Gregg Allman’s Final Trip to Muscle Shoals Roots

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder Records, 2017)

Southern Blood is a bittersweet recording. It’s the last studio album by the southern rock legend before he passed away.

Gregg Allman recorded Southern Blood at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a place of special significance, where the Allman Brothers Band made some of their first recordings.

Southern Blood includes a set of songs written by artists Gregg Allman admired, along with one original. Songwriters include Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn.

Musically, Southern Blood features a wide range of styles rooted in southern music traditions: blues, southern rock, swamp funk, and country.

 

Southern Blood is a deeply satisfying album highlighting the exceptionally expressive vocals of Gregg Allman during his final studio sessions.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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