One of my all time favorite albums that got me into the ‘jam band’ genre is The Allman Brothers third studio album ‘Eat A Peach’ which was released in 1972 on February 12th . The album featured 9 songs with 3 singles being released, including; “Ain’t Wastin’ No More Time / Melissa” (April 1972) , “Melissa / Blue Sky” (August 1972) and “One Way Out / Standback” (November 1972).
-‘Eat A Peach’ was the last album featuring songs with and without founder/guitarist of the band, Duane Allman, who passed away at the age of 24 from a motorcycle accident a year before the release of the album. Due to his passing Gregg Allman, performed Duane’s favorite song “Melissa” and “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” in dedication to him.
-The albums name came from a quote by Duane Allman “..Every time I’m in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace..”
-The song “Mountain Jam” was so long that the song took up both the entire Side of Two and Four
-When the band recorded ‘At Filmore East’ they ended up with another whole album’s worth of material, so they used two tracks for ‘Eat A Peach’
-The album reached NO. 4 on the US Top 200 Pop Albums in 1972 and Platinum from RIAA for selling over 1 million albums
-Melissa was the album’s most successful single, peaking at NO. 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 while ‘Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More’ and ‘One Way Out’ charted at NO. 77 and 86.
- Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
- Les Brers in a Minor
- Mountain Jam (live)
- One Way Out
- Trouble No More
- Stand Back
- Blue Sky
- Little Martha
- Mountain Jam (live; continued)