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Video Premiere: “Statesboro Blues” with Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman

April 23, 2014

A number of high-profile artists traveled to Atlanta's Fox Theatre in January to honor Gregg Allman by performing his original material and other tunes long associated with him. On May 6 Rounder Records will issue All My Friends - Celebrating The Songs And Voice of Gregg Allman on Blu-Ray/DVD/CD which presents the many highlights from the evening. Today we premiere a version of "Statesboro Blues" with Allman and Taj Mahal. Back in the late 1960s, Gregg's brother Duane heard Taj Mahal's band perform "Statesboro" and was so taken with Jesse Ed Davis' efforts on slide guitar that he decided to learn how to play it himself.