DEEP CUTS FROM 1971: ‘STATESBORO BLUES’- THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

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Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘Statesboro Blues’- The Allman Brothers Band. ‘Statesboro Blues’ was written way back in 1928 by bluesman Blind Willie McTell. Taj Mahal recorded a popular version in 1968 but the version that gets most of the attention came on the 1971 Allman Brothers Band album- At The Fillmore. Rolling Stone would rank it as #9 on their All Time Greatest Guitar Songs -list. Duane Allman- in the last months of his life- contributed unforgettable slide guitar riffs on this song which are still studied to this day.

5 responses to “DEEP CUTS FROM 1971: ‘STATESBORO BLUES’- THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

  1. A classic from one of the best blues rock albums I can think of. It’s funny, the Allman Brothers were one of my very late “discoveries.” Luckily, I woke up in time and could see them once – literally a few months prior to their final curtain at the Beacon Theatre in New York. I’m so glad I did. These guys were truly special!

    • I was kind of late to the Allman Brothers too. Saw them in the early 90’s- very good. I am not big into instrumentals- but the Allman Brothers- yes.

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