Allman Brothers Band -1973 Brothers And Sisters (Japan Mini LP 1998)
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 30, 2013—When the Allman Brothers Band’s fifth album, Brothers and Sisters,
was released on Capricorn Records in August 1973,
the legendary southern blues-rock group had already achieved world-wide fame with their 1971 live album,
At Fillmore East. This success was followed by the tragic loss of their founder,
leader and musical visionary, guitarist Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971.
Arguably at the peak of their popularity, the band's album followed the release of the two-disc Eat a Peach,
which came out on February 12, 1972, the last recording to include contributions by Duane.
While regrouping under the leadership of singer/organist Gregg Allman and guitarist/vocalist Dickey Betts—
the last guitarist standing in a group noted for its dual leads—The Allman Brothers Band
soldiered on with Brothers and Sisters, which turned out to be their most successful selling recording to date,
spending five weeks at #1 and the first to achieve platinum status.
To mark its 40th anniversary, the original classic recording,--which includes such Allman standards as “Ramblin’ Man,
” “Wasted Words,” “Jessica”and “Come and Go Blues”—will be re-released in re-mastered form on both CD and vinyl,.../...
“Brothers and Sisters documents a band reinventing itself and finding a new direction after a traumatic loss,” says UMe Chairman/CEO Bruce Resnikoff.
The album’s famous front cover features a photo of Vaylor Trucks, the son of drummer Butch Trucks,
while the back sports a shot of Brittany Oakley, the daughter of bassist Berry Oakley.
The gatefold pictures the entire Allmans family: band members, roadies, wives, girlfriends,
children, dogs, all in a seemingly idyllic Southern setting, capturing the family nature of the project.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS (Original Recording Remastered)
1. WASTED WORDS
2. RAMBLIN' MAN
3. COME AND GO BLUES
4. JELLY JELLY
7. PONY BOY
All credits adapted from liner notes.
The Allman Brothers Band
Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, rhythm guitar on "Wasted Words", backing vocals on "Ramblin' Man"
Dickey Betts – lead guitar, vocals on "Ramblin' Man" and "Pony Boy", slide guitar on "Wasted Words"
Berry Oakley – bass guitar on "Wasted Words" and "Ramblin' Man"
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas on "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica"
Butch Trucks – drums, percussion, tympani on "Jessica", congas on "Come and Go Blues" and "Jelly Jelly"
Chuck Leavell – piano, backing vocals on "Ramblin' Man", electric piano on "Jessica" and "Come and Go Blues"
Lamar Williams – bass guitar
Les Dudek – co-lead guitar on "Ramblin' Man", acoustic guitar on "Jessica"
Tommy Talton - acoustic guitar on "Pony Boy"
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