Coach Mike Smith is a fan of the Allman Brothers

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons coach Mike Smith does a weekly spot on Sirius NFL Radio and this morning he got a allmanjoysLPkick out the music leading into his segment.

He noted that the Allman Brothers were playing and then went into a little Allman Brothers triva.

“Everybody thinks they are from Statesboro, Ga.,” Smith said. “But they are from  Florida. Before they became the Allman Brothers they used to perform around Daytona as the Allman Joys.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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D man

January 4th, 2011
9:53 am

ESPN “BUT”
The Falcons are 13 & 3″ BUT” the etc.etc.
The Falcons are the only team in the top 5 in scoring offense & points allowed on defense “BUT” the other teams we love etc. Etc.
The Falcons are best in the NFC “BUT” the other teams etc.
The Falcons have home field advantage “BUT” the other teams etc. Etc.
ESPN is the only big”BUT” I see here…

D man

January 4th, 2011
9:55 am

I’m singing a song called the Superbowl shuffle…

ATL Fan

January 4th, 2011
9:59 am

Who new, Coach is a cosmopolitan man.

ATL Fan

January 4th, 2011
10:00 am

Dirty Bird Zone

January 4th, 2011
10:08 am

One more thing to like about Smitty!

Karl

January 4th, 2011
10:10 am

I knew Smittie had soul

SimpleDawg

January 4th, 2011
10:12 am

I know the Allman Brothers Band played around Daytona as The Allman Joys, but I thought the nucleus of the band was from Macon…..doesn’t really matter though, they were great.

Smitty seems like an Allman Brothers guy.

Now let’s tie the rest of the NFL playoff teams to The Whipping Post.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
10:28 am

@10:12……that was a good one.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
10:29 am

Whip em. and whip em good.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

January 4th, 2011
10:33 am

Smith was fired up when he heard the music. (Of course my man Peter King wanted to talk about how the Packers almost beat the Falcons and how tough the Wildcard teams are. Basically saying the Falcons have the top seed, but so what. His first question was about Josh Freeman (Who cares. He’s at home watching the playoffs.)

Brent

January 4th, 2011
10:34 am

Every band in the southeast played Daytona in the 60’s and 70’s. They’re from Ga but we still luv ya Smitty

D man

January 4th, 2011
10:40 am

Of course Orlando, they all say “BUT” when talking about the Falcons… We will keep showing them…

Blue Fender

January 4th, 2011
10:42 am

I think Peter King and Trent Dilfer compare notes.

suwaneefalcon

January 4th, 2011
10:51 am

Face facts Chris Carter HATES the Falcons and proves so every Sunday. It has to be all the anger he still has for knocking him out of the Superbowl and thank God we did. Keep hatin’ Chris. You prove your stupidity every week.

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SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
10:54 am

What is now known as the Allmans Bros. Band was formed in a garage in Jacksonville Fla.
Although, I think they have a greater association with Ga.
They are the founding fathers, of the so-called Southern Rock bands, in my opinion.
They are a Southern band.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
10:59 am

Chris Carter can blame the Vikings HC(I think his name is Bud Grant) for their loss to Atlanta in that game, as much as he can blame the Falcons.

All I'm Saying Is...

January 4th, 2011
11:02 am

First question was about Josh Freeman? Really? What an idiot King is. Course he also picked the Carolina Panthers to make the playoffs.

Yes, we all know Cris Carter still has an axe to grind. Like it was our fault his formerly automatic all-pro kicker missed the one field goal he missed all season when it mattered most, at home, in a dome, from a makeable distance.

If it rains in Seattle this Saturday, then the ‘Aints are in trouble.

Allman Brothers were and are a fine Southern Rockabilly band. I think the main guys were born in Georgia.

All I'm Saying Is...

January 4th, 2011
11:04 am

Dennis Green was the Vikings head coach in the 98-99 season.

(Bud Grant coached them a very long time however but not that long. Loved seeing Bud come out in short sleeves in freezing temps during their last home game which was outdoors at the Minnesota Gophers home stadium.)

LET’S GO FALCONS!

Ross

January 4th, 2011
11:05 am

Let’s hope playoff-game Turner more resembles “Ramblin’ Man” than “Sweet Melissa”.

Ross

January 4th, 2011
11:07 am

What a tool is Peter King – who the hell cares about his coffee buzz and travel experiences? 95 percent of what he writes and says is just latte foam.

waynester

January 4th, 2011
11:08 am

I think it’s more that he’s a Daytona boy than an Allman fan. It’s incredibly cool that Smitty’s old high school coach in Daytona calls him after every game to critique his coaching performance and offer pointers…..

GT97

January 4th, 2011
11:10 am

Bud Grant? I believe it was the infamous Dennis Green with Brian Billick as the OC. By the way Lynyrd Sknyrd invented Southern Rock, and they were from Jacksonville, FL. Allman Brothers were white boys singing the black man’s Blues. I know they are from Florida as well, but not sure what town.

Chris

January 4th, 2011
11:11 am

Let’s hope Turner has all the fumbling out of this system now! That’s 2 games in a row where we coughed it up in the red zone!

GT97

January 4th, 2011
11:15 am

Just did a search. The Allman family moved to Daytona in 1957 where Gregg Graduated from High School there.

Mike

January 4th, 2011
11:22 am

The Allman Brothers ARE originally from Jacksonville. I was in Macon when they moved there – and immediately started making a name around town. Wild wild times and party days way back when.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
11:26 am

Right, Dennis Green was the HC in that game. Bud Grant is a Vikings icon, from the olden days.

Mike

January 4th, 2011
11:26 am

GT97 – who was Lynyrd Skynrd’s favorite band when they were high school kids in Jacksonville FL?

Here’s a hint – it was another Southern Rock band around town that were just a few years older.

John from Macon

January 4th, 2011
11:32 am

The Allman Brothers Band formed in Florida but soon after moved to Macon, GA, where they lived during the early seventies. One of the houses they lived in is now the Big House Museum – well worth a visit if you’re driving through Macon on I-75. They have no ties to Statesboro that I am aware of and I’ve been a fan since 1969.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
11:32 am

GT97@11:10…….Lynyrd Sknyrd, in my opinion, was the greatest Rock n Roll band of all time.
But the Allman Bros Band did help pave the way, for all of Southern Rock. That is just a historical fact.

Boomer 24

January 4th, 2011
11:49 am

Duane and Greg Allman are from Daytona , Butch Trucks, Jacksonville, Berry Oakley, Chicago,Il, Jaimo, Mississippi and Dicky Betts, St. Pete, Fla. The band formed in Jacksonville in 1969, then moved to Macon, Ga. the same year. None of the original band members are from Ga.

Sid

January 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

All I’m Saying Is…

January 4th, 2011
11:02 am
“Allman Brothers were and are a fine Southern Rockabilly band”
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Rockabilly? Tell me you aren’t serious………………

1eyedJack

January 4th, 2011
12:46 pm

If you are a Southern Rock fan there is no better album than the Allman Brothers Live at Fillmore East.

Sid

January 4th, 2011
12:49 pm

Actually both Duane and Gregg Allman were born in Nashville, TN but did grow up in Daytona Beach moving there in 1957. I had reason to be in Macon a couple of months ago and visited Duane’s grave (and Barry Oakley) in Rose Hill Cemetary, where Betts was inspired to write “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, a name he saw on a headstone. Acutally took out my guitar and played a few Allman Brothers songs for the boys…………

SimpleDawg

January 4th, 2011
12:49 pm

Thanks, Boomer for the history lesson….good stuff. I thought Macon was in there history somewhere.

No one played the slide guitar like Duane …..both bands were great.

SimpleDawg

January 4th, 2011
12:50 pm

Their history

Sid

January 4th, 2011
12:54 pm

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
11:32 am
But the Allman Bros Band did help pave the way, for all of Southern Rock
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Not only did they pave the way, they were the aggregate and foundation of Southern Rock.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
1:15 pm

Sid……..I don’t know what mixing concrete has to do with rock n roll, haha.
But, I do agree with you, the Allman Bros Band were the first and the foundation of the Southern Rock music explosion.
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST was a masterpiece, and one of the alltime classic ‘ROCKnROLL’ albums of all time.

Sid

January 4th, 2011
1:16 pm

Allman Bros, greatest southern rock band ever but The Doors greatest rockers of all time.

Sid

January 4th, 2011
1:21 pm

Live @ Fillmore East was released in 1971, recorded on March 12th and 13th of that same year. Duane was killed on his bike Oct. 29th, 1971. Bassist Barry Oakley, killed on his bike a year later, 3 blocks from where Duane died. The band released “Eat a Peach” in February 1972 but most of the recording were prior to Duane’s death. One of my favorite post Duane Allman ABB cuts is “Jessica” (Brothers and Sisters-1973) featuring Chuck Leavell on keyboards, one of the baddest, most awesome keyboard solos ever recorded.

Sid

January 4th, 2011
1:32 pm

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
1:15 pm
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I referred to your use of the term pave

oh, and by the way, Sid 2, whoever you are…………..the Doors are a great band but fall a little short of being the greatest.

MauryDann73

January 4th, 2011
1:40 pm

Speaking of old-timers, today is the 30th anniversary of the infamous Cowboys-Falcons divisional playoff game in which the Falcons, the last time they had homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, had a 24-10 4th quarter lead and…well…you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT7duiJm-6o

Great Falconi

January 4th, 2011
2:06 pm

The only tie the Allmans had to Statesboro was their great At Fillmore East cover of Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues.”

Not a bad tie at all.

JEM

January 4th, 2011
2:06 pm

From Wikipedia:

The band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida on March 26, 1969, and consisted of Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny Johanson.[2] Brothers Duane and Gregg Allman grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida, and had been playing music publicly since the early 1960s. They formed a garage band called the Escorts in 1963, which evolved into the Allman Joys in 1965.

Poor McKay

January 4th, 2011
2:15 pm

So if a player is placed on IR, is he ineligible to play in the post-season (even if he regains health)? More specifically, what’s going on with Jerious Norwood and is there any chance that the extra weeks would allow him to come back? No, he clearly isn’t an integral factor in us winning the Super Bowl, but he is another weapon if healthy. Once the whole season is over, I look forward to cutting ties with him and finding another speedy back that can play a role with the team… in addition to the super-dependable and valuable Jason Snelling. The one thing we’re missing is the lightning to add to the thunder in the backfield.

Walter

January 4th, 2011
2:33 pm

Peter King is another overpaid over played windbag . Didn’t he have the Panthers making the playoffs in his preseason picks?

McNasty

January 4th, 2011
2:39 pm

Dled, here’s a idea for you. Why dont’ you get some kind of promotional thing going or make the sugestion to who can make it happen To tie in “Whippin Post & Ramblin Man” @ the game. Or even an appearance. It would warm Smittys heart as well as the “Mature” atlanta fans that have been around since then. The songs hard beat would inspire the players also. This is much better than that Rap song you promo’ed last week. It would appeal to a far greater number of people also.

What does everybody else think about this idea?

'66 Fan

January 4th, 2011
3:35 pm

The opening riff and beat from Whipping Post would be awesome for the team to have before coming out of the tunnel and everyone knows the ABB is GEORGIA music. Jem, wikipedia has an error. The band members got together in Jax in 69 but it didnt have a name or Duane until they got to Macon. Duane was doing studio work at Muscle Shoals for Wilson Pickett etc until Greg called him to Macon to form the Allman Brothers Band and sign with Phil Walden. I just think it’s great that all these playoff teams have to come “Southbound” to “Hotlanta” to get a taste of the “Whipping Post” , and Peter King…who cares if “You Don’t Love Me”

Crabkilla

January 4th, 2011
3:55 pm

D-Lo, you are so much better than Terrence “what’s his face” that wrote for ajc prior to you. I appreciate you actually being a fan of Atlanta teams. Thank you.

SawThat1nce

January 4th, 2011
4:03 pm

Peter King, Skip Bayless, Jason Cole, Trent Dilfer, Chris Carter, ESPN, NFL Network, put them in a barrel and mix them together, and you will get a blend of dickweed.