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The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South

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The album’s title came from the band’s nickname for a $165-a-month cabin it rented on a lake outside of Macon early in its days there, the busy comings and goings at which reminded them of New York City’s Idlewild Airport. Idlewild South was the home of rehearsals and parties, and was “where the brotherhood came to pass,” according to roadie Kim Payne; “There was a pact made out there around a campfire—all for one and one for all. … Everybody believed in the band 100 percent.” Much of the material presented on the album originated at the cabin.

Idlewild South is the second album by American Southern rock band the Allman Brothers Band. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released on September 23, 1970, in the United States by Atco Records and Capricorn Records.

 

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Idlewild South, the sophomore release from America’s sovereign Southern rock band the Allman Brothers, is easily their greatest studio album. Unlike the band’s labyrinthine live shows, which are distinguished by their immense, walloping swamp rock, this album focuses on the considerable songwriting capabilities of Gregg Allman and Dicky Betts. Plus, it showcases the band’s original lineup, before multiple tragedies began taking their toll: The lightning slide guitar of Duane Allman, the vocals and Hammond B-3 of his brother Greg Allman, lead guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley, and the thunderous drum tandem of Butch Trucks and Jaimoe Johanson. This album lays bare their talent for weaving disparate but distinctly Southern elements of rock, gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B into a cohesive and original whole. The legendary Engineer/Producer Tom Dowd oversaw these sessions, which resulted in the Bible-thumping “Revival,” the smash hit “Midnight Rider,” the dirty blues of “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” the soul-soothing “Please Call Home,” and the legendary “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” which would go on to become the penultimate Allman Brothers’ concert war-horse.

 

1. Revival
2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
3. Midnight Rider
4. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
1. Hoochie Coochie Man
2. Please Call Home
3. Leave My Blues At Home

 

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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm