Album cover: Jonny Jenkins Ton-Ton Macoute!

I first heard about this album from the lin­er notes of Duane Allman an Anthology, a record­ing I’ve enjoyed for many years. Specifically, I liked the fea­tured songs “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” (writ­ten by Dr. John) and “Down Along the Cove” (writ­ten by Bob Dylan). Four mem­bers of the Allman Brothers Band, includ­ing Duane, appear as stu­dio musi­cians along with many oth­ers. I have always liked this album, and I think you might too.

Album Information

1. “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” (Dr. John) — 5:49
2. “Leaving Trunk” (Sleepy John Estes) — 4:19
3. “Blind Bats & Swamp Rats” (Jackie Avery) — 4:44
4. “Rollin’ Stone” (Muddy Waters) — 5:21 (a.k.a. “Catfish Blues”)
5. “Sick and Tired” (Dave Bartholomew, Chris Kenner) — 4:41
6. “Down Along the Cove” (Bob Dylan) — 3:25
7. “Bad News” (J.D. Loudermilk) — 4:08
8. “Dimples” (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) — 2:55
9. “Voodoo in You” (Jackie Avery) — 5:00
10. “I Don’t Want No Woman” (Don Robey) — 2:12
11. “My Love Will Never Die” (Otis Rush) — 5:33

Johnny Jenkins — vocals, gui­tar (4), har­mon­i­ca (2, 6, 7, 8), foot stomp­ing (4), lead gui­tar (10, 11)
Duane Allman — elec­tric gui­tar (9 [left chan­nel]), slide gui­tar (4, 6), dobro (1), rhythm gui­tar (10, 11)
Berry Oakley — bass (4, 6, 7)
Jaimoe — tim­bales (1, 3, 9)
Butch Trucks — drums (1, 9)
Paul Hornsby — Wurlitzer piano (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11), piano (10), Hammond B‑3 organ (11), rhythm gui­tar (6)
Eddie Hinton — cow­bell (9)
Tippy Armstrong — cabasa (9)
Pete Carr — acoustic gui­tar (6), elec­tric gui­tar (1, 9 [right chan­nel]), gui­tar (2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Robert Popwell — bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11), tim­bales (5), shak­er & wood­blocks (2)
Johnny Wyker — shak­er & wood­blocks (2)
Jimmy Nalls — gui­tar (7)
Ella Brown — vocals (3)
Southern Comfort — vocals (1, 9) — a group that includ­ed Donna Jean Godchaux, then named Donna Thatcher[4]
Johnny Sandlin — drums (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)

Producer: Duane Allman, Johnny Sandlin
Recording Engineer: Johnny Sandlin, Tom Compton, Larry Hall, Larry Hamby, Jim Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson, Terry Manning
Assistant Engineer: Kent Bruce, Jeremy Stephens
Remixing: Jeff Coppage
Mastering: Denny Purcell
Art Direction: Jimmy Roberts
Photography: Jimmy Roberts
Liner Notes: Johnny Sandlin
Recorded  1969–1970
Length       48:07
Label         Atco, Capricorn
Produced   Duane Allman, Johnny Sandlin

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.