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by Duane Allman, feat. Johnny Sandlin, drums
Johnny Sandlin (1945 to 2017) was an American record producer and musician. John Everett Sandlin Junior was born on April 16th 1945 in Decatur, Alabama, USA. His early mentor was his half-brother William Howard Johnson, who was 17 years his senior. He attended Decatur High School, Calhoun (Junior) College, and then Athens State University, going on to play drums in a number of bands including 'The Mark V' and 'The Pallbearers' with Dan Penn, and in a group called 'The Five Minutes'. He also recorded as a session musician in Miami, variously playing drums, bass and guitar, and first met Duane and Gregg Allman when he became a member of 'Hour Glass' alongside them. However, after the formation of 'Capricorn Records' in Macon in 1969, Sandlin became more involved in record production and engineering, beginning with bandleader Johnny Jenkins' "Ton-Ton Macoute!" album (1970), and going on to mix the 'Allman Brothers Band' LPs "At Fillmore East" (1971) and "Eat a Peach" (1972), as well as producing their long-play offerings "Brothers and Sisters" (1973) and "Win, Lose or Draw" (1975). He was also well-known for producing records for other bands, including 'Wet Willie' and 'Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit', and worked with the Georgia-based band 'Widespread Panic' on their albums "Widespread Panic" (1991) and "Everyday" (1993). He was inducted into the "Alabama Music Hall of Fame" in 2016. Johnny Sandlin died from cancer in Decatur on September 19th 2017 at the age of 72. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/7968881/johnny-sandlin-allman-brothers-band-producer-dead-72
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Sandlin - http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2524
Posted: 20th October 2017
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Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away every year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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