The Allman Brothers Band finally broke up in 1976 and went their seperate ways. Chuck Leavell, Lamar Williams and Jaimoe formed the jazz-rock group Sea Level, and Dickey Betts turned his full attention to his solo career, forming his own group Great Southern. Gregg Allman continued with his own solo career, and married Cher. The five other members all swore to never work with Allman again.
Following the breakup, their label Capricorn Records put together some concert recordings into a double live album, released in 1976 as Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas (the title taken from lyrics of Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business", a strange choice as it was not a song the band had ever played, yet alone recorded). The recordings ranged from 1972 to 1975, and so all featured the same lineup of Allman (organ/vocals), Betts (guitar/vocals), Leavell (piano), Williams (bass), Jaimoe (drums) and Butch Trucks (drums). All of their four studio albums were represented, but with the focus mostly on 1973's Brothers And Sisters.
The album was not received particularly enthusiastically, which was perhaps unfair as it wasn't at all bad, and showcased the post-Duane Allman lineup of the band in fine jamming form. However it was always going to be compared to their earlier live release At Fillmore East, considered one of the finest live albums of all time, so in that regard it did not stand a chance. However it wasn't the end of the band's story, as a reunion turned out to be only a few years away.
Win, Lose Or Draw (1975) <|> Enlightened Rogues (1979)
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