History Music / TheAllmanBrothersBand

28th Jun '17 8:28:01 AM Prfnoff
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* CoverVersion: They've done one of Donovan's "There Is a Mountain" (as "Mountain Jam", an indicator of its length), and often worked several blues standards into their jams. One unusual cover they did was of Music/FleetwoodMac's "Gold Dust Woman", a song that takes potshots at rock and roll stars' tendencies for excessive indulgence (something the Allman Brothers were no stranger to).

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They've done one of Donovan's Music/{{Donovan}}'s "There Is a Mountain" (as "Mountain Jam", an indicator of its length), and often worked several blues standards into their jams. jams.
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One unusual cover they did was of Music/FleetwoodMac's "Gold Dust Woman", a song that takes potshots at rock and roll stars' tendencies for excessive indulgence (something the Allman Brothers were no stranger to).
10th Jun '17 2:06:07 AM CassandraLeo
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* YourCheatingHeart: They played blues-rock. Heaving a bunch of songs about infidelity was a foregone conclusion, really.

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* YourCheatingHeart: They played blues-rock. Heaving Having a bunch of songs about infidelity was a foregone conclusion, really.
10th Jun '17 2:04:57 AM CassandraLeo
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* {{Jazz}}: Music/JohnColtrane was one of Duane's biggest influences, and the band's lengthy improvisations could be considered the rock equivalent of jazz.


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* {{Jazz}}: Music/JohnColtrane was one of Duane's biggest influences, and the band's lengthy improvisations could be considered the rock equivalent of jazz.
7th Jun '17 10:56:06 PM DanielCase
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* ArtifactTitle: After Duane's death, there was only one Allman Brother.
5th Jun '17 3:30:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Improv}}: often considered rock's greatest improvisers of the time alongside the Music/GratefulDead.
5th Jun '17 3:28:32 PM CassandraLeo
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** Around half of their songs, really, especially live.


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* {{Jazz}}: Music/JohnColtrane was one of Duane's biggest influences, and the band's lengthy improvisations could be considered the rock equivalent of jazz.
5th Jun '17 3:24:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* ProgressiveRock: While they're not generally classified as a prog band, they can probably be considered prog-adjacent due to their lengthy instrumental sections and the complexity of their songs. Some of the band members apparently did consider themselves prog, for what that's worth.
5th Jun '17 3:20:20 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Revival" switches meter signatures a lot too, including several segments with compound meters. The band employed this trope pretty often, really.


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* YourCheatingHeart: They played blues-rock. Heaving a bunch of songs about infidelity was a foregone conclusion, really.
27th May '17 7:45:39 PM CassandraLeo
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The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28th 2014.

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The group announced their separation at the end of 2014 and performed their final concert on October 28th 2014. Gregg Allman's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death in 2017]] has likely permanently closed the door on any possibility of further reunions.



!!"The Tropes go on forever":

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!!"The Tropes go on forever":
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* CoverVersion: They've done one of Donovan's "There is a Mountain" (as "Mountain Jam", an indicator of its length), and often worked several blues standards into their jams. One unusual cover they did was of Music/FleetwoodMac's "Gold Dust Woman", a song that takes potshots at rock and roll stars' tendencies for excessive indulgence (something the Allman Brothers were no stranger to).

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* CoverVersion: They've done one of Donovan's "There is Is a Mountain" (as "Mountain Jam", an indicator of its length), and often worked several blues standards into their jams. One unusual cover they did was of Music/FleetwoodMac's "Gold Dust Woman", a song that takes potshots at rock and roll stars' tendencies for excessive indulgence (something the Allman Brothers were no stranger to).



** The 23-minute version of "Whipping Post" off of ''At Fillmore East'' is their earliest, taking up a full side of the double LP. The 33-minute version of "Mountain Jam" (based on Donovan's ''[[MinisculeRocking two-minute long]]''(!) "There is a Mountain") from ''Eat a Peach'' also qualifies, powering through "There is a Mountain", "[[Music/JimiHendrix Third Stone From the Sun]]", and "May the Circle Be Unbroken", over ''two sides'' of an LP, featuring extended soloing and duelling between every band member, and reportedly fuelled by a bottle of whisky each.

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** The 23-minute version of "Whipping Post" off of ''At Fillmore East'' is their earliest, taking up a full side of the double LP. The 33-minute version of "Mountain Jam" (based on Donovan's ''[[MinisculeRocking two-minute long]]''(!) "There is Is a Mountain") from ''Eat a Peach'' also qualifies, powering through "There is Is a Mountain", "[[Music/JimiHendrix Third Stone From from the Sun]]", and "May the Circle Be Unbroken", over ''two sides'' of an LP, featuring extended soloing and duelling between every band member, and reportedly fuelled by a bottle of whisky each.



** "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" (allegedly) was written after Dickey Betts noticed a headstone at a cemetery the band used as a rehearsal spot. Duane Allman and Berry Oakley would later be buried in the same cemetery grounds.

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** "In Memory Of of Elizabeth Reed" (allegedly) was written after Dickey Betts noticed a headstone at a cemetery the band used as a rehearsal spot. [[HarsherInHindsight Duane Allman and Berry Oakley would later be buried in the same cemetery grounds.grounds]].



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Gregg meant to save "Melissa" for his solo albums, considering it too light a song for the band before deciding to record it on ''Eat A Peach'' in tribute to Duane. It falls even more into this trope as the years go by, since the Derek Trucks/Warren Haynes lineup plays heavier than their predecessors.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Gregg meant to save "Melissa" for his solo albums, considering it too light a song for the band before deciding to record it on ''Eat A a Peach'' in tribute to Duane. It falls even more into this trope as the years go by, since the Derek Trucks/Warren Haynes lineup plays heavier than their predecessors.
18th Feb '17 4:48:55 PM bt8257
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gregg managed to play along to the opening of Whipping Post (in [[UncommonTime 11/4]]) by treating it like it was three bars of Waltz time (1, 2, 3) punctuated by one bar of cut time (1, 2). As he put it...

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gregg managed to play along to the opening of Whipping Post "Whipping Post" (in [[UncommonTime 11/4]]) by treating it like it was three bars of Waltz time (1, 2, 3) punctuated by one a bar of cut time (1, 2). As he put it...



** "Les Brers in A Minor" and "High Falls" are rare examples of ''instrumentals'' that start out with one. They're both lengthy pieces ("Les Brers" is nine minutes, "High Falls" is fourteen) with a few minutes of progressively epic false starts before the song actually gets going.

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** "Les Brers in A Minor" and "High Falls" are rare examples of ''instrumentals'' that start out with one. They're both lengthy pieces ("Les Brers" is nine 9 minutes, "High Falls" is fourteen) 14) with a few minutes of progressively epic false starts before the song actually gets going.
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