Day 257. “Idlewild South” by The Allman Brothers Band

20161107_075430
Just me chillin’ at the beach.

Day 257. “Idlewild South” by The Allman Brothers Band

Another groundbreaking album. This one, from 1970. My friend Melissa introduced me to The Allman Brothers Band. Thank you, Melissa!

The Allman Brothers recorded this album (their second album) while on tour across the United States. Their band manager wanted them to move to New York instead of staying in the South in which their reply was a flip of the bird.

Although this album brought The Allman Brothers more commercial success, it was their live performances that really drew in fans. Incredible musicians with all types of southern influences. Gospel. Country. Blues. It was their ability to improvise and change the music at every show. One of the first commercially recognized “jam bands”.

 

When I listen to this album, it feels like a concert. Their jam wasn’t lost in this production.

Ps. Track 3 is one of my favorite songs of all time. “Midnight Rider”

Tomorrow: “Tapestry” by Carol King

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s