That time Gregg Allman told me how Allman Brothers roadie Red Dog dared him to redo “Whipping Post”

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By Steve Newton

When I interviewed Gregg Allman back in February of 1998 he was touring behind his fifth solo release, Searching for Simplicity.

That album opened with an unplugged version of “Whipping Post”, the song he wrote for the Allman Brothers’ debut album in 1969, but which didn’t reach its full potential until it was recorded live for At Fillmore East, clocking in at 22 minutes and taking up, in vinyl terms, all of Side Four.

When I asked him if he’d been thinking about redoing “Whipping Post” for a long time he told me the story behind its recreation.

Have a listen:

 

 

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2 responses to “That time Gregg Allman told me how Allman Brothers roadie Red Dog dared him to redo “Whipping Post”

  1. I met Red Dog in Tarpon Springs Fl !!He and Callahan and his girl were at our favorite watering hole The Jule Lounge !!! They invited me to go to Sarasota to gear the brothers play !!We all got in black stage !!Theats when I learned about the Mushroom tattoos the originals all had on their shins!!!we had a blast abd it was an honor for me to be invited along with them!!! Sorry to say they have passed as well !!!

  2. Red Dog married me and Buddy Thornton. . .wonder what’s happened with him , Bunkie, Buddy, Larry Brantley and the whole gang….and Paulette too…..geez such a long time ago..

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