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From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
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DICKEY BETTS & THE GREAT SOUTHERN —SOUTHERN ROCK JAM (Floating World)

 

 

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Famed guitar slinger, Dickey Betts; the other half of the twin-guitar force of The Allman Brothers, alongside the late Duane Allman he helped set the standard. Betts also wrote a bunch of fine songs, as well as performing manfully on lead electric slide guitar. As this 10-track compilation taken from the time (1977-1978) Betts was fronting The Great Southern he was also a talent in his own right. 

 

Fashioned in brooding Southern country rock, the music is pretty much relentless.As his lead slide guitar licks are matched by moody organ, keyboards and a feisty rhythm section. Alan Robinson’s liner notes give a fine assumption of the music Betts provides, saying Betts was in fine playing form, and his vocals sound energised and committed. Plus, the backing tracks provided muscular but lithe musical backdrops from which Betts and the Great Southern could shine.”

 

Among the highlights you have “Out To Get Me”, one of five songs pulled from their first album it enjoys a wonderful balance. Spacious and accomplished in all areas it shine like a beacon. Betts was at the top of his game and with genuine excitement “Nothing You Can Do” straddles country and country rock, perfectly. Its wonderful harmony vocals place an icing on the cake. Band members include; Dan Toler (electric, acoustic guitar, vocals), Tom Broome (keyboards, vocals), Ken Tibbetts (bass), Topper Price (harmonica) and Jerry Thompson (drums, percussion).

 

“Billy Ray Reynolds' (Waylon Jennings) penned “Atlanta’s Burning Down” is a moody and reflective affair, and with it warmed in hints of soulful Southern rock the song hangs in the air like the humidity during the Georgia state's summer. “Leavin’ Me Again” (a co-write with band Toler) is arguably sharper, a little funky even.

 

“Back On The Road Again” a co-write with Reynolds is typical sounding of many road songs, but possesses enough energy and quality (mighty slide from Betts included) to claim a slot alongside those of a high tier. His co-write with band member Toler and Reynolds “Dealin’ With The Devil” contains a little mystery (provided by the harmony vocals) and some jam-like Southern Rock guitar, which is also part of the fabric of his music without pulling up the tracks. More from Betts would be nice, are you listening Floating World? 

 

                                                Maurice Hope 

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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