Complete List Of Dickey Betts Albums And Discography

Dickey Betts Albums

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This Complete List Of Dickey Betts Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Dickey Betts studio albums. Dickey Betts was born in 1943 in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida. He is best known as being one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. This list looks at his work as a solo artist outside of The Allman Brothers Band. This Dickey Betts discography also includes every single Dickey Betts live album. All these legendary southern rock Dickey Betts albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Dickey Betts album as well as all original album covers. Every Dickey Betts album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

DICKEY BETTS STUDIO ALBUMS

Highway Call

Released 1974

Dickey Betts’ first solo album was released under the name Richard Betts. The album featured musicians Dickey Betts on guitars, Vassar Clements on fiddle, Chuck Leavell on piano, Tommy Talton on acoustic guitar, John Hughey on steel guitar with additional musicians, Walter Poindexter, Leon Poindexter, Frank Poindexter, Stray Straton, Johnny Sandlin, Oscar Underwood Adams, David Walshaw, Jeff Hanna, Reese Wynans, and The Rambos.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Long Time Gone” – 4:31
  2. “Rain” – 3:40
  3. “Highway Call” – 4:26
  4. “Let Nature Sing” – 5:10
  5. “Hand Picked” – 14:20
  6. “Kissimmee Kid” – 3:13

Dickey Betts & Great Southern

Released 1977

Dickey Betts’ second solo album was the first in a handful of albums he would release with his band called Great Southern. The band consisted of Dickey Betts on guitars and lead vocals, “Dangerous Dan” Toler on guitars, Tom Broome on keyboards, Ken Tibbets on bass, and Jerry Thompson and Donnie Sharbono on drums and percussion.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Out to Get Me” (Dickey Betts) – 4:45
  2. “Run Gypsy Run” (Betts, Curtis Buck, Jim Paramore) – 3:34
  3. “Sweet Virginia” (Betts) – 3:44
  4. “The Way Love Goes” (Betts) – 5:03
  5. “Nothing You Can Do” (Betts) – 5:05
  6. “California Blues” (Betts) – 5:04
  7. “Bougainvillea” (Betts, Don Johnson) – 7:16

Atlanta’s Burning Down

Dickey Betts’ third solo album was once again released with his band called Great Southern. There were a few changes in the band on this album. The record featured Dickey Betts on guitars and lead vocals, “Dangerous Dan” Toler on guitars, Michael Workman on keyboards, David Goldflies on bass, and David Toler and Donnie Sharbono on drums and percussion.

Released 1978

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Good Time Feeling” (Dickey Betts) – 4:31
  2. “Atlanta’s Burning Down” (Billy Ray Reynolds) – 4:33
  3. “Leavin’ Me Again” (Betts, Dan Toler) – 4:17
  4. “Back on the Road Again” (Betts) – 4:13
  5. “Dealin’ with The Devil” (Betts, Toler, Reynolds) – 3:46
  6. “Shady Streets” (Betts, Toler, Reynolds) – 4:30
  7. “You Can Have Her (I Don’t Want Her)” (Willie Cook) – 3:53
  8. “Mr. Blues Man” (Betts, Curtis Buck) – 4:12

Pattern Disruptive

Dickey Betts’ fourth solo album features a new band. This album is most notable for introducing the world to Warren Haynes who would light up the album. He would soon become one of the driving forces behind the return of The Allman Brothers Band two years later and begin a long career as the band’s featured guitarist and their newest songwriter. The album also featured Matt Abts on drums who would later join up with Warren Haynes and form the power rock trio Gov’t Mule.

Released 1988

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rock Bottom” (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Johnny Neel)
  2. “Stone Cold Heart” (Betts, Haynes, Neel)
  3. “Time to Roll” (Betts, Haynes, Neel)
  4. “The Blues Ain’t Nothin'” (Neel, Kim Morrison)
  5. “Heartbreak Line” (Betts)
  6. “Duane’s Tune” (Betts)
  7. “Under the Guns of Love” (Betts, Neel, Mike Lawler)
  8. “C’est la Vie” (Betts, Neel)
  9. “Far Cry” (Neel, Morrison, Haynes)
  10. “Loverman” (Betts)

Let’s Get Together

Released 2001

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rave On” (Dickey Betts) – 3:42
  2. “Let’s All Get Together” (Betts) – 4:39
  3. “Immortal” (Matt Zeiner) – 4:26
  4. “Tombstone Eyes” (Betts) – 5:51
  5. “Here Come the Blues Again” (Betts) – 7:39
  6. “One Stop Be-Bop” (Betts) – 10:12
  7. “I Gotta Know” (Mark May) – 8:08
  8. “Call Me Anytime” (Zeiner) – 4:40
  9. “Dona María” (Betts) – 12:16
  10. “All For You” (May) – 7:08
  11. “Sing While I’m Walkin'” (Betts) – 6:41

The Collectors #1

Released 2002

This album featured the return of Great Southern

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Beyond the Pale” (Dickey Betts)
  2. “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Billy Joe Shaver)
  3. “One Stop Bebop #2” (Betts)
  4. “Tangled Up in Blue” (Bob Dylan)
  5. “Steady Rollin’ Man” (Robert Johnson)
  6. “Change My Way of Livin'” (Betts)
  7. “The Preacher” (Horace Silver)
  8. “Seven Turns #3” (Betts)
  9. “Willy and Po’ Bob” (Betts)

DICKEY BETTS LIVE ALBUMS

Instant Live: The Odeon 

Released 2004

The Official Bootleg

Released 2007

Rockpalast: 30 Years of Southern Rock (1978–2008)

Released 2010

Live at the Coffee Pot 1983

Released 2016

Live from the Lone Star Roadhouse

Released 2018

Ramblin’ Man: Live at the St. George Theatre

Released 2019

Official Bootleg Vol.1

Released 2021

DICKEY BETTS COMPILATION ALBUMS

Bougainvillea’s Call: The Very Best of Dickey Betts

Released 2006

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