Gregg Allman Laid Back
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- Released: April 18, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Polydor / Umgd
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Personnel: Gregg Allman (vocals, acoustic guitar, organ); Tommy Talton (acoustic, electric & slide guitars, dobro, tambourine); Scott Boyer (acoustic, electric & slide guitars, piano); Buzzy Feiten, Jimmy Nalls (electric guitar); David Newman (saxophone); Chuck Leavell (piano); Paul Hornsby (organ, clavinet); Charlie Hayward, Johnny Sandlin, David Brown (bass); Bill Stewart (drums); Butch Trucks (casaba); Jaimoe (congas); Maeretha Stewart, Helene Miles, Hilda Harris, Albert Robinson, Carl Hall, June McGruder, Lydia November, Eileen Gilbert, Emily Houston (background vocals).
Engineers: Johnny Sandlin, Ovie Sparks, Buddy Thornton.
Recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur.
Personnel: Gregg Allman (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, keyboards); Linda November, Albertine Robinson, Helene Miles, June McGruder, Maretha Stewart, Hilda Harris, Eileen Gilbert, Carl Hall (vocals, background vocals); Cissy Houston (vocals); Tommy Talton (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, dobro, tambourine); Scott Boyer (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, piano, electric piano); Jimmy Nalls, Howard "Buzz" Feiten (guitar, electric guitar); Tony Posk, Max Cahn (violin); Ed Freeman (strings); David "Fathead" Newman (saxophone); Chuck Leavell (piano, electric piano, vibraphone); Paul Hornsby (Clavinet, organ, keyboards); Bill Stewart (drums); Jaimoe (congas, percussion); Butch Trucks (percussion); Emily Houston, Maeretha Stewart (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Suha Gur.
Audio Remixers: Johnny Sandlin; Ovie Sparks.
Liner Note Author: Hideki Masubuchi.
Recording information: Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, GA; Record Plant, NY.
Photographer: Peter Harron.
Arrangers: Gregg Allman; Johnny Sandlin.
Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases. He covers his own "Midnight Rider" in a more mournful, dirge-like manner, and Jackson Browne's "These Days" gets its most touching and tragic-sounding rendition as well. Although Chuck Leavell and Jaimoe are here, there's very little that sounds like the Allman Brothers Band -- prominent guitars, apart from a few licks by Tommy Talton (Cowboy, ex-We the People), are overlooked in favor of gospel-tinged organ and choruses behind Allman's soulful singing. ~ Bruce Eder
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