THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

 

Last updated: February 14, 2018
2009-2018 Hans van Ryswyk

FAMILY TREE: DUANE ALLMAN

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DUANE ALLMAN
b. Howard Duane Allman
November 20, 1946
Nashville, TN
d. October 29, 1971
Macon, GA

   
             
   

THE KINGS
(1961)
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Duane Allman - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

   
             
   

THE UNIQUES
(1961)
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Duane Allman - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Fussell - Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals
Steve Lewis  - Drums
Sometimes with:
Ted Petrucciani - Piano, Vocals

   
             
   

Y TEENS
(1961)

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Rhythm Guitar
??? - Bass
??? - Drums

   
             
   

THE SHUFFLERS
(1963)

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman -Guitar
Van Harrison
- Bass
Tommy Anderson - Drums

   
             
   

THE MISFITS
(1963)

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman -Guitar
Mike Johnstone
- Bass
??? - Drums
??? - Sax
(This band was formed during their stay
at Castle Heights Military Academy
in Lebanon, TN)

   
             
   

LINDSEY MORRIS TRIO / LINDSEY MORRIS BAND
(1963)

Lindsey 'Daps' Morris - Vocals, Keyboards
Charles Atkins - Vocals, Piano
Floyd Miles - Drums, Vocals
Ralph 'Bassy' Sullivan - Bass
Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Guitar
Jim Shepley -Guitar

   
             
   

THE HOUSE ROCKERS / THE UNTILS
(1963-1964)

THE HOUSE ROCKERS:
various line-ups with:
Bob Greenlee - Guitar, Saxophone (died February 12, 2004)
Eddie Hartje - Piano
Rick 'Stick' Spencer - Drums
Jim Shepley - Guitar

Van Harrison - Bass
Charles Atkins - Vocals
Abe Alexander - Piano
Lindsey 'Daps' Morris - Piano
Board ??? - Bass
Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Guitar, Vocals

THE UNTILS:
Elmore Lampkin - Vocals
Cecil Lampkin - Vocals
Floyd Miles - Vocals
(died January 25, 2018)
Tootie - Vocals

   
             
   

THE ESCORTS (1)
(1964-1965)
  

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Van Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Maynard Portwood - Drums

   
             
   

SWEET WILLIAM & THE STEREOS
(September 1964-Winter 1965)
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Bill 'Sweet William' Sauls - Vocals
Duane Allman - Guitar
John Walden - Guitar
Johnny Ford - Organ
Dave King - Sax
Roger Capps - Bass
Bill Hileman - Drums

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (1)
(Summer 1965)

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Van Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Maynard Portwood - Drums
(replaced by Tommy Anderson for a while)

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (2)
(July 5, 1965-1966)

Duane Allman - Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Keller - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Maynard Portwood - Drums

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (3) / THE SPOTLIGHTS
(1966)
  

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Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Alexander - Bass
Maynard Portwood - Drums
(died April 30, 2001)

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (4)
(1966)

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Alexander - Bass
Bill Connell - Drums

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (5)
(Summer 1966-end of 1966)

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Keller - Bass
Bill Connell - Drums

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (6)
(the line-up on the album
'Early Allman', recorded August 1966
and released in 1973.
It is questionable whether this line-up is correct,
as Bill Connell himself claims that he played drums on the entire album
and Mike Alexander and Bob Keller also played bass during the sessions)

The liner notes of this LP mention the following
musicians who played on these sessions:
Duane Allman - Lead Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Vocals
Bobby Dennis - Rhythm Guitar
Jack Jackson - Rhythm Guitar
Ralph Ballinger - Bass
Tommy Amato - Drums
Ronnie Wilkins - Piano

The booklet of the 7-CD box set
'Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective'
(Rounder Records 11661-9137-2, 2013)
mention the following musicians on the tracks
'Spoonful' and 'Gotta Get Away':
Duane Allman - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman - Organ, Lead Vocals
Bob Keller - Bass, Harmonica
Bill Connell - Drums
with:
Bobby Dennis - Guitar
Jack Jackson - Guitar
Mike Alexander - Bass
Ralph Ballinger - Bass
Tommy Amato - Drums
Ronnie Wilkins - Piano

   
             
   

THE ALLMAN JOYS (7)
(end of 1966-1967)

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Ralph Ballinger - Bass
Bill Connell - Drums

   
             
   

ALLMAN-ACT / ALMANAC / THE ALLMAN JOYS (8)
(1967)
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Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Paul Hornsby - Keyboards
Mabron McKinney - Bass
Johnny Sandlin - Drums

   
             
   

HOUR GLASS (1)
(1967)

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Vocals
Paul Hornsby - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Mabron McKinney - Bass
Johnny Sandlin - Drums

   
             
   

HOUR GLASS (2)
(End of 1967)
(this line-up only lasted a few months)

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Vocals
Paul Hornsby - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Keller - Bass
Johnny Sandlin - Drums

   
             
   

HOUR GLASS (3)
(Nov./Dec. 1967 or January 1968-August 1968)
  

Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Organ, Vocals
Paul Hornsby - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Pete Carr - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Sandlin - Drums
(died September 15, 2017)

   
             
   

THE 31st OF FEBRUARY (2)
(September 1968 recording sessions)

Scott Boyer - Guitar, Vocals
(died February 13, 2018)
David Brown - Bass
Butch Trucks - Drums
Duane Allman - Guitar
Gregg Allman - Piano, Vocals

   
             
   

THE SECOND COMING
(1968-1969)
  

Dickey Betts - Guitar, Vocals
Larry Reinhardt - Guitar (died January 2, 2012)
Dale Betts - Vocals
Reese Wynans - Organ
Berry Oakley - Bass
John Meeks - Drums (died October 14, 2007)
(
Duane Allman sometimes jams with the group)

   
             
   

DUANE ALLMAN
(1968-1971)

Session recordings at Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
in Muscle Shoals, AL and other studios.

   
             
 
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1)
(March 26, 1969 - October 29, 1971)
Dickey Betts
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Allman
Lead Vocals, Hammond B-3 Organ, Electric Piano
(
did not perform
 on March 30, 1969.
For a show in Tampa, FL
in 1970 probably replaced
by Reese Wynans)
Berry Oakley
Bass
Duane Allman
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
(died October 29, 1971)
(did not perform
o
n October 31, 1970)
Butch Trucks
Drums, Percussion
Jaimoe
Drums
(did not perform
o
n August 23, 1970)
Thom 'Ace' Doucette
Harmonica
(played as a regular guest
with the band from 1969
through the 2000s, although
he was never a member)
             
   

DEREK & THE DOMINOS
(1970)
     

Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Whitlock - Keyboards, Vocals
Carl Radle - Bass
(died May 30, 1980)
Jim Gordon - Drums
with:
Duane Allman - Guitar