Early Albums Of Gregg And Duane Allman To Be Reissued

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Early recordings by Gregg and Duane Allman will be re-released this March 27. Four albums from their pre-Allman Brothers Band projects Hour Glass, Allman Joys and 31st Of February are set to be issued on CD for the first time and reissued on vinyl after almost fifty years.

The Allman Joys recorded their eponymous debut album in 1966 but only saw release in 1973 – it has been out of print since. Hour Glass released two albums – a self-titled debut in 1967 and Power of Love in 1968. The 31st of February album titled Duane & Gregg was recorded in 1968 but released in 1972. The demo sessions feature the early versions of the classic track “Melissa.”

According to the Allman Brothers Band website, “What is telling in these early recordings are hints of what would become signature Allman Brothers Band sounds. You can hear moments of what would become guitarist Duane Allman’s signature licks, as well as his little brother Gregg’s Hammond B-3 prowess and his soulful, bluesy voice.”

This March 10, drummer Jaimoe, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones will perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden for a one-off show. Joining them are keyboardist Reese Wynans, and drummer Duane Trucks. Former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell will appear as a special guest.

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