This two disc set album was released in 1971 on Capricorn Records Label by the Allman Brothers Band.
This great band formed in Macon, Georgia in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman. Duane played slide guitar and lead guitar while Gregg was the vocalist and played keyboards. Dickey Betts was in the group as a vocalist, lead guitar and songwriter, Berry Oakley was bass guitar, Butch Trucks was the drummer and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson was a drummer. The Allman Brothers were known as Southern Rock but were comfortable playing Jazz, Blues and Country. Their live shows featured a lot of jam style improvisation and instrumentals. While there first two studio releases did not do very well this album represented a real commercial breakthrough.
On this album all four sides were these songs: Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, Stormy Monday, You Don't Love Me, Hot 'Lanta, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed and a 22 minute version of Whipping Post.
The band was recognized with a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1996, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, on Rolling Stone's "Greatest....of All Time" lists: #52 on the Greatest Artistes of All Time in 2004; #49 on the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2003 for this very album; in 2003 on the 100 Greates Guitarists of All Time in 2003, #2 Duane Allman, #23 Warren Haynes, #58 Dickey Bettes, #81 Derek Trucks; 100 Greates Guitarists of All Time 2011 #9 Duane Allman, #16 Derek Trucks and #61 Dickey Betts.
This album cover shows some shelf wear. The album sounds good but shows some minor scratches. Over all a must for any collection.