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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 02:51 PM
In my Music Theory class. Im stuck on what song from what show I should play for the class to give the best taste of Duane. I am thinking of something from LAFE. Any suggestions? I can always count on yall for help.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 02:56 PM
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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 02:57 PM
Fabbs, IMOER really showcases Dickey more so than Duane. I suggest Don't Keep Me Wondering or Statesboro Blues.

[Edited on 5/13/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:00 PM
To me, Duane's pristine slide work on "Statesboro Blues" from Live At Fillmore East would be my choice, and then maybe throw in "Little Martha" for the acoustic side. Then again, I would peruse the Duane anthologies for some of his classic work with other musicians in the studio, and of course, "Layla."

If you need some quotes about Duane from other world class musicians for the presentation, let me know.

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:02 PM
I was also thinking Statesboro and Little Martha.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:02 PM
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Fabbs, IMOER really showcases Dickey more so than Duane. I suggest Don't Keep Me Wondering or Statesboro Blues.

[Edited on 5/13/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]


BDOB What do you think about Dreams?

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:07 PM
First Dreams, then FE Liz Reed.
The FE Liz Reed is overwhelming to someone new, they just tune it out--it's so overpowering and passionate. Dreams shows Duane's brilliance, both on straight lead and slide. Lyrical, easy to listen to, Duane takes you on a non-threatening journey. You get caught up without realizing it. Lizzy starts off that way too, but once it takes off, there's very few opportunities to breathe. If you tune out the world, and listen to both of these, then you have a pretty coherent grasp of Duane Allman. My .02.

 
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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:07 PM
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Fabbs, IMOER really showcases Dickey more so than Duane. I suggest Don't Keep Me Wondering or Statesboro Blues.

[Edited on 5/13/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]


BDOB What do you think about Dreams?
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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:12 PM
Keep in mind this is a classroom presentation and there may not be time for all of IMOER from AFE. Statesboro Blues is a more compact song, time wise, and comes out with Duane's blazing slide licks. Same for DKMW, short and sweet and with blazing slide. Little Martha is also a good choice to show Duane's acoustic side, plus, it was HIS composition. After all, Duane is best known for his slide work, and those first two songs suggestions demonstrate his prowess on slide. Dreams is great too, but may be a little lengthy for the presentation.

[Edited on 5/13/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 03:19 PM
agreed Dave Don't Keep Me Wonderin is fantastic!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:10 PM
Keep in mind that music that revolves around guitar work, is not going to be everybody's cup of tea. If it were my presentation? I'd stress the works from the Anthologies, they are shorter, there are artists that people will recognize, (bringing them closer to Duane by association with the familiar) and you'll be able to talk up how important his studio work was to the success of the Allman Brothers Band. I don't know how much time you have, (talk to your teacher beforehand and get 15-20 minutes if you can) but here's what I would do/Play:

1) "The Weight" Aretha Franklin...who doesn't like Aretha?

2) "Mean Old World"...Can you go wrong w/Clapton. Most people have probably never heard this side of E.C., opening the door for an education about "Layla"

3) "Hey Jude" Wilson Pickett, A Beatles song where Duane's "Non-Slide" abilities are showcased

4) "Little Martha" Acoustic, + songwriting skills

5) "Stand back" close out with this song because it presents the "What might have been" had he lived

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:16 PM
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agreed Dave Don't Keep Me Wonderin is fantastic!



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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:26 PM
Agree with Stand Back.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:42 PM
i'd go for the big one--tell them you're only playing one song & pick a great Mt.Jam--like 2/11/70 or AFE

take them through the whole thing & they can end up having a full musical education on rock,blues,jazz,country & DUANE

i realize it's extreme--but,the more exposure people have to all out authentic music the better...those who will hate it will hate the shorter songs too...& after all a free history of American music

& i'd tell them up front this is music theory--& this music gives you a chance to explore a range of musical genres

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:42 PM
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Keep in mind this is a classroom presentation and there may not be time for all of IMOER from AFE. Statesboro Blues is a more compact song,

I agree...you could also play Hey Jude, to showcase his session work which was just as important to his legacy..it gives you two shorter songs, showing different sides of Duane

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 04:58 PM
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Dimples!
Another good choice. Rare Duane lead vocal.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 05:00 PM
That's it right there... Dimples!! 100%!!!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 05:03 PM
If you go with the longer songs you may lose your audience, and you may get accused of letting long songs take the place of actually analysis. Depending on how much work you want to put into this, play one of the shorter songs mentioned above. Then, set yourself up with a series of 30 second clips that allows you to let them hear Aretha's vocals, then slide into Duane's solo, with you explaining each clip inbetween. You can do that with any of the songs from the Anthology albums and include many of the legendary artists that he played with, highlighting his versatility. This is a music theory class, so dig deep into his roots and get into Elmore James. Play some of the Elmore James cuts where Duane got some of his licks from, and then explain how Duane brought that sound into the modern day rock and soul scene. Focus on the ABB's version of twin guitar leads and harmonies that was done before Duane and Dickey did it, Les Paul, Santo and Johnny, etc, yet Duane and Dickey created their own sound with it and took it to a new level.

Try and out together a slide show of pics to go along with the music played. Don't lose your audience. Scour the interviews with Duane to get quotes, etc, and the interviews with those that knew him like Tom Dowd and many others.

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  posted on 5/13/2008 at 06:46 PM
How about Why Does Love Got To Be So sad?

 

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  posted on 5/14/2008 at 01:38 AM
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Fabbs, IMOER really showcases Dickey more so than Duane. I suggest Don't Keep Me Wondering or Statesboro Blues.

[Edited on 5/13/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]


Dave I respect your opinion a lot, but IMOER from AFE is absolutely Duane's finest hour (or ~6 minutes) IMHO. Do you mean this because Dickey wrote the song? Because I can't think of any track that showcases Duane's incredible ability to portray emotion on the guitar better than this one.

[Edited on 5/14/2008 by jpfudd5]

 

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  posted on 5/14/2008 at 08:12 AM
What is the subject of the presentation? Just his playing? Are you focusing on the blues direction or his modal playing? Just curious. I'm going to have to go with jpfudd5 on this one, sorry Dave. If it is modal, Duane's solo on liz reed soaks up the A Dorian for everything its worth. Then again dreams is in D mixolydian (i think). Both offer some of his "modal excursions" that I've read about. If its just Duane then I guess the possibilities are endless, but I'd go with his solo after Gregg's solo on Liz Reed or a shorter song.
 

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Fabbs, IMOER really showcases Dickey more so than Duane. I suggest Don't Keep Me Wondering or Statesboro Blues.
Dave I respect your opinion a lot, but IMOER from AFE is absolutely Duane's finest hour (or ~6 minutes) IMHO. Do you mean this because Dickey wrote the song? Because I can't think of any track that showcases Duane's incredible ability to portray emotion on the guitar better than this one.
JPF, OK, point well taken. Duane ABBsolutely does kick major ass on this song. Maybe part of my reasoning is because it IS Dickey's song, and I may have been thinking more about the arrangement of the studio version. However, I still believe it is too long of a long song (the AFE version) for a class presentation, unless you can isolate Duane's solo section, even isolate the signature solos from all of the other previously mentioned tracks and build a compilation of Duane solos. THAT may be the tcket.

 

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  posted on 5/14/2008 at 08:57 AM
you need to get that tom dowd documentry and show him withe sdbd playing with Layla. He talks about duane and what he did with a giuitar is that on youtube maybe maybe not

 

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  posted on 5/14/2008 at 09:09 AM
I'd go with either of the following:

BB King Medley or

Goin' Down Slow but if you have the time I'd play the YDLM/Soul Serenade from the radio show. It's got Duane expressing his passion and sense of loss for King Curtis as well as incorporating Soul Serenade basically "on the fly".

 

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  posted on 5/14/2008 at 09:27 AM
it's amazing how much greatness Duane left us...not an easy choice--but,i remain committed to Mt. Jam
 
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