Berry Oakley, outstanding original bassist with the Allman Brothers (April 4, 1948 – November 11, 1972). He and Duane Allman both died in motorcycle accidents, one year and three block apart. Oakley was 24.
"The very first Negro spirituals were inspired by African music even if the tunes were not far from those of hymns. Some of them, which were called “shouts” were accompanied with typical dancing including hand clapping and foot tapping. Some African American religious singing at this time was referred as a “moan” (or a “groan”). Moaning (or groaning) does not imply pain. It is a kind of blissful rendition of a song, often mixed with humming and spontaneous melodic variation."