The Allman Brothers Band discography
|The Allman Brothers Band discography|
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, 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.
Studio and contemporary live albums
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|
|1969||The Allman Brothers Band||188|
|1971||At Fillmore East (Live)
|1972||Eat a Peach (Part live)
|1973||Brothers and Sisters
|1975||Win, Lose or Draw
|1976||Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas (Live)
|1980||Reach for the Sky
|1981||Brothers of the Road
|1991||Shades of Two Worlds
|1992||An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: First Set (Live)
|1994||Where It All Begins
|1995||An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set (Live)
|2000||Peakin' at the Beacon (Live)
|2003||Hittin' the Note
|2004||One Way Out (Live)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
Retrospective live albums
|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||March 24, 2017|
|Beginnings||Re-release of The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South||1973|
|The Road Goes On Forever||Compilation of 17 songs, expanded to 30 songs in 2001||1975|
|The Best of The Allman Brothers Band||Compilation of songs from their first eight albums||1981|
|Dreams||Compilation of songs from the Allman Brothers Band and from the group members' solo albums||June 1989|
|A Decade of Hits 1969–1979||Compilation of songs from their first eight albums||October 22, 1991|
|Ramblin' Man||Compilation of songs from their first six albums||May 15, 1992|
|Hell & High Water: The Best of the Arista Years||Compilation of songs from Reach for the Sky and Brothers of the Road||1994|
|Legendary Hits||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||Compilation of songs from their first eight albums||January 25, 2000|
|Still Rockin'||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||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||3-CD compilation of songs from their first eight albums||April 29, 2008|
|Green Series: The Best of the Allman Brothers Band||Compilation of songs from their first eight albums||April 29, 2008|
|Selections from Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992||2-LP release for Record Store Day 2014, containing cuts from the Play All Night album||April 19, 2014|
|Brothers of the Road||Early 1980s
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|
|Live at Great Woods||September 6, 1991
Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts
|February 18, 2014|
|40||March 26, 2009
Beacon Theatre, New York, New York
|April 29, 2014|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Record Label||B-Side||Album|
|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|
|"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
"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. An example is Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, 9/01/04.
|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|
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