Win, Lose or Draw ---- The High Falls of Dickey Betts in his
John Fullager | Chicago, Illinois | 09/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've had the vinyl album of Win, Lose or Draw for years and I'm currently in the process of converting over all of my ABB music library to digital and into my MP3 Player, I always wanted to add this albumn/CD to my arsenal of ABB music (I've got almost all of their studio albums/CD's and many of their live recordings between 2003-2009). Dickey Betts was instrumental in keeping the ABB together from the late 1970's until his departure from the band in the Spring of 2000. Alot of his music is no longer acknowledged by the band including great songs like Blue Sky, Rambling Man, etc. However, one song on the Win, Lose or Draw albumn/CD which is just a classic "guitar" jam is the song High Falls. I bought this CD purely for that song alone as to me it defines what Dickey was and for that matter still is. Don't get me wrong, the latest version of the ABB with Warren, Derek and O'Teil is the absolute best I've heard since the original inception of the band in 1969 but Dickey Betts deserves acknowledgement for his musical contributions to the band who is in the process of their 40th Anniversary Tour this summer. High Falls is Dickey Betts at his zenith to be enjoyed for his seering guitar riffs, like small sips of a fine wine that became part of his incredible catalogue of Southern Rock-N-Roll music. High Falls makes this CD a 4-Star selection **** in and of itself the balance of the songs on this outstanding CD are like "icing on the cake" and thusly deserves the 5-Star rating it deserves.Win, Lose or Draw"