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Gregg Allman — Midnight Rider
Album: Laid Back
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Released: 1973
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Well, I've got to run to keep from hiding
And I'm bound to keep on riding
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider

And I don't own the clothes I'm wearing
And the road goes on forever
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider

I've gone by the point of caring
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing
And I've dropped one more silver dollar

No, I'm not gonna let em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
No, I'm not gonna let em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
No, I'm not gonna let em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
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My favorite of his tunes...marriage history - who cares
 jukes1 wrote:
7 wives? 

 
A serial monogamist... 
7 wives? 

This whole album healed me when it came out. I was missing the band so...
@BillG - still calling Gregg Duane I hear.  Either way, RIP Mr. Allman's and Long Live RP!!  This one's fine and it's a 9
 unclehud wrote:
Mr. Allman has canceled all 2017 concert dates.  He's 69 years old, and I'm guessing every one of those years was tough on his body.  Hope he's living well, and thankful for the extraordinary life he still leads.
 I often find myself looking back at comments here  - made just before and/or after an artist has passed.
Can't see the exact date you did this one Unclehud, but it sure tugs at the heart strings right about now. I hope those good vibrations found their way to his heart and soul before he shrugged off this mortal coil...
RIP Gregg...


 expatlar wrote:
I have no doubt that Bill knows this is not *Duane* Allman, yet the little blurb at the end of the song stands uncorrected. Just checking to see if anyone is paying attention?
 
Yes, I was like WTF?
I have no doubt that Bill knows this is not *Duane* Allman, yet the little blurb at the end of the song stands uncorrected. Just checking to see if anyone is paying attention?
Had a wknd whereby you realize EVERYTHING has changed: Vegan wedding cake (didn't try it; just not ready yet) while using no private vehicle whatsoever. Used Lyft + Lyft scooters + Zipcar. I am no longer the Midnight Rider, kids. A page done been turned. 
Oh yeah. Crank it to 11. Don't mean to be so braggadocios, but ok let me go ahead and act like most of my obnoxious friends, and don't we love 'em so, right but I digress, I was here for this: http://bit.ly/2Hk8GNA

I was dancing real good about 3-5 rows back in during R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" etc.  (47:00 on the tape is where R.E.M. backs up Gregg Allman on "Midnight Rider" to close out the truly magical evening), but took a side-glance for a moment to notice that I was dancing alongside Dallas Austin; cutaway shot at 7:57. And many other Georgia-growns. 
Gregg's signature song. This version a bit overproduced for my taste. Would be nice to hear his perfect version of Jackson's These Days one of these days
{#Music}
 Lazarus wrote:

Love this song more than sizzled pumpkin skin with frog meat and red pickled okra...  we be dancing religiously...
 

 
Mmmm MMM!!! bet its rib-ticklin' dee-lish Laz  : )

This song is seriously good
Tedeschi Trucks Band played in Jacksonville, Florida (where the ABB really got going), the night Gregg died.  People were crying.  I truly did love me some Allman Brothers Band.
Gregg's best album for sure.
Solid from start to finish.
May he rest in peace.
Thanks for your insightful comments, Bill on all of our "last rides" and how of course we never know when that will happen.
{#Sad}
Auf Wiedersehen mein Freund

Bis Bald
 Yes :-( a wonderfully talented man

agkagk wrote:
RIP Gregg. 

 


RIP Gregg. 
Mr. Allman has canceled all 2017 concert dates.  He's 69 years old, and I'm guessing every one of those years was tough on his body.  Hope he's living well, and thankful for the extraordinary life he still leads.
Derek Trucks to Gregg Allman, smooth Bill
I love that there is this version and the AB version, and that I have them both, and that I can play whichever one I want as the mood takes me.
 passsion8 wrote:
Meh. Missing the hard life soul of the original Allman's version.

 
Yeah, I agree. It was much 'grittier'. This sounds a little 'lite'...like the elevator version.
Much prefer the Brothers version.
This one is more formulaic 
wore this record out back then
a big favorite 
I have always preferred this version to the band's version. I think that's because I heard this one first. And at just the right moment.
like this version
Meh. Missing the hard life soul of the original Allman's version.
Good song but I'm not sure why he needed to cover himself (in the Allman Brother's Band).  The two versions aren't that different.
I really enjoyed Gregg's autobiography "My Cross to Bear"
The road does go on forever.....
 kingart wrote:
The first day of shooting the Greg Allman biopic titled after the song ended in a fatal disaster while creating a "dream sequence" on railroad tracks in Georgia. Production people are in the process of getting their asses reamed and quite possibly the movie will be in hiatus or worse. Lawyers will be all over the responsible parties like a bad smell.  

 
Thanks for the details.  I heard some headline of this on the radio while driving around, and it was a real WTF moment.
The first day of shooting the Greg Allman biopic titled after the song ended in a fatal disaster while creating a "dream sequence" on railroad tracks in Georgia. Production people are in the process of getting their asses reamed and quite possibly the movie will be in hiatus or worse. Lawyers will be all over the responsible parties like a bad smell.  
 Thank you calypsus_1!  Thank you DJ!  good music helps us to live and learn 


calypsus_1 wrote:

Gregg Allman playlist: Blues Vocals

Allman heard his first blues - by Howlin' Wolf - as a teen. "Though it's pretty basic in structure, it carries a lot of emotion," he says. "It can bring your spirits up, or if you're in a hole, it can get you deeper. It's amazing what they do with those three chords."

1. "The Danger Zone" | Ray Charles, 1961
I think it's the first political song he ever did, about the apocalypse. I thought it was very strange that he'd do something like that, but it has always appealed to me. It stops and starts, and it's very soulful.
2. "Grits Ain't Groceries" | Little Milton, 1969
Oh, God, that intro - "If I don't love you, baby!" It sends chills up my spine. It sounds like he's singing that song on one knee, with a ring in his hand.
3. "What's Going On" | Marvin Gaye, 1971
If anyone could sing the blues, it was Marvin. He made some of the most soulful sounds I've ever heard from anybody.
4. "Born In Chicago" | The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 1965
His signature tune. He brought that killer harp to the blues. The whole band, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar, is killer.
5. "Driftin' Blues" | Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1967
It kinda just floats, and Bland sings like he's got his feet up on a footstool, kicking back with a drink.
6. "Losing Faith in You" | B.B. King, 1968
It sounds like he borrowed Ray Charles' band. They're on fire.
7. "Nine Below Zero" | Sonny Boy Williamson, 1961
What he does with that fucking harmonica is amazing, and the low notes can shake the house, man.
8. "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry)" | Taj Mahal, 1968
Taj's singing goes over the top. It's about a guy who screwed up. One time in my life, I could relate to that!
9. "Born Under A Bad Sign" | Albert King, 1967
My brother Duane and I really dug him. I don't know a guitar player alive who didn't cut their teeth on Albert.
10. "Gypsy Woman" | Muddy Waters, 1947
I love that lyric "You your mama's bad-luck child!" That just kills me.

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Sounds great as ever, ESPECIALLY CRANKED!  Hard to believe it's already been nearly 2 years since I last heard it here...
coloradojohn
(Tokyo till Jan. 29, then it's back to Rocky Mtn Way!)
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 - 07:58
 

This song sounds PERFECT, especially after a nice lobster-pot bath and a blow-out feast of fresh seafood and sake...perfect for contemplating the fact that it may just be the last time for all these things in such quality or combination for who knows how long...and yet also perfect for giving me reason to be joyful in the knowledge that I am about to release myself from this local gravity (and radiation, that the Gov't says is "a safe level") and resume orbit around an old familiar planet chock-full of Rock Medicine that always does me the biggest...  Ahh, here comes Gomez' "Just As Lost As You"...and it's PERFECT...
Desert Island disc.
 (former member) wrote:

This is one of the best songs of all time, from a GREAT GREAT GREAT band!!!!
 
 
yeah,but this is a solo effort Laz
I like both versions.
You dance a lot....the people below must be pissed.  

Love this song more than sizzled pumpkin skin with frog meat and red pickled okra...  we be dancing religiously...
 
ROAD TRIP



   

Everybody in my church loves this song soooo much!!!!
 
Doesn't get much better in the world ot Rock and Roll, gotta contact high just listening to Gregg...{#Notworthy}
 hippiechick wrote:
Happy Birthday Gregg!
 
{#Clap}
Happy Birthday Gregg!
hmm, yeah, I don't know how to put this...seems I love this awesome, dreamlike ride of a song a whole bunch too
also thank you Calypsus for the provenance of Mr. Allman musical inspirations, fantastic!

This is one of the best songs of all time, from a GREAT GREAT GREAT band!!!!
 
 shellbella wrote:

Everybody in the WORLD love this song soooo much!!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}  Can't wait to see Gregg in Doheny!!!!!!
 
That is awesome!  Hope you are having a great time right this minute...

love this song...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much!!!!

 
 
Everybody in the WORLD love this song soooo much!!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}  Can't wait to see Gregg in Doheny!!!!!!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much!!!!

 
Oh I love this song so much!!!
This song is soooooo tight....
As I was sayin'.......from the raspberry patch....a long way from "JawJah"....
 

Gregg Allman playlist: Blues Vocals

Allman heard his first blues - by Howlin' Wolf - as a teen. "Though it's pretty basic in structure, it carries a lot of emotion," he says. "It can bring your spirits up, or if you're in a hole, it can get you deeper. It's amazing what they do with those three chords."

1. "The Danger Zone" | Ray Charles, 1961
I think it's the first political song he ever did, about the apocalypse. I thought it was very strange that he'd do something like that, but it has always appealed to me. It stops and starts, and it's very soulful.
2. "Grits Ain't Groceries" | Little Milton, 1969
Oh, God, that intro - "If I don't love you, baby!" It sends chills up my spine. It sounds like he's singing that song on one knee, with a ring in his hand.
3. "What's Going On" | Marvin Gaye, 1971
If anyone could sing the blues, it was Marvin. He made some of the most soulful sounds I've ever heard from anybody.
4. "Born In Chicago" | The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, 1965
His signature tune. He brought that killer harp to the blues. The whole band, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar, is killer.
5. "Driftin' Blues" | Bobby "Blue" Bland, 1967
It kinda just floats, and Bland sings like he's got his feet up on a footstool, kicking back with a drink.
6. "Losing Faith in You" | B.B. King, 1968
It sounds like he borrowed Ray Charles' band. They're on fire.
7. "Nine Below Zero" | Sonny Boy Williamson, 1961
What he does with that fucking harmonica is amazing, and the low notes can shake the house, man.
8. "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry)" | Taj Mahal, 1968
Taj's singing goes over the top. It's about a guy who screwed up. One time in my life, I could relate to that!
9. "Born Under A Bad Sign" | Albert King, 1967
My brother Duane and I really dug him. I don't know a guitar player alive who didn't cut their teeth on Albert.
10. "Gypsy Woman" | Muddy Waters, 1947
I love that lyric "You your mama's bad-luck child!" That just kills me.

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Perhaps the "coolest" song ever
(And Cher was never hot)


 kcar wrote:


Wow, that picture is mind-blowing. I never thought the Allman brothers would ever look like clean-cut British Invasion wannabes. It'd be really interesting to hear Gregg's voice during those tender years. 

Anybody else remember that craziness when Gregg married Cher for all of, what, a month? And didn't he get back together with her for another cup of coffee? Drugs make you do crazy things...
 


Yeah, I was looking back at that picture after I posted my last comment—  WOW!  That is cool...

(and Cher was hot..:)



 Businessgypsy wrote:
 sans wrote:
Great album from my youth… is there a better white blues singer?
Traveled a lot to catch Blues musicians of every style, been to many interviews and workshops. It's a good bet that the interviewer is going to bring up the subject of color and a "right" to sing the Blues, but a sure bet that the musician is going to respond that only the music matters, and it better be true.

 

Wow, that picture is mind-blowing. I never thought the Allman brothers would ever look like clean-cut British Invasion wannabes. It'd be really interesting to hear Gregg's voice during those tender years. 

Anybody else remember that craziness when Gregg married Cher for all of, what, a month? And didn't he get back together with her for another cup of coffee? Drugs make you do crazy things...


What a great song from Gregg Allman...  love it...




 sans wrote:
Great album from my youth… is there a better white blues singer?
Traveled a lot to catch Blues musicians of every style, been to many interviews and workshops. It's a good bet that the interviewer is going to bring up the subject of color and a "right" to sing the Blues, but a sure bet that the musician is going to respond that only the music matters, and it better be true.

Gregg in 1964, touring Southwest Florida as part of the "Allman Joys"


 sans wrote:
Great album from my youth… is there a better white blues singer?
 
You should check out his new album with TBone Burnett.  Its not great but it is quite tasty.  More of that white blues you mentioned.

Great album from my youth… is there a better white blues singer?
Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule are noticeably absent from the RP repertoire. Hayne's "Man in Motion" is out in May. Thanks Bill!
love this version, love the other version even more


perfect...

 


the best of the best...

 
 audiophelia wrote:
I love Gregg Allman, but this version always sounded tired to me. :/
 
To me, Greg sounds tired on most recordings.  As a Midnight Rider, however, wouldn't you think it apropos?

My favorite Allman tune.

Gregg Allman by ~Delacorr
©2006-2010 ~Delacorr

Allman Brother's @ the Beacon Theatre 3/20/06




This profound classic song is a real treasure...  thank you so much Radio Paradise for playing the best of the best...
Great musicians, this southern boy just never been a fan.{#No}


This is one of my all-time faves...  love it...






This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


I love Gregg Allman, but this version always sounded tired to me. :/
Nice . . .  Gregg after Derek. . . both ex pats from Allman Bros Band.  GREAT Rock blues band.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
You sir are correct! {#Clap}
 
Thirded. His version of "These Days" trumps Jackson Browne's original.
"Queen of Hearts" is excellent too.

 Zep wrote:
Why do I remember a completely different version of this song?

 
It is originally a TABB song from Idlewild South, their second album.  1970 if my memory serves me.

 jagdriver wrote:
A fabulous album.
 
You sir are correct! {#Clap}
A fabulous album.
nigelr wrote:

Me too spud. Unique and Majestic. Multi-colored Lady is a classic.
Haven't heard this track in over 35 years. Been way, way too long.
Quick, to the Amazon.........
  When you say "this track" do you mean "Midnight Rider" or "Multi-colored Lady"?  Because Midnight Rider gets played daily it seems on "Classic Rock that Really Rocks" stations.  At least, here in the South, that's the case.


Perfect driving tune.....
 Zep wrote:
Why do I remember a completely different version of this song?
 
'Cause it's been covered quite a bit. Hank Williams Jr. had a popular (in some circles) version.

c.



I love this song...


spudboy wrote:
Love, Love, LOVE this album.
Me too spud. Unique and Majestic. Multi-colored Lady is a classic. Haven't heard this track in over 35 years. Been way, way too long. Quick, to the Amazon.........
Love, Love, LOVE this album.
perfect
THANK YOU
Why do I remember a completely different version of this song?
Smooth! What a delight.
Spliff wrote:
For a genius you make some pretty dumb comments.
only a fool would need to call himself genius.
physicsgenius wrote:
Indistinguishable from 90% of the stuff that plays on classic rock stations.
For a genius you make some pretty dumb comments.
It doesn't get any better than this. Reminds me of when I was driving through a hot summer night alone and this song came on the radio about 3 in the morning and there was nobody else on that stretch of road. It just really fit the moment.
Sooo goood. Any version.
radiojunkie wrote:
I've disliked this since the day it came out. It is SO inferior to the original Allman Bros. version. I never understood why Greg saw the need to re-record it with a lot of crappy keyboards and strings and lose the original funky groove. Just plain BAD! :puke:
Crappy keyboards by Gregg Allman? I've never heard of such a thing as that.
I've disliked this since the day it came out. It is SO inferior to the original Allman Bros. version. I never understood why Greg saw the need to re-record it with a lot of crappy keyboards and strings and lose the original funky groove. Just plain BAD! :puke:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
zipper wrote:
What cretin gave this a 1?
ohh! love to hear "creatin rock" by the ramones!
What cretin gave this a 1?
Mikey wrote:
jinks
Ooooh, 60 seconds apart... you, my friend, owe me a Coke. ' Course shouldn't say that , this being an Allman tune and all...
Beez wrote:
:roflol:
jinks
As haunting as driving my Cadillac Escalade through a Mississippi trailerpark. Thanks for cher-ing this with us.
trekhead wrote:
I'm sure they just wanted to CHER some good music...
:roflol:
Indistinguishable from 90% of the stuff that plays on classic rock stations.
Beez wrote:
:clap: :clap: Who ever uploaded this is my new best friend!
I'm sure they just wanted to CHER some good music...
:clap: :clap: Who ever uploaded this is my new best friend!
Greg's pinnacle IMHO. Later efforts were just flat.