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Gregg Allman Q (Dreams)


Joe Muscara

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I'm not very good at picking out Hammond settings and all, but I think I "spotted" this one and I wanted to confirm it.

 

I was just listening to the studio version of Dreams, and during the low sections such as the beginning of the song, it sounds to me like he's using a chorus/vibrato setting (don't know which one) through a Leslie on slow. Is that correct?

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That´s what I hear too. Some variation of the Jimmy Smith sound, C2 or C3 with 3rd percussion and leslie on slow.

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Cool! I love it when I have these realizations. Even though I'm getting old, I'm still learning and showing the capacity to interpret information. The doctors would be proud. ;)

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I am a huge Greg and ABB fan but I have to admit that Molly Hatchet's version is way better.

 

I like them both. I've been playing the MH version for years but always wanted to change gears mid-song and kick in ABB version. We also do Stormy Monday too so we really have enough slow blues tunes that we don't need to test my theory.

 

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I am a huge Greg and ABB fan but I have to admit that Molly Hatchet's version is way better.

 

Sacrilege!

 

Molly Hatchet's version has nasal vocals and guitars going dink dinka dink dinka dinka dink dink.

 

ABB has glorious Hammond and Greg Allman singing. Nuff said! :D

 

 

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Please don't use MH and the ABB in the same breath. The Allmans swing, Hatchet doesn't. Being a great fan of the So. rock genre i always hate it when MH gets lumped in w/the great So. rock bands from the 70's (Allmans, Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Marshall tucker, etc...) These are A bands in my book. Hatchet, a B band and what did they have against keyboard players? They seemed to have no use for us. Screw em'.
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...original w/keyboards always trumps "version" sans keyboards.

 

The time I saw 'em play Dreams live ('70), Allman wasn't using a Leslie, he was amping his B...

 

I'd typed this on Friday but chickened out. Joe, try it with Leslie OFF. Some of the "motion" you hear comes from the organ itself. Observe the posted perc and registrations with Leslie OFF. Sounds great on my (Hammond) M3!

 

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Sacrilege!

 

Molly Hatchet's version has nasal vocals and guitars going dink dinka dink dinka dinka dink dink.

 

+47... with the nasal!

 

Someone should have told MH to stop recording that song once they heard how it was sounding.

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...original w/keyboards always trumps "version" sans keyboards.

 

The time I saw 'em play Dreams live ('70), Allman wasn't using a Leslie, he was amping his B...

 

Ummm... I'm no expert on the subject, but I was under the impression that MH had a keyboard/B3 player. Granted, not as prominent (or talented) as Mr. Allman, but there's still a guy on stage... ;)

 

I think MH has a better logo, though:

 

http://www.a-51x.com/sloth/pictures/az_599_Molly%20Hatchet_Molly%20Hatchet.jpg

 

Almost as cool as Iron Maiden's "Eddie"...

 

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Ummm... I'm no expert on the subject, but I was under the impression that MH had a keyboard/B3 player. Granted, not as prominent (or talented) as Mr. Allman, but there's still a guy on stage... ;)

 

Thanks for setting the uninformed straight Sven. There is in fact a prominent B3 part in MH's version. Maybe people out to think before they type.

 

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OK, I just listened to both versions. I can't understand, and never will be able to understand, the Allman Brothers fixation. They were a marginal band at their very best, and Dreams is about as marginal as they can get. For those who were saying it swings harder, I think it swings about as hard as a concrete slab. IMO, the Molly Hatchet version is infinitely more happening.
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2 words = Whipping Post
Another one I just can't grasp the appeal of...

 

For a guy who seems to have such a deep, profound understanding and respect for the blues and soul music, I find that hard to believe.

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2 words = Whipping Post
Another one I just can't grasp the appeal of...

 

For a guy who seems to have such a deep, profound understanding and respect for the blues and soul music, I find that hard to believe.

That's exactly why I can't understand the Allman Brothers fascination.
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That's exactly why I can't understand the Allman Brothers fascination.
Molly Hatchet version sucks, so everyone must be fascinated with ABB. lol

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