Brizz Record Bin- Allman Brothers “Southbound” [VIDEO]
The Allman Brothers Band called it quits in 2014 after over forty-five years of being the premier southern blues boogie band. I've said it before and I'll say it forever- I have never seen a band so consistently damn good in concert. Whether Gregg has Dickie Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks or his late brother Duane Allman playing guitar, it's always a great show.
I don't know what this means exactly, but on this day in 1975, The Allman Brothers Band was named the Outstanding Community Organization by the Georgia Department of Corrections. They must have played some shows for inmates, ala Johnny Cash and B.B. King.
For today's Brizz Record Bin, we head past the Mason/Dixon Line for "Southbound," a great bluesy jam from their Brothers and Sisters (1973) album. This was the final album to feature bassist Berry Oakley and the first full studio release after Duane Allman's death.
In August 2013, I was fortunate to attend an Allman Brothers show at the Chicago Theater with some Eagle listeners. As expected, it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. Enjoy the encore from that evening. I know I did!