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Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography

Duane Allman 

New - 2013
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective
Seven discs - Limited Edition of 10,000 - This sold out quick!

Song of the South:
Duane Allman and the Rise of the Allman Brothers Band 

DVD

Editorial Reviews
Duane Allman, the lead guitarist and driving force behind Southern Rock pioneers The Allman Brothers Band, lived 
a tragically short life, but during his brief career he changed music forever. With contributions from an 
illustrious and highly knowledgeable cast of friends, insiders and experts, plus rare footage and exclusive 
interviews, this film looks at Duane's life, work and musical output. 


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On this page, we have a review of Duane's Anthology Vol. 1. We have also provided information about many of the albums that Duane performed on and plan to add to this page as we continue explore his genius. 

Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 1 Review
The Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 1
is a combination of Duane performing session work as well as a glimpse of his work with the Allman Brothers Band. The material begins with an early band he formed with his brother Gregg, The Hourglass, and concludes with five Allman Brothers Band songs. In between those periods, Duane played sessions for a variety of excellent musicians playing blues, soul, R&B, acoustic material, and rock.

With the session work selections, the material varies in that the band and singers differ from track-to-track. Some songs feature wailing guitars, while other tracks Duane plays a supplemental role. In an attempt to categorize, there are four main types of tracks: extended jams, supplemental roles, acoustic material, and the Allman Brothers Band. 

From the first disc, Duane sings "Goin' Down Slow." It features some dazzling guitar clocking in at 8:44. The highlight from disc one? This is one of those songs where the notes that aren't played as good as the ones that are. Other tracks that open up are the "B. B. King Medley" where in addition to strong guitar phrases, Gregg Allman does a good B. B. King vocal impersonation.  Boz Scagg's "Loan Me a Dime" offers an extended R&B workout. The familiar long time classic "Layla" showcases the electric guitar duo of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman.

Many of the tracks Duane's role is low-key offering tasty slide guitar fills and short solos. Among my favorites is Wilson Pickett's rendition of the Beatles classic "Hey Jude," which showcases not only Duane, but great horns and vocals. There are several other good songs where Duane backs up the likes of Aretha Franklin, Delaney and Bonnie as well as a Bob Dylan cover "Down Along The Cove" with Johnny Jenkins just to name a few. 

There are several acoustic songs. The album closer "Little Martha" from Eat a Peach is a gorgeous duet with Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. A good acoustic number, "Please Be With Me" by the band Cowboy that features Duane playing slide Dobro. Eric Clapton did a cover of the song on his album 461 Ocean Blvd. Speaking of Clapton, he and Duane perform a version of "Mean Old World" that subsequently was released on The Layla Sessions: 20 Anniversary Edition. The final acoustic track is "Rollin' Stone" with Johnny Jenkins, an urban blues gem indeed. 

There are five Allman Brothers Band songs that close the disc. Two live, and three studio. Most people that buy the Duane Allman Anthology already have the Allman Brothers CD's. If you don't fall into that camp, these songs will likely convince you that you should. 

Duane Allman is one of the truly special guitar players. His Anthology compiles material that is rare and spread among over a dozen albums, several that are out of print. For those that appreciate his genius will treasure this release.

Additional Notes:
Track List
In addition to personnel listing by track, the liner notes include a booklet written by Tony Glover along with several photos. 

Below we have noted some of the albums that this session work appears on as well as other information about some of the artists. The CD's that Duane takes a dominant role on the release include Derek and the Dominos, Boz Scaggs, Wilson Pickett, and Johnny Jenkins.

Books - Allman Brothers, Duane Allman, Derek and the Dominos.

Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 1  
Disc: 1
1. B. B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel/It's My Own Fault/How Blue Can You Get? - The Hourglass   
2. Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett   
3. The Road Of Love - Clarence Carter   
4. Goin' Down Slow - Duane Allman   
5. The Weight - Aretha Franklin   
6. Games People Play - King Curtis   
7. Shake For Me - John Hammond   
8. Loan Me A Dime - Boz Scaggs   
9. Rollin' Stone - Johnny Jenkins   

Disc: 2 
1. Livin' On The Open Road - Delaney & Bonnie   
2. Down Along The Cove - Johnny Jenkins   
3. Please Be With Me - Cowboy   
4. Mean Old World - Eric Clapton And Duane Allman   
5. Layla - Derek & The Dominos   
6. Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band   
7. Don't Keep Me Wondering - The Allman Brothers Band   
8. Standback - The Allman Brothers Band   
9. Dreams - The Allman Brothers Band   
10. Little Martha - The Allman Brothers Band  
Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 1
Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 2

I recently got a copy Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 2, and did have one in the LP days. Its story is similar to the one noted above. I like the ABB "Dimples," which is from Ludlow's Garage, April 1970, a version is also available on the expanded editions of The Fillmore East releases. I'll add some further comments when I have a chance to listen further. Until then, I did notice that the track called "The Weight," on this is an instrumental cut. It sounds so much like Bob Dylan's "Quinn the Eskimo" without Aretha's vocals. 

 
Disc: 1
1. Happily Married Man - Duane Allman   
2. It Ain't Fair - Aretha Franklin   
3. The Weight - King Curtis   
4. You Reap What You Sow - Otis Rush   
5. Matchbox - Ronnie Hawkins   
6. Born To Be Wild - Wilson Pickett   
7. No Money Down - Duane Allman   
8. Been Gone Too Long - The Hourglass   
9. Stuff You Gotta Watch - Arthur Conley   
10. Dirty Old Man - Lulu   
11. Push Push - Herbie Mann   

Disc: 2 
1. Walk On Gilded Splinters - Johnny Jenkins   
2. Waiting For A Train - Boz Scaggs   
3. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - Ronnie Hawkins   
4. Goin' Upstairs - Sam Samudio   
5. Come On In My Kitchen - Delaney & Bonnie   
6. Dimples - The Allman Brothers Band   
7. Goin' Up The Country - The Duck And The Bear   
8. Done Somebody Wrong - The Allman Brothers Band   
9. Leave My Blues At Home - The Allman Brothers Band   
10. Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band   
Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 2 
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography

Allman Brothers Band releases with Duane Allman
Below are links to our reviews

Studio
Beginnings
| Amazon - (The first two Allman Brothers CD's on one disc)
Eat a Peach | Amazon - Duane is on half of the studio and all of the live tracks.

Live
The Fillmore East |Amazon - Awesome!

Atlanta International Pop Festival |
Amazon 
Ludlow Garage | Amazon
Live at American University | Amazon

ABB Compilations

Decade of Hits | Amazon - One disc
Dreams review | Amazon - 4 discs Includes some pre Allman Brothers Band
The Road Goes On Forever | Amazon - Two discs (Earlier material emphasis)
Stand Back: Anthology | Amazon- Two discs

There are several other live archival releases. We track those on our Live Allman Brothers Band Page.

Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Allman Joys  
A pre Allman Brothers Band.
Out of print, but second hand copies can be had. 

See also The Hourglass 

Allman Joys
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Aretha Franklin  
1. Son Of A Preacher Man   
2. Share Your Love With Me   
3. Dark End Of The Street   
4. Let It Be   
5. Eleanor Rigby   
6. This Girl's In Love With You  
7. It Ain't Fair  
8. The Weight  
9. Call Me  
10. Sit Down And Cry  

From what I can tell is that Duane Allman plays on two tracks on Aretha Franklin's album This Girl's in Love With You; "The Weight" and "It Ain't Fair" where the former is on Duane Allman Antholgy Vol. 1, and the latter on Volume 2. Duane Allman aside, this is a really good album. Excellent musicians throughout, King Curtis plays much of the sax.

Duane also plays on the track "Pullin'" from Spirit in the Dark

All three of the tracks previously noted are available on Franklin's Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings [BOX SET]. The four disc box-set is very well put together, both in terms of music packaging. The liner notes include:
1. Music - Very comprehensive
2. Credits - Lists the albums the songs appear, recording dates, on and the personnel.
3. Biography
4. Photos
5. Discography with tracks of the cd's that are included.
6. Other credits and goodies.

 

This Girl's in Love With You
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Delaney and Bonnie  
1. Hard Luck and Troubles 
2. God Knows I Love You 
3. Lay Down My Burden 
4. Medley: Come on in My Kitchen/Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean/Going 
5. Love of My Man 
6. They Call It Rock & Roll Music 
7. Soul Shake 
8. Miss Ann 
9. Alone Together 
10. Living on the Open Road 
11. Let Me Be Your Man 
12. Free the People 

Product Description:
Japanese reissue & the CD debut of their 1970 and fifth LP. Guests include Duane Allman, Gram Parsons and Dave Mason. Features the original cover art & all 12 original tracks. 1998 Atco/ EastWest release. 

To Bonnie From Delaney
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Clarence Carter   
1. Willie And Laura Mae Jones   
2. Say Man   
3. I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')   
4. Let It Be   
5. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone   
6. Your Love Lifted Me  
7. Till I Can't Take It Anymore  
8. Patches  
9. It's All In Your Mind  
10. Changes  
11. C.C. Blues  
12. Getting The Bills (But No Merchandise)  
13. I'd Rather Go Blind  
14. Think About It  
15. The Road Of Love  
16. You've Been A Long Time Comin'  
17. Light My Fire  
18. That Old Time Feeling  
19. Steal Away  
20. Let Me Comfort You  
21. Look What I Got  
22. Too Weak To Fight  
23. Harper Valley P.T.A.  
24. Weekend Love  

Two albums re-released together.

Also look for this package.
Testifyin' / This Is Clarence Carter 
Patches/The Dynamic Clarence Carter
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Cowboy

The Cowboy CD's are out of print, but used copies are available.

 
1. Livin' in the Country 
2. Pick Your Nose 
3. Everything Here 
4. It's Time 
5. 5'll Getcha Ten 
6. Shoestrings 
7. Seven Four Tune 
8. All My Friends 
9. Please Be With Me 
10. Patch and a Painkiller 
11. Where Can You Go 
12. Love 40 
13. Road Gravy Chase 
14. Houston - Houston Vamp 
15. Now That I Know 
16. Pat's Song 
17. Everybody Knows Your Name 
18. Nobody Else's Man 
19. It Might Be the Rain 

See also Reach for the Sky 

A Different Time: The Best of Cowboy
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Derek and the Dominos

We have more details about this release in our Eric Clapton section. Duane Allman plays on all but the first three songs of this classic.
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 
Review | Order | SACD

The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition (box-set)
Review | Order
On the box-set, Duane plays on some of the outtakes, and some jams. The review provide the details of which tracks.

Book - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos

 
1. I Looked Away   
2. Bell Bottom Blues   
3. Keep On Growing   
4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out   
5. I Am Yours   
6. Anyday   
7. Key To The Highway   
8. Tell The Truth   
9. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?   
10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman   
11. Little Wing   
12. It's Too Late   
13. Layla   
14. Thorn Tree In The Garden   
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography

Hourglass 

 
1. Out of the Night 
2. Nothing But Tears 
3. Love Makes the World Go 'Round 
4. Cast Off All My Fears 
5. I've Been Trying 
6. No Easy Way Down 
7. Heartbeat 
8. So Much Love 
9. Got to Get Away 
10. Silently 
11. Bells 
12. Power of Love 
13. Changing of the Guard 
14. To Things Before 
15. I'm Not Afraid 
16. I Can Stand Alone 
17. Down in Texas 
18. I Still Want Your Love 
19. Home for the Summer 
20. I'm Hanging Up My Heart for You 
21. Going Nowhere 
22. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 
23. Now Is the Time 
Hourglass
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography

Johnny Jenkins 

 

1. I Walk On Gilded Splinters   
2. Leaving Trunk   
3. Blind Bats And Swamp Rats   
4. Rollin' Stone   
5. Sick And Tired   
6. Down Along The Cove   
7. Bad News   
8. Dimples   
9. Voodoo In You   
10. I Don't Want No Woman   
11. My Love Will Never Die 

Ton-Ton Macoute! was originally recorded in 1969-70 and was re-released here with two previously unreleased tracks--"I Don't Want No Woman" and "My Love Will Never Die." Duane Allman plays on six of the songs. 

Ton-Ton Macoute!
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
King Curtis  
1. Instant Groove
2. Hey Joe
3. Foot Pattin'
4. Wichita Lineman
5. Games People Play
6. Sing A Simple Song
7. The Weight
8. La Jeanne
9. Little Green Apples
10. Somewhere
11. Hold Me Tight
12. Hey Jude

Duane Allman plays on tracks 2, 3, 5 & 7.
Instant Groove
Live at Fillmore West by King Curtis 
Re-mastered edition 2006

Duane doesn't play on this album, but he does recommend the album prior to the Allman Brothers Band performance of "You Don't Love Me/Soul Serenade," a track that is available on Dreams.

Bonus tracks 

King Curtis was one of the session players that played extensively on Aretha Franklin's classic early material.

Live at Fillmore West by King Curtis

The Best of King Curtis

1. Night Train    
2. One Mint Julep    
3. Soul Twist    
4. Soul Serenade    
5. Honky Tonk    
6. Slow Drag   
7. Hide Away   
8. Strollin' Home   
9. Sister Sadie   
10. Tanya   
11. Summer Dream   
12. Hung Over   
13. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home   
14. More Soul   
15. Shake   
16. A Change Is Gonna Come   

See also:
Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis - This would be a top pick, but was expensive, look for a used copy.

The Best of King Curtis
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Push Push by Herbie Mann   
1. Push Push 
2. What's Going On 
3. Spirit In The Dark 
4. Man's Hope 
5. IF 
6. Never Say Goodbye 
7. What'd I Say 
8. Funky Nassau 

Duane Allman plays on all tracks.
Push Push by Herbie Mann 
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Ronnie Hawkins   
Reissues in 2011

RONNIE HAWKINS
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama, September 1969

Ronnie Hawkins (vocals), Duane Allman (guitar), Eddie Hinton (guitar), Jimmy Johnston (guitar), David Hood (bass), Barry Beckett (keyboards), Scott Cushnie (keyboards), King Biscuit Boy (harmonica), Roger Hawkins (drums), Sweet Inspirations (chorus). Producers Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd.

The Hawk
RONNIE HAWKINS
Atlantic South Criteria Studio, Miami, 1971


Ronnie Hawkins (vocals), Duane Allman (guitar/dobro), Charlie Freeman (guitar), Jim Dickinson (piano, acoustic guitar), Donald 'Duck' Dunn (bass), Mike Utley (organ), Sammy Creason (drums), Memphis Horns (-1). Producer Tom Dowd.
Ronnie Hawkins
1. One More Night 
2. Bitter Green 
3. I May Never Get To Heaven 
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken 
5. Matchbox 
6. Little Bird 
7. One Too Many Mornings
8. Forty Days 
9. Down In The Alley 
10. Who Do You Love 
11. Home From The Forest 
Ronnie Hawkins 
The Hawk
1. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
2. Sick And Tired
3. Lonely Weekends
4. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
5. Red Rooster
6. Ooby Dooby
7. The Lady Came From Baltimore
8. Leaves That Are Green
9. Patricia
10. Odessa
11. Treasure Of Love
12. Black Sheep Boy

The Hawk 
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Wilson Pickett   
1. Save Me 
2. Hey Jude 
3. Back in Your Arms 
4. Toe Hold 
5. Night Owl 
6. My Own Style of Loving 
7. Man and a Half 
8. Sit Down and Talk This Over 
9. Search Your Heart 
10. Born to Be Wild 
11. People Make the World 

Duane Allman plays on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, and 10.

Definitive Collection - 2006 two disc release

Hey Jude
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Boz Scaggs   

1. I'm Easy   
2. I'll Be Long Gone   
3. Another Day (Another Letter)   
4. Now You're Gone   
5. Finding Her   
6. Look What I Got  
7. Waiting For A Train  
8. Loan Me A Dime  
9. Sweet Release 

Boz Scaggs debut album. 

Duane plays on tracks 5, 6, 7, and 8. Perhaps track 4 too.

Boz Scaggs
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Duane Allman Books   
Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band Skydog: The Duane Allman Story Layla ... by Derek and the Dominos
Skydog: The Duane Allman Story

Press Release:

The True Story of Guitar Legend Duane Allman

“Poe captures the essence of Duane Allman. . . . Skydog is a fitting tribute to one of the best and most influential musicians to ever come out of the South.”

—Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones; former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist

“As a personality and musician, Skydog was the one and only. Randy Poe brings him back to life. His portrait of Allman is rendered with sensitivity, scholarship, and a whole lot of blues-loving passion.”

—David Ritz, four-time Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award winner

San Francisco—A guitar legend 35 years after his death, Duane Allman is revered by fans and musicians alike. Now, Backbeat Books offers Skydog, the first biography of Duane Allman. Skydog reveals Duane’s entire story, from his childhood and the struggling early days of the Allman Brothers Band, through the arrival of fame and legendary gigs like the Fillmore East concerts, and on to his tragic death in 1971 and his continuing legacy.

Whether churning out incredible solos in the Allman Brothers Band, recording killer tracks with stars like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, or laying down his immortal “Layla” riff, Allman was never less than incendiary on guitar. But nothing came easily for Duane—he labored ceaselessly to perfect his craft and to find a place in era’s tumultuous music scene, and he struggled mightily with his own demons.

Detailing his musical influences, his relationship with brother Gregg Allman, his sessions as a sideman in Muscle Shoals and New York, his contributions to slide guitar technique, and much more, author Randy Poe taps the people who knew Duane best, paying tribute to one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Skydog also includes a comprehensive discography of Duane Allman's work with his own bands and on other artists' recordings, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman's friends and bandmates. Raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Grammy nominee Randy Poe is a former executive director of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. President of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing since 1985, Poe is the author of two other books, dozens of articles for various music magazines, and the liner notes to over 100 albums. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. Backbeat Books publishes books for people who are passionate about music, whether as performers or avid fans. Based in San Francisco, Backbeat Books is an imprint of the Music Player Network, a division of CMP Media, LLC.
The author's website is http://www.skydogbook.com

Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography
Duane Allman Anthology Vol 1 and 2 - cd reviews and discography

 

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