The Allman Brothers Band

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. Some lingering elements of the psychedelic era then drawing to a close can be found in "Dreams," along with the template for the group's on-stage workouts with "Whipping Post," and a solid cover of Muddy Waters' "Trouble No More." There isn't a bad song here, and only the fact that the group did even better the next time out keeps this from getting the highest possible rating.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. Some lingering elements of the psychedelic era then drawing to a close can be found in "Dreams," along with the template for the group's on-stage workouts with "Whipping Post," and a solid cover of Muddy Waters' "Trouble No More." There isn't a bad song here, and only the fact that the group did even better the next time out keeps this from getting the highest possible rating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/1997
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453125728
  • Catalog Number: 531257
  • Sales rank: 898

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Allman Brothers Band Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Gregg Allman Organ, Keyboards, Vocals
Dickey Betts Guitar, Vocals
Duane Allman Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Berry Oakley Bass
Butch Trucks Percussion, Drums, Maracas, Timbales
Jai Johanny Johanson Percussion, Conga, Drums
Technical Credits
The Allman Brothers Band Arranger
Adrian Barber Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Tom Dowd Producer
Phil Walden Arranger
Suha Gur Mastering
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A great album

    This is a great first studio album although most of these songs are made even better in their live albums.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The start of a blues-rock legend.

    The Allman Brothers' first album was somewhat lost in the sales charts because of the emerging popularity of bands like Led Zepplin and Santana. While musically the Allmans fit in nicely with those bands, this album offers an originality and freshness that's endured for close to 40 years. This one provides a great sound track to those of you who perform at home in front of their stereo at full volume, or who just close their eyes and absorb this great music through earphones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exceptional

    The Allman Brothers Band is the greatest album in the history of rock and roll. While Idlewild South may have been the climax for the bluesy latin riffs on Duane and Dickey's lead guitars and Gregg's organ, this album is the greatest homage to blues, jazz and southern boogie that I have ever listened to. A +++

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