Dickey Betts interview in GP. Dickey is still Dickey.

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  1. dkmw

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    Dickey rips. an underappreciated all time great.

    i listened to Live At the Fillmore East for years and never knew until recently that most of my favorite solos on that record were played by Dickey and not Duane.
     
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    Too bad he couldn't have been a little more together. His solo album "Highway Call" was great and a follow up would have been nice. Hope he heals up and can be productive again.
     
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    "Of the six original members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, only Betts and former drummer Jaimoe Johanson are still around"

    I was lucky to see the original lineup several times way back when, even once as a free outside summer
    concert at Harvard Square town commons.
     
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    I did not know that Butch Trucks was gone.

    about every 2-3 years, I go on a kick for a month or so and all I want to listen to is the Allman Brothers.
     
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    Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (May 11, 1947 – January 24, 2017)
     
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    I love the man!
    I saw him with Great Southern in 2004, along with the late, brilliant Dan Toler.
    I made a point to meet both and thank them.
    I probably stole more stuff from DB than anyone else.
    He’s firmly in my top 5.
    Thanks for the link!
     
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    Dickey's hurtin', man. What I saw of his recent live performances working with the younger Allman-Betts kids, well, life and time take a toll on us all. Let's leave it at that, and I really really hope he gets his mojo and chops back enough to tour more.
     
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    the Allman brothers became the soundtrack of my youth. I credit them actually leading me to Jazz. The improvisational aspect took me over and Dickie Betts was my fav.
     
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    He admits he isn’t as good as he used to be. After the stroke, then the dog accident, he’s got a lot to recover from.

    But his spirit is unbowed. That’s Dickey.

    My friend got to talk with him in Macon last spring. Friend said Dickey was chipper:)

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    That is great to hear. No doubt about it, we're all in his corner. :)
     
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    Just about any solo I do ( on acoustic or electric, say Country or Blues) seems to have a little ' Dickie Betts' in it, when it comes to note selection/phrasing or trying to just emulate that ' sweet' sound ( say LP with both pickups ON+ his fingers/bends) that would come out somewhere within his playing on any song.
    I never sought this out directly, just absorbed it, and it comes out. Just little bits, here and there.
    I always heard a lot of BB KING in his blues playing, but with a sophisticated melodic twist

    Edit: I actually think I heard Dickey first (as a HS kid in the '70's), later heard BB King, and it hit me " Oh, so that's where Dickey got that from..."
     
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    As good as Duane was, Dickey was always my favorite. Tone, Taste, Touch, Phrasing. What an incredible, unique player. His playing was always so sweet!
     
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    glad he is doing better.he owes us nothing.
     
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    He shot himself in the head.
     
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    Same here. I took a solo road trip several years back from VT to Southwest Florida towing a trailer with a Harley in it. Listened to the ABB the entire ride down. When I got to Jacksonville I opened up the windows and blasted the volume. It was rush hour traffic and people were looking at me like I was nuts. Then again, I doubt if most of them left home 2 1/2 days earlier when it was -7 below zero.
     
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    love dickey betts' guitar playing AND singing AND songs. One of my all time favorites... I think I can still sing major portions of "high falls" guitar parts and "Pegasus"...
     
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    I learned a lot of his guitar parts from "Live At Fillmore East" but couldn't really get into slide playing.

    I saw Dicky at BB King's Blues Club a couple of times. One time I went up and his roadie let me hold the neck on one of Dickie's Les Pauls.
     
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    his playing on the song One Way Out will always be among my favorites
     
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    Dickie wrote some of their major hits that made payroll too.
     
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