World Cafe #TBT: 5 Degrees Of Gregg Allman : World Cafe These five collaborators and musical influences, including Floyd Miles and Derek Trucks, have helped shape the pioneering blues-rock musician's career.

World Cafe #TBT: 5 Degrees Of Gregg Allman

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For today's Throwback Thursday, World Cafe is re-airing a 2011 session with Gregg Allman. Explore some of the musical connections in Allman's life — from a musician who influenced him early on, to one who took his brother's place in The Allman Brothers Band.


Floyd Miles

Miles was working the circuit as a blues and R&B belter in Daytona Beach, Fla., when Gregg and Duane Allman were coming up. The brothers soaked in his repertoire and style, and later repaid him when Gregg brought him on tour. "Back To Daytona" is his signature tune.


Jackson Browne

Browne wrote "These Days" when he was 16 and didn't record it until his second album, For Everyman. That album's liner notes include a dedication to Allman, whose arrangement of the song Browne adopted as inspiration.


Cher

Wife number three of Allman's six. Theirs was a short-lived marriage that nevertheless produced the album Two The Hard Way, credited to "Allman and Woman."

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Derek Trucks

Trucks was The Allman Brothers Band's guitarist in its later days, until the band called it quits in 2015. His impassioned slide-guitar playing solidified him as Duane Allman's replacement.


The Allman Brothers Band

Gregg Allman's most significant musical connection has to be to the original Allman Brothers Band, heard here at the Fillmore East in 1970.