Out is a great live album that shows the incredible power of this lineup. It could be criticized for over-reliance on songs from Hittin’ the Note but I don’t see a problem there. That was the first and only (to this date) studio album from this lineup, and a good one at that, which makes the selection of songs understandable. Furthermore, the live-renditions of these songs are great, which shows a lot of confidence in their “own” songs.”
9. Dimples (Idlewild South, 1970)
“A nice record by the Allman bros although it’s not as great as their first LP. Idlewild South includes entertaining songs after another. Every song is very nice and good but none of them is perfect.”
8. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (Eat a Peach, 1972)
“Wow if Ain’t Wasting Time No More is awesome. This is one of the better tracks I have heard from the early 1970’s and lets just face it the whole decade. Such an immaculate song, this was 1972 when the radio was still good and holy, and before they were bought out by the commercial advertisements bugging your ass every two seconds. I love me some Rock N Roll.”
7. Statesboro Blues (Idlewild South, 1970)
“This album is a throwback to my youth. Fillmore East was a happening place and this group was representative of the era of the early 70’s. They represented so much of the culture of the young adults at that time.”
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6. Melissa (Eat a Peach, 1972)
“I remember this one from the comercial where the guy travels across the country to go to San Francisco to see his girl. She was so excited to see him too. It was cool and this hook is awesome. Just imagine a Groovin on Southern Rock, this has a home down feeling that you just love. Could listen to this stuff all day. “
5. Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band, 1969)
“Whipping Post is one of the greatest blues songs I have ever heard. I scream this song at the top of my lungs in the car all the time. Great song, you could feel the soul in Greg’s voice.
4. Blue Sky (Eat a Peach, 1972)
“The song is classic timeless. My roundabout Southern roots, although I grew up in Long Island, are rejoicing. But is it really true that blue sky, flowing river, & singing birds teach me all I need to know? Does the mind-body’s innate connection to the natural world around it tap you into a deeper connection to G-d? or just distract with superficialities, pulling you further your soul’s true purpose & rational decision-making ability?”
3. Midnight Rider (Idlewild South, 1970)
“In reality, Jessica and Midnight Rider are my 1A and 1B, depending on the mood I’m in. If I’m happy, then it’s the rollicking, toe-tapping, air piano greatness of Jessica. But when I’m waxing nostalgic, as I seem to do more and more of as my fifties fly by, It’s Midnight Rider.”
2. Jessica (Brothers and Sisters, 1973)
“I love this song. Funny, whenever I hear it I always think about my life from a third person perspective. No joke. When I was little, in my narrow, little child-brain, I figured it was named after me lol. It’s all instrumental and all awesome!”
1. Ramblin’ Man (Brothers and Sisters, 1973)
“Sure, this is one of the most capital-B Boomer songs ever to receive radio overplay, and it’s be laden with a frankly ridiculous amount of unnecessary guitar wankery, but I don’t really care. The Allman Brothers borrowed just enough warmth and soul from country music that the end result is a lovely listen regardless, especially considering how relatable I find the lyrics.”