Seven Turns by The Allman Brothers

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  1. elihu

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    The lead off song written and sung by Dickey Betts on the album of the same name. Warren Haynes plays some great slide on this cut.

     
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    Yeah good song. Its not one of their most popular, but I liked that album.
     
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    This was a great lineup ( intro to Warren as a Brother, right?) with Warren playing a lot of slide complimenting Dickey.

    I saw this tour and Warren was playing a red Strat ( with matching headstock), and both guys were stellar.
     
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    Love that song, such story telling...


    Seven turns on the highway,
    Seven rivers to cross.
    Sometimes, you feel like you could fly away,
    Sometimes, you get lost.
     
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    I always thought this was a great opening track from that album.



    The candy in the video works too.
     
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    The greatest southern rock band, IMO.
    Thanks!
     
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    I thought that this iteration of the band was closer to the Duane/Dickey version than the later Warren/Derek version after they kicked Dickey out.
    I'd forgotten what a great album that is.
     
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    I love that album. I like the next one even more "Shades Of Two Worlds". And I like the 3rd one even MORE, "Where It All Begins".

    Honestly, I never listen to any Allman Bros. Stuff that doesn't have Warren Haynes. Radio burnt me out on classic rock.
     
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    Your missing a lot then. Nothing against W.H., he's frigg'n great, but you should listen to Beginnings, or any of their Duane albums, they weren't all classic rock radio. There are other songs that just because they weren't radio hits, doesn't mean they were album filler tunes. A lot are just classic rock.

    Another great one by them, that went pretty unnoticed is Enlightened Rogues. More Jazz oriented. Great music.
     
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    That was the first ABB album I bought. I was 18 when it came out. I thought it was okay, nothing earth shattering to me at the time. I bought the “best of” not long after that. It was really heavy on the post Duane stuff. I played it a lot, but I never quite “got” them...

    Until I was approaching 30. I bought the legacy edition of Live at Fillmore. Blew my mind. They became my gateway to finally understanding jazz too.

    They’re one of my top five bands. And to the previous poster who labeled them the greatest southern rock band... it’s something of an insult to call the ABB southern rock. Most southern rock is rock 101, while the Brothers were giving dissertations every night.
     
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    My first exposure to the band was in '73 when I was 15. I heard Ramblin Man on the radio. Followed the band closely ever since. Bought all the records & seen them live a bunch of times. Dickey Betts is the real deal. I have his solo & great Southern records also. All top notch stuff.

    So happy Duane & Devon have put together the Allman Betts Band with Berry Oakley Jr.

    Waiting to buy their record when its released & going to see the band live at Summerfest, in Milwaukee.

    Can't wait.
     
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    Oh yeah

    Seven Turns, Shades & Were it all Begins are excellent recordings.

    Allen Woody was a helluva bass player. Sad he died so young.
     
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    there are a lot of imitators but no one does it better...saw that tour back in 1990 or so, I was young and in love for the first time and it still brings back good memories
     
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    When I was growing up, I had really only heard Midnight Rider, Melissa and Ramblin’ Man. I went with some friend to their show in ‘93, expecting to hear those types of songs, and was blown away as they played well over three hours. Dickey played his red ES335. Gov’t Mule opened. What a show!

    I love their classic stuff with Duane, but I agree the Warren and Dickey combination was pretty magical.


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    Opening riff to "Good Clean Fun" is shear brilliance. I could listen to that song for hours.
     
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    I got to see the original band at the Fillmore West. Sadly I spent most of their set sitting in the snack bar talking with friends. I figured I'd see them next time. There was no "next time." I never got to see the later versions, but I saw Great Southern from about three rows back when Dan Toler was in the band. They were better then I expected.
     
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    When I hear 'Southern Rock' used to describe the ABB, it's like nails on a chalkboard. The original band with Duane was in a whole category of its own not defined by any one genre.

    "Seven Turns" was a great comeback album for them after the mediocre stuff in the late 70's and through the 80's and kind of kickstarted the next iteration of the ABB.

    "True Gravity" is my favorite from that particular album. IMO Haynes best work with ABB.

     
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    Y’know, it’s really telling of just how great the ABB was when their post-Duane, pre-90s work is considered mediocre. I agree that, relatively, it’s mediocre. But that was some damn fine music. Just different.

    It was amazing to see them come back so powerfully their last couple of decades.

    I never got to see them live.
     
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    I loved that album the first time I heard it and it was the first Allman Brothers album I’d bought since I was a punk. Still great music.
     
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    Reminds me of this...I never missed the Midnight Special.

     
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