Skydog: The Duane Allman Story
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Skydog: The Duane Allman Story

by Randy Poe, Duane Allman
     
 

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Skydog reveals the true story of legendary guitarist Duane Allman: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as an A-list studio musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24, and his thriving musical legacy. Author Randy Poe taps the people

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Skydog reveals the true story of legendary guitarist Duane Allman: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as an A-list studio musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24, and his thriving musical legacy. Author Randy Poe taps the people who knew Duane best — along the way chronicling the tumultuous era that shaped Allman and his music, and that he in turn transformed. Featuring a foreword by ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons, Skydog includes a comprehensive discography of Duane Allman’s work with his own bands and on other artists’ recordings, a meticulously researched roundup of his studio and stage instruments, and a look at the continuing lives and careers of Allman’s friends and band mates.

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Library Journal
Duane Allman was the force behind the Allman Brothers Band from the group's inception in the late 1960s until Duane's death at 24 in a motorcycle accident in 1971. In this first full-scale biography of Allman and his band, Poe, a music writer and music publishing executive, illuminates why the guitarist and songwriter is regarded as one of the most influential in rock. Poe portrays Allman as a restless explorer who honed his skills in the bars and clubs of the Southeast before founding with brother Gregg the Allman Brothers Band. Special attention is also paid to Allman's music, as Poe details the creation of seminal albums such as The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East (1971) and Allman's stints as backing musician for artists like Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Concluding with an update on the musicians associated with Allman and the continuation of the band, a detailed discography, and a section devoted to the guitars and equipment that he used, Poe's book is recommended for libraries with popular culture and music collections. Jim Collins, Morristown-Morris Twp. P.L., NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879308919
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Music Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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