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Saw the Royal Southern Brotherhood live a week ago

melodiusthunk

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Anyone else seen these guys yet? Some of the best original blues rock out there IMO, fantastic vibes, very tight, don't drown their own vocals, etc. All 5 are "A" list musicians.
 

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I haven't seen them YET. Hoping to soon. I play with the rhythm section (Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott) in Atlanta. It's a one time per month gig, but due to RSB's touring schedule, we're only going to get seven gigs in this year.

Tremendous talent in this group. Cyril Neville's vox are a highlight for me. Fired Up was written by Charlie Wooten and I've performed that song many times, but when I heard Cyril sing it, it was like hearing it for the first time.

Glad to see them doing well.
 

Brudr

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I have the Album...pretty good stuff. Mr. Zito is an animal on the Tele.
 

Stratofreak

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A bit of a presumptious name, don't you think?
Well, 4 out of 5 members are Southern (Yonrico Scott is from Detroit, but calls Atlanta home. The original drummer was Mean Willie Green, drummer for the Neville Brothers from NOLA.), one member is the son of Greg Allman and another is Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers, so that covers the Royal part. Finally, they're all bros and genuinely like each other. I know this first hand. One of my best friends is the bass player.

I personally don't find the name presumptuous at all. However, if you don't consider the Allman and the Neville families Southern Rock Royalty, then presumptuous certainly does fit.
 

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I guess if Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison, Zack Starkey, Julian Lennon and James McCartney put a band together they could call it "The Fabulous Almighty Sons of The Gods!"

BTW "Cream" was a pretty presumptious name at the time, too...IMO...
 

Stratofreak

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Kind of like Bloodline from the mid-90's? They were Miles Davis' son on drums, Robby Krieger's son on guitar, Berry Oakley, Jr. on bass/vox and a lesser know than today, Joe Bonamassa on guitar. I played on a New Years Eve bill with these guys, although Bonamasa was no longer with them. Dicky Betts son replaced him. Robby Krieger sat in and killed it. I had no idea he was such an accomplished player. Good band, but definitely not greatness like the name suggests.

RSB, however has a Neville, not a Neville offspring. Grammy winner and NOLA musical royalty.


If, in your opinion, Clapton, Baker and Bruce weren't worthy of carrying the Cream moniker, what ensemble of musicians from that era would have been better suited for such a confident handle?
 

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.....If, in your opinion, Clapton, Baker and Bruce weren't worthy of carrying the Cream moniker, what ensemble of musicians from that era would have been better suited for such a confident handle?
In Cream's case they all individually were certainly worthy of being considered among the cream of the rock musical crop in Great Britian. However the only one even known about at all outside of Britian was Clapton. Unless I'm badly mistaken, Cream was the first major band that Baker and Bruce were in, and the first band they were in that did any major recording sessions. They're considered icons now, and they are, but when they formed they were not, except in musical circles in England, so the name Cream IMO was presumptious, although the DID live up to it.
 

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I have a friend who absolutely loves them. I gotta ask though, you think theyre getting recognition and are breaking through out of the blue because its greg allmans son? or do you think its because their music is standing on its own and being an allman has absolutley nothing to do with it?
 

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Always got a big thumbs up for the home team (couple guys anyway), glad the Royal Southern Brotherhood are getting noticed.

2HBStrat, a pretty presumptious name.
 

2HBStrat

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......2HBStrat, a pretty presumptious name.
No, I really presume that I actually have several Stratocasters with two humbuckers in them. Two are actual Fender Big Apple Strats, and the others are partscasters from real Fender parts with humbuckers.

:beer
 

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In Cream's case they all individually were certainly worthy of being considered among the cream of the rock musical crop in Great Britian. However the only one even known about at all outside of Britian was Clapton. Unless I'm badly mistaken, Cream was the first major band that Baker and Bruce were in, and the first band they were in that did any major recording sessions. They're considered icons now, and they are, but when they formed they were not, except in musical circles in England, so the name Cream IMO was presumptious, although the DID live up to it.
Maybe not badly mistaken, but partially mistaken. While Baker had little commercial success pre-Cream, Jack Bruce played with Clapton in the Bluesbreakers as well as a tenure with Manford Mann where he played on Pretty Flamingo, the highest charting record of his career.

I have a friend who absolutely loves them. I gotta ask though, you think theyre getting recognition and are breaking through out of the blue because its greg allmans son? or do you think its because their music is standing on its own and being an allman has absolutley nothing to do with it?
They are being marketed with Neville, Allman and Zito being the more well know of the group. The live show is what will sell this band, IMO. The level of musicianship is really high and from what I hear, this really comes across live. They're hitting the road hard and have really good management. They have good songs. I think it's a combination of these things more so than Allman's name.

No, I really presume that I actually have several Stratocasters with two humbuckers in them. Two are actual Fender Big Apple Strats, and the others are partscasters from real Fender parts with humbuckers.

:beer
Would it presumptuous of me to say that a Strat ain't a Strat unless it's all single coil? ;)
 

THebert

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Saw them down here at Rock n Bowl. Thought they were good. Two guitars blended well.
 

Marc Roy

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I have a friend who absolutely loves them. I gotta ask though, you think theyre getting recognition and are breaking through out of the blue because its greg allmans son? or do you think its because their music is standing on its own and being an allman has absolutley nothing to do with it?
For me, it's more like the young Allman is doing his own thing. I'm an Allman Bros. fan but I'm glad that this record sounds like something different than what Gregg and Duane would put out. Having some Neville blood in there really adds to it.
 

2HBStrat

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......Would it presumptuous of me to say that a Strat ain't a Strat unless it's all single coil? ;)
Well, I will defer to the FMIC on this one, since they have been selling guitars with humbuckers and the name 'Stratocaster' on the headstock since 1985.
 

CDaughtry

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I need to give this one a few more listens. I'm a HUGE Mike Zito fan, and this one, when I listened to it initially, left me thinking he was deferring to Allman way too much in both the number of solos, and the intensity of them. Listen to "Pearl River" and then listen to this one....
 




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