Friday, January 11, 2013

Greg Allman, I'm No Angel, Live On Stage, DVD

The Greg Allman Band from the '80s was a unit devoted to Greg's thing, a kind of mini-Allman Brothers sextet that could nevertheless get the juices flowing.

We look back now and recognize that the Allmans and the Dead remained a one-two punch for jamband innovation far beyond the initial incarnations and still going today in various guises.

We may take for granted the vocal prowess of Greg but we should most definitely not. Check out the DVD I'm No Angel: Live on Stage (Cherry Red CRDVD 182) for nearly an hour of his band at the Cannery in Nashville, 1988. He gives you that Southern rock blues vocal style--that he defined over the years. The band is in very good form, the sound excellent and there are plenty of good visuals.

And the guitarist. . . appears to be Dan Toler and he has it! Toler takes some beautiful solos throughout, blues with that added scale-ar rock something, fundamental of the Allman style.

A nice set!

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