SONG OF THE SOUTH
DUANE ALLMAN & THE RISE
OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

(DVD)

Sexy Intellectual

SIDVD576

2013

 

In the early to mid 1970s a handful of bands from the Deep South reinvigorated American popular music
by fusing blues, country and rock n roll styles into a new and unique form.
But the man who had sparked this renaissance and who had struggled to gain acceptance
in an industry firmly established in the North and out West, was by then just a memory.
Duane Allman, the lead guitarist and driving force behind Southern Rock pioneers
The Allman Brothers Band, lived a tragically short life,
but during his brief career he changed music forever...

This film looks at Allman's life, work and musical output, from his early days in Florida
to his influential session work in Muscle Shoals, his monumental collaboration
with Eric Clapton in Derek & The Dominos
and the inimitable virtuosity with which he set the Allman Brothers Band alight.

Featuring contributions from:
the men who forged the Allman's and the Dominos sound, engineers & producers the Albert Brothers;
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section founding members, David Hood & Jimmy Johnson;
former co-members of Duane & Greg's late 1960s group, The Hour Glass, Paul Hornsby & Pete Carr;
Allman Brothers road manager between 1970 & 1975, Willie Perkins;
Allman biographers, Randy Poe (Skydog) & Scott Freeman (Midnight Riders);
band archivist and curator at The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA, E.J. Devokaitis,
and a host of other friends, colleagues and close at hand music writers.
The film also includes rare footage of Duane and the band, exclusive and archive interviews,
and numerous previously unseen photographs, many from private collections.

 
1. Introduction   (2:13)
2. The Disappearing South   (4:56)
3. Welcome to Daytona Beach   (8:17)
4. The Escorts and The Allman Joys   (9:01)
5. Hour Glass (19:23)
6. Muscle Shoals (13:47)
7. Goin' Solo / The Band of Brothers   (6:39)
8. Making it in Macon (16:14)
9. His Favourite Things   (7:03)
10. Miami Connections (15:25)
11. Capturing The Moment   (9:22)
12. The Light That Burns Twice As Light...   (9:22)
13. The South Shall Rise Again   (9:01)
  Extra Features:  
14. Willie Perking:
Life Amongst The Brothers
  (8:05)
15. Recording The Allmans:
The Albert Brothers and Criteria Studios
  (8:31)
16. Contributors Biogs:
- Bud Scoppa
- David Hood
- E. J. Devokaitis
- Howard and Ron Albert
- Jimmy Johnson
- Mark Kemp
- Paul Hornsby
- Pete Carr
- Randy Poe
- Robert Christgau
- Scott Freeman
- Willie Perkins
 
17.

Beyond DVD

 
     
  Main feature: 131 minutes