Sunday, March 10, 2013


The Hour Glass would all but be finished after the release of the second LP' This Lp would not be successful either.  A third Lp would be released using outtakes and material recorded by Gregg as a contract fulfillment to Liberty records. The LP wpould be titled " Southbound". a very appropriate title as the band would all relocate back to their native south, Duane and Gregg would soldier on while the other band members began successful careers as studio musicians and producers at various southern recording studios. Duane would provide many years of studio works for many artists before beginning the next successful stage in his career

 Hour Glass were then playing live a lot, being booked every month at the Whisky A Go-Go and sometimes at the Fillmore West, including three nights with Buffalo Springfield, indeed Neil Young and Steve Stills wrote the enthusiastic liner notes for Power Of Love. They developed a strong reputation as a solid driving blues rock outfit but they were really unhappy with their records. With $500 from a gig, they finally rented Rick Hall's Studio in Muscle Shoals and cut some tracks on their own in April 1968 (one of these tunes BB King Medley is included on Duane Allman Anthology). The group returned to California with their tapes but Al Bennett at Liberty vetoed their release. They played some Southern gigs and eventually just drifted apart.

Gregg was then forced to finish out the contract with Liberty and had to record, using session musicians, a pop oriented solo album which was shelved (the recorded tracks are the bonus on the CD reissues).

After this unsuccessful Los Angeles period, all the musicians would return to their Alabama / Georgia / Florida area and would took a central part in the creation of the Southern Rock in the early '70s. Duane would first go to the Fame, Muscle Shoals and Criteria Studios to do sessions with soul and rock acts before forming the Allman Brothers Band with Gregg in 1969. He also was in Derek and the Dominos with Eric Clapton. One of the best slide guitar players ever, he sadly died in 1971 in a motorcycle accident.

01  southbound
02  february 3rd
03  in a time
04  apollo 8
05  iv'e been trying (first version)
06  down in texas
07  three time loser
08  bad dream
09  she is my woman
10  divorce
11  kind of a man
12  cast off all my fears (alt take)
13  it's not my cross to bear
14  god rest his soul
15  it ain't no good to cry
16  been gone too long
17  bbking medley...


ronnieb said...

Thanks Again this era is really special.Love all the early Allman songs!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Great Stuff

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-up all these Hourglass links? Many thanks in advance.

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