I’m a longtime fan of the Allman Brothers, so I enjoyed reading Alan Paul’s oral history of the band, “One Way Out,” and invited him to discuss it on America Weekend. We talked about why Dickey Betts is no longer part of the group, how they were one of the original jam bands, and the stories of drugs, booze, murder, solo careers, and breakups that are part of the their nearly 50-year history. Paul also explained why their record company let them do their seminal 1971 double-live album (“At Fillmore East”) despite the lack of success of their first two studio albums.

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