Brothers of the Road

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Brothers of the Road
Studio album by The Allman Brothers Band
Released August 1981
Recorded March 1981
Young'un Sound, Nashville
Genre Southern rock
Length 39:17
Label Arista
Producer John Ryan
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Reach for the Sky
(1980)Reach for the Sky1980
Brothers of the Road
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [2]

Brothers of the Road is the eighth studio album, and tenth album overall, by the rock group the Allman Brothers Band. Released in 1981, it is the band's only album without drummer Jai Johanny Johanson and the last album to feature bassist David Goldflies and guitarist Dan Toler and the only album to feature drummer David Toler. The song "Straight from the Heart" was the group's third, and to date last, Top 40 hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Brothers of the Road" (Dickey Betts, Jim Goff) – 3:50
  2. "Leavin'" (Gregg Allman) – 3:46
  3. "Straight from the Heart" (Betts, Johnny Cobb) – 3:48
  4. "The Heat Is On" (Betts, Mike Lawler, Buddy Yochim) – 4:13
  5. "Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday" (Betts, Dan Toler) – 4:42

Side Two[edit]

  1. "The Judgment" (Betts) – 3:39
  2. "Two Rights" (Betts, Cobb, Lawler) – 3:30
  3. "Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)" (Allman) – 4:45
  4. "Things You Used to Do" (Allman, Keith England) – 3:42
  5. "I Beg of You" (Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens) – 3:22


The Allman Brothers Band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. Brothers of the Road at AllMusic
  2. ^ Palmer, Robert (October 29, 1981). Brothers of the Road, Rolling Stone
  3. ^ Saulnier, Jason (27 April 2010). "Dan Toler Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 8 May 2013.