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The limited edition Duane Allman release Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective is a chorological seven disc history of Duane Allman's  solo bands, studio session work, and The Allman Brothers Band. 

The first disc is comprised mostly of pre-Allman Brothers bands that  feature Duane and Gregg. It is interesting to hear the genesis of what would become The Allman Brothers Band. Though, much of the music does sound dated, but that does not mean it is not worth hearing from a historical perspective as well as for a few musical nuggets. 

The best track on the disc is called "B.B. King Medley" that features not only a glimpse of Duane's blues guitar riffs, but Gregg Allman does a fine B.B. King vocal impersonation. Two songs are included by a group they called 31st Of February. Scott Boyer plays in that group and he'll also be featured on disc 7 with his band Cowboy with a beautiful song called "Please Be With Me." There is an early version of "Melissa" that features Duane. A very different rendition that would be recorded on Eat a Peach after Duane's death. 

In 1968 Duane became a hot session guitarist at Muscle Shoals studio lending a hand to some of the great recordings that came out of there during that era. With Duane's session work, there is quite a lot to enjoy. Much of the highlights were previously included within the two separate releases,  Duane Allman An Anthology and Duane Allman An Anthology Volume II. However, this seven disc retrospective takes a more in depth look with much more material. Also, it is segmented together for a much better listening experience.

My personal favorite segments of Duane's career are the two obvious ones; The Allman Brothers Band and Derek and Dominos. I give very high props for the Allman Brothers music that was selected for this release. The live version of "Blue Sky" from Stonybrook, NY on 9/19/71, is not only rare, it is hot. Plus the August 26, 1971 at A&R Studios where they throw in a little "Soul Serenade" jam within "You Don't Love Me," as they mourn the loss of King Curtis. For collectors, the whole August 26, 1971, performance has traded among tapers and is easy enough to locate for those so inclined.

I really enjoy the King Curtis song "Soul Serenade," and have some other awesome versions of the song that I highly recommend: Aretha Franklin from her album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, King Curtis from Live At Fillmore West, and the Allman Brothers Band with members of King Curtis' band sitting in with them during their 2009 Beacon run during a segment of the March 23 show.

Aretha Franklin
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
King Curtis
Live At Fillmore West 
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3/23/09
     
On the topic Aretha Franklin and King Curtis, their material is among the best of session work with a rhythm and blues feel. There are two solid songs that have Duane and King Curtis backing Aretha Franklin, and four tracks with Duane letting loose with King Curtis. The Wilson Pickett material also falls into the rhythm and blues style and Wilson shines on vocals as well as showcases Duane's skills and his horn section. Speaking of Aretha, she named her first album with Atlantic I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You and included that as the single release. A pretty good version of that song performed by Spencer Wiggins with Duane in the fold is included within disc two.

Now getting back to Derek and the Dominos. The four tracks from their only studio album, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, that were selected for this box-set are excellent. If I had to choose four songs, I would have only substituted "Tell The Truth" for "I Am Yours."  If you are seeking more Derek and the Dominos with Duane the best option is the three disc Derek and the Dominos 20th Anniversary box set  that has some other material with Duane. Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective  includes one of the songs included from that, "Mean Old World." The 2009 Allman Brothers beacon shows featured Eric Clapton sitting in for generous segments of the performances on both March 19th and 20th. To dig into the lyrics of "Stormy Monday" would seem appropriate, "Lord Have Mercy." 

Derek and the Dominos
The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition
Allman Brothers Band
3/19/09
Allman Brothers Band
3/20/09
     
The version of Boz Scaggs "Loan Me a Dime" is amazing, but that is not news. The so called Duane Allman band features three tracks and "Going Down Slow" is blues the way I like it. There is a live song from when Duane Allman sat in with the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore East on April 26, 1971. Duane jammed with Jerry Garcia and the boys for three songs, "It Hurts Me Too," "Sugar Magnolia," and "Beat it On Down the Line." The middle track is included in this release. If you care to stream that show it is available at The Archive. http://archive.org/details/gd1971-04-26.113839.sbd.smith.boswell.flac16

The Johnny Jenkins material features some good old blues, Duane plays slide guitar on several songs and Dobro on I Walk On Gilded Splinters. While the Muddy Waters cover "Rolling Stone" may be the best track, the Bob Dylan cover, "Down Along the cove" is pretty cool too. Following that music, but better, is more Chicago style blues led by John Hammond tapping into the songbook of Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf.  

The tracks with Delaney and Bonnie are spread out on the last three discs. The first two songs, "Soul Shake," and "Living on the Open Road" on disc five sound like they would fit hand in glove with the material Delaney and Bonnie did with Eric Clapton on his first album. On disc six and disc seven the music is acoustic based which highlights not only the great singing of Delaney and Bonnie, but Duane is heard in an acoustic setting touching on Gospel influences. Personally, my preference would have been to have all of this D&B material sequenced together, ditto for Ronnie Hawkins. 

The Herbie Mann song "Push Push" certainly lays down a good jamming vibe, this showcases a more jazzy side. 

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective is highly recommended. There is much music more than I mentioned. Rounding out the great music is excellent packaging. The seven discs are wrapped in a handsome replica of Duane Allman's guitar case. It includes a 72 page book with essays by Scott Schinder and Galadrielle Allman, musical credits, rare photographs, a replica of Duane's guitar pick, and a Skydog sticker. Both of the two essays are well researched and informative. Remember, it is a numbered limited edition of 10,000 release so don't delay.

I encourage you to explore some of the live Allman Brothers Beacon 2009 concerts. That year the Allman Brothers celebrated their 40th year anniversary by paying tribute to Duane over 15 nights. I noted some of them in this review to stir your interest, and direct you to the Beacon page for more details as I barely scratched the surface. The on-going Allman Brothers Band tours would continue to serve Duane proud too you can be sure. 

Continue below for the session credits.

Enjoy.

Barry Small - March 2013

Gregg Allman's book My Cross to Bear shares a lot of insight into Duane Allman. Randy Poe's book Skydog: The Duane Allman Story are essential reading.
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Disc One

1 THE ESCORTS - TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT 2:33
Written by Joseph Wade Scott and Deadric Malone

2 THE ESCORTS - NO NAME INSTRUMENTAL 3:13
Written by Duane Allman and Gregg Allman

3 THE ESCORTS - WHAT'D I SAY 4:04
Written by Ray Charles

Duane Allman - lead guitar, vocals
Gregg Allman - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Bob Keller or Van Harrison - bass
Maynard Portwood - drums

Recorded spring 1965 at Lee Hazen's cottage studio, Ormond Beach, Florida.
All tracks previously unreleased.
Licensed courtesy of Gregg Allman.

 

4 THE ALLMAN JOYS - SPOONFUL 2:27
Written by Willie Dixon

5 THE ALLMAN JOYS - GOTTA GET AWAY 2:38
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead guitar, vocals
Gregg Allman - organ, lead vocals
Bob Keller - bass, harmonica
Bill Connell - drums
with
Bobby Dennis - guitar
Jack Jackson - guitar
Mike Alexander - bass
Ralph Ballinger - bass
Tommy Amato - drums
Ronnie Wilkins - piano

"Spoonful" produced by John D. Loudermilk
"Gotta Get Away" produced by John Hurley
Recorded August 1966 at Bradley's Barn, Nashville, Tennessee.

"Spoonful," A-side of single Dial 45-4046, was released September 1966.
From the album Early Allman, Dial Records DL 6005, released 1973.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.

 

6 THE ALLMAN JOYS - SHAPES OF THINGS 2.47
Written by Paul Samwell-Smith, Keith Relf and Jim McCarty

7 THE ALLMAN JOYS - CROSSROADS 3.32
Written by Robert Johnson

8 THE ALLMAN JOYS - MISTER, YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I 4:45
Written by Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg

9 THE ALLMAN JOYS - LOST WOMAN 5:23
Written by Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith

Duane Allman - lead guitar, vocal
Gregg Allman - guitar, organ, harmonica, lead vocals
Bob Keller - bass
Bill Connell - drums

Demos recorded August 1966 at Bradley's Barn, Nashville, Tennessee.
"Shapes Of Things" and "Crossroads":
From the box set The Allman Brothers Band: Dreams, Polydor 823 653-2, released June 1989.
"Mister, You're A Better Man Than I" and "Lost Woman" are previously unreleased.
Licensed courtesy of Gregg Allman.

 

10 HOUR GLASS - CAST OFF ALL MY FEARS 3.31
Written by Jackson Browne

11 HOUR GLASS - I'VE BEEN TRYING 2:39
Written by Curtis Mayfield

12 HOUR GLASS - NOTHING BUT TEARS 2:29
Written by Jimmy Radcliffe and B. J. Scott

Duane Allman - guitars
Gregg Allman - organ, lead vocals
Paul Hornsby - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Mabron McKinley - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums

Produced by Dallas Smith
Recorded August 1967 at Liberty Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California.

From the album Hour Glass, Liberty LST-7536, released October 1967.
Licensed courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.

 

13 HOUR GLASS - POWER OF LOVE 2:51
Written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn

14 HOUR GLASS - DOWN IN TEXAS 3:08
Written by Eddie Hinton and Marlin Greene

15 HOUR GLASS - NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN) 3:01
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Duane Allman - guitars, electric sitar
Gregg Allman - organ, lead vocals
Paul Hornsby - guitar, vocals
Pete Carr - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums

Produced by Dallas Smith
Recorded January 1968 at Liberty Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California.

From the album Power of Love, Liberty LST-7555, released April 1968.
Licensed courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.

 

16 HOUR GLASS - B.B. KING MEDLEY 7:07
a) SWEET LITTLE ANGEL
Written by B.B. King and Jules Taub
b) IT'S MY OWN FAULT
Written by John Lee Hooker
c) HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET?
Written by Mel London

17 HOUR GLASS - BEEN GONE TOO LONG 3:03
Written by Gregg Allman

18 HOUR GLASS - AIN'T NO GOOD TO CRY 3:08
Written by Al Anderson

Duane Allman - guitars
Gregg Allman - piano, electric piano, organ, lead vocals
Paul Hornsby - organ, guitar, vocals
Pete Carr - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums

Recorded April 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"B.B King Medley":
From Duane Allman: An Anthology, Capricorn CPN-2-0108, released November 1972.
"Been Gone Too Long":
From Duane Allman: An Anthology, Volume II, Capricorn CPN-2-0139, released August 1974.
"Ain't No Good To Cry":
From The Allman Brothers Band: Dreams, Polydor 823 653-2, released June 1989.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.

 

19 31ST OF FEBRUARY - MORNING DEW 3.46
Written by Tim Rose and Bonnie Dobson

20 31ST OF FEBRUARY - MELISSA 3.12
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead guitar
Gregg Allman - organ, lead vocals
Scott Boyer - acoustic guitar, vocals
David Brown - bass
Butch Trucks - drums, percussion

Produced by Steve Alaimo
Recorded September 1968 at Tone Studios, Hialeah, Florida.

From the album Duane & Gregg, Bold 33-301, released in 1972.
Licensed courtesy of Gregg Allman.

 

21 THE BLEUS - MILK AND HONEY 2:34
Written by Carrol Quillen and Grady Smith

22 THE BLEUS - LEAVIN' LISA 2:43
Written by Eddie Hinton and Jim Coleman

23 THE BLEUS - JULIANNA'S GONE 2:59
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson

Tony Lumpkin - vocals
Larry Sivley - guitar
Paul Smith - guitar
Dana Loconte - keyboards
Terry Moore - bass
Cliff Blackwood - drums
with Duane Allman - acoustic and electric guitars

Produced by Eddie Hinton & Paul Ballenger
Recorded September 11 & 16, 1968 at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.
Additional recording September 1968 at Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Milk And Honey" b/w "Leavin' Lisa," single Amy 11038, was released November 1968.
"Julianna's Gone," single B-side of Bell B-761, was released February 1969.
All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Under license from Sony Music Commercial Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

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Disc Two

1 CLARENCE CARTER - THE ROAD OF LOVE 2:54
Written by Clarence Carter

2 CLARENCE CARTER - LIGHT MY FIRE 2:49
Written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Kriger and John Densmore

Clarence Carter - vocals, guitar
Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Albert Lowe - lead guitar
Jimmy Johnson - rhythm guitar
Barry Beckett - piano
Marvell Thomas - organ
Roger Hawkins - drums
Gene Miller - trumpet
Aaron Varnell - tenor saxophone
Joe Arnold - tenor saxophone
James Mitchell - baritone saxophone
Floyd Newman - baritone saxophone
Alvin Willford, James Price and Cabwhiss Grandberry - background vocals
Arrangements by Rick Hall and staff
String arrangement by William Fischer

Produced by Rick Hall
"The Road Of Love":
Recorded July 26, 1967, and overdubbed November 12, 1968 at Fame Recording Studio,
Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
"Light My Fire":
Recorded December 2, 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album The Dynamic Clarence Carter, Atlantic SD 8199, released April 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

 

3 WILSON PICKETT - HEY JUDE 4:06
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

4 WILSON PICKETT - TOE HOLD 2:49
Written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter

5 WILSON PICKETT - MY OWN STYLE OF LOVING 2:41
Written by George Jackson, Raymond Moore and Melvin Leakes

6 WILSON PICKETT - BORN TO BE WILD 2:45
Written by Mars Bonfire

Wilson Pickett - vocal
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Jimmy Johnson - rhythm guitar
Barry Beckett - piano
Marvell Thomas - organ
Gerald Jemmott - bass
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Gene Miller - trumpet
Jack Peck - trumpet
Aaron Varnell - tenor saxophone
Joe Arnold - tenor saxophone
James Mitchell - saxophone
The Sweet Inspirations - background vocals
Arrangements by Rick Hall and staff
String arrangement by William Fischer

Produced by Rick Hall & Tom Dowd
Recorded November 27, 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Recorded December 3, 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Hey Jude," A-side of single Atlantic 45-2591, was issued January 1969.
"Born To Be Wild" b/w "Toe Hold," Atlantic single 45-2631, was issued April 1969.
From the album Hey Jude, Atlantic SD 8215, released February 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

7 LAURA LEE - IT'S HOW YOU MAKE IT GOOD 2:32
Written by Gene Barge and Lloyd Webber

8 LAURA LEE - IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DO (BUT HOW YOU DO IT) 2:05
Written by Jimmy Hughes

Laura Lee - vocals
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Spooner Oldham - keyboards
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Roger Hawkins - drums
The Memphis Horns, including
Gene Miller - trumpet
Charles Chalmers - tenor sax

Produced by Rick Hall
Recorded late 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"It's How You Make It Good," B-side of single Chess 2062, was issued in January 1969.
Courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"It Ain't What You Do (But How You Do It)" from the album Love More Than Pride,
Chess CH 50031, released in 1972.
(P) 1972 Geffen Records. Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

 

9 SPENCER WIGGINS - I NEVER LOVED A WOMAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU) 3:01
Written by Ronnie Shannon

Spencer Wiggins - vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Quinton Claunch & Rudolph Russell
Recorded late 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Single A-side of Goldwax 339, released late 1968.
Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd.

 

10 ARTHUR CONLEY - OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA 3:00
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

11 ARTHUR CONLEY - STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH 2:15
Written by Dan Grier, George Jackson and Tom Dowd

12 ARTHUR CONLEY - SPEAK HER NAME 2:39
Written by Clint Ballard, Jr.

13 ARTHUR CONLEY - THAT CAN'T BE MY BABY 2:22
Written by Obie Burnett McClinton

Arthur Conley - vocals
Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded December 6, 1968 at Fame Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album More Sweet Soul, Atco SD 33-276, released February 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

14 WILLIE WALKER - A LUCKY LOSER 2:20
Written by Allen Jones and Homer Banks

Willie Walker - vocals
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Quinton Claunch & Rudolph Russell
Recorded late 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Single B-side of Checker 1211, released December 1968.
Courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

15 THE LOVELLES - I'M COMING TODAY 2:59
Written by Dave Crawford and Roy Lee Johnson

16 THE LOVELLES - PRETENDING DEAR 2:38
Written by Dave Crawford and Roy Lee Johnson

Zulema Rucker, Brenda Hilliard and Albert Bailey - vocals
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Additional musicians unknown.

Recorded December 14, 1968 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Produced by Dave Crawford and Roy Lee Johnson

Atco single 45-6670, released January 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

17 ARETHA FRANKLIN - THE WEIGHT 2:53
Written by Jaime Robbie Robertson

18 ARETHA FRANKLIN - IT AIN'T FAIR 3:22
Written by Ronnie Miller

Aretha Franklin - vocals and piano
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Barry Beckett - electric piano
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
King Curtis - tenor saxophone
Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick, Sylvia Shemwell - backing vocals
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
Recorded January 8, 1969 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York.

"The Weight," A-side of single Atlantic 45-2603, was issued February 4, 1969.
"It Ain't Fair," A-side of single Atlantic 45-2683, was issued October 23, 1969.
From the album This Girl's In Love With You, Atlantic SD 8248, released January 15, 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

19 SOUL SURVIVORS - DARKNESS 2.56
Written by Charles Ingui and Richard Ingui

20 SOUL SURVIVORS - TELL DADDY 2.30
Written by Marcus Daniels, Wilbur Terrell and Clarence Carter

21 SOUL SURVIVORS - GOT DOWN ON SATURDAY 3.10
Written by Mickey Newbury

Charles Ingui - vocals
Richie Ingui - vocals
Kenny Jeremiah - vocals
Duane Allman - acoustic, lead and slide guitar
Edward Leonetti - guitar
Paul Venturini - organ
Tony Radicello - bass
Joseph Forgione - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Rick Hall
Arranged by Rick Hall and Staff
Recorded January 6, 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album Take Another Look, Atco SD 33-277, released February 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

22 KING CURTIS - HEY JOE 2:56
Written by Billy Roberts

23 KING CURTIS - FOOT PATTIN' 4:49
Written by Curtis Ousley

24 KING CURTIS - GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 2:46
Written by Joe South

25 KING CURTIS - THE WEIGHT 2:47
Written by Jaime Robbie Robertson

King Curtis - saxophone
Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar, electric sitar
Barry Beckett - piano
Jimmy Johnson - rhythm guitar
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

"Hey Joe" & "Foot Pattin'":
Produced by Chips Moman
Recorded January 2, 1969 at American Sound Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.

"Games People Play" & "The Weight":
Produced by King Curtis & Arif Mardin
Recorded February 19, 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Games People Play" b/w "Foot Pattin', Part II," single Atco 45-6664, was issued February 1969.
From the album Instant Groove, Atco SD 33-293, released February 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

26 THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS - GET A LITTLE ORDER 2:06
Written by Emily Houston and Sylvia Shemwell

Cissy Houston, Estelle Brown, Sylvia Shemwell and Myrna Smith - vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Eddie Hinton - guitar
Albert Lowe - guitar
Barry Beckett - electric piano
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced and engineered by Tom Dowd
Horn arrangements by Tom Dowd.
Recorded February 24-28, 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

B-side of single Atlantic 45-2638, issued June 1969.
From the album Sweets For My Sweet, Atlantic SD 8225, released July 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

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Disc 3

1 THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND - TWICE A MAN 4:26
Written by Barry Goldberg and Roy Ruby

Barry Goldberg - piano, vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Mike Bloomfield - guitar
David Hood - bass
Eddie Hoh - drums

Produced by Lewis Merenstein and Barry Goldberg
for Inherit Productions, a division of Schwaid-Merenstein, Inc.
Recorded November 1968 at Paramount Studios, Los Angeles,
and Quin Ivy Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album Two Jews Blues, Buddah BDS 5029, released January 1969.
All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Under license from Sony Music Commercial Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

2 DUANE ALLMAN - GOIN' DOWN SLOW 8:44
Written by James B. Oden

3 DUANE ALLMAN - NO MONEY DOWN 3:25
Written by Chuck Berry

4 DUANE ALLMAN - HAPPILY MARRIED MAN 2:40
Written by Duane Howard Allman

Duane Allman - guitar, lead vocals
Paul Hornsby - piano
Berry Oakley - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums

Produced by Rick Hall
Recorded February 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Goin' Down Slow":
From Duane Allman: An Anthology, Capricorn CPN-2-0108, released November 1972.
'No Money Down' & "Happily Married Man":
From Duane Allman: An Anthology, Volume II, Capricorn CPN-2-0139, released August 1974.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

 

5 OTIS RUSH - ME 2:55
Written by Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites

6 OTIS RUSH - REAP WHAT YOU SOW 4:53
Written by Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites

7 OTIS RUSH - IT TAKES TIME 3:25
Written by Otis Rush

Otis Rush - guitar and vocals
Duane Allman - guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
Mark Naftalin - keyboards
Jerry Jemmott - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites
Recorded February 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album Mourning In The Morning, Cotillion 9006, released August 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

8 THE DUCK & THE BEAR - GOING UP THE COUNTRY 2:34
Written by Alan Wilson

9 THE DUCK & THE BEAR - HAND JIVE 2:41
Written by Johnny Otis

Duane Allman - slide guitar
Eddie Hinton - lead guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums and percussion
The Memphis Horns:
Wayne Jackson - trumpet
Andrew Love - tenor saxophone
Joe Arnold - tenor saxophone
Vocalists unknown.

Produced by Eddie Hinton and Johnny Sandlin
Recorded February 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Hand Jive" b/w "Going Up The Country," single Atlantic 45-2651, was issued July 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

 

10 BOZ SCAGGS - FINDING HER 4:10
Written by Boz Scaggs

11 BOZ SCAGGS - LOOK WHAT I GOT 4:13
Written by Charles Chalmers and Donna Rhodes

12 BOZ SCAGGS - WAITING FOR A TRAIN 2:41
Written by Jimmie Rodgers

13 BOZ SCAGGS - LOAN ME A DIME 13:01
Written by Fenton Robinson, Mike Middlebrook and Jesse Anderson

Boz Scaggs - vocals, guitar
Duane Allman - Dobro and slide guitar
Eddie Hinton - guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Al Lester - fiddle
Horn Section:
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - trumpet and trombone
Joe Arnold - tenor saxophone
James Mitchell - baritone saxophone
Jeannie Greene, Donna Thatcher and Mary Holiday - backing vocals

Produced by Boz Scaggs, Jann Wenner and Marlin Greene
Recorded May 5-10, 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album Boz Scaggs, Atlantic SD 8239, released September 1969.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

14 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - DON'T WANT YOU NO MORE 2:26
Written by Spencer Davis and Edward Hardin

15 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - IT'S NOT MY CROSS TO BEAR 5:01
Written by Gregg Allman

16 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - BLACK HEARTED WOMAN 5:07
Written by Gregg Allman

17 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - TROUBLE NO MORE 3:45
Written by McKinley Morganfield

Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Gregg Allman - vocals, organ
Dickey Betts - lead guitar
Berry Oakley - bass, backing vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums, congas

Produced by Adrian Barber
Recorded August 3-12, 1969 at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York.

From the album The Allman Brothers Band, Capricorn/Atco SD 33-308, released November 1969.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Disc 4

1 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - EVERY HUNGRY WOMAN 4:13
Written by Gregg Allman

2 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - DREAMS 7:16
Written by Gregg Allman

3 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - WHIPPING POST 5:16
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Gregg Allman - vocals, organ
Dickey Betts - lead guitar
Berry Oakley - bass, backing vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums, congas

Produced by Adrian Barber
Recorded August 3-12, 1969 at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York.

From the album The Allman Brothers Band, Capricorn/Atco SD 33-308, released November 1969.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

4 RONNIE HAWKINS - ONE MORE NIGHT 2:22
Written by Bob Dylan

5 RONNIE HAWKINS - WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN 2:50
Traditional

6 RONNIE HAWKINS - MATCHBOX 3:05
Written by Carl Perkins

7 RONNIE HAWKINS - DOWN IN THE ALLEY 5:08
Written by Jesse Stone

8 RONNIE HAWKINS - WHO DO YOU LOVE 2:13
Written by Ellas McDaniel

Ronnie Hawkins - vocals
Duane Allman - Dobro, lead and slide guitar
Eddie Hinton - guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
Scotty Cushnie - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
King Biscuit Boy - harmonica
Sweet Inspirations - backing vocals

Produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
Recorded September 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album Ronnie Hawkins, Cotillion SD 9019, released February 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

9 LULU - MARLEY PURT DRIVE 3:21
Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

10 LULU - DIRTY OLD MAN 2:20
Written by Delaney Bramlett and Mac Davis

11 LULU - MR. BOJANGLES 3:08
Written by Jerry Jeff Walker

12 LULU - SWEEP AROUND YOUR OWN BACK DOOR 2:40
Written by Fran Robins

Lulu - vocals
Duane Allman - slide and lead guitar
Eddie Hinton - guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Cornell Dupree - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Additional musicians unknown.

Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
Recorded September 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

From the album New Routes, Atco SD 33-310, released February 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

 

13 JOHNNY JENKINS - I WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS 5:16
Written by Mac Rebennack

14 JOHNNY JENKINS - ROLLIN' STONE 4:56
Written by McKinley Morganfield

15 JOHNNY JENKINS - DOWN ALONG THE COVE 3:02
Written by Bob Dylan

16 JOHNNY JENKINS - VOODOO IN YOU 4:50
Written by Jackie Avery

"I Walk On Gilded Splinters":
Johnny Jenkins - vocals
Duane Allman - Dobro
Pete Carr - electric guitar
Paul Hornsby - electric piano
Robert Popwell - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - timbales
Southern Comfort - background vocals

"Rollin' Stone":
Johnny Jenkins - vocals, acoustic guitar and foot tapping
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Berry Oakley - bass

"Down Along The Cove":
Johnny Jenkins - vocals and harmonica
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Pete Carr - acoustic guitar
Paul Hornsby - rhythm guitar and elecrtric piano
Berry Oakley - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums

"Voodoo In You":
Johnny Jenkins - vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Pete Carr - guitar
Paul Hornsby - electric piano
Robert Popwell - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - timbales
Tippy Armstrong - cabasa
Eddie Hinton - cowbell
Southern Comfort - background vocals

Produced by Johnny Sandlin, except
"Down Along The Cove" Produced by Johnny Sandlin and Duane Allman
Recorded February 1969 at Fame Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
and September 1969 at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia.

From the album Ton Ton Macoute, Capricorn Record Series/Atco SD 33-331, released July 1970.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

 

17 JOHN HAMMOND - SHAKE FOR ME 2:42
Written by Willie Dixon

18 JOHN HAMMOND - CRYIN' FOR MY BABY 2:39
Written by Harold Burrage

19 JOHN HAMMOND - I'M LEAVIN' YOU 3:20
Written by Chester Burnett

20 JOHN HAMMOND - YOU'LL BE MINE 2:42
Written by Willie Dixon

John Hammond - guitar, vocals
Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Eddie Hinton - guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Joe Arnold - tenor saxophone
Ed Logan - tenor and baritone saxes
Lewis Collins - tenor sax
James Mitchell - baritone sax
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller - trumpet

Produced by Marlin Greene and John Hammond
Recorded November 17 & 21, 1969 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

"Shake For Me" was issued as single Atlantic 45-2696, December 1969.
From the album Southern Fried, Atlantic SD 8251, released January 15, 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

21 DORIS DUKE - GHOST OF MYSELF 3:06
Written by Jerry Williams, Jr.

Doris Duke - vocals
Duane Allman - guitar
Pete Carr - guitar
Jerry Williams, Jr. - piano
Paul Hornsby - piano and organ
Robert Popwell - bass
Johnny Sandlin - drums
Background vocalists unknown.

Produced and arranged by Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams, Jr.
Recorded late 1969 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia.

From the album I'm A Loser, Canyon 7704, released December 1969.
Licensed by S.D.E.G. Records

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Disc 5

1 ERIC QUINCY TATE - COMIN' DOWN (DEMO VERSION) 2:52
Written by Donnie McCormick and Tommy Carlise

Donnie McCormick - drums, harmonica, vocals,
Tommy Carlisle - guitar
David Cantonwine - bass
Joe Rogers - organ
Duane Allman - slide guitar

Produced by Tony Joe White
Recorded late 1969 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia.

From the expanded edition of the album Eric Quincy Tate, released September 26, 2006.
The album Eric Quincy Tate, Cotillion SD 9025, was originally released January 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

2 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN (LIVE) 5:00
Written by Willie Dixon

Duane Allman - guitar
Gregg Allman - organ
Dickey Betts - guitar
Berry Oakley - bass, vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Produced by Owsley Stanley
Recorded live February 11-14, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York.

From the album Fillmore East Feb 70, Grateful Dead Records GDCD 4063, released in 1997.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

 

3 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - MIDNIGHT RIDER 2:58
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead, acoustic and slide guitar
Gregg Allman - vocals, organ
Dickey Betts - lead guitar
Berry Oakley - bass, backing vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums, congas

Produced By Tom Dowd
Recorded February 18, 1970 at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia.

From the album Idlewild South, Capricorn/Atco SD 33-342, released September 1970.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

4 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - DIMPLES (LIVE) 4:59
Written by James Bracken and John Lee Hooker

5 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - I'M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN (LIVE) 9:21
Written by William Weldon and Roy Jordan

Duane Allman - guitar, vocals
Gregg Allman - organ, vocals
Dickey Betts - guitar
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums, percussion
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums, percussion

Recorded live April 11, 1970 at Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio.

From the album Live At Ludlow Garage 1970, Polydor 843 260-2, released in 1990.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises

 

6 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - SOUL SHAKE 3:06
Written by Margaret Lewis and Myrna Smith

Bonnie Bramlett - vocals
Delaney Bramlett - guitar, vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Charlie Freeman - lead guitar
Jim Dickinson - piano
Bobby Whitlock - organ and vocals
Jerry Scheff - bass
Tom McClure - bass
Ron Tutt - drums
Sammy Creason - drums
Sam Clayton - congas
Alan Estes - percussion
Memphis Horns:
Andrew Love - tenor sax
Ed Logan - tenor sax
Floyd Newman - baritone sax
Wayne Jackson - trumpet
Jack Hale - trombone

Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Delaney Bramlett
Recorded April 24, 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

Issued as single Atco 45-6756, May 1970.
From the album To Bonnie From Delaney, Atco SD 33-341, released September 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

7 LAURA NYRO - BEADS OF SWEAT 4:47
Written by Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro - vocals, harmony vocals, piano
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Cornell Dupree - guitar
Richard Davis - bass
Chuck Rainey - bass
Dino Danelli - drums
Ralph McDonald - percussion

Produced by Arif Mardin and Felix Cavaliere
Musical arrangement by Laura Nyro and Arif Mardin
Recorded April/May 1970 at Columbia Studios, New York.

From the album Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat, Columbia KC 30259, released November 1970.
Under license from Sony Music Commercial Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

8 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - DON'T KEEP ME WONDERIN' 3:28
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Gregg Allman - vocals, organ
Dickey Betts - lead guitar
Berry Oakley - bass, backing vocals
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums, congas
with
Thom Doucette - harmonica, percussion

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded May 26, 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album Idlewild South, Capricorn/Atco SD 33-342, released September 1970.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

9 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - LIVING ON THE OPEN ROAD 3:03
Written by Delaney Bramlett

Bonnie Bramlett - vocals
Delaney Bramlett - guitar, vocals
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Ben Benay - lead guitar
Jim Gordon - piano and organ
Kenny Gradney - bass
Chuck Morgan - drums
Darrell Leonard - trumpet and trombone
Frank Mayes - tenor saxophone
Jerry Jumonville - alto saxophone

Produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Delaney Bramlett
Recorded July 17, 1970 at Decca Studios, New York.

From the album To Bonnie From Delaney, Atco SD 33-341, released September 1970.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

10 ELLA BROWN - A WOMAN LEFT LONELY 3:23
Written by Dan Penn

11 ELLA BROWN - TOUCH ME 2:59
Written by Ella Brown

Ella Brown - vocals
Duane Allman - lead guitar
Other musicians unknown.

Produced by Jackie Avery & Lee Lavergne
Arranged by Jackie Avery
Recorded in 1970 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia.

Issued as single Lanor 566, released 1971.
Licensed courtesy of Mardi Gras Records.

 

12 BOBBY LANCE - MORE THAN ENOUGH RAIN 5.51
Written by Bob Lance and Fran Robins

Bobby Lance - vocals, guitar
Eddie Hinton - slide, lead guitar
Duane Allman - slide guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums & percussion
King Curtis - tenor saxophone
Trevor Lawrence - tenor, baritone saxophones
Frank M. Wess - tenor saxophone, flute
Hubert Laws - tenor saxophone
Joe Newman - trumpet
Garnett Brown - trombone
Horn arrangements by Bob Lance & King Curtis

Produced and arranged by Bobby Lance
Recorded July 20, 1970 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama,
and October 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the Atlantic-Cotillion album First Peace, Cotillion SD 9041, released February 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

Producers' Note: It's been debated for some time whether the slide guitar on "More Than Enough Rain" is played by Duane Allman, or by Eddie Hinton, or possibly by both musicians. Unfortunately, documentation does not confirm either scenario. The track has been included because we feel that it is Duane contributing his slide guitar playing. If, by chance, it is not Duane playing, the slide guitar work is certainly influenced by his unique style and technique.

 

13 DEREK & THE DOMINOS - I AM YOURS 3:34
Written by Eric Clapton and Nizami

14 DEREK & THE DOMINOS - WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD? 4:41
Written by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock

15 DEREK & THE DOMINOS - HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN 6:52
Written by Billy Myles

16 DEREK & THE DOMINOS - LAYLA 7:03
Written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon

17 ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN - MEAN OLD WORLD 3:48
Written by Walter Jacobs

Eric Clapton - guitars, lead vocals
Bobby Whitlock - organ, piano, vocals, acoustic guitar
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion, piano
Carl Radle - bass, percussion
Duane Allman - guitars
With thanks to Albhy Galuten for piano & assistance.

Produced & Arranged by The Dominos
Executive Producer: Tom Dowd
Recorded September & October 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, Atco SD 2-704, released November 1970.
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK), under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Disc 6

1 SAM SAMUDIO - ME AND BOBBY McGEE 3:31
Written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster

2 SAM SAMUDIO - RELATIVITY 3:14
Written by Domingo Samudio

3 SAM SAMUDIO - GOIN' UPSTAIRS 5:06
Written by John Lee Hooker

Sam Samudio - vocals, guitar, mouth harp
Duane Allman - Dobro, lead and slide guitar
Freddy Hester - acoustic bass
The Dixie Flyers:
Jim Dickinson - acoustic guitar, piano
Charlie Freeman - guitar
Mike Utley - organ
Tommy McClure - bass
Sammy Creason - drums

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded June 15, 1970 & September 2, 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album, Sam, Hard And Heavy, Atlantic SD 8271, released February 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

4 RONNIE HAWKINS - DON'T TELL ME YOUR TROUBLES 2:13
Written by Don Gibson

5 RONNIE HAWKINS - SICK AND TIRED 2:45
Written by Dave Bartholomew and Christopher Kenner

6 RONNIE HAWKINS - ODESSA 3:19
Written by Ronnie Hawkins and Jacqueline Magill

Ronnie Hawkins - vocals
Duane Allman - Dobro, lead guitar
The Dixie Flyers:
Jim Dickinson - acoustic guitar, piano
Charlie Freeman - guitar
Mike Utley - organ
Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass
Sammy Creason - drums
Memphis Horns:
James Mitchell - baritone saxophone
Ed Logan - tenor saxophone
Andrew Love - tenor saxophone
Jack Hale - trombone
Roger Hopps - trumpet
Wayne Jackson - trumpet, flugelhorn

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded July & October 1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album, The Hawk, Cotillion SD 9039, released February 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

7 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - GIFT OF LOVE 2:09
Written by Delaney Bramlett and Mac Davis

8 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - SING MY WAY HOME 4:02
Written by Delaney Bramlett

Bonnie Bramlett - vocals
Delaney Bramlett - guitar, vocals
Duane Allman - Dobro, slide guitar
Bobby Whitlock - vocals
Carl Radle - bass (on "Sing My Way Home")

Produced and by Delaney Bramlett
Recorded November 1970 and mixed at Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California.

"Gift Of Love" from the Motel Shot sessions is previously unreleased.
"Sing My Way Home" from the album Motel Shot, Atco SD 33-358, released March 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

9 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - STATESBORO BLUES (LIVE) 4:17
Written by Will McTell

10 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED (LIVE) 13:04
Written by Richard Betts

Duane Allman - guitar
Gregg Allman - organ, vocals
Dickey Betts - guitar
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded live March 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East, New York.

From the album At Fillmore East, Capricorn SD-2-802, released July 1971.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

11 GRATEFUL DEAD - SUGAR MAGNOLIA (LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, APRIL 26, 1971) 7:20
Written by Bob Weir and Robert Hunter

Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - organ, percussion, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Duane Allman - lead guitar

Recorded live April 26, 1971 at the Fillmore East, New York.

Previously unreleased.
(P) 2012 Grateful Dead Productions, Inc.
Courtesy Of Grateful Dead Productions, Inc.

 

12 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - ONE WAY OUT (LIVE) 4:57
Written by Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn and Sonny Boy Williamson

Duane Allman - guitar
Gregg Allman - organ, vocals
Dickey Betts - guitar
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded live June 27, 1971 at the Fillmore East, New York.

From the album Eat A Peach, Capricorn CPN-2-0102, released February 1972.
(P) 1972 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

13 HERBIE MANN - PUSH PUSH 10:03
Written by Herbie Mann

14 HERBIE MANN - SPIRIT IN THE DARK 7:59
Written by Aretha Franklin

15 HERBIE MANN - WHAT'D I SAY 4:57
Written by Ray Charles

Herbie Mann - flute and alto flute
Duane Allman - guitar
Cornell Dupree - guitar (on "Push Push")
David Spinozza - guitar (on "Spirit In The Dark" and "What'd I Say")
Richard Tee - piano, electric piano, organ
Chuck Rainey - bass (on "Push Push")
Jerry Jemmott - bass (on "Spirit In The Dark" and "What'd I Say")
Bernard Purdie - drums
Ralph McDonald - percussion

Produced by Arif Mardin
Recorded June 28 & 30, 1971 and July 7, 1971 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York

From the album Push Push, Atlantic/Embryo SD 532, released October 1971.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

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Disc 7

1 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - COME ON IN MY KITCHEN (LIVE) 3:42
Written by Robert Johnson

2 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD (LIVE) 4:03
Traditional, arranged by Delaney Bramlett

3 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - POOR ELIJAH / TRIBUTE TO JOHNSON (MEDLEY) (LIVE) 4:54
Written by Delaney Bramlett and Jim Ford / Delaney Bramlett and Leon Russell

Bonnie Bramlett - vocals
Delaney Bramlett - vocals, acoustic guitar
Duane Allman - acoustic slide guitar
Sam Clayton - congas

Recorded July 22, 1971 at A&R Studios, New York for a live WPLJ-FM broadcast.

Previously unreleased, except "Come On In My Kitchen" which was included in the album
Duane Allman: An Anthology, Volume II, Capricorn CPN-2-0139, released August 1974.
Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.

 

4 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - YOU DON'T LOVE ME / SOUL SERENADE (LIVE) 19:25
Written by Willie Cobbs / Curtis Ousley and Luther Dixon

Duane Allman - guitar
Gregg Allman - organ, vocals
Dickey Betts - guitar
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Recorded August 26, 1971 at A&R Studios, New York for a live WPLJ-FM broadcast.

From The Allman Brothers Band: Dreams, Polydor 823 653-2, released June 1989.
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.

 

5 COWBOY - PLEASE BE WITH ME 3:41
Written by Scott Boyer

Scott Boyer - vocals, acoustic guitar
Duane Allman -Dobro
George Clark - bass
Tommy Talton - backing vocals
Pete Kowalke - backing vocals

Produced by Johnny Sandlin
Recorded August 1971 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama.

From the album 5'll Getch Ten, Capricorn/Atco SD 864, released October 1971.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

 

6 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - STAND BACK 3:24
Written by Gregg Allman and Raymond Berry Oakley III

7 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - BLUE SKY 5:09
Written by Dickey Betts

Duane Allman - lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Gregg Allman - organ, piano, vocals
Dickey Betts - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums, percussion
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded September 1971 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album Eat A Peach, Capricorn CPN-2-0102, released February 1972.
(P) 1972 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

 

8 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - BLUE SKY (LIVE) 11:24
Written by Dickey Betts

9 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - DREAMS (LIVE) 17:56
Written by Gregg Allman

Duane Allman - lead and slide guitar
Gregg Allman - Hammond B3 organ, vocals
Dickey Betts - lead guitar, vocals
Berry Oakley - bass
Butch Trucks - drums
Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson - drums

Produced by The Allman Brothers Band
Recorded live September 19, 1971 at the State University of New York at Stonybrook Gym.

From the album S.U.N.Y. at Stonybrook: Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71, released in 2003.
Licensed courtesy of The Allman Brothers Band Recording Company

 

10 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - LITTLE MARTHA 2:07
Written by Duane Allman

Duane Allman - acoustic guitar
Dickey Betts - acoustic guitar

Produced by Tom Dowd
Recorded October 1971 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

From the album Eat A Peach, Capricorn CPN-2-0102, released February 1972.
(P) 1972 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2013 Rounder Records ? 2013 Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Warning: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. B0017876-02

Compilation produced by Galadrielle Allman and Bill Levenson

Executive Producer: Scott Billington

Essay by Scott Schinder

Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering Studios, Cleveland, OH, November 2012.
Tape transfers and digital assembly: Eliot Kissileff at Sterling Sound, New York.

Art direction by Scott Billington and Nancy Given
Art coordination by Abbey Anna

Photo and Memorabilia Archivist: E.J. Devokaitis

Special Thanks:
Gregg Allman, Michael Lehman, Bert Holman, Michael Eaton, Cecil Offley;
Rikka Arnold, Larry Blake, Steve Netsky, Nick Phillips, Brian Schuman, John Virant, Marty Willard; Nina Collins, David Ponak, Gene Zacharewicz, Amy Arigo, Tricia Tierno, Kate Hudspeth;
Herb Agner, Paul Hall, Jerry Stine, George Zorn; Roger Armstrong, Bill Inglot, John Strother, Rob Santos, Henry Townes, Sean Brennan, Rob Robles, Randy Poe and Kirk West.

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective - New release - CD reviews - Artist profiles - Discography
Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings Complete Collection
Robert Johnson makes the list as much for his contribution and influence to the blues genre as the music itself. I have Johnson's The Complete Recordings and do enjoy listening to it, but without its historic importance, he wouldn't have made the front page.

There are 29 Robert Johnson songs. Of them, several were recorded twice for a total of 41 recordings. That is all there is. 

All 41 recordings are on The Complete Recordings. The package has very good liner notes with photos, lyrics, recording dates, and essays. The tracks are in chorological order.  Meanwhile, Complete Collection has the 29 songs on one disc without the alternate tracks. There are plenty of other, lesser, compilations that include some of his songs and numerous tribute releases.

The great label JSP released a box set called The Road to Robert Johnson (and beyond). It contains four discs. The first disc are pre Robert Johnson artists and peers. The second disc contains 29 Robert Johnson songs. The third and fourth disc comprise of great blues artists that were followed Johnson. They didn't gather a track per artist, but often have numerous songs. For example, for Muddy Waters on disc three they included all of the songs from his The Complete Plantation Recordings CD, which were recorded in 1941.  

Mississippi Blues, Vol. 4 - This album was originally released in 1987 and digitally remastered in 2007. Four tracks by Otto Virgil, 11 by by Robert Johnson and eight by  Robert Lockwood.
Additional Robert Johnson content
Acoustic Blues Innovators
Me and Mr. Johnson (Eric Clapton's R. J. tribute)
Blues best

 
The Road to Robert Johnson Mississippi Blues, Vol. 4
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective - New release - CD reviews - Artist profiles - Discography
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective - New release - CD reviews - Artist profiles - Discography
 

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