Brothers and Sisters [Super Deluxe Edition]

Brothers and Sisters [Super Deluxe Edition]

by The Allman Brothers Band


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Released a year after Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales. This was the first album to feature the group's new lineup, with Chuck Leavell on keyboards and Lamar Williams on bass, as well as Dickey Betts' emergence as a singer alongside Gregg Allman. The tracks appear on the album in the order in which they were recorded, and the first three, up through "Ramblin' Man," feature Berry Oakley -- their sound is rock-hard and crisp. The subsequent songs with Williams have the bass buried in the mix, and an overall muddier sound. The interplay between Leavell and Betts is beautiful on some songs, and Betts' slide on "Pony Boy" is a dazzling showcase that surprised everybody. Despite its sales, Brothers and Sisters is not quite a classic album (although it was their best for the next 17 years), especially in the wake of the four that had appeared previously, but it served as a template for some killer stage performances, and it proved that the band could survive the deaths of two key members.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602537288076
catalogNumber: 001807902
Rank: 14921

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allman Brothers Band   Primary Artist
Gregg Allman   Organ,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dickey Betts   Hambone
Dudek   Acoustic Guitar
Jaimoe   Conga,Drums
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Berry Oakley   Bass
Tommy Talton   Acoustic Guitar
Butch Trucks   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timpani,Hambone
Lamar Williams   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Richard Betts   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Allman Brothers Band   Producer
Dudek   Composer
Trade Martin   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Tom Flye   Engineer
Elmore James   Composer
Jaimoe   Composer
Chuck Leavell   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Ovie Sparks   Engineer,Remixing
Buddy Thornton   Engineer
Butch Trucks   Composer
Lamar Williams   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Richard Betts   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Vicki Hodgetts   Layout
Barry Feinstein   Layout
Traditional   Composer
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes,Essay
William Weldon   Composer
Tom Scott   Engineer
Judi Reeve   Concept Graphics

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