Just about to tune my Hohner to open E and play some slide...
Both original drummers, Butch and Jaimoe, are still in the band.Dude, Dickey was always my favorite AB's guitarist, and I absolutely love his style. He has that melodic, singing quality to all of his solos, and you are spot-on about the cool contrast between the two guitarists.
These days, they ought to just call it "The Greg Allman Band", since I think he is the only guy left.
Ah, I didn't know they were the originals. Cool. :yesway:Both original drummers, Butch and Jaimoe, are still in the band.
Exactly. The guy just knows exactly what to play, and what order to put it in. Those melodic, bouncing descending lines just get stuck in your brain.I haven't seen the ABB live since Dickey left the band, but I've heard enough recent live recordings to know what's missing. The last time I saw the ABB, Dickey played some of the best guitar I've ever heard in person. Not the fastest or trickiest, just the best. He had bad nights later on, apparently, but when the connection was there, it was pretty amazing.
Jesus, I remember hearing him do a slide rendition of some uptempo Coltrane tune which was just mindblowing. Duane Allman may have written the book on slide guitar, but Trucks sort of tossed it out and rewrote an entire alternate universe.That's not to say anything bad about Derek, though. He's a fantastic musician. I almost think being in the ABB holds him back creatively, since he goes off into some wild fusiony stuff on his own.