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Dickey Betts & Great Southern
United States

Years: 1976 - 1978; 2002
Styles: Country Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock


Ken Tibbets - Bass Guitar (in band: 1976 - 1977)
Dickey Betts - Guitar, Lead vocals, Slide guitar (in band: 1976 - 1978)
Doni Sharbono - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1976 - 1978)
Topper Price - Harmonica (in band: 1976 - 1978)
Dan Toler - Acoustic guitar , Backing vocals, Guitar (in band: 1976 - 1978; 2002)


Tom Broome - Keyboards, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1977)
David Goldflies - Bass Guitar (in band: 1978)
Michael Workman - Keyboards (in band: 1978)
David "Frankie" Toler - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1978)
Mark Greenberg - Drums, Percussion (in band: 2002)
Matt Zeiner - Backing vocals, Keyboards (in band: 2002)
Kris Jensen - Alto saxophone, Flute, Tenor saxophone (in band: 2002)
Frankie Lombardi - Backing vocals, Percussion (in band: 2002)
David Stolz - Bass Guitar (in band: 2002)

Biography Picture    After the The Allman Brothers Band fell apart in 1976, Dickey Betts released more albums, starting with "Dickey Betts & Great Southern" in 1977. In 1978 he released an album entitled "Atlanta's Burning Down".

   "Dickey Betts & Great Southern" is the second solo album by Dickey Betts ofT he Allman Brothers Band. It was recorded with his band "Great Southern" in 1977. The standout tracks are "Sweet Virginia" and the extended-jam "Bougainvillea", which was co-written by Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame.

   "Atlanta's Burning Down" is the third solo album by  Dickey Betts. It was recorded with his band "Great Southern" in late 1977, and released in early 1978. The standout tracks are "Good Time Feeling" and "Atlanta's Burning Down". The title track is a sentimental narrative about a soldier's wife being in Atlanta during the burning of the city, while he was fighting in Virginia.

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Dickey Betts & Great Southern (Oct, 1977)
Atlanta's Burning Down (1978)
The Collectors #1 (2002)

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