Before passing away back in May, Gregg Allman completed his new album Southern Blood in the weeks leading up to his passing. The album, which will be released on September 8th, was recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The first single off the album is My Only True Friend which was accompanied by the music video below. Producer Don Was discusses the song’s meaning, “In this song, he’s addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn’t want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense.”
Southern Blood features songs that Allman had collaborated with throughout his life, such as Jerry Garcia and Jackson Browne.
“My Only True Friend”
“Once I Was”
“Going Going Gone”
“Black Muddy River”
“I Love the Life I Live”
“Blind Bats and Swamp Rats”
“Out of Left Field”
“Love Like Kerosene”
“Song for Adam” (Featuring Jackson Browne)
-Mark Goodwin, Music Correspondent