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Dickey Betts Band

Dickey Betts Band - Pattern Disruptive - 1988 - Epic

Dickey Betts joined the Allman Brothers Band as second lead guitarist and singer in the late '60s. In addition to matching bandleader Duane Allman lick for lick, Betts also wrote such memorable songs as "Revival" (number 92, 1971) and the instrumental tour de force "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." After Duane Allman was killed in a road accident in 1971, Betts and Allman's brother Gregg shared leadership of the band, with Betts writing and singing the group's biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man" (number two, 1973). Members of the band began solo careers in 1973, and Betts released his first solo album Highway Call, in 1974. The Allmans split up in 1976, and Betts formed Dickey Betts and Great Southern. The Allmans reformed in 1978, with Betts contributing "Crazy Love" (number 29, 1979), "Angeline" (number 58, 1980), and "Straight From the Heart" (number 39, 1981). But they split again, and both Betts and The Allmans were inactive for several years. Betts returned with the Dickey Betts Band and Pattern Disruptive in 1988, and in 1989 he and a couple of members of his backup band joined a second, more permanent re-formation of The Allmans. © William Ruhlmann © 2013 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dickey-betts-mn0000260361/biography

The late Duane Allman once said, "I'm the famous guitar player, but Dickey is the good one." The two musicians were less than three years together in the Allman Brothers Band, but they created an epic rapport playing their famous twin-guitar leads, jamming at length, and trading terrific solos and After Duane Allman's death in 1971, the group continued with Betts, scoring with great tunes like "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica." Dickey Betts is well known for his blues and slide chops, but his roots are in jazz, and you can hear the influence of his clean-toned modal guitar influences in many Southern rock bands that came later. Read an in-depth interview with Dickey Betts @ http://jasobrecht.com/duane-allman-1981-dickey-betts-interview/

After a long layoff, Betts cut this blistering guitar rock album in a style strongly reminiscent of The Allman Brothers Band. In fact, his band contains pianist Johnny Neel and second guitarist Warren Haynes, both of whom would join the next edition of The Allmans when they re-formed; Allmans drummer Butch Trucks guests. © William Ruhlmann © 2013 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/pattern-disruptive-mw0000197926

“Pattern Disruptive” is not a groundbreaking album by any means. The album has a Southern Rock flavour and is not in the blues blues rock mould. Fundamentally the tracks are mostly in the ‘80’s power rock mode, but it hasn’t got the rubbishy AOR commercial melodic rock flavour that was all too prevalent around that era. However the musicianship from guitarist Warren Haynes, and keyboardist Johnny Neel is superb and the songwriting is great. Dickey was involved in composing 6 of the ten tracks as was Johnny Neel. Warren Haynes partly composed four tracks. Listen to Dickey’s great “Highway Call” album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 108 Mb]


1 Rock Bottom - Johnny Neel, Warren Haynes 5:41
2 Stone Cold Heart - Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel, Warren Haynes 4:55
3 Time To Roll - Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel, Warren Haynes 4:58
4 The Blues Ain't Nothin - Johnny Neel, Kim Morrison, Taj Mahal 3:28
5 Heartbreak Line - Dickey Betts 4:51
6 Duane's Tune - Dickey Betts 5:55
7 Under The Guns Of Love - Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel, Mike Lawler 5:55
8 C'est La Vie - Dickey Betts, Johnny Neel 4:44
9 Far Cry - Johnny Neel, Kim Morrison, Warren Haynes 3:57
10 Loverman - Dickey Betts 4:46


Dickey Betts - Guitar [Lead, Rhythm], Lead Vocals
Warren Haynes - Guitar [Lead, Rhythm, Slide]: Lead Vocals on Track 3, Backing Vocals
Marty Privette - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals on Track 7
Johnny Neel - Hammond Organ, Keyboards, Piano, Harp, Lead Vocals on Track 9, Backing Vocals on Track 7
Matt Abts - Drums on Tracks 1,10
Butch Trucks - Percussion

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