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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 10:40 AM
Been seaching for 2 years for answer to this. There is a LIVE version of LOAN ME A DIME , without Boz Scaggs, floating around that is sung by Gregg, has NO HORNS and kicks ass.. Who knows the years it was performed, where it was recorded and who were the personnel, especially on lead guitar?
PLEASE HELP me solve this.

 
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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 11:22 AM
It was performed by ABB in 2000, after Dickey's ouster. Theres a show in the vines section, I think 7/29/2000 you could sign up for...its probably waiting for someone to sign up for it. I got it about a month or two ago b/c I was curious what Loan me a Dime sounded like. Well...Gregg sings the HELL out of it! Other than High Falls, its the show's highlight. And Derek and Jimmy Herring are the guitar players on it.
 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 11:37 AM
I've got a couple shows if you are interested pm me an I'll forward ya these.

 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 11:51 AM
I don't know anything about this version but here is something I sent out to friends a while back:

My brother A. J. says when he dies, dig a hole, throw his body in it, throw some dirt on top and play Loan Me a Dime.

Loan Me a Dime, the thirteen minute long blues number from Boz Scaggs' self-titled album released in 1969. One of the best, but often overlooked albums of the era.

Boz Scaggs had been playing with his high school buddy Steve Miller in the Steve Miller Band when he decided to embark on a solo career. Jan Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone Magazine arranged for Boz to secure a contract with Atlantic Records and they headed to Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama to record an album which Wenner was to produce. Muscle Shoals the home of the best rhythm section in the business, the Swampers; Jimmy Johnson guitar, Barry Beckett keyboards, David Hood bass (who's son Patterson Hood is the front-man for The Drive-By Truckers) and Roger Hawkins drums.

In 1969 Duane Allman had been working as a studio musician in Muscle Shoals when the Allman Brothers Band was formed. In the early days of the ABB Duane continued to pickup session work to earn money to help support the band and he sat in on Boz' session. The album doesn't have a bad cut on it but the show piece is Loan Me a Dime.

The tune begins with a few very sad mournful notes from Barry Becket's organ, the rest of the band then quietly joins in and the theme of the song is developed. Duane then plays a brief solo backed by the rhythm of Roger Hawkins drums. The solo only lasts 60 seconds but it is perfect. Understated and perfect. My brother-in law Tav Sparks always talks about what a tasteful guitar player Duane was and there is not a better example than this brief solo. Not a note too few or a note too many. Duane turns the song over to Boz, who sings the blues:

Somebody loan me a dime,
I need to call my old time, used to be.
Somebody loan me a dime,
Mmm, I need to call my old time, used to be.
Oooo, little girl's been gone so long,
You know it's worryin me.
Hey, it's worryin, worryin me.

I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
Oh, you know I didn't.
Somebody loan me a dime,
You know I need, I need a helpin hand.
Somebody.
Duane comes in strong, and the song begins gaining momentum. Duane is in control. The Memphis Horns ( Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller trumpet and trombone, Joe Arnold tenor and Alto sax and James Mitchell baritone sax) begin playing a riff that will be repeated for the rest of the song and then the song is turned back over to Boz with Duane adding accents.

Yeah, she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just didn't understand.
Oooo, I know she's a good girl,
But, at that time I just could not understand.
Whoa, no.
Somebody better loan me that dime,
To ease my worried mind.
Whoo.

Now, I cried, just cried,
Just like a baby, all night long.
Ooo, you know I cried, just cried,
Just like a baby, all night long.
Whooo, somebody better loan me that dime,
I need my baby, I need my baby here at home.
Oooo, yeah.
And that's it for Boz. But for the next five minutes we get Duane, Duane and more Duane. Tempo is increased and we soon have a runaway train with Duane out front and the Memphis Horns and the rest of the band kicking him in the ass and driving him forward. What a run... and then fadeout.... with everyone still wide open.
At this point I think you have two options. One is to sit there and wait for the next tune or the second is what I usually do; catch my breath, walk over to the cd player, push a button or two and listen to Barry Becket's opening refrain of Loan Me a Dime and sit back and enjoy it again and again and again. I just can't get enough of this tune. Maybe it is because when this album was released we didn't have much Duane Allman to listen to. We had the ABB's first album and some studio work with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin etc but that was it. No Idlewild South, no Fillmore East, no Eat a Peach, no Layla and Other Love Songs and no bootleg tapes. This was the only recording of Duane really stretching out and we all knew it was magnificent and absolutely loved it.
Here is a link to the tune. You can find many other links if you Google Boz Scaggs Loan me a Dime.
http://www.blinkx.com/video/loan-me-a-dime-boz-scaggs-duane-allman/IzPJbbcJ 9lE9BjxuR9ZpkQ
The ABB started touring in an Econoline van but soon traded up to a Winnebago, "the Winbag" as it was affectionately called. My brother A. J. was still in high school living at home when Twiggs and Red Dog (Joseph Campbell) one of the other roadies stopped by our parents home. A. J. had a large cardboard box of 8-track tapes and when Red Dog spied it he asked if they could borrow some tapes as they had just gotten the Winbag, with an 8-track system and they were heading out on tour. A. J never thought he would see the tapes again but was thrilled that the band would be listening to his music. When the tour ended Duane Allman and Twiggs dropped by the house to return the tapes. Duane explained that the tape player had eaten one of the A J's tapes by "The Band," and they had tried to find a copy but had had no luck. To make up for the loss, Duane gave A J an 8-track of Boz Scaggs' album that he had just played on! A J still has the tape.
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A number of years later my brother Skoots was on the road with Steve Morse and the Dixie Dregs and they were playing Boz Scaggs' club in San Francisco. Skoots had the guitars set up on the side of the stage but was concerned because the guitars were not far from the back door of the club. Even though there was an employee at the door someone could easily grab one on the guitars and be gone. Skoots roped off an area around the guitars and when he left briefly to get something he told the guy at the door not to let anyone in the roped off area. When Skoots returned there was a man standing next to the guitars and Skoots told him to get the hell away from there! The man immediately left. Skoots then confronted the guy at the door about not letting anyone in the roped off area. The follow replied, "I didn't know that applied to Mr. Scaggs!"


 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 12:41 PM
What a great post jlyndon after finishing what I got on now I think I need to bust out that Boz Scaggs album

 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 02:30 PM
Thanks for taking the time and sharing that jlyndon!

 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 03:23 PM
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Thanks for taking the time and sharing that jlyndon!


Great post for one of the most intense musical experiences...tough to beat what Duane does there....

 

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  posted on 10/9/2011 at 04:37 PM
9-23-00 also has a great version of LMAD . It also has fantastic versions of Les Bres , Franklin's Tower w/ Otiel singing and one of my favorite Mt. Jams

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 01:34 AM
I saw that 2000 tour at Clear Lake, CA and yes, Gregg just tore up Loan Me A Dime!! In fact, the entire show was off the hook!! Derek and Jimmy were just.........oh God, I don't quite know what to say about those two together.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 07:20 AM
Such a great song, the version from the Beacon ain't to shbby either

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 07:22 AM
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9-23-00 also has a great version of LMAD . It also has fantastic versions of Les Bres , Franklin's Tower w/ Otiel singing and one of my favorite Mt. Jams



That show is epic. I have it somewhere.

Mike, they played it many times during the 2000 tour. I'm sure someone here can hook you up. Gregg's vocals on it are just hauntingly beautiful.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 07:30 AM
I'm partial to the version from the 9/23/00 show from Raleigh. Wow.
 
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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 07:32 AM
8/6/00 Awesome Loan Me a Dime

The night Warren came back! Govt Mule sat in with the Brothers and I thinik that planted the sead for his return the following yr.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 07:45 AM
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8/6/00 Awesome Loan Me a Dime

The night Warren came back! Govt Mule sat in with the Brothers and I thinik that planted the sead for his return the following yr.



Was that the show from Canada or New York? The last Woody show where he played with the ABB?

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 12:00 PM
I remember hearing, loan me a dime on WGOE in Richmond Va. We were nuts for the Brothers already and like one of the above posts states there just wasn't much to be heard from Duane except the First ABB album that most of us knew of. When we heard Loan Me A Dime we FREAKED !!!!!!!!!! What else can I say ? One of my all time favorites. I wore that record out tryin' to learn Duanes licks. Wail On !
 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 12:12 PM
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The night Warren came back! Govt Mule sat in with the Brothers and I thinik that planted the sead for his return the following yr.



Was that the show from Canada or New York? The last Woody show where he played with the ABB?


Lee that was from Montage Mtn in Scranton PA

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 12:39 PM
Great story, any Duane story is a treat, thanks.

Hey Lee, the Toronto show at Molson Amphitheatre was July 30th. and Mule played a show the next night at a club. Last time I saw Woody live, think it was their first time sitting in since they left in 97.

 

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 01:06 PM
For you Loan Me A Dime fans, do yourself an favor and grab a listen to Junior Mack's version of it. Good lord, is it soulful. Dare I say it's the first version I think of when someone mentions that song.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 05:21 AM
Dave, Jack -

Yep, you guys are both correct. That 7/30 show is amazing. I need to dig that one out. Warren must have sat in on most of the entire second set. That is another awesome show to get.

Dave - With all due respect, not sure that show had anything to do with Warren returning. I think it was simply Woody's passing.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 01:17 PM
I've got most of the shows from 2000 and all the versions of "Loan Me a Dime" really kick ass. I really wish they'd bring that back into rotation...
 
 


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