Gregg Allman - I'm No Angel: Live On Stage (1988)

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Genres: Concerts, Music, Vocal Music
Gregg Allman came to prominence with his brother Duane as The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970s. As lead singer and keyboard player, Gregg was a vital part of the band's huge success. I'm No Angel features a full length concert from Gregg Allman and his solo band in Nashville in November 1988. Among the songs featured are Billboard chart hit single "I'm No Angel" and a version of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues." Gregg Allman continues to record and play live, both solo and as part of The ABB, who were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 and were given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. --Amazon
Review by Bill Wolford
Added: November 17, 2012
This concert is a good introduction to Gregg Allman. It runs at a good clip with only a 52 minute running time, and there are no lengthy jams as the Allman Brothers Band was prone to do. Ten songs in a small setting with a decent crowd, and you get just enough to satisfy. This is a full screen presentation that seems as if it were taken from a TV broadcast, so the picture is decent, but nothing special. You get a choice of stereo or "Simulated" 5.1 surround sound. For a 1988 concert, I can't imagine the 5.1 blowing me away that much, so the stereo was a fine option for me. Also, being from 1988, this concert was recorded at the height of the band's career as the charting single "I'm No Angel" is included in the setlist. (Hence, the concerts title.) There is a good all around live mix for the band, and all the instruments are heard well through the stereo speakers. This is a basic blues and boogie outing by the band, with the exception of the title track and "Slip Away", so be prepared. Here's a little background on the band and the band members at the time of this show.

The Gregg Allman Band, also known as Gregg Allman & Friends, is a Southern rock/blues rock group that Gregg Allman established and has led since the 1970s, during periods when Allman has been recording and performing separate from the Allman Brothers Band and has chosen not to perform exclusively as a solo artist.

1986-1988 (At the time of I'm No Angel and Just Before The Bullets Fly)

Gregg Allman - Hammond Organ, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals
Dan Toler - Guitar
David Toler - Drums
Bruce Waibel - Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Tim Heding - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Charles "Chaz" Trippy - Percussion

The songs on the disc are as follows;

1.Don't Want You No More
2.It's My Cross To Bear
3.Sweet Feeling
4.Just Before The Bullets Fly
5.Fear Of Falling
7.I'm No Angel
8.Statesboro' Blues
9.Slip Away
10.One Way Out

This was a decent hour spent with the blues. I will revisit it from time to time, and you should pick up a copy for some boogeyin' fun. 6/10.
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