Time--2017 A to Z Theme

My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was "Time". The posts are of a more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical bent. No time management tips in this theme, but stuff intended to make you think.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Gregg Allman: Part of the Soundtrack of My Life




         Just thinking back a moment about Gregg Allman and realizing how much his music was part of my life soundtrack.  Allman Brothers albums seemed to be playing a lot over my years in East Tennessee back in the early seventies.  I can't say I kept up much with Gregg's music in the past few decades, but it was always nice to put on one of those old albums or to hear an Allman song on the radio.  Those were some good times with fun distant memories.

        Somehow this seems like a good time to listen to one of Gregg's best.
















27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful enterainer Lee, it's good to have memories of one's life relating to music. Thanks for a wonderful post.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne, I guess Gregg had plenty of his own problems, but he is one of those artists whose music fills up much of my life soundtrack and I know this to be true for many others.

      Lee

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  2. This is so sad. I'm really not on board with my fave musicians aging, getting sick and/or passing away! I think Midnight Rider is my fave Allman Bros song!

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    1. JoJo, when our old favorites get old and pass on it means we're getting older as well. It's a bit melancholy to think about. "Midnight Rider" is a great tune.

      Lee

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  3. Lee, How sad it was to hear of Allman's passing. "Ramblin' Man" is the song I remember the Allman Brothers best for. Perhaps there are others but I have a horrible time connecting bands and their mewsic. I reckon I'll have to go listen to their tunes now to refresh my memory or get an introduction. Either way it'll be a nice education. Thanks for remembering a talented mewsician. RIP Gregg Allman!

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    1. Cathy, most of my friends had at least one Allman album back in those days so wherever I went that music was either playing or would eventually wind up getting played. My music friends covered many of their songs either with their bands or just jamming with other musicians. "Ramblin' Man" was one of their classics.

      Lee

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  4. I have never listened to the Allman Brothers (to my knowledge) To be honest, there's much I've listened to with my parents and never knew who it was. This track though is so soothing, great for those Monday Morning Vibes. :)

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    1. Shopgirl, I feel like the Allmans were mostly a regional taste and more specifically of the seventies era of music. They retained a pretty solid fan base since that time, but they were not as widely popular as many other rock band. The Allman Bros. did pioneer that style known as Southern Rock.

      Lee

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  5. Another sad and shocking death in the music world! :( The Allman Brothers had some great tunes, 'Whipping Post' being a favourite of mine. I remember when Gregg and Cher got married; that surprised everyone. Thanks for the tribute. R.I.P. Gregg Allman. ♥

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    1. Debbie D, Cher and Gregg made for a strange pairing I think. It didn't last all that long.

      Lee

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    2. Yes, 'strange' was the general consensus. ☺ I don't think anyone was surprised by the outcome. They did have a son together, named Elijah Blue.

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  6. I don't know as many songs by Allman Brothers as I know by most artists of his stature from that period. I've chalked this up to something I keep hearing the critics say: "They were a live band."

    I was always aware of him, though, and I know he didn't have an easy life.

    I really like the song posted and will give their stuff a try!

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    1. Harry, I would consider the Allmans a niche group with a limited range of appeal. I do think they were more noted for their live performances which was probably mostly because of their "Live at the Fillmore" album.

      Lee

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  7. The entire front page section of the Macon Telegraph was devoted to Gregg Allman this past Sunday. He was loyal to Macon and his local fans were loyal to him.
    Rest In Peace Gregg Allman.

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    1. Ann, I can understand how the state of Georgia would particularly mourn the loss of Gregg Allman since he adopted Georgia as his home.

      Lee

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  8. Sure could put out a tune. We all have to go sometimes, but he left plenty of memories behind indeed to take seed.

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    1. Pat, he left a big mark on the world of rock music and his legacy will likely last a good while.

      Lee

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  9. For all of the things that Gregg endured, he persevered right to the very end. A true talent and a pioneer of music.

    ~Mary

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    1. Mary, I hadn't been keeping up with him for years so I had no idea about any recently, but he had led a rocker's wild life.

      Lee

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  10. This is a great song. I agree: one of his best for sure. He worked on this song for over a year and actually took this song to the Allman Brothers band but they turned it down and Gregg went and recorded it alone, which sparked his first solo album. Excellent song. Thanks for spotlighting it Lee. Definitely one of his best.
    R.I.P. Gregg

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Michele, it seems appropriate that the song would end up on a solo album. It's such a lonely sounding, deeply intense and personal song. This is a song that I enjoy listening to when I'm by myself in a reflective mood.

      Lee

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  11. What a great song. I only know a couple of songs he did, but wow, such a powerful voice he had.

    Elsie

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    1. Elsie, it's a very melancholy song that brings a feeling of wistfulness to me.

      Lee

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  12. Sad to see/hear that another musician has left the stage. He had a versatility that others did not possess.

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    1. Susan, he was a trooper with a legendary background.

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    1. Whisk, yeah, the music is a great memory prompt and memories are so often accompanied by a musical soundtrack.

      Lee

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