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The Gregg Allman Band

  • Playin' Up a Storm [Capricorn, 1977] B+

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Playin' Up a Storm [Capricorn, 1977]
One expected the new band to cook, but the spiced-up song formulas are a surprise--and the timing, grit, and passion of Gregg's singing simply astonishing. My wife thinks Cher must be the first woman ever to make him feel something, while I suspect a sibling rivalry is brewing with Dickey. First round to (Cher) (big brother). B+