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On January 24, 2017.

On January 24, 2017, Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks died aged 69. He was drummer, worked with The 31st of February, Les Brers, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band and Frogwings, but was best known as founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band.

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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Laid Back”, the debut Gregg Allman solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin and Gregg Allman.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • Chuck Leavell– acoustic and electric pianos, vibes
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic, electric and slide guitars, dobro and tambourine
  • Scott Boyer – acoustic, electric and steel guitars, electric piano
  • David Brown – bass
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Charlie Hayward– bass
  • Paul Hornsby– organ, keyboards, clavinet
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– percussion, conga
  • Carl Hall, Linda November, Hilda Harris, Cissy Houston, Emily Houston, June McGruder, Helene Miles, Eileen Gilbert, Maretha Stewart, Albertine Robinson – background vocals
  • Jim Nalls – guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman– saxophone
  • Johnny Sandlin – bass
  • Butch Trucks– percussion, cabasa
  • Ed Freeman – strings and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Max Cahn, Tony Posk – violin
  • Johnny Sandlin – arranger, engineer
  • Ovie Sparks, Buddy Thornton, Jim Reeves – engineer
  • George Marino– engineer, mastering
  • Abdul Mati Klarwein– album cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregg Allman; except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Kim Payne
  2. Queen of Hearts
  3. Please Call Home
  4. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  5. These Days – Jackson Browne
  6. Multi-Colored Lady
  7. All My Friends – Scott Boyer
  8. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – traditional; arranged by Gregg Allman and Johnny Sandlin

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Asylum” label released “No Other”, the fourth Gene Clark studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar
  • Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Bill Cuomo – organ
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten- guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Ted Machell – cello
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums
  • Michael Utley- keyboards
  • Richard Greene, Beryl Marriott – violin
  • Sherlie Matthews, Cindy Bullens, Ronnie Barron, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Timothy B. Schmit, Carlena Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Life’s Greatest Fool
  2. Silver Raven
  3. No Other
  4. Strength of Strings
  5. From a Silver Phial
  6. Some Misunderstanding
  7. The True One
  8. Lady of the North – Gene Clark, Doug Dillard

 

In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Arista” label released “Brothers of the Road”, the eighth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Young’un Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by John Ryan.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– vocals, lead, slide, and acoustic guitar
  • Butch Trucks– drums
  • David “Rook” Goldflies– bass
  • Mike Lawler– pianos, synthesizers, clavinet
  • “Dangerous” Dan Toler– lead and rhythm guitar
  • David “Frankie” Toler– drums
  • Charlie Daniels– fiddle
  • Jimmy Hall– sax
  • Mark “Tito” Morris– congas, timbales, percussion
  • Thomas Cain, Johnny Cobb, Jimmy Hall, Chip Young, Greg Guidry, Joy Lannon, Donna McElroy, Keith England, Jeff Silverman, Randall Hart, Peter Kingsberry, Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Brothers of the Road – Dickey Betts, Jim Goff
  2. Leavin’ – Gregg Allman
  3. Straight from the Heart – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb
  4. The Heat Is On – Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, Buddy Yochim
  5. Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  6. The Judgment – Dickey Betts
  7. Two Rights – Dickey Betts, Cobb, Lawler
  8. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) – Gregg Allman
  9. Things You Used to Do – Gregg Allman, Keith England
  10. I Beg of You – Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Arista” label released “Reach for the Sky”, the seventh Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and was produced by Mike Lawler and Johnny Cobb.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman- vocals, keyboards
  • Dickey Betts- vocals, guitar
  • Dan Toler- guitar
  • David Goldflies – bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums, percussion
  • Jai Johanny Johanson- drums

Track list

  1. Hell & High Water –Dickey Betts
  2. Mystery Woman – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler
  3. From the Madness of the West – Dickey Betts
  4. I Got a Right to be Wrong – Dickey Betts
  5. Angeline – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb, Mike Lawler
  6. Famous Last Words – Dickey Betts, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. Keep On Keepin’ On – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  8. So Long – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler

 

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Capricorn” label released “Win, Lose or Draw”, the fifth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded February – July 1975, at “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, and “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin, Gregg Allman, Richard Betts, Jaimoe, Chuck Leavell, Butch Trucks and Lamar Williams. The cover art was by Twiggs Lyndon.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman— lead vocals, organ, clavinet and acoustic guitar
  • Richard Betts— lead guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Jaimoe— drums and percussion
  • Chuck Leavell— piano, electric piano, Moog synthesizer, clavinet and background vocals
  • Butch Trucks— drums, congas, percussion and timpani
  • Lamar Williams— electric bass
  • Johnny Sandlin — acoustic guitar, drums, percussion
  • Bill Stewart — drums
  • Engineered by Sam Whiteside
  • Assistant Engineer – Carolyn Harriss
  • Remixed by Johnny Sandlin, Sam Whiteside, Carolyn Harriss

Track listing:

  1. Can’t Lose What You Never Had – Muddy Waters
  2. Just Another Love Song- Dickey Betts
  3. Nevertheless – Gregg Allman
  4. Win, Lose or Draw – Gregg Allman
  5. Louisiana Lou and Three Card Monty John – Dickey Betts
  6. High Falls – Dickey Betts
  7. Sweet Mama – Billy Joe Shaver

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Brothers and Sisters”, the fourth Allman Brothers Band album. It was recorded October–December 1972, at “Capricorn Sound Studios”, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny Johanson, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell and Lamar Williams.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Dickey Betts– lead and slide guitar, vocals
  • Berry Oakley– bass guitar
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– drums, congas
  • Butch Trucks– drums, percussion, timpani, congas
  • Chuck Leavell– piano, backing vocals, electric piano
  • Lamar Williams – bass guitar
  • Les Dudek– co-lead and acoustic guitar
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Sandlin, Ovie Sparks – engineer, remix
  • Buddy Thornton – engineer
  • George Marino– mastering engineer
  • Judi Reeve – graphic content
  • Dan Hudson, Jr, Bo Meriwether – photography
  • Barry Feinstein, Vicki Hodgett – layout, design 

    Track listing:

    1. Wasted Words – Gregg Allman
    2. Ramblin’ Man – Dickey Bets
    3. Come and Go Blues – Gregg Allman
    4. Jelly Jelly – Gregg Allman
    5. Southbound – Dickey Betts
    6. Jessica – Dickey Betts
    7. Pony Boy – Dickey Betts