That time I asked Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes about working with Tom Dowd

By Steve Newton

that’s Dowd on the far left, hangin’ with Warren and the Brothers

By Steve Newton

Legendary producer Tom Dowd has worked with some of the biggest names in the music biz, including–as Warren Haynes points out in this audio excerpt from 1994–Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Coltrane.

But it was Dowd’s magic touch on southern-rock albums like the Allman Brothers’ Eat a Peach and Skynyrd’s Street Survivors that caught my attention and made me a big fan of his work in the seventies.

When I interviewed Haynes in ’94 the Allmans had recently released their latest Dowd-produced platter, Where It All Begins, so of course I had to ask him what made Dowd so special.

Have a listen: (Sorry, ya gotta crank up the volume to hear this clip. Pretend you’re playing At Filmore East.)

 

 

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