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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"These Days" (1973)

Many had (and have still) tackled Jackson Browne's prematurely wise ballad, written when he was a teenager. But no one matched the downcast contemplation in Allman's version from Laid Back, which also brings out a hint of country balladry to his sound.

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