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


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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