Never forgetting his rhythm and blues roots in Detroit when he was growing up, the musician ignites these songs with full-on horn arrangements, the funkiest of drums, whirling keyboards and vocals that are no stranger to the dark end of the street.
In the era of the Internet, there are endless ways of compiling albums that are becoming available, including personally picked collections at the click of a mouse. Forget waiting for the Greatest Hits releases as selected by the record label. Everyone is on their own now, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
Gregg Allman is forced to cancel late summer tour dates due to a persistent upper respiratory infection. But he's not starting right away. First he'll honor his gig at the 71st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He will return to the road in late fall.