Thread: Midnight Rider as done by Jack Pearson solo

robslob - 6/9/2018 at 02:07 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LALf-Savacw

Wow what a way to start the weekend. Someone posted this on Facebook on Sandy Blue Sky's page. I about dropped in my tracks. I knew about Jack's guitar playing........never knew about his voice.......


porkchopbob - 6/9/2018 at 02:55 PM

Jack is the best. He sang "Dimples" and "I Can Fix It" during his tenure in the band.

It's always nice to hear when someone does something different with "Midnight Rider", it's deceptively simple and can get really stuck in the mud when some artists cover it straight up, especially modern country bands.


pops42 - 6/9/2018 at 04:49 PM

Taste, style, and SOUL.


aiq - 6/10/2018 at 12:34 AM

Catching Jack here at a brunch thing tomorrow.

Duo with a strong local jazz guitarist.


aiq - 6/10/2018 at 12:35 AM

Five Resturant in Mobile.


masbama - 6/10/2018 at 02:36 AM

No info on this on Jacks website, Fives website or the Lagniappe. What time?


fender31 - 6/10/2018 at 10:43 AM

He is so good, I wish he would team up with the former Allman Bros members like Dickey, jaimoe, warren, Derek, oteil and record a album.


gpm - 6/10/2018 at 01:09 PM

Brunch starts at 10:00 a.m.

Show is 11:00 a.m.- 2:00p.m... possibly 3:00p.m.


upton_ogoode - 6/10/2018 at 01:10 PM

That was done in one take. One take, one time, one man, one guitar.


pixielf - 6/11/2018 at 01:34 PM

Love me some Jackie P! This is great, thanks!


revonah - 6/11/2018 at 07:38 PM

Jack in one of the best. Had the great pleasure to meet and speak with him once in Nashvegas.
Humble guy.


The_Newt - 6/11/2018 at 07:56 PM

Thanks for posting this. Yes he's a great singer as well.


aiq - 6/11/2018 at 11:34 PM



Best Brunch I ever attended. Three hours of great playing. John Cochran is the gentleman on the left.

Miss enigmajean and brother gpm at the happening as well.

[Edited on 6/11/2018 by aiq]


blackey - 6/12/2018 at 01:05 PM

I agree. Very nice version of Midnight Rider.

Jack became a good friend of Gregg Allman. Jack was aware of the songs Gregg wrote that was changed by the Allman Brothers. Gregg has said he was never completely happy with that and the long guitar solos in some of his songs and the jamming. Gregg thought some of his songs didn't even need a guitar solo much less jamming for 10 minutes before he got to sing the second verse. Dickey wrote Blue Sky with exactly that in mind. He once said Blue Sky was written to be an instrumental with words.

The reason Gregg featured some of his ABB songs on his solo albums, according to Gregg himself, so he could present songs such as Midnight Rider and Whipping Post closer to how he wrote them and envisioned them to sound. By the time the ABB finished working up Whipping Post with Oakley coming up with the intro and Butch changing the time signature, Gregg said it was almost a different song.

Back when I was so hooked by and into the original band, I thought Gregg and Dickey wrote those songs note for note the way they played them. I didn't know at the time the entire band and especially Berry, Butch and Duane, put their stamp on them. In many bands other band members would of shared the writing credit. But Duane's position was the member who came up with the original composition got the writing credit. That bothered Butch as he felt he should have shared that on a few songs.

When A Decade of Hits was released in 1991 and sold over 2 million copies it really bothered Butch. Butch posted on this site back then that Dickey and Gregg made millions off that and I got nothing.


JMidnightrider - 6/12/2018 at 01:33 PM

thanks for posting....way cool...


DeadMallard - 6/13/2018 at 12:21 AM

I wonder what Gregg thought of Dreams when Duane was done with it?


blackey - 6/14/2018 at 01:46 AM

Dead Mallard. Gregg didn't like it. Butch Trucks has some recent interviews on YouTube not long before his death. He said Gregg didn't like all the jamming and long guitar solos between the verses of his songs and the changes the band made to them. He talks about Berry Oakley coming up the a new intro and that led to a new time signature. That Gregg wrote a slow ballad when he wrote Whipping Post and threatened to take his songs on go back to LA but Duane told him to sit down and shut up. You're not going anywhere. We are going to Allmanise these songs and any song that we play. I can see how a singer song writer like Gregg would be more comfortable with a solo band with one man calling the shots but he was loyal to his brother whom he loved and the money got real good.


robslob - 6/14/2018 at 04:07 AM

quote:

I agree. Very nice version of Midnight Rider.

Jack became a good friend of Gregg Allman. Jack was aware of the songs Gregg wrote that was changed by the Allman Brothers. Gregg has said he was never completely happy with that and the long guitar solos in some of his songs and the jamming. Gregg thought some of his songs didn't even need a guitar solo much less jamming for 10 minutes before he got to sing the second verse. Dickey wrote Blue Sky with exactly that in mind. He once said Blue Sky was written to be an instrumental with words.

The reason Gregg featured some of his ABB songs on his solo albums, according to Gregg himself, so he could present songs such as Midnight Rider and Whipping Post closer to how he wrote them and envisioned them to sound. By the time the ABB finished working up Whipping Post with Oakley coming up with the intro and Butch changing the time signature, Gregg said it was almost a different song.

Back when I was so hooked by and into the original band, I thought Gregg and Dickey wrote those songs note for note the way they played them. I didn't know at the time the entire band and especially Berry, Butch and Duane, put their stamp on them. In many bands other band members would of shared the writing credit. But Duane's position was the member who came up with the original composition got the writing credit. That bothered Butch as he felt he should have shared that on a few songs.

When A Decade of Hits was released in 1991 and sold over 2 million copies it really bothered Butch. Butch posted on this site back then that Dickey and Gregg made millions off that and I got nothing.


That is lot of interesting and informative inside information. I learned some things. THX.

quote:

Dead Mallard. Gregg didn't like it. Butch Trucks has some recent interviews on YouTube not long before his death. He said Gregg didn't like all the jamming and long guitar solos between the verses of his songs and the changes the band made to them. He talks about Berry Oakley coming up the a new intro and that led to a new time signature. That Gregg wrote a slow ballad when he wrote Whipping Post and threatened to take his songs on go back to LA but Duane told him to sit down and shut up. You're not going anywhere. We are going to Allmanise these songs and any song that we play. I can see how a singer song writer like Gregg would be more comfortable with a solo band with one man calling the shots but he was loyal to his brother whom he loved and the money got real good.


I believe you and maybe Duane in retrospect sounds like a Dictator. But somebody had to do it..........Gregg certainly was not up to the task after Duane passed. And I don't mean Dictator I mean someone had to be the driving force, the one who gave everyone else a kick in the ass to be the best band in the world. As Dickey once said, "Gregg was a leader talent-wise. But he wasn't a leader."

And let's remember too that as you already stated Duane always was sure to give Gregg writing credit even if the band added things to a tune like Whipping Post. I wonder how much income Gregg got over his lifetime from that tune. It's got to be huge. Royalties, and a lot of people have covered it as well.





[Edited on 6/14/2018 by robslob]


BIGV - 6/14/2018 at 04:28 AM

quote:
Gregg thought some of his songs didn't even need a guitar solo


"Just ain't easy" comes to mind

quote:
That Gregg wrote a slow ballad when he wrote Whipping Post and threatened to take his songs on go back to LA but Duane told him to sit down and shut up. You're not going anywhere.


In my mind I have always heard Duane saying something like "Nah man, we ain't playin' that sh*t"...just because he was the leader.


wearly89 - 6/15/2018 at 06:00 PM

TOO good!


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