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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Ironically, the band's first post-Duane record was also its most commercially successful: it topped the album charts, went gold, and featured a major hit - Betts' feel-good, up-tempo "Ramblin' Man," which not only finally put the Allman Brothers in the Top 40, but soared all the way to #2. It's no surprise; the band was a well-oiled machine by now, crafting energetic, tuneful, and economical material. 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.

Tracklist:

1.Wasted Words 2.Ramblin' Man 3.Come And Go Blues 4.Jelly Jelly 5.Southbound 6.Jessica 7.Pony Boy

Lineup:

Gregg Allman - vocals, organ, rhythm guitar on "Wasted Words", backing vocals on "Ramblin' Man", Dickey Betts - lead guitar, vocals on "Ramblin' Man" and "Pony Boy", slide guitar on "Wasted Words", Berry Oakley - bass guitar on "Wasted Words" and "Ramblin' Man", Jai Johanny Johanson - drums, congas on "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica", Butch Trucks - drums, percussion, timpani on "Jessica", congas on "Come And Go Blues" and "Jelly Jelly", Chuck Leavell - piano, backing vocals on "Ramblin' Man", electric piano on "Jessica" and "Come And Go Blues", Lamar Williams - bass guitar. Additional musicians: Les Dudek - co-lead guitar on "Ramblin' Man", acoustic guitar on "Jessica", Tommy Talton - acoustic guitar on "Pony Boy"

Release date: August 10, 1973