Some of the earliest music from The Allman Brothers Band founders Gregg and Duane Allman is set for release on CD for the first time come March 27th. Additionally, vinyl that has been out of print for over 50 years will be re-released.
The Allman Joys, a Duane and Gregg project that predates The Allman Brothers Band, provide the earliest recordings with their 1966 self-titled album. Another Duane and Gregg project, Hour Glass, will have their 1967 self-titled and 1968 Power Of Love albums released on CD for the first time.
Lastly, a Duane & Greg demo album from 1968, which also features the ABB drummer Butch Trucks, will join the aforementioned releases on both CD and vinyl.
A press release states that the demo album “is a September 1968 recording session for Scott Boyer, David Brown and ABB drummer Butch Trucks’ band the 31st of February” and that “these demo sessions for their second, unreleased album feature probably the earliest versions of Gregg’s hit ‘Melissa’.” The brothers would later release “Melissa” in 1972 under their Duane & Gregg moniker.
All of the albums mentioned are available for pre-sale now on both CD and vinyl. Head to The Allman Brothers Band official website for more information.