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One Way Out by The Allman Brothers Band

Album: Eat A PeachReleased: 1972Charted:
  • The Allmans recorded this at the Fillmore East in March 1971. It's a live cut that follows three studio tracks on Eat A Peach.

    The song is about a guy who is having an illicit affair with a woman whose husband has apparently come home. He's starting to wonder if she's worth the hassle, and one thing is for sure: he's not going out the front door, since he doesn't want to meet up with her man.
  • This is a cover of a blues song by Sonny Boy Williamson. It is heavily reworked in the Allman's style.
  • This was one of Duane Allman's last performances. He died in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.
  • Duane Allman played his trademark bottleneck slide guitar on this song. It was released after his death on Eat A Peach, which was dedicated to him.
  • Berry Oakley comes in too early on the bass after the drum solo and messes up Duane's slide solo. The drummers turn the beat around and cover it smoothly. >>
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    bob - Cincinnati, OH
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Comments: 6

"One Way Out" was recorded June 27th, 1971 @ the closing of The Fillmore East in NYC. The entire set from that night is included in the "Deluxe version of "Eat A Peach." It was also included on "The Fillmore Concerts" CD, but was not from the March 1971 performances...Kane-o! - Rochester, Ny
A great rework of a good song. They rock it from start to finish! So sad that this was one of Duane Allman's last performances. Why can't any of our current rock acts jam like these guys did?Wayne - Salem, Va
Is there an error / hiccup at the 33 second mark? Always wondered that...James - Westchester, England
Great rework!Greg Allman nailed the vocals at the end with the repeated accapella.(?)Dana - Biloxi, Ms
Elmore James, the "King of Slide Guitat", also did a version of this. The main lick is a little different though, still good slide work in my opinion.Mark - Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
I'm not sure it really is all that reworked from Sonny Boy Willamson's version. The only difference seems to be that they added Duane Allman's slide lead over the same rhythm that Williamson used. That's not a bad thing though, cause it's a great song either way.Ragnar - Ojai, Ca
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