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by Tina Jackson w/ G All-Stars



Tina Jackson / lead vocals tinajackson.com
John Harjo / keyboards
Owen OG Goldman / drums
Chris Baker / lead guitar
Greg gw Wible / rhythm guitar

Matt Boehm / sound & recording engineer

(aka egwb)


Ain't but one way out baby, Lord I just can't go out the door.
Ain't but one way out baby, and Lord I just can't go out the door.
Cause there's a man down there, might be your man I don't know.

Lord you got me trapped woman, up on the second floor;
If I get by this time I won't be trapped no more.
So raise our window baby, I can ease out soft and slow.
And lord, your neighbors, no they won't be
Talking that stuff that they don't know.

[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/allman-brothers-band-lyrics/one-way-out-lyrics.html ]
Lord, I'm foolish to be here in the first place,
I know some man gonna walk in and take my place.
Ain't no way in the world, I'm going out that front door
Cause there's a man down there, might be your man I don't know.
Cause there's a man down there, might be your man I don't know.
Cause there's a man down there,

Lord, it just might happen to be your man...
Lord, it just a might be your man,
Oh baby, I just don't know...


released August 18, 2011

late 1960 or early 1961,[1] as part of James' legendary Fire/Fury/Enjoy recording sessions. It features a full band arrangement with a four-piece horn section, but a completely different melody from later versions. James appears not to have released it at that time.

Instead, Sonny Boy Williamson II reworked and recorded it for Chess Records in Chicago in September 1961,[2] releasing it shortly thereafter. He would then return and re-record a different working of it in September 1963, again for Chess in Chicago, this time with Buddy Guy on guitar and Lafayette Leake on piano.[2] The two efforts were substantially different, with one dominated by harmonica playing while the other has the vamp and arrangement that would become familiar with the Allman Brothers' rendition.

Subsequently, Elmore James finally released his initial recording of "One Way Out" in 1965, using it as the B-side of his single "My Bleeding Heart" for Sphere Sound Records.[3] But by now, the song was associated with Sonny Boy not him.

Returning to the original title, The Allman Brothers Band is known to have been playing "One Way Out" in concert from at least February 1971. A live recording was included on their 1972 album Eat a Peach. This was indeed recorded at the Fillmore East, but unlike the March 1971 live material used on the rest of Eat a Peach and At Fillmore East, "One Way Out" was recorded at the venue's final show on June 27, 1971, as producer Tom Dowd thought that to be their definitive effort on the song.


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