Before there was The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman was trying to attract any kind of attention and make a name for himself. The music business is hard you know. Though immortalized now as one of the greatest guitarist of all time, it was Gregg who was more sought out in the record business in the early days. So Duane made ends meet by being a session guitarist in studios while he decided what his next move would be. It was in November of 1968, when Wilson Pickett - already a star - showed up at Rick Halls Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL wanting to record, but with no material or ideas. Duane, who was working for Rick but was not even the main, lead session guitarist, suggested that they cut "Hey Jude", which Rick thought was "the most preposterous thing" he had ever heard and Wilson agreed they would NOT do it. The Beatles had just recently released it and it was climbing the charts. But Duane somehow convinced them both it was a good idea because it "was" a Beatles song and it "would" be Number 1. And, as you hear, it was a GREAT idea. This song sparked the beginning of Duane's future nickname and the formation of ABB. The story goes that Duane was already known as "Dog" because of his looks. As you might imagine, the hippie look that Duane sported was few and far between in late 1960's Alabama. When Wilson heard the way Duane played he started calling him "Sky Man". Not just for his "out of this world" playing but also for his "out of this world" state of mind he liked being in (recreational activities for those who still don't get it). From there the name somewhere morphed into "Skydog". Rick Hall was also so amazed that he phoned Jerry Wexler and put the phone up to the speakers on the playback so he could hear the song. Needless to say, he was also blown away by Duane's playing. And in Wilson's defense of this DA story, his vocals in this song are what they are in all his songs -- AWESOME. Jerry Wexler was Wilson's main producer for Atlantic who wasn't able to be there and gave the reins to Hall. Wexler, along with Phil Walden, later in '69, started Capricorn Records in Macon, GA and we all know that story. Also, Phil Walden is also the man who introduced and brought in Jaimoe to play with Duane. They started jamming together before any of the other Brothers joined in. Well anyway - this is for your listening pleasure and hope you enjoy it. If you want to know more of this story, I highly recommend pp. 80-88 of "Skydog: The Duane Allman Story" by Randy Poe. It is where this info came from and it is the best book ever if you are a Duane and/or ABB fan. And the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section...thank you...you helped change the world and the music for the better.
Introduction: Eric Clapton names what he considers to be the "best rock guitar playing on an R&B record". Duane Allman plays lead guitar on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude"-Version from 1969. Part of the playlist "Duane "Skydog" Allman - Top Tracks & Solos" here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2WWnFkl-BvFBPVwtavVZhnDNG9d0Ia49 “I love being alive and will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it.., seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me.” Duane Allman
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Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Hey Jude · Wilson Pickett The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett ℗ 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Tenor Saxophone: Aaron Varnell Guitar: Albert Lowe Piano: Barry Beckett Guitar: David Allman Bass Guitar: David Hood Trumpet: Gene Miller Trumpet: Jack Peck Guitar: James Johnson Saxophone: James Mitchell Bass Guitar: Jerry Jammot Tenor Saxophone: Joe Arnold Organ: Marvell Thomas Engineer, Producer: Rick Hall Drums: Roger Hawkins Backing Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations Producer: Tom Dowd Composer, Writer: John Lennon Composer, Writer: Paul McCartney Auto-generated by YouTube.
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Eric Clapton names what he considers to be the "greatest rock guitar solo ever recorded". Duane Allman plays lead guitar on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude".
Album - An Anthology Released - November 1972 Vokal - Wilson Pickett Song writers - Lennon–McCartney
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