Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

by The Allman Brothers Band
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Released a year after Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales. This was the first album to feature the group's newSee more details below

Overview

Released a year after Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales. This was the first album to feature the group's new lineup, with Chuck Leavell on keyboards and Lamar Williams on bass, as well as Dickey Betts' emergence as a singer alongside Gregg Allman. The tracks appear on the album in the order in which they were recorded, and the first three, up through "Ramblin' Man," feature Berry Oakley -- their sound is rock-hard and crisp. The subsequent songs with Williams have the bass buried in the mix, and an overall muddier sound. The interplay between Leavell and Betts is beautiful on some songs, and Betts' slide on "Pony Boy" is a dazzling showcase that surprised everybody. Despite its sales, Brothers and Sisters is not quite a classic album (although it was their best for the next 17 years), especially in the wake of the four that had appeared previously, but it served as a template for some killer stage performances, and it proved that the band could survive the deaths of two key members.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0602537288014
catalogNumber:
001807702
Rank:
85293

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Rhythm Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dudek   Acoustic Guitar
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Berry Oakley   Bass
Tommy Talton   Acoustic Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Lamar Williams   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Richard Betts   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Jai Johanny Johanson   Conga,Drums

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer
Allman Brothers Band   Producer
Trade Martin   Composer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Ovie Sparks   Engineer,Remixing
Buddy Thornton   Engineer
Richard Betts   Composer
Vicki Hodgetts   Layout
Barry Feinstein   Layout
Seth Foster   Mastering
Judi Reeve   Graphic Conception

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >