Album Review

Duane Allman's Box of Sky

Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

Really thorough piece, Grant, and thanks for including the Pickett version of "Hey Jude." What a pleasure to hear that again, after I don't know how many years.

Duane's work on the 13-minute Boz Scaggs version Loan Me A Dime is amazing. That, plus Boz's soulful voice and the Muscle Shoals backing makes it one of my desert island songs.  In the 4-minute outro the whole assembly tries to blow out the studio doors by chugging louder and faster with each beat.

The way the engineer starts to fade it out , then realizes what's going on and cranks it back up.........

A mistake that only endears the track to me more.

Boz does later versions, both live and in studio, but they do not hold a candle to original.  

True...and I saw him do it live once, fairly recently...the original is the one...