Whipping Post

April 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm 2 comments

The Allman Brothers Band is one of the all-time great groups. What an incredibly gifted bunch of musicians they were. And, of course, beset by death, tragedy and other adversities.

Recently, Bob Leftsetz posted a link on his blog to a great video of the Allman Brothers Band, recorded in 1970. The tune they perform on this video is “Whipping Post” — a great jam tune with both jazz and rock influences.

Although I am arguably 40 years behind the times here, this is very much the type of feel I am going for with my current work. So, I had to take a crack at it. Again, it is a strict quartet: Guitar, bass, keys and drums — where I play the bass and guitar parts and program the others. Actually for this tune I played some of the keyboard parts as well — including the organ solo.

Please don’t hold me to a Duane Allman standard — I will never be there no matter how long I try. But I hope my version does justice to his  memory.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/%7Edrahcir.nilknarf/music/fusion/whippingpost.mp3]



Entry filed under: bass guitar, Guitar, Jazz, jazz fusion, Music, Oldies, Vintage Instrumentals.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sheryl  |  May 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hey Richard – I really liked this arrangement. Great job!!

  • 2. shufflocity  |  May 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Sheryl — thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked it. Did you check out the video that inspired me? It’s pretty amazing — like going back in time.


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