Allman Brothers Band
Idlewild South

Album cover: Idlewild South (Alman Brothers)
Album cov­er: Idlewild South (Allman Brothers)

This week I present my favorite Allman Brothers Band album. I had antic­i­pat­ed post­ing this ear­li­er in my blog­ging career but as usu­al, this album nev­er gets the cred­it it deserves and it was pushed out until now. 

Also, I was lis­ten­ing to WUKY 91.3 today and they played “Revival” which I took as an omen to get busy. The dual per­cus­sion­ists and lead gui­tars real­ly make the album work. It was quite unique in that respect at the time.

This one goes out to Tim down at WWKY because I know he likes the Allman Brothers. Maybe he’ll play “Midnight Rider” on the next “Mornings On Main.”

Album Information

Released: September 23, 1970
Recorded: February–July 1970
Studio: Capricorn Atlantic Regent
Length: 30:47
Label: Atco, Capricorn
Producer: Tom Dowd, Joel Dorn

All tracks were writ­ten by Gregg Allman except where noted.

1.“Revival”  (Dickey Betts)4:04
2.“Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ ”3:40
3.“Midnight Rider” (Allman, Payne)3:00
4.“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (Betts)6:54
5.“Hoochie Coochie Man” (Willie Dixon)4:54
6.“Please Call Home”4:00
7.“Leave My Blues at Home”4:15

Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, piano
Duane Allman – slide gui­tar, lead gui­tar, acoustic gui­tar
Dickey Betts – lead gui­tar
Berry Oakley – bass gui­tar, vocals
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, con­gas, tim­bales, per­cus­sion
Butch Trucks – drums, tim­pani
Thom Doucette – har­mon­i­ca, per­cus­sion
Tom Dowd – pro­duc­tion, engi­neer
Joel Dorn – pro­duc­er on “Please Call Home“
Frank Fenter – super­vi­sion
Bob Liftin – engi­neer
Chuck Kirkpatrick — engi­neer
Howie Albert – engi­neer
Jim Hawkins – engi­neer
Ron Albert – engi­neer
Jimm Roberts – art­work, pho­tog­ra­phy
Suha Gur – mastering

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.