Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday morning blues: If you don't love blues, you hate America

To borrow from Chevy Chase, it's Monday morning and Gregg Allman is still dead.  Unfortunately, that's not funny.  I could post something from Eat a Peace, sorry, Eat a Peach, or Live at the Fillmore East, and I know every note and vocal inflection from those albums by heart.  Gregg kept performing and making great music, though.  In 2003, the Allmans released a studio album called Hittin' the Note that was actually pretty damned good, with this one that serves as a fitting tune for today.  This isn't the Duane/Dickey/Berry line-up, but as far as I'm concerned, once you lay off the nostalgia and keep an open mind, you'll hear what this line-up had to offer.

By the way, I didn't get around to this earlier, but Oteil Burbridge's other musical mentor, Col. Bruce Hampton also died very recently.  I should put something up for that too.  You probably haven't heard of the Col., but he was very important for modern improvisational rock.

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