The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they also incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group's first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post", and is often considered among the best live albums ever made. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident later that year, and the band dedicated Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band's popularity. Following the motorcycle death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973's Brothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single, "Ramblin' Man", placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook the band soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, re-formed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band re-formed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer), and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City's Beacon Theater each spring. The band retired in 2014 with the departure of the aforementioned members. The band has been awarded eleven gold and five platinum albums, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 La Freeway Various Artists 1
2007 Endless Highway: The Music of The Band Various Artists 2
2007 Top Gear: The Best Driving Songs Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 The Age of Atlantic Various Artists 1
1972 Duane Allman: An Anthology Duane Allman 2
1973 All Singing – All Talking – All Rocking Various Artists 1
1974 Duane Allman: An Anthology, Volume II Duane Allman 2
1974 Peaches: "Pick of the Crop" Various Artists 1
1976 Star Trackin’ ’76 Various Artists 1
1984 Remember The 70's (Volume 7) Various Artists 1
1987 Freedom Rock Various Artists 1
1987 Q‐FM‐96 Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1988 CD‐Festival: Highlights of the Seventies Various Artists 1
1988 Electric Seventies Various Artists 1
1988 Formula 45 Various Artists 1
1989 American Dreams II Various Artists 1
1989 Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance Various Artists 1
1989 Rocking the Blues Various Artists 1
1990 Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance III Various Artists 1
1990 Guitar Rock Various Artists 1
1990 Rock 'n' Ride (Volume 3: Westcoast & Southern Rock) Various Artists 1
1990 Rock Times, Volume 09: 1971-1972 Various Artists 1
1990 Sounds of the Seventies: 1973 Various Artists 1
1990 The Best of Westcoast Various Artists 1
1990 Ultimate Blues Collection Various Artists 1
1991 American Classics Various Artists 1
1991 Flashback! Rock Classics of the ’70s Various Artists 1
1991 Hearts of Gold: The Classic Rock Collection Various Artists 1
1991 Reelin’ in the Years, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1973 Various Artists 1
1991 Soft Rock Various Artists 1
1991 Superhits of the 70's Various Artists 1
1991 The AUDIO Collection: Southern Rock Various Artists 1
1991 The Best of the Old Grey Whistle Test Various Artists 1
1991 The Finest Masterpieces in Pop & Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1991 WRDU 106 FM Classics 5 Various Artists 1
1991 WTUE 104.7 Classics Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
1992 Southern Nights Various Artists 1
1992 Acoustic Aid Various Artists 1
1992 Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits of the 70’s Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Sound of the Seventies: FM Rock III Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: Guitar Power Various Artists 2
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock Various Artists 2
1993 Blues Masters, Volume 15: Slide Guitar Classics Various Artists 1
1993 Guitar Rock: 1974-1975 Various Artists 1
1993 Levi’s Hits 3 Various Artists 1
1993 Rock Line Various Artists 1
1993 Rock Times, Volume 18: 1989-1990 Various Artists 1
1993 The Chart Show: Ultimate Rock 2 Various Artists 1
1994 Rock ’n’ Ride, Volume 11: Best of South & West Various Artists 1

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