The Allman Brothers Band discography

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The Allman Brothers Band discography
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Studio albums11
Live albums16
Compilation albums18
Video albums4
Singles21

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 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 among the best live albums 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 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 with the departure of the aforementioned members. Gregg Allman died from complications arising from liver cancer in May 2017. The band has been awarded seven gold and four platinum albums,[1] 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.[2]

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.

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
1969 The Allman Brothers Band
  • Released: November 1969
  • Label: Atco
  • Format: LP
188
1970 Idlewild South
  • Released: September 1970
  • Label: Atco
  • Format: LP
38
1971 At Fillmore East (Live)
  • Released: July 1971
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
13 US: Platinum[3]
1972 Eat a Peach (Part live)
  • Released: April 1972
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
4 US: Platinum[4]
1973 Brothers and Sisters
  • Released: August 1973
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
1 US: Platinum[5]
1975 Win, Lose or Draw
  • Released: August 1975
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
5 US: Gold[5]
1976 Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas (Live)
  • Released: November 1976
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
75
1979 Enlightened Rogues
  • Released: February 1979
  • Label: Capricorn
  • Format: LP
9 US: Gold[5]
1980 Reach for the Sky
  • Released: August 1980
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
27
1981 Brothers of the Road
  • Released: August 1981
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: LP
44
1990 Seven Turns
  • Released: July 3, 1990
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
53
1991 Shades of Two Worlds
  • Released: July 2, 1991
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
85
1992 An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: First Set (Live)
  • Released: June 9, 1992
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
80
1994 Where It All Begins
  • Released: May 3, 1994
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
45 US: Gold[5]
1995 An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set (Live)
  • Released: May 9, 1995
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
88
2000 Peakin' at the Beacon (Live)
  • Released: November 4, 2000
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD
2003 Hittin' the Note
  • Released: March 18, 2003
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
37
2004 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 various recorded, unreleased, archived concerts during the early years of The Allman Brothers Band. Most were recorded before the death of lead guitarist Duane Allman.

Title Released
Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970 April 20, 1990
Fillmore East, February 1970 1996
American University 12/13/70 2002
Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 October 21, 2003
S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook: Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 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
The Fox Box[6] March 24, 2017
Fillmore West 1971[7] August 16, 2019

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Description Peak chart positions US Released Certification
Beginnings Re-release of The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South 25 1973 US: Gold[5]
The Road Goes On Forever Compilation of 17 songs, expanded to 30 songs in 2001 43 1975
The Best of The Allman Brothers Band[8] Compilation of songs from their first eight albums 1981 US: Gold[5]
Dreams Compilation of songs from the Allman Brothers Band and from the group members' solo albums 103 June 1989 US: Gold[5]
A Decade of Hits 1969–1979 Compilation of songs from their first eight albums 39 October 22, 1991 US: 2xPlatinum[5]
Ramblin' Man[9] Compilation of songs from their first six albums May 15, 1992
Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years[10] Compilation of songs from Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road 1994
Legendary Hits[11] Compilation of songs from their first six albums April 16, 1995
Mycology: An Anthology Compilation of songs from their 1990 – 1995 albums June 9, 1998
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band[12] Compilation of songs from their first eight albums 89 January 25, 2000 US: Gold[5]
Still Rockin'[13] Compilation of songs from Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road September 26, 2000
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band[14] Compilation of blues-rock songs September 9, 2003
Stand Back: The Anthology 2-CD compilation of songs from their 1969 – 2003 albums on various labels June 8, 2004
The Essential Allman Brothers Band: The Epic Years Compilation of songs from their 1990 – 1995 albums August 31, 2004
Gold Compiles the same tracks as the expanded reissue of The Road Goes On Forever October 11, 2005
Playlist Plus[15] 3-CD compilation of songs from their first eight albums April 29, 2008
Green Series: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band[16] Compilation of songs from their first eight albums April 29, 2008
Selections from Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992[17][18] 2-LP release for Record Store Day 2014, containing cuts from the Play All Night album April 19, 2014

Videos[edit]

Title Recorded Released Certification
Brothers of the Road[19] Early 1980s
Gainesville, Florida
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York
December 29, 1998
Live at the Beacon Theatre March 25–26, 2003
Beacon Theatre, New York, New York
September 23, 2003 US: Gold[5]
Live at Great Woods September 6, 1991
Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts
February 18, 2014 US: Gold[5]
40[20] March 26, 2009
Beacon Theatre, New York, New York
April 29, 2014

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record Label B-Side Album
US US Main.
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 "Pony Boy" Brothers and Sisters
"Jessica" 65 "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 "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 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 - Shades Of Two Worlds
1994 "No One to Run With" 7 Sony Music - Where It All Begins
"Back Where It All Begins" 29 -
2003 "Firing Line" 37 Sanctuary Records - Hittin' the Note
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

"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.[21] An example is Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, 9/01/04.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Songs Album
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  2. ^ "The Immortals". Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "American certifications – Allman Brothers – The Allman Brothers Band at the Fillmore East". Recording Industry Association of America.
  4. ^ "American certifications – Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach". Recording Industry Association of America.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  6. ^ Althea Legaspi (March 23, 2017). "Allman Brothers Band Detail Eight-Disc 'The Fox Box'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Blistein, Jon (June 20, 2019). "Hear Allman Brothers Preview 'Fillmore West 1971' Live LP with 'Trouble No More'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Best of the Allman Brother Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Ramblin' Man at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  10. ^ Huey, Steve. Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  11. ^ Theakston, Rob. Legendary Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  12. ^ Ruhlmann, William. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  13. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Still Rockin' at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  14. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Allman Brothers Band at Allmusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  15. ^ Monger, James Christopher. Playlist Plus at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  16. ^ Leggett, Steve. Green Series: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  17. ^ Selections from: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992, Record Store Day. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  18. ^ Roberts, Randall (April 18, 2014). "Record Store Day: 20 Curiosities to Chase on Music Retail's Big Day", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  19. ^ Eder, Bruce. Brothers of the Road at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  20. ^ Collette, Doug (May 22, 2014). "Allman Brothers Band: 40 – 40th Anniversary Show Live at the Beacon Theatre (DVD Review)", Glide magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  21. ^ ""ABB Live Concert CDs" on HittinTheNote.com". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2007-12-24.

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