Low Country Blues by Gregg Allman:
The Great New CD from Gregg Allman
How can I tell you how great this CD is? From the first note to the last it is awesome. This is Gregg Allman’s first CD in 14 years and it was worth the wait. The Blues ooze out of Gregg. He has been through a lot in his life in the past and present.
Gregg Allman has recently survived Liver transplant surgery due to his past I.V. drug problems. Gregg said it was the most painful thing he has ever experienced in his entire life. The CD is produced by the one and only T Bone Burnett. T Bone is in my mind the top Producer working in music today. He produced “The Union” … the latest CD from Elton John and Leon Russell; Robert Plant and Allison Krauss “Raising Sand”; “Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?”, and the great CD’s of his ex-wife, Sam Phillips. (Martini’s and Bikini’s, etc…) and the list goes on and on and would blow you away if you knew. He is creating the sound we here today. He is Marshall Chess, Phil Spector, Ahmet Ertegen, Alan Parsons, and whoever else you want to name all rolled into one. T Bone seems hell bent on rekindling every rock star’s career he feels deserves to find a new generation of fans. All I have to say to him is: “You go, dude!!!! Thank God for T Bone Burnett.
This CD almost didn’t get made. Gregg Allman wanted to use his touring band. T Bone said it was a deal killer if Gregg would not use the “All-Star” band he put together for the project. Gregg said “fine, the deal is off…” Lucky (Or Good) for T Bone one of the “All-Stars” was Mac Rebennack (aka “Dr. John”). Dr John has been a close friend of Gregg Allman for many years. He convinced Allman to go ahead with the project. In addition Gregg was assured that the tour supporting the CD would be made with his regular band members. Deal On! The “All-Star” band also includes the great Doyle Bramhall II on lead guitar.
The CD is a tribute to some of Gregg’s favorite Blues Musicians. Some of the musicians who’s songs are covered are: “Sleepy” John Estes, Skip James, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Junior Wells,, BB King, Buddy Guy, and Magic Sam. My favorite song on the CD is the Skip James song, “Devil Got My Woman”. The Song starts with just Gregg’s voice and acoustic guitar. The guitar is played by Gregg and it was Skip James actual guitar. Gregg sings “I’d rather be the devil than be that Woman’s Man…” It sounds ancient, like listening to Robert Johnson for the first time. Very spooky and powerful music! Every cut is good on this CD. I could go on and on, but just go out and get the CD, NOW!