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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.

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Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Dies at 69

Gregg Allman – Photo by Danny Clinch

Legendary Southern rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Gregg Allman passed away on May 27, 2017.

Gregory LeNoir Allman was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. Based in Macon, Georgia, the Allman Brothers Band was a pioneer of Southern rock, a remarkable mix of rock, blues, jazz and soul.

Some of the best known songs he performed include “Midnight Rider” and “Whipping Post.” The Allman Brothers Band won a GRAMMY Award in 1995 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Jessica.”

We have lost a pioneering force in American music, and our condolences go out to Gregg’s family, friends, colleagues, and music fans everywhere,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

The family recommends that tributes to Gregg can be made to the Gregg Allman Scholarship Fund at The University of Georgia or the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University.

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