Posts tagged ‘Duane Allman’


Happy Birthday Duane


Rarely has a talent such as Duane Allman ever come and gone so quickly. In the span of around 24 months, Duane Allman went from an unknown artist to a household name with The Allman Brothers Band, put out 2 stellar studio albums, one of the best live albums of all time (Live at the Fillmore East), toured relentlessly w the Allman Brothers, befriended Eric Clapton, played on the Derek and the Dominos Layla album, and also found time to be one of the most sought after session musicians at the famed Muscle Shoals studio.

He stands as one of the best guitarists to ever play rock and roll and his legend will live on.

Today would have been his 67th birthday. So lets us celebrate by listening to even just a portion of the mountain of amazing music that he produced.

RIP Duane

11.20.46 – 10.29.71

¬†Here’s one of my favorites he plays on Boz Scaggs first album. “Loan Me a Dime”.


A Car-Themed Podcast

Rusty Old Chevy

Cars, trucks, buses. They’ve been around since the early 19th century and have historically been super-prevalent in everyday life. The connection between the automobile and music probably stems from the feeling of freedom brought on by the driving of a car. Freedom = rebellion, which is what the early songs that mention cars are about. Big engines, driving fast, making out in the backseat; these were some of the themes of songs. Anyway, regardless of why people started singing songs about cars, there is no question that the link is there. Today’s podcast takes a look at that link. Enjoy.

This week’s podcast was comprised of these exhaust-drenched tracks:

Chuck Berry – No Particular Place to Go ++ Derek Trucks Band – Chevrolet ++ Wilson Pickett ++ The Beatles – Drive My Car ++ Cake – Stickshifts and Safetybelts ++ Duane Allman – No Money Down ++ Bob Dylan – From a Buick 6 ++ The Gourds – Fine Leather Truck ++ Janis Joplin – Mercedez Benz ++ The Beach Boys – 409 ++ Wilco – Bull Black Nova ++ The Clash – Brand New Cadillac ++ Bo Diddley – Cadillac ++ War – Low Rider ++ Elizabeth Cook – El Camino ++ Old 97’s – Bel Air ++ The Gaslight Anthem – Old White Lincoln ++ The Gourds – Get Your Kicks On Route 66

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