Posts: 3 (5 all sites) Registered: 7/19/2005 Status: Offline
posted on 7/20/2005 at 11:27 AM
I have an album that is not listed in the discography and was wondering if anyone has heard of it and if you know if it rare and possibly worth some money.
The album is called "Duane & Gregg Allman" and was recorded in 1968. The inside jacket says the following:
"The Summer and Fall of '68"
It's a funky little studio tucked away upstairs in the back corner of a warehouse containing one of America's largest wholesale record distributorships.
The entrance is at the end of a dead-end street in Hialeah, but hell, it's a place to lay up and play. If we ever "make it," people will never believe we actually slept on the studio floor. The place is loose, there are talented people around; we're working on sessions during the day, and at night they're letting us record a few sides.
The Florida sunshine feels good again. After all, Florida is really home. "The Houserockers," The Allman Jays," and "Hourglass" are of the past. Two "Hourglass" albums recently cut in Hollywood just didn't come off. In fact, the whole Hollywood scene just didn't come off. We're really back to the grassroots.
The band consists of:
Duane Allman (Guitar)
Gregg Allman (Rhythm guitar, organ & vocals)
Butch Trucks (Drums)
David Brown (Bass)
Scott Boyer ( Rhythm guitar & vocals)
Steve Alaimo (Producer)
The songs are:
God Rest His Soul
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
Come Down & Get Me
I'll Change For You
Back Down Home With You
Well I Know Too Well
In the Morning When I'm Real
On the back of the album it says:
"These sides are original Allman. All the drive and desire that made them successful comes through. They were really struggling, they were hungry, their soul poured out."
It looks like this album wasn't released until 1973, (on Bold Records) but was recorded in '68. The album itself is in excellent condition, although the jacket is a little worn. Does anyone know anymore about this album, and if, in fact, it is rare?
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posted on 9/15/2014 at 02:20 PM
These are the recordings Gregg & Duane made with Butch Trucks as the 31st Of February, which was the name of Butch, David & Scott's band, also known as the Bitter Ind previously. They are after the Hour Glass records, but predate the Allman Brothers Band. Scott Boyer of course went on to be a co-founder of Cowboy. It's a collection of demos that they recorded in hopes of getting a new recording contract, the Hour Glass having imploded. After these recording Gregg went back to LA to record solo for Liberty Records in order to pay off the Hour Glass debts, Duane started doing more session work at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals & Butch continued to try to get something going musically, & even abandoned music for a short while, until Duane came back to Jacksonville with is new drummer Jaimoe.
Three of the tracks, (including that early version of "Melissa"), have been released on either the ABB box set "Dreams" or the recent Duane Allman set "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective", with "Morning Dew" being on both, "God Rest His Soul" being on "Dreams" & "Melissa" being on "Skydog". Also Duane later went on to record "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out" with Eric Clapton on "Layla".
That album is fairly collectible, & is a good look at an embryonic version of what became the ABB a year or so down the road.
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