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Duane Allman was born on November 20, 1946 in Nashville, TN and died on October 29, 1971 in Macon, GA in a motorcycle accident.
Duane Allman was a founding member and guitar player for the Allman Brothers Band.
Duane’s legacy with the band can be found on their first two studio albums, The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Idlewild South (1970), and a live album “Live at the Fillmore East” (1971).
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers added pianist Chuck Leavell for their next album, Brothers and Sisters (1973), which contained the hit "Ramblin' Man." During the recording of this album, Oakley was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon.
The Allman Brothers reformed in 1979 with guitarist Dan Toler and bassist Rook Goldflies to record Enlightened Rogues (1979), Reach for the Sky (1980), and Brothers of the Road (1981).
Allman, Trucks, Jaimoe, Quinones, Burbridge, Haynes, and Trucks's nephew Derek Trucks (guitar) continue to tour, and in 2003 the group released their first studio album in nine years, Hittin' the Note.
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 Duane Allman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a teenager in 1960, Duane was motivated to take up the guitar by the example of his younger brother, Gregg, who had obtained a guitar after hearing a neighbor playing country music standards on an acoustic guitar.
Duane used an empty glass Coricidin medicine bottle, which he wore over his ring finger, as a slide; this was later picked up by other slide guitarists such as Bonnie Raitt, Rory Gallagher, and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Allman was generally considered a pacificist and was highly respected among his band mates.
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 DUANE "SKYDOG" ALLMAN (21 November 1946-29 October 1971)
Allman began his career playing in the Allman Joys and the Hourglass, two promising bands that went nowhere but caught the attention of Fame Studios owner Rick Hall.
Hall hired Allman to play on Wilson Pickett's 1968 "Hey Jude" album and was impressed enough with the results to retain him as a session man. Allman's work was featured on records by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Clarence Carter, Otis Rush, and Boz Scaggs, but he had larger ambitions.
Allman's work with Derek and the Dominos (a quartet led by a then 24 year old guitar legend, Eric Clapton) is from the 1970 international classic two record set released in 1970, "Layla and other assorted Love Songs." Allman played lead and slide on 11 of the 14 songs on the album.
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 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS AND THE CROSSROADS CURSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane was born in Nashville in 1946 and his younger brother Gregg was born a year later.
Duane also continued his freelance work in the studio, most notably adding slide guitar to "Layla" during the Derek And The Dominoes sessions with Eric Clapton.
Allman's testimony was devastating and Scooter Herring was sentenced to seventy-five years in prison.
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 The Duane Allman Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane was one of the lead guitarists and founders of the great southern rock group, The Allman Brothers Band (ABB), which included his brother Gregg (keyboards/vocals), Dickey Betts (lead guitar), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jaimoe (drums).
Allman tended to run his phrases into one another at the top end of the guitar on the high strings, while Clapon’s were more defined.
Duane Allman T-shirt, Photos and Posters.They have a photo of Allman at Criteria Studios during the sessions.
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 Allman Brothers
Duane returned to Muscle Shoals, while the Allman Brothers were still rehearsing to record with Boz Scaggs, in May 1969.
The Allman Brothers Band were a favourite of promoter Bill Graham and in their December 1970 appearance at his Fillmore East, they were in such rare form that they played encore after encore, not giving up the stage to headliner Canned Heat until 3:30 a.m.
By 1975, Allman was involved in an on-again, off-again marriage to Cher (they divorced in 1979), and had a son, Elijah Blue, in 1977.
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 Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Allman began his career playing in the Allman Joys and the Hour Glass, two promising bands that went nowhere but caught the attention of Fame Studios owner Rick Hall.
Hall hired Allman to play on Wilson Pickett's 1969 "Hey Jude" album and was impressed enough with the results to retain him as a session man. Allman's work was featured on records by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Clarence Carter, Otis Rush, and Boz Scaggs, but he had larger ambitions.
In October, midway through the sessions, Allman crashed his motorcycle in an attempt to avoid colliding with a truck; three hours of intensive surgery were not enough to save his life.
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 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers story is inescapably about the cultural forces at work in the American South in the post World War II era, the churning emotional climate responsible for the "New South" that emerged in the early '70s and culminated in Jimmy Carter's presidency.
Duane was able to figure out how to play even the most complicated technical tricks after listening to the record a few times.
Meanwhile the Allman Joys were touring the roadhouse circuit, travelling from gig to gig in a broken-down station wagon and establishing a reputation as a fierce live band.
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 Duane Allman
Duane plays his most astounding lead work behind the vocals on "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", and crafts a stunning solo for a few measures before Eric joins in: two fantastic guitarists at their absolute peaks.
Before this Duane had retuned on stage between lead and slide songs, although he continued to play slide in standard tuning in songs with both lead and slide parts (the only two Allman Brothers songs like this are Dreams, Mountain Jam, and very briefly Midnight Rider, which both feature Duane playing both lead and slide).
Duane's tone on the slide is unique due to a number of points that set him apart from his other contemporaries.
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 Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Allman Brothers, Duane Allman, Derek and the Dominoes.
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.
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.
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 In Memory of Duane Allman - Murmurs.com - We Talk
Duane was a slide guitar master and his burning and soaring improvisations combined the blues of Elmore James and Muddy Waters with the jazz flights of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Duane played with Gregg in regional bands like the Allman Joys and Hour Glass, then found work as session guitarist on many of the soul sides cut in the 60's in studios like Fame and Muscle Shoals.
Duane was spokesman and leader for the group and he lived music with a passion.
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 The Allman Brothers Band: Stand Back -- The Anthology - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Allman Brothers Band really lived two separate lives: its mythical formative years with founder Duane Allman and its subsequent reincarnation as a premier "jam" band kept fresh by a constant supply of young talent.
Duane's contributions went beyond his unparalleled slide guitar, although I cannot think of another rock guitarist who managed to command attention without ever being flashy, because his presence always spurred the rest of the band to give their all.
The Allman Brothers Band may have slipped a little in the studio, as did every single one of their contemporaries, but their late period songs show why fans cared enough to even show up at their live concerts.
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 Biography for Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee in November 1946.
Duane Allman is among the most famous players of electric slide guitar, and almost certainly the greatest.
Duane played bottleneck slide using a glass Coricidin D cold medicine bottle, and usually tuned his guitar to open E. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Allman Brothers) in 1995.
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 TIGERX.COM Memorials: Fond Farewell to Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane Allman one of the driving forces of The Allman Brothers Band was arguably the best Slide guitarist of his era.
Duane learned to play guitar by the age of 13 and played gigs at the local YMCA with his brother Gregg.
Their first LP was not received so well so Duane kept up his session work recording with artists such as Boz Scaggs Laura Nyro and Ronnie Hawkins.
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 Allman Brothers Band - Rock at Randy's Rodeo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Allman Brothers, in fact, practically invented the genre that came to be known as southern rock.
Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Idlewild South (1973) are available separately and as a cheaper tandem package, Beginnings, originally released in 1973.
Next, the Brothers dropped a bomb, Allman Brothers At Fillmore East (a two-record set edited down from two marathon shows), that proved how powerful, seasoned, and virtuosic they were in concert.
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 The Allman Brothers
Within a couple of years the Allmans were a major chart success, and had established their reputation with fine concert performances that are captured on several live albums.
Gregg Allman had (briefly) married Cher, so this is a duet album co-produced by Allman and Sandlin and featuring Willie Weeks (bass), Bill Stewart (drums), Jim Horn (horns), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Clydie King, Vanetta Fields, and Tim Schmit (vocals), and many others.
The Allman Brothers switched from Polydor to Arista at this point, but both of their efforts on that label were flops.
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 Allman Brothers Band Album Reviews
Duane's shearing guitar solo only climbs higher and higher until he dishes out his bottleneck and plows the way home.
This Willie Cobbs cover starts out fine until Duane gives a delightful false ending trading off to Dickey and the drummers to bring the song to a new level soon to be joined by the rest of the band.
This 1972 album, Eat A Peach, was released at the pinnacle of the Allman's career and is a perfect blend between blues and the jams which the Brothers are infamous for.
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 Natural Fire - Guitarists - Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Despite the deserved success this unit achieved, Duane Allman continued his cameo appearances, the most exceptional of which was his contribution to the Derek And The Dominos classic, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.
In the summer of 1971, the Allman Brothers began work on their fourth album, Eat A Peach, but tired from constant touring, they took a break mid-way though the sessions.
Duane was one of my heroes and, in my opinion, he was the best slide player who ever lived.
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 Allman Brothers Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Allman Brothers Band most recent studio album Hittin' the Note was released in March of 2003; the Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks guitar attack.
It features Duane sitting in with Eric Clapton and his band, the Dominoes, and is arguably the best studio guitar playing of Duane Allman or Eric Clapton.
If you want to hear the Allman Brothers in their pre Allman Brothers Band days you'll want to opt for the box set as it includes material from the bands The Allman Joys, The Hour Glass.
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 Duane Allman - Reviews on RateItAll
Duane was an exceptionally talented young guitar player when he was kill...
Duane Allman was the king of the jammin' guitar masters.
Duane Allman not only was a founding member of the Allman Brothers, he p...
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 Reader Heroes - Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane was a prince and was always hooking musicians up with jobs.
Besides being an incredibly innovative guitarist, he was a master business man, very driven and never lost sight of his goals.
I would also like to mention Pete Carr, one of Duane's best proteges who went on to become his own man at Muscle Shoals [studios.] I was in the right place at the right time and learned much from my experiences with them.
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 Amazon.com: An Anthology: Music: Duane Allman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duane Allman was one of the great guitar legends of the 1970s.
Disc 2 features Duane on dobro with Cowboy on the beautiful "Please Be with Me", an acoustic slide guitar blues duet with Eric Clapton ("Mean Old World"), songs with Delaney and Bonnie, Johnny Jenkins, Derek and the Dominos ("Layla"),and his work with The Allman Brothers Band, including his own acoustic instrumental "Little Martha".
In the 2 slot, behind Hendrix was Duane Allman with a comment buried in the text to the effect that even if he had not formed the ABB he would still be one of the greatest players just on the strength of his work at Muscle Shoals.
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 Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
Brothers Duane (guitar) and Greg Allman (vocals/keyboards), who started the group were joined by Dicky Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and Butch Trucks and "Jonny" Jai Jai Johanson (both drums).
Often mistakenly believed to have been born in Georgia, both Duane and Gregg were actually born in Nashville, Tennessee.
Trying to avoid a collision, Allman laid the bike down, but his head struck either the truck or a nearby lamppost, and he died during surgery.
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 Duane Allman : The Best of Duane Allman - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
A decent collection that briefly covers the phases of the all too short career of Duane Allman.
Though very little of the material is found on any of Allman's solo albums, the tracks taken from his few recordings are well done.
A live version of "Midnight Rider" with the Allman Brothers is decent, though their "Dimples" and "Don't Keep Me Wondering" are the Allmans at their best.
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 35 years gone, Duane Allman still among best - ROCK MUSIC - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The blues represents the fertile ground from which rock sprouted, and Duane Allman was on a mission from an early age to become a respected part of a tradition that included guitarists like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
But it also allowed Duane to be discovered by more prominent members of the rock world, including Eric Clapton, who heard him wail at the end of Wilson Pickett’s cover of “Hey Jude” and just had to meet him.
While Clapton is exceptionally good on “Layla,” Duane Allman’s slide transformed the album from an earnest homage to the blues that would provide filler during a lull in Clapton’s career into one of the landmark works of rock and roll.
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