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Brothers and sisters : the Allman Brothers Band and the inside story of the album that defined the '70s

Alan Paul (Author)
"New York Times bestselling author Alan Paul's in-depth narrative look at the Allman Brothers' most successful album, and a portrait of an era in rock and roll and American history. The Allman Brothers Band's Brothers and Sisters was not only the band's best-selling album, at over seven million copies sold, but it was also a powerfully influential release, both musically and culturally, one whose influence continues to be profoundly felt. Celebrating the album's 50th anniversary, Brothers and Sisters the book delves into the making of the album, while also presenting a broader cultural history of the era, based on first-person interviews, historical documents and deep research. Brothers and Sisters traces the making of the template-shaping record alongside the story of how the Allman Brothers came to the rescue of a flailing Jimmy Carter presidential campaign and helped get the former governor of Georgia elected president; how Gregg Allman's marriage to Cher was an early harbinger of an emerging celebrity media culture; and how the band's success led to internal fissures. The book also examines the Allman Brothers' relationship with the Grateful Dead--including the most in-depth reporting ever on the Jam at Watkins Glen, the largest rock festival ever--and describes how they inspired bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, helping create the Southern Rock genre. With exclusive access to hundreds of hours of never-before-heard interviews with every major player, including Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman, conducted by ABB archivist, photographer and "Tour Mystic" Kirk West, Brothers and Sisters is an in-depth, honest assessments of the band's career, history, and highs and lows"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
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St. Martin's Press, New York, 2023
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xii, 338 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
9781250282699, 1250282691
The boys in the band
End of the line
Will the circle be unbroken?
Younger brother
Trouble in mind
Trouble no more
Brothers and sisters
All my friends
Brothers in arms
Big boss man
American beauties
New speedway boogie
Eyes of the world
All in the family
Down this road before
Hittin' the note
He was a friend of mine
Let nature sing
Down South Jukin'
Southern blood
Tales of ordinary madness
Highway call
Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies
Sugar sweet
Win, lose, or draw
...And justice for all
The night the lights went out in Georgia
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