The Allman Brothers Band discography

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The Allman Brothers Band discography
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Studio albums12
Live albums16
Compilation albums18
Video albums4
Singles21

The Allman Brothers Band[1] was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group's first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post", and is often considered the best live album ever made. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity. Following the motorcycle death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single "Ramblin' Man", placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook them soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes (in his second stint with the band) and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer) and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre each spring. The band retired for good in 2014. The band has been awarded seven gold and four platinum albums,[2] and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.[3]

Studio and contemporary live albums[edit]

More so than most bands, the Allman Brothers have frequently released live albums that filled the role of conventional studio albums, in that they were recently recorded and often contained new material not on any studio album, or significantly lengthened or revamped versions of studio material. An integral part of the contemporaneous evolution of the band, such live albums are included in this section.

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
CA
[5]
AUS
[6]
GE
[7]
NO
[8]
NDL
[9]
NZ
[10]
UK
[11]
The Allman Brothers Band
  • Released: November 1969
  • Label: Atco
  • Format: LP
188
Idlewild South
  • Released: September 1970
  • Label: Atco
  • Format: LP
38
At Fillmore East (live) 13 44
Eat a Peach (part live)
  • Released: February 1972
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
4 12 35
Brothers and Sisters
  • Released: August 1973
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
1 1 5 52 10 42
Win, Lose or Draw
  • Released: August 1975
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
5 79 14
Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas (live)
  • Released: November 1976
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
75 71
Enlightened Rogues
  • Released: February 1979
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
9 15
Reach for the Sky
  • Released: August 1980
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
27 74 92
Brothers of the Road
  • Released: August 1981
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
44
Seven Turns
  • Released: July 3, 1990
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
53 42 19
Shades of Two Worlds
  • Released: July 2, 1991
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
85 78
An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: First Set (live)
  • Released: June 9, 1992
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
80
Where It All Begins
  • Released: May 3, 1994
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
45
An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set (live)
  • Released: May 9, 1995
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
88
Peakin' at the Beacon (live)
  • Released: November 4, 2000
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
Hittin' the Note
  • Released: March 18, 2003
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
37 55
One Way Out (live)
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
190
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Retrospective live albums[edit]

Retrospective live albums are concert recordings "from the vault" that were released on CD or LP years after the actual performances. Many of these albums feature the original lineup of the Allman Brothers Band, including Duane Allman on lead and slide guitar and Berry Oakley on bass.

Title Release date Notes
Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970 April 20, 1990
American University 12/13/70 April 2002
S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook: Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 March 2003
Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 October 21, 2003
Macon City Auditorium: 2/11/72 2004
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY: 5/1/73 2005
Boston Common, 8/17/71 2007
Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992 February 18, 2014
Live from A&R Studios April 1, 2016
  • Recorded August 26, 1971, at A&R Studios in New York City
The Fox Box March 24, 2017
  • Recorded September 24–26, 2004 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta
  • Eight CDs
  • Remastered version of the 9 CD album of the same name that was released in 2004
Cream of the Crop 2003 June 15, 2018
  • Recorded July 25 – August 10, 2003 at various venues
  • Four CDs
Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East, February 1970 July 24, 2018
  • Recorded February 11–14, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City
  • The regular edition of the album is one CD or two LPs; the deluxe edition is three CDs
  • The regular edition is a remastered version of the album Fillmore East, February 1970 which was released in 1996
Fillmore West '71 September 6, 2019
The Final Note October 16, 2020
  • Recorded October 17, 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Songs from the last concert with Duane Allman, captured on a hand-held cassette recorder
Warner Theatre, Erie, PA 7-19-05 October 16, 2020
Down in Texas '71 March 26, 2021
  • Recorded September 28, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album Details Peak chart positions Certification
US
[4]
CA
[5]
GE
[17]
UK
[11]
Beginnings 25 38
The Road Goes On Forever
  • Released: 1975
  • Compilation of 17 songs, expanded to 30 songs in 2001
43 54
The Best of The Allman Brothers Band[18]
  • Released: 1981
  • Compilation of songs from their first eight albums
Dreams
  • Released: June 1989
  • Compilation of songs from the Allman Brothers Band and from the group members' solo albums
103
A Decade of Hits 1969–1979
  • Released: October 22, 1991
  • Compilation of songs from their first eight albums
39
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[16]
Ramblin' Man[19]
  • Released: May 15, 1992
  • Compilation of songs from their first six albums
Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years[20]
Legendary Hits[21]
  • Released: April 16, 1995
  • Compilation of songs from their first six albums
Mycology: An Anthology
  • Released: June 9, 1998
  • Compilation of songs from their 1990–1995 albums
The Best Of The Allman Brothers Band Live
Madness Of The West
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band[22]
  • Released: January 25, 2000
  • Compilation of songs from their first eight albums
89
Still Rockin'[23]
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band[24]
  • Released: September 9, 2003
  • Compilation of blues-rock songs
Stand Back: The Anthology
  • Released: June 8, 2004
  • 2-CD compilation of songs from their 1969–2003 albums on various labels
The Essential Allman Brothers Band: The Epic Years
  • Released: August 31, 2004
  • Compilation of songs from their 1990–1995 albums
Gold
Playlist Plus[25]
  • Released: April 29, 2008
  • 3-CD compilation of songs from their first eight albums
Green Series: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band[26]
  • Released: April 29, 2008
  • Compilation of songs from their first eight albums
Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection
  • Released: February 28, 2020
  • Career retrospective compilation on 5 CDs or 10 LPs
51


Videos[edit]

Title Album Details Peak Chart Position Certification
US
Brothers of the Road[27]
Live at the Beacon Theatre 14
Live at Great Woods
40
  • Released April 29, 2014
  • March 26, 2009
    Beacon Theatre, New York, New York

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label B-side Album
US US Main. CAN
1969 "Black Hearted Woman" Capricorn Records "Every Hungry Woman" The Allman Brothers Band
1970 "Revival (Love Is Everywhere)" 92 "Leave My Blues at Home" Idlewild South
1972 "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" 77 "Melissa" Eat a Peach
"Melissa" 86 "Blue Sky"
"One Way Out" 86 "Standback"
1973 "Ramblin' Man" 2 7 "Pony Boy" Brothers and Sisters
"Jessica" 65 35 "Come and Go Blues"
1975 "Nevertheless" 67 "Louisiana Lou and Three Card Monty John" (A-side) Win, Lose or Draw
"Louisiana Lou and Three Card Monty John" 78 "Nevertheless"
1979 "Crazy Love" 29 61 "Just Ain't Easy" Enlightened Rogues
"Can't Take It with You" 105 "Sail Away"
1980 "Angeline" 58 Arista Records "So Long" Reach for the Sky
"Mystery Woman" "Hell and High Water"
1981 "Straight from the Heart" 39 11 "Leavin'" Brothers of the Road
"Two Rights" "Never Knew How Much (I Needed You)"
1990 "Good Clean Fun" 1 69 Epic Records "Seven Turns" Seven Turns
"Seven Turns" 12 "Good Clean Fun" (A-Side)
"It Ain't Over Yet" 26 -
1991 "End of the Line" 2 74 - Shades of Two Worlds
1994 "No One to Run With" 7 32 Sony Music - Where It All Begins
"Back Where It All Begins" 29 92 -
2003 "Firing Line" 37 ? Sanctuary Records - Hittin' the Note
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. "?" indicates no info at this time

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1990 "Good Clean Fun"
"Seven Turns"

"Instant Live" releases[edit]

"Instant Live" releases are albums offered at the end of various Allman concerts, recording the majority of the concert, and making an album from the sound board recording.[28] An example is Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, 9/01/04.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Songs Album
1972 "Ain't Wastin' Time No More" Mar y Sol: The First International Puerto Rico Pop Festival
1991 "Ramblin' Man" Best of King Biscuit Live Vol. 3
2004 "Midnight Rider" Live At the World Cafe, Vol. 18: I'll Take You There
2007 "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" Endless Highway: The Music of The Band
2014 "Dreams", "Whipping Post" All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Live albums by recording date[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums". Allman Brothers Band. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  3. ^ "The Immortals". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "The Allman Brothers Band". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  5. ^ a b Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Results: RPM Weekly". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 15. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Suche - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  8. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  9. ^ "Dutch Charts - dutchcharts.nl". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.nz. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  11. ^ a b "ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  12. ^ "At Fillmore East Anniversary – At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band". WHTT. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  13. ^ "American certifications – Allman Brothers – The Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East". Recording Industry Association of America.
  14. ^ "BRIT Certified". BPI. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  15. ^ "American certifications – Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach". Recording Industry Association of America.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  17. ^ "Suche - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  18. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Best of the Allman Brother Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  19. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Ramblin' Man at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  20. ^ Huey, Steve. Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  21. ^ Theakston, Rob. Legendary Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  22. ^ Ruhlmann, William. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  23. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Still Rockin' at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  24. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band at Allmusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  25. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Playlist Plus at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  26. ^ Leggett, Steve. Green Series: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  27. ^ Eder, Bruce. Brothers of the Road at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  28. ^ ""ABB Live Concert CDs" on HittinTheNote.com". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2007-12-24.

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