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Allman Brothers — Southbound
Album: Brothers And Sisters
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Released: 1972
Length: 5:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I'm Southbound, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
Well I'm Southbound, baby, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
I got that old lonesome feelin' that's sometimes called the blues.

Well I been workin' every night, travelin' every day.
Yes I been workin' every night, traveling every day.
You can tell your other man, sweet daddy's on his way.
Aww, ya better believe.

Well I'm Southbound.
Whoa I'm Southbound.
Well you can tell your other man, Sweet daddy's on his way.

[Guitar solo]

Got your hands full now baby, as soon as I hit that door.
You'll have your hands full now woman, just as soon as I hit that door.
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should have
had before.

Lord, I'm Southbound.
Yes I'm Southbound.
Whoa I'm Southbound, baby.
Said I'm Southbound.
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should
have had before.
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 ginniet wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}


very funny
Just my lowly opinion but I still think The Allman Brothers was the best southern rock band. Yes, even better than Skynard. 
 jberko wrote:

One of the best 'jam bands' ever.



I'm old, but never saw them live until Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes were holding it down with Greg. And of course Susan Tedeschi made a cameo (this was before her and Derek were publicly an "item"). One of THE BEST SHOWS I've ever been to in my life.
First time I've been alone in my house in 13 months...and I turned it UP!
9 up to 10. Just cause. Just cause these boys just crushed it...continually! And, 30+ years later there really ain't too many that can even come close.
One of the best 'jam bands' ever.
Well I'm Southbound, Lord I'm comin' home to you
Well I'm Southbound, baby, Lord I'm comin' home to you
I got that old lonesome feelin' that's sometimes called the blues

Well I been workin' every night, travelin' every day
Oh, I been workin' every night, traveling every day
Oh you can tell your other man, sweet daddy's on the way
Aww, ya better believe

Well I'm Southbound
Whoa I'm Southbound
Oh you better tell your other man, sweet daddy's on his way

Got your hands full now baby, as soon as I hit that door
You'll have your hands full now woman, just as soon as I hit that door
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should have had before

Lord, I'm Southbound
Oh I'm Southbound, baby
Whoa I'm Southbound, yeah baby
Well I'm gonna make it on up to you for all the things you should have had before
My driving song...Gregg at his best
Brilliant. Some terrific guitar work, piano and drumming too.

Only two of them left....Dicky and Jai Johanny...
Southbound lyrics (on azlyrics)
This is the definition of jam
 (anonymous) wrote:


We just cranked up the volume and started shagging...  love it...




 

You didn't say who and how you were shagging. Do you have any pictures?
Smokin'!
They always get an 8 or above from me.   This one is a solid 9 in my book.
Never knew they were from Jacksonville. Go Navy, baby.
   - a Sailor's daughter
Had this on LP, 8-track and cassette.
cool
 ashtmclean wrote:


 

 {#Bananajam}ginniet wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}

 

One of the best jams ever.
 thewiseking wrote:
definitely enjoyed it but it confirmed what I already knew: Gregg Allman is a narcissistic prick unwilling to share credit or tolerate the success of others...........namely DICKEY BETTS!
 
"What I already knew"? Oh, please.
So you hung with Gregg and Dickey extensively in the 70s and heard both sides, I'm sure.
Maybe start your comment with "In my highly biased opinion, based on no actual facts . . ."
{#Dancingbanana_2}
just picked this up on vintage vinyl last week. the sound is just amazing, a musical epiphany.  {#Cowboy}
 idiot_wind wrote:
This is what we need for Friday afternoon RnR!!!!
 
Hah, your comment was written on my birthday, it was a Friday, today is a Friday, and my foot is tapping.  Happy Friday to all!!!!!!
This is what we need for Friday afternoon RnR!!!!
Allman Brothers jam.  Great call !!
 jagdriver wrote:

definitely enjoyed it but it confirmed what I already knew: Gregg Allman is a narcissistic prick unwilling to share credit or tolerate the success of others...........namely DICKEY BETTS!
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Wow. Southern R n R. This is so freakin good. My god, this use to be so common to hear  several bands playing this genre; albeit not this well.  But hey...they were trying.

The guitar work is soooooo good.  You can get high on it.

  
Last time RP played this I had to break out my album and listen to it. I forgot how awesome Gregg and Dickey played on this song. 
There is no better for me


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In my youth,in my youth...{#Think}
 romeotuma wrote:


We just cranked up the volume and started shagging...  love it...


 
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
Gregg Allman will be playing at the Dana Point Doheny Fest in May!!  {#Clap}
Just bought an Allman Brothers greatest hits album and heard this for the first time (that I can remember, anyway.)  It immediately went onto my favorites playlist.  Great jam.
 gypsyman wrote:
Others that did Mountain Jam:

Donovan

Grateful Dead

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Jam
 
Mountain Jam is based on the Donovan original "There is a Mountain".

 kurtster wrote:

I first heard Mountain Jam in Miami in 1970 when they had a malfunction in the vocal section of their show.  They played it for an hour til the PA got fixed.  And they were just the warm up for Spirit.  What a great show !!!!

 
Others that did Mountain Jam:

Donovan

Grateful Dead

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Jam
Oh yeah! Makes me dancing on the chair while writing my thesis. Thanks for this little vacation-in-my-head for a minute :)
Friggin love this
{#Motor}
Love heading southbound with my buddy DJ.
Ya gotta move when this one comes on!
Mmmm.way to get my morning going!
Too bad I'm not "southbound " though. still gotta deal with the snow.
 toterola wrote:
ABB: the original "jam band". Don't think so? Listen to "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from "Live at the Fillmore East". Top-notch guitar rock, boy howdy! {#Music}
 
I first heard Mountain Jam in Miami in 1970 when they had a malfunction in the vocal section of their show.  They played it for an hour til the PA got fixed.  And they were just the warm up for Spirit.  What a great show !!!!

 RedGuitar wrote:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the U.S. It recognizes those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the ... cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

If they didn't, perhaps they should've.

 

Thanks RedGuitar.  I catch up 9 months later....

 

FWIW, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment.


Not really something that I would choose to listen to personally, but if you don't end up tapping your toe or shaking your head to this one you're probably dead. 

 romeotuma wrote:
Fantastic song!  We be shagging
 
 
You must be going at it hammer and tongs with the speed of that backbeat. Watch you don't give yourself a heart attack, guy :o)

Nice, back to basics blues, the sort that never ages. Great stuff. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 westslope wrote:

King Crimson also does the two drummer thing. 

Modest Mouse, too. LOVE THIS, btw.

 romeotuma wrote:
We just cranked up the volume and started shagging...  love it...
 
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 westslope wrote:

King Crimson also does the two drummer thing.

So what is the highest honour that the USA can bestow on her citizens?  Did the Allman Brothers band members ever receive that reward?


 
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the U.S. It recognizes those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the ... cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

If they didn't, perhaps they should've.

Although it included Spectrum acoustics they used to put on great "Eat a Peach Christmas Boogie" shows back in the 1970's.
 romeotuma wrote:


We just cranked up the volume and started shagging...  love it...


 
TMI 

WTMI!
love me some Allman Brothers. 

King Crimson also does the two drummer thing.

So what is the highest honour that the USA can bestow on her citizens?  Did the Allman Brothers band members ever receive that reward?


{#High-five}
 marmelock wrote:
NOW we're talkin ...
 
Their last great album, IMO.
Jelly, Jelly, Jelly . . .

Oh Yeah Baby ! Bill is hot tonight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So sweet. Long live rock-n-roll!
ABB: the original "jam band". Don't think so? Listen to "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from "Live at the Fillmore East". Top-notch guitar rock, boy howdy! {#Music}
I don't get the two drummer thing either.

Great tune, nonetheless, although they were never the same after Duane's death.
nice.
Great tune. There's a KILLER version of it from last Summer's VA Beach show with the horns from Mofro sitting in.
this tune COOKS!!!!
Yup, the Allman Brothers produced some of the best dance, party, road music of the period. More please.
Can't. Stop. Tapping. Foot.
Great Jam, Love the Brother's. Always have and will. More please
NOW we're talkin ... :drummer: :dancingbanana_2: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer:
:guitarist: :bananasplit: :drummer: :bananapiano:
like watching a bicycle wheel spin, at some point the wheel seems to spin backward... :clap:
fissmoll wrote:
How lovely messy this tune is listening in headphones. What were they thinking with 2 drummer playing freely. Kick drum roller coaster nausea But I love it
The two-drum setup is essential to their sound. I'd prefer this to a synth-drum soundtrack beat with no soul. Listen to the Grateful Dead sometime, you'll hear a similar thing. Its no worse than a drum line in a marching band, really. What an organic, cool thing, as if the beat has its own life.
If this does'nt make you boogie, your dead.
How lovely messy this tune is listening in headphones. What were they thinking with 2 drummer playing freely. Kick drum roller coaster nausea But I love it
Another one of the great tunes off Bros. and Sisters.
And here I was just thinking that I could stand to hear some Allman Brothers! Good work on picking up on those psychic waves from across the continent, Bill! :bounce:
:bananasplit: :drummer: :bananapiano: Great stuff!!!
Originally Posted by nelamvr6: Not just Southern Rock, but Chuck Level on keys adds some really tasty jazz flavor. Truly a great song!
i agree - the loss of Duane and Barry was terrible, but adding Chuck was phenomenal I recently got a copy of their show at the Nassau Coliseum, and Mountain Jam with a great keyboardist is incredible
:bananajam: :drummer: :bananapiano: :bananajumprope:
Not just Southern Rock, but Chuck Level on keys adds some really tasty jazz flavor. Truly a great song!
Originally Posted by Leslie: Southern Rock Blues...it doesn't get any better than this.
This is my favorite ABB song.
Southern Rock Blues...it doesn\'t get any better than this.