By Galadrielle Allman
A deeply own, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founding father of the mythical Allman Brothers Band, written by way of his daughter
In 1969, Duane Allman had a imaginative and prescient for a band with drummers, guitarists, and a bass participant, anchored via his brother’s soulful lead vocals—and the Allman Brothers Band used to be born. Their fiery, captivating performances tore down boundaries and adjusted the panorama of yankee track eternally, and the tragedies that beset the Brothers became them into legends. during this striking, intimate ebook, Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle, tells the tale of ways the band got here jointly, their affects and passions, their rivalries and incomparable musical imaginative and prescient. She introduces us to the artists, girls, engineers, and roadies who have been part of the kin. From Daytona seashore to the Fillmore East, this is often either Duane’s tale and the band’s, informed with readability, ardour, craving, and soul.
Praise for Please Be with Me
“Duane Allman used to be my enormous brother, my accomplice, my ally. i assumed I knew every little thing there has been to grasp approximately him, yet Galadrielle’s deep and insightful e-book got here as a revelation to me, because it will to every person who reads it.”—Gregg Allman
“Poignant and illuminating . . . brings Duane Allman to lifestyles in a manner that no different biography will ever have the capacity to do.”—BookPage
“Galadrielle Allman deals a moving and poetic portrait of her overdue father.”—Rolling Stone
“[Allman’s] descriptions and scenes are vivid, even cinematic. . . . The excitement of analyzing Please Be With Me lies as a lot in its lyrical prose as in its insider anecdotes.”—Newsweek
“An elegantly written, heartfelt account.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Evokes a wistful, elegiac surroundings; lovers of the ’70s tune scene may perhaps locate it indispensable.”—San Jose Mercury News
“A compelling and intimate portrait of Duane.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Frequently touching . . . Readers will come away feeling extra connected to the fellow and his music.”—Publishers Weekly
“The so much relocating tune biography I’ve ever read. greater than that, Galadrielle has exposed the guts and motivations, the desolation and saving graces, of the guy, and lays it undeniable in a born-to-write southern voice. She has appeared into absence, and from it she has salvaged hearts: her father’s and her own.”—Mikal Gilmore, writer of Shot within the Heart
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May that get me out of my agreement? ” “Why could you will want out of it? ” “I don’t just like the concept of being tied down,” he stated. (photo credits sixteen. 1) August 6, 1969 manhattan urban expensive Donna, i like you and stable morning, too! issues are going so sturdy right here it’s outstanding. I’m so happy with the stuff we’ve performed i'll bust. for all time and bread we’ve spent is absolutely sounding like it’s worthy it. the previous day, a couple of dudes from 3 puppy evening got here by way of the consultation. they honestly went nuts after they heard the stuff. I can’t look ahead to you to listen to it. inform the previous Duck that I’m bringing a winner for him to dig whilst i am getting again. The foodstuff here's so shitty that I can’t even infrequently devour. The tea tastes like hell, too, yet we're getting what we got here right here to do performed. guy, I’m digging it lots it’s approximately all i will be able to take into consideration instantaneously, other than that I leave out you and residential and Rosie. I’ll write extra whilst i will. We moved! We’re within the vacation hotel on 440 West 57th highway. Write quickly. (I’ve acquired a shock for you whilst i am getting domestic. Tee hee) All My Love continually, D. “Joanie, i feel I simply all started my interval! ” “Very humorous! ” Joanie acknowledged. Donna’s little sister used to be traveling Macon in the course of her summer season holiday, they usually have been cleansing the Bond highway residence simply because Duane was once due domestic from long island. whereas leaning right down to scrub the bath, Donna’s water broke. “Well whatever is going on. …” Donna referred to as her health care professional, who instructed her it would be her water breaking and he or she had to get off her toes. the newborn wasn’t due for one more 9 weeks. while Duane arrived, he discovered Donna in mattress. He pulled rolls of money owed out of his wallet and tossed the money within the air, a cascade over her crimson satin coverlet. He had gotten paid for a number of periods, and it was once an enormous providence for them. He climbed into mattress beside her and awarded her with an intricate silver bracelet from Mexico. They spent the afternoon making love (not the easiest proposal, she concedes now, contemplating her fragile condition). Later that evening, Duane made up our minds to head by way of Phil Walden’s and choose up a bottle of wine. He got here domestic with a police officer. Duane had come from Phil’s complete throttle, raced via a cease signal, and received pulled over immediately. He instructed the cop his spouse was once going into hard work at domestic. The officer threatened to impound the automobile. Duane advised him to return domestic with him and spot for himself, and so the cop Duane domestic and walked correct into their bed room to discover my mother resting serenely in a yellow baby-doll negligee, definitely pregnant yet slightly exhibiting. She used to be surprised to determine a uniformed officer status via her mattress, her physique. The cop impounded their automobile. At sunrise, the pointy strain of cramps in her again and facets pulled Donna out of sleep. She woke Duane and requested him to visit Jackie and Ella Avery’s condominium to borrow their cell. He known as her health professional, who stated to name an ambulance. mother was once carried down the zigzagging steps from their house on a stretcher, with Duane following in the back of. She grabbed for his hand and requested him to hope for her, and watched with chagrin as he stayed at the sidewalk whereas she was once loaded in.