Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

Compilation album.

Original release:
7 CD box set:
Rounder Records 11661-9137-2 (2013)

Other releases:


7 CD box set:
Rounder Records 11661-9178-2 (Encore Edition) (2013)


14 LP box set: Rounder Records 11661-38796-01 (2016)

CD 1 / LP 1 & 2:

  1. The Escorts: Turn On Your Love Light
  2. The Escorts: No Name Instrumental
  3. The Escorts: What'd I Say
  4. The Allman Joys: Spoonful
  5. The Allman Joys: Gotta Get Away
  6. The Allman Joys: Shapes Of Things
  7. The Allman Joys: Crossroads
  8. The Allman Joys: Mister, You're A Better Man Than I
  9. The Allman Joys: Lost Woman
10. The Hour Glass: Cast Off All My Fears
11. The Hour Glass: I’ve Been Trying
12. The Hour Glass: Nothing But Tears
13. The Hour Glass: Power Of Love
14. The Hour Glass: Down In Texas
15. The Hour Glass: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
16. The Hour Glass: B.B. King Medley:
       a) Sweet Little Angel
       b) It’s My Own Fault
       c) How Blue Can You Get?
17. The Hour Glass: Been Gone Too Long
18. The Hour Glass: Ain’t No Good To Cry
19. 31st Of February: Morning Dew
20. 31st Of February: Melissa
21. The Bleus: Milk Aand Honey
22. The Bleus: Leavin' Lisa
23. The Bleus: Julianna's Gone

CD 2 / LP 3 & 4:

  1. Clarence Carter: The Road Of Love
  2. Clarence Carter: Light My Fire
  3. Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude
  4. Wilson Pickett: Toe Hold
  5. Wilson Pickett: My Own Style Of Loving
  6. Wilson Pickett: Born To Be Wild
  7. Laura Lee: It's How You Make It Good
  8. Laura Lee: It Ain't What You Do (But How You Do It)
  9. Spencer Wiggins: I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)
10. Arthur Conley: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
11. Arthur Conley: Stuff You Gotta Watch
12. Arthur Conley: Speak Her Name
13. Arthur Conley: That Can't Be My Baby
14. Willie Walker: A Lucky Loser
15. The Lovelles: I'm Coming Today
16. The Lovelles: Pretending Dear
17. Aretha Franklin: The Weight
18. Aretha Franklin: It Ain't Fair
19. Soul Survivors: Darkness
20. Soul Survivors: Tell Daddy
21. Soul Survivors: Got Down On Saturday
22. King Curtis: Hey Joe
23. King Curtis: Foot Pattin'
24. King Curtis: Games People Play
25. King Curtis: The Weight
26. The Sweet Inspirations: Get A Little Order

CD 3 / LP 5 & 6:

  1. The Barry Goldberg Blues Band: Twice A Man
  2. Duane Allman: Goin' Down Slow
  3. Duane Allman: No Money Down
  4. Duane Allman: Happily Married Man
  5. Otis Rush: Me
  6. Otis Rush: Reap What You Sow
  7. Otis Rush: It Takes Time
  8. The Duck & The Bear: Going Up The Country
  9. The Duck & The Bear: Hand Jive
10. Boz Scaggs: Finding Her
11. Boz Scaggs: Look What I Got
12. Boz Scaggs: Waiting For A Train
13. Boz Scaggs: Loan Me A Dime
14. The Allman Brothers Band: Don't Want You No More
15. The Allman Brothers Band: It's Not My Cross To Bear
16. The Allman Brothers Band: Black Hearted Woman
17. The Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More

CD 4 / LP 7 & 8:

  1. The Allman Brothers Band: Every Hungry Woman
  2. The Allman Brothers Band: Dreams
  3. The Allman Brothers Band: Whipping Post
  4. Ronnie Hawkins: One More Night
  5. Ronnie Hawkins: Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  6. Ronnie Hawkins: Matchbox
  7. Ronnie Hawkins: Down In The Alley
  8. Ronnie Hawkins: Who Do You Love
  9. Lulu: Marley Purt Drive
10. Lulu: Dirty Old Man
11. Lulu: Mr. Bojangles
12. Lulu: Sweep Around Your Own Back Door
13. Johnny Jenkins: I Walk On Gilded Splinters
14. Johnny Jenkins: Rollin' Stone
15. Johnny Jenkins: Down Along The Cove
16. Johnny Jenkins: Voodoo In You
17. John Hammond: Shake For Me
18. John Hammond: Cryin' For My Baby
19. John Hammond: I'm Leavin' You
20. John Hammond: You'll Be Mine
21. Doris Duke: Ghost Of Myself

CD 5 / LP 9 & 10:

  1. Eric Quince Tate: Comin' Down (demo version)
  2. The Allman Brothers Band: Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
  3. The Allman Brothers Band: Midnight Rider
  4. The Allman Brothers Band: Dimples (live)
  5. The Allman Brothers Band: I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live)
  6. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Soul Shake
  7. Laura Nyro: Beads Of Sweat
  8. The Allman Brothers Band: Don't Keep Me Wondering
  9. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Living On The Open Road
10. Ella Brown: A Woman Left Lonely
11. Ella Brown: Touch Me
12. Bobby Lance: More Than Enough Rain *
13. Derek & The Dominos: I Am Yours
14. Derek & The Dominos: Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
15. Derek & The Dominos: Have You Ever Loved A Woman
16. Derek & The Dominos: Layla
17. Eric Clapton & Duane Allman: Mean Old World

CD 6 / LP 11 & 12:

  1. Sam Samudio: Me And Bobby McGee
  2. Sam Samudio: Relativity
  3. Sam Samudio: Goin' Upstairs
  4. Ronnie Hawkins: Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
  5. Ronnie Hawkins: Sick And Tired
  6. Ronnie Hawkins: Odessa

  7. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Gift Of Love
  8. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Sing My Way Home
  9. The Allman Brothers Band: Statesboro Blues (live)
10. The Allman Brothers Band: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live)
11. Grateful Dead: Sugar Magnolia
12. The Allman Brothers Band: One Way Out (live)
13. Herbie Mann: Push Push
14. Herbie Mann: Spirit In The Dark
15. Herbie Mann: What'd I Say

CD 7 / LP 13 & 14:

  1. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Come On In My Kitchen (live)
  2. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live)
  3. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (medley) (live)
  4. The Allman Brothers Band: You Don't Love Me / Soul Serenade (live)
  5. Cowboy: Please Be With Me
  6. The Allman Brothers Band: Stand Back
  7. The Allman Brothers Band: Blue Sky
  8. The Allman Brothers Band: Blue Sky (live)
  9. The Allman Brothers Band: Dreams (live)
10. The Allman Brothers Band: Little Martha

* Duane Allman plays on all tracks, but his contribution to CD 5 track 12 (Bobby Lance: 'More Than Enough Rain') could not be confirmed.

From the liner notes:
"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."

From: Stuart Krause: 'Duane Allman: The Studio Recordings'
published in the November 2005 issue of 'Discoveries':

"In my never-ending search for “lost” Duane Allman recordings, I stumbled upon a copy of First Peace by Bobby Lance. The album was released in 1971 on Cotillion Records, recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound, and touts among its musicians Hinton, Hood, Hawkins, and Beckett with guest appearances by King Curtis and The Sweet Inspirations. One cut, “More than Enough Rain”, stands head and shoulders above the rest, with a blistering electric slide solo that is very much in the style of Duane Allman, quite possibly Duane himself. On the album jacket the slide guitar is credited to Eddie Hinton, but I tracked down Lance in New York City to verify. Lance said he has often been asked this question and has been unable to either confirm or deny the rumors. Lance went down to Criteria to overdub vocals to the rhythm tracks, using the same studio in the morning that The Dominos were using later in the day for Layla. Though Lance had been producing his own album, engineer Dowd offered to remix a couple of songs with which he was not altogether satisfied. According to Lance, Dowd most likely took advantage of Duane's availability and could easily have overdubbed Duane on guitar to create the brilliant interplay between Curtis’ sax solos and the searing slide solos. Lance left Miami after recording his vocal parts and left Dowd in charge of the remix. Lance’s relationship with Atlantic deteriorated soon after. After one more album, Lance left Atlantic and the recording business, disillusioned by the company’s lackluster promotion of his albums due to the preexisting contractual agreements he had with Motown as a songwriter. However, he considers the two Atlantic albums “the best damn albums you’ve never heard” and enthusiastically recalls sharing a hotel, among other things, with Clapton and Allman, late in the summer of 1970."

Update September 30, 2013:
Recordings for the Bobby Lance album 'First Peace' were made on July 20, 1970 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and overdubs were recorded in October 1970 at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
Recording engineer Ron Albert says he worked on this project and Duane Allman played on it.

(Thanks to Scott Cantor for this information and for contacting Ron Albert)

Update March 22, 2014:

On March 22, 2014 Scott Cantor spoke with David Hood (in the 1960's studio bassist for FAME and also co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio) and Jimmy Johnson (in the 1960's studio guitarist and sound engineer for Rick Hall's FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. and in 1969 co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio). They believe it is Eddie Hinton or Pete Carr on CD 5 track 12.

(Thanks to Scott Cantor for this information)

Update February 12, 2015:

From Bill Kopp's liner notes of the 2015 CD release "Bobby Lance: First Peace / Rollin' Man" (Real Gone Music RGM-0332):
".....Famed session man Eddie Hinton handled the lead and slide guitar on all but one cut. And though he's not credited anywhere on the original LP, for First Peace's "More Than Enough Rain," Duane Allman provided some stinging electric slide guitar.
Though it has been the subject of speculation for decades, Lance vigorously confirms Allman's presence on "More Than Enough Rain." The chronology of Allman's involvement goes like this: Bobby had self-produced the sessions for First Peace, but remained dissatisfied with the completed mixes for a few of the album's tracks. Ace producer Tom Dowd offered to remix those tracks, so Lance traveled to Dowd's Miami, FL Criteria Recording Studio (also known as Atlantic Records South), bringing along the multi-track master tapes. Under Dowd's supervision, Lance overdubbed some vocal tracks, and left the tapes with Dowd. Soon thereafter - October '70 - Allman was at Criteria for the sessions that would produce Ronnie Hawkins' self-titled 1970 LP. In a spare moment during those sessions, Dowd asked the guitarist to lay down some licks to improve Lance's track; the resulting mix of "More Than Enough Rain" features musical sparring between King Curtis' horn lines and Duane Allman's impromptu yet fluid slide guitar work (the track also appears on Rounder's 2013 box set, Skydog: the Duane Allman Retrospective)."


Update July 3, 2015:

Recently Don 'dzobo' Sobocinski was in communication with Bill Kopp and asked him whether Eddie Hinton is also on the track.
This is Bill Kopp's response:

"I’m not sure about whether Eddie laid down a part, but it’s certainly possible. Maybe what we’re hearing has both of ‘em. Not the likeliest scenario, but definitely not beyond the realm of possibility."


(Thanks to Don Sobocinski for this information)

Other releases:
Excerpts From The Boxed Set:
Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (promo)

Rounder Records 11661-9137-2A (2013)

  1. The Escorts: Turn On Your Love Light
  2. The Allman Joys: Spoonful
  3. 31st Of February: Morning Dew
Clarence Carter: The Road Of Love
  5. Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude
  6. King Curtis: Hey Joe
  7. Duane Allman: Goin' Down Slow
  8. Boz Scaggs: Loan Me A Dime
  9. The Allman Brothers Band: Don't Want You No More
10. The Allman Brothers Band: It's Not My Cross To Bear
11. Eric Clapton & Duane Allman: Mean Old World
. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Gift Of Love
13. Grateful Dead: Sugar Magnolia
14. The Allman Brothers Band: Little Martha

Duane Allman plays on all tracks.