Today’s Tunesday is in honor of, and respect for, Southern Rock pioneer, Gregg Allman, who passed away at 69 on May 27. He was a creator. He was a pioneer. He will always be a legend.
Team Twinseperable has always been a fan of The Allman Brothers. We even published a post over 2 years ago, sharing why they never fail to cheer us up on gloomy days.
With Duane’s passing in the 70’s… well before there was any bit of Twinseperable in existence, Gregg made sure that The Allman Brother’s Band would not fade away.
Rolling Stone: The Allmans fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, with their sound creating a template for countless subsequent jam bands. Gregg Allman was blessed with one of blues-rock’s great growling voices and, along with his Hammond B-3 organ playing (beholden to Booker T. Jones), had a deep emotional power.
Here are some Allman Brother’s greatest hits:
On a more personal note, Gregg Allman created the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University (our Alma Maters) awarded to one music student each year in the Bandier Program, in 2014.
And for nostalgic purposes, and because most people have not explored this part of their past, make sure to also check out The Allman Joys, the brothers’ first foray into the music industry.