Thursday, August 24, 2017

AUDIO: Gregg Allman streams Willie Dixon classic from final album

Gregg Allman is streaming a cover of the Willie Dixon classic, “I Love The Life I Live”, as the latest preview to the September 8 release of his final album, “Southern Blood.”

The tune follows the lead single, “My Only True Friend”, from the project, which delivers a collection of songs written by Allman’s friends and favourite artists, including Jackson Browne, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn.

Allman, who passed away on May 27 from complications of liver cancer at the age of 69, was well aware that his time was short as he worked on the record with his touring group of musicians.

“Gregg was very excited to be in the studio,” says friend and collaborator Michael Lehman. “He was especially thrilled to be recording this studio album with his solo band – he was so proud of them and loved the sound that they produced together. Gregg felt close to every single one of them.

"The Gregg Allman Band was like a family or a well-oiled machine, always knowing what the other band members were thinking and doing.”

A series of three events paying tribute to the late rocker have been confirmed for next month around the release of “Southern Blood.”

Allman will be remembered by friends, family and former musical collaborators at events in Los Angeles, CA, Macon, GA and Nashville, TN.

Gregg Allman
“Southern Blood”

Release date: September 8

01. My Only True Friend
02. Once I Was
03. Going Going Gone
04. Black Muddy River
05. I Love The Life I Live
06. Willin’
07. Blind Bats and Swamp Rats
08. Out Of Left Field
09. Love Like Kerosene
10. Song For Adam (ft. Jackson Browne)

See also:

Gregg Allman tribute events announced
Gregg Allman streams My Only True Friend lyric video
AUDIO: Gregg Allman single previews final studio album Southern Blood
Gregg Allman laid to rest in Macon, Georgia
Search The Allman Brothers at hennemusic