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Most of The Outlaws records are more harmony led country rock. Green Grass and High Tides is kind of an outlier.

earlnash, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:55 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Think I mentioned Skydog, the monster Duane Allman box, when it came out on CD a few years ago---back now on ltd. ed. vinyl, and sounding better than ever, according to this extensive review:

dow, Monday, 24 October 2016 15:23 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

Well dang--- ahole tendencies at least, judging by his autobio and other accounts---incl. of his earlier drunk-driving adventures-----and it was already the end of an era, ABB-wise, but still:

dow, Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

Bruce Hampton's sudden death onstage at the climax of his 70th birthday megajam was more upsetting, and don't know that we've ever discussed him here---good thread:
Music to Eat (Hampton Grease Band): C/D

dow, Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:57 (two years ago) link

aw man. RIP Gregg Allman :(

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 May 2017 00:42 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Southern Blood sounds a lot better than I expected, after being disgusted with his moaning and groaning almost (except for the blessed "Instrumental Illness") all over ABB's last studio album, Hittin' The Note(2009). But now I'm thinking I should try again, and haven't heard his 2011 set Low Country Blues atall. So far, some of the tracks on here may lose momentum, but since he only lived to hear four finished, it was producer Don Was's responsibility to tighten up the set. But I've only listened a couple times, and there's some choice cuts on here for sure (must check that Johnny Jenkins album he gets one of these from)

dow, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 01:52 (two years ago) link

Digging the instrumentation here too, especially *these* horns with *this* steel guitar (and the rhythm section).

dow, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 01:54 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Scott Boyer of Cowboy (and more recently the Decoys) has died---bio and comments from Isbell, Hood etc here:

Live, Cowboy could be several things, incl. in there between Traffic and Little Feat---unlike their best known track, "Please Be With Me" w Duane Allman:

dow, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:06 (two years ago) link


velko, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:07 (two years ago) link

Thanks, hadn't heard that! This 'un is like something unaccountably left off Buffalo Springfield's Last Time Around, but also holds its own---


---from Cowboy - Boyer & Talton (Capricorn 1974) Scott Boyer & Tommy Talton With Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Randall Bramblett, Charley Hayward, Johnny Sandlin

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:18 (two years ago) link

if that doesn't show up here, it's "Everyone Has A Chance To Feel."

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:19 (two years ago) link

Live, Cowboy eventually could sound kind of in there between Traffic, Little Feat, little bit of early 70s Van Morrison---like Talton, Stewart & Sandlin kinda do here in the studio, on "Happy To Be Alive":


one album that I know of:
T.Talton, B.Stewart, J.Sandlin - Happy To Be Alive (CAPRICORN 1976) Johnny Sandlin - Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar Ed Freeman - Strings, Strings Arrangements, Conductor Bill Stewart - Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Percussion Bill Stewart - Drums Tommy Talton - Guitar, Vocals Guest Musicians:Bonnie Bramlett, Chuck Leavell, Dru Lombar, Joe English, Joe Walk, Scott Boyer, Steve Miller

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:24 (two years ago) link

Really trying for that 70s radio play, duh, and deservedly so.

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

A couple of Cowboy albums I didn't know about, the s/t and an expanded Cowboy: Boyer & Talton, were recently reissued, haven't heard 'em yet---also, here's Tommy Talton talking about the last show with Gregg, in 2016, and a good conversation they had, along with author's mentions of the Gregg albums T played on, ditto ABB LPs (bottom of this page has a link to review of Talton's latest solo alb):

dow, Monday, 2 July 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Finally got to it--said this just now on Twitter:
Cowboy, Boyer & Talton (Expanded Edition): "It's a long short highway," amen. Bramblett, Leavell, Jaimoe, Sandlin, Hornsby, Bill Stewart, David Brown, Toy Caldwell, Dru Lombar, Charlie Hayward, Giggling Heap, Willietes, 2 bonus workouts from The Gregg Allman Tour. Earned stereo.

Anybody heard the 31rst of February album, the trio's 1968 s/t? Long ago heard the demo released in '72 as Duane & Greg Allman, backed by the trio, mainly remember Greg/Gregg bellerin' "Morning Dew."

dow, Friday, 30 November 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

Blackfoot rawks some serious mullet. "Good Morning" that opens up their 'Marauder' lp kinda has a groove that splits the difference between thrash and the Walbash Cannonball.

earlnash, Sunday, 9 June 2019 13:42 (eight months ago) link

Rickey Medlocke rules!

brimstead, Monday, 10 June 2019 00:10 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Never heard a whole Blackfoot album, but they had a decent cover of Spirit's "I Got A Line On You" in the late 70s, kind of a weird time for Southern Rock (post-Skynyrd-plane-crash, for one thing). He was mainly known as a guitarist early on, I think, but Van Zant talked him into drumming for Skyn---last I heard, he was still with the current line-up, singing and guitaring.
Just got this from Big Hassle publicists:

Gregg Allman
Laid Back Deluxe Edition and Gregg Allman Tour - August 30
Allman’s masterful debut solo album, Laid Back, will be remastered and released as an expanded two-disc deluxe edition and reissue on 180-gram vinyl. The deluxe edition features more than two dozen rarities including unreleased demos, outtakes, alternative and new mixes
xpost best Cowboy line-up backing him on the Tour LP. hope there's more involving them on this.

dow, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 01:16 (six months ago) link

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