Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs

Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands

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"Can't Lose What You Never Had" (1975)

By 1975, the Allmans were on the verge of collapse and Gregg was increasingly alienated from his bandmates and dependent on drugs to get through it all. That lost-soul murk envelopes this version of Muddy Waters' song from the Allmans' Win, Lose or Draw album. Gregg had never sounded so weary or burdened.

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