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All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
     

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

 

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On January 10, 2014, a star-studded tribute concert to Gregg Allman directed by Don Was was held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. All My Friends showcases this show in double-CD/single-DVD and, in light of the subsequent announcement that the Allman Brothers Band would retire at the end of 2014 in the wake of the twin departures of Warren

Overview

On January 10, 2014, a star-studded tribute concert to Gregg Allman directed by Don Was was held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. All My Friends showcases this show in double-CD/single-DVD and, in light of the subsequent announcement that the Allman Brothers Band would retire at the end of 2014 in the wake of the twin departures of Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, it gains a certain sense of poignancy. Truthfully, it's hard not to envision this 26-song concert as the inaugural event in a year designed to showcase precisely how rich the legacy of the Allmans and Gregg in particular is. To that end, All My Friends is a rousing success. Perhaps Brantley Gilbert and Pat Monahan seem a little slight compared to all the other muscle on-stage, but both acquit themselves admirably and also indicate how the featured lineup encompasses all sides of the Allmans. Haynes and Trucks open up the show, then there's a stretch that showcases the group's blues and soul roots -- Sam Moore and Keb' Mo' show up, then Taj Mahal and Dr. John show up later -- and there's space made for Americana maverick John Hiatt, '70s peer Jackson Browne, jam band Widespread Panic, and country stars Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Zac Brown, and Eric Church before the Allman Brothers Band ties things up with "Dreams" and "Whipping Post." Some shine more than others -- Church delights with his sly, soulful singing, Hiatt sounds like a live wire, Moore doesn't sound like he's aged a day -- but there are no weak spots and the overall effect of All My Friends is dazzling; it illustrates just how rich Gregg Allman's contribution to American music is and what we'll miss when he retires.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2014
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0888072353404
catalogNumber:
613534
Rank:
4221

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Taj Mahal   Track Performer
Gregg Allman   Track Performer
Allman Brothers Band   Track Performer
Jackson Browne   Guest Appearance
Dr. John   Track Performer
John Hiatt   Guest Appearance
Widespread Panic   Guest Appearance
Jimmy Hall   Harmonica,Percussion,Track Performer
Martina McBride   Track Performer
Warren Haynes   Track Performer
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Audley Freed   Guitar
Vince Gill   Track Performer
Jim Hoke   Saxophone
Rami Jaffee   Hammond B3
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards
Ann McCrary   Background Vocals
Derek Trucks   Guest Appearance
Don Was   Bass
Keb' Mo'   Guest Appearance
Jack Pearson   Guitar
Sam Moore   Track Performer
Trace Adkins   Track Performer
Susan Tedeschi   Track Performer
Pat Monahan   Track Performer
John Hinchey   Trombone
Jess Franklin   Track Performer
Robert Randolph   Track Performer
Devon Allman   Guest Appearance
Regina McCrary   Background Vocals
Zac Brown   Guest Appearance
Eric Church   Guest Appearance
Brantley Gilbert   Guest Appearance
Alfreda McCrary   Background Vocals
Vinnie Ciecielski   Trumpet
Johnny Lee Johnson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Jackson Browne   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Tony Colton   Composer
Jim Hoke   Horn Arrangements
Elmore James   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Phil Palmer   Composer
Johnny Sandlin   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Michael Smotherman   Composer
Don Was   Musical Director
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Allen Woody   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Jimmy Hole   Art Direction
John Jaworowicz   Composer
Tony Blanc   Engineer
Keith Wortman   Executive Producer,Creation
Michael Lehman   Executive Producer
Charles Scott Boyer   Composer
Henry Jack Williams   Composer
Robert Kim Payne   Composer
Raymond Berry Oakley   Composer
Garrett Morlan   Logo Design
Stephen Charles Alaimo   Composer

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