CH…R:
3614 Jackson Highway

Original release:
LP: Atco SD-33-298 (1969)

Other releases:
CD: Rhino Handmade RHM2 7733 (2001)
CD: Rhino (UK) 8122-79907-4 (2008)

  1. For What It's Worth
  2. (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On
  3. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  4. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

  5. I Threw It All Away
  6. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
  7. Lay Baby Lay
  8. Please Don't Tell Me
  9. Cry Like A Baby

10. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
11. Save The Children

Bonus tracks (on 'Rhino Handmade' CD only):
12. Easy To Be Hard
13. I Believe
14. Danny Boy
15. Momma Look Sharp
16. It Gets Me Where I Want To Go
17. You've Made Me So Very Happy
18. Yours Until Tomorrow
19. The Thought Of Loving You
20. The First Time
21. Chastity's Song (Band Of Thieves)
22. Chastity's Song (Band Of Thieves) (stereo album version)
23. Superstar


Duane Allman was suspected to play on the following tracks:
track 1: dobro
track 4: electric slide guitar
track 9: guitar


From the liner notes of the Rhino Handmade CD release:

"A Brief History Of 3614 Jackson Highway" by Harry Young:
. . . . .On 6 December 1968, just prior to the founding of Muscle Shoals Sound, Wexler, Dowd, Johnson, Beckett, Hood, and Hawkins worked with guitarist Duane Allman at FAME on Arthur Conley's "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-De" session (Masters 15812-15817, Atco single 45-6640, Cash Box review 21 December 1968, 'More Sweet Soul', Atco album SD 33-276, Cash Box review 15 February 1969).

Since Duane Allman played on 'Boz Scaggs' (Atlantic album SD 8239, recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound 5-10 May 1969, Variety review 10 September 1969) and Lulu's 'New Routes' (Atco album SD 33-310, recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound 10 September and 2 October 1969, Billboard review 7 February 1970), one might also suspect Allman contributions on Cher's '3614 Jackson Highway', especially "For What It's Worth", "(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay", "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" and "Cry Like A Baby". . . . .


On September 6, 2006 Randy Poe, the author of the book "Skydog - The Duane Allman Story" (Backbeat Books, 2006, 2008) posted the following message in the forum of the official Allman Brothers Band website:
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=viewthread&fid=49753

. . . . . As far as Cherís 3614 Jackson Highway album is concerned, it wouldíve been great if Duane had played on it. (How ironic would that have been?) However, Iíve spoken to Jimmy Johnson, the MSS rhythm guitarist and walking Muscle Shoals music encyclopedia. Jimmy told me that there were maybe one or two days that he (Jimmy) wasnít in the studio during the Cher sessions, so itís possible Duane couldíve snuck into the studio and laid a track down - but thatís really a stretch. Jimmy said the slide playing being done on the album when he was in the studio was all by Eddie Hinton, so I canít imagine Duane driving from Jacksonville, FL to Muscle Shoals, AL just so he could lay a track down on a Cher album. On top of all that, the guitar player sure sounds like Eddie Hinton to me. . . . .


On April 13, 2007 David Hood (in the 1960's studio bassist for Rick Hall's FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. and in 1969 co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, located at 3614 Jackson Highway in Muscle Shoals, AL, where the recording sessions for this album took place) wrote in an email to Steve Antonakos:

Steve,
I don't think there is anything out there that Duane played on that hasn't been documented by now. I don't remember Duane playing on "3614 Jackson Highway", but 1969 was a long time ago. I think that it was all Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson on guitars. . . . .
David

(Thanks to Steve 'Homeboy Steve' Antonakos for this information)


On June 6, 2013 Scott Cantor spoke with David Hood who confirmed again that Duane did not play on '3614 Jackson Highway'.

(Thanks to Scott Cantor for this information)


45 rpm single releases:
7" Promotional EP: Atco EP-4537 (1969)
1. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
2. (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On
3. For What It's Worth

4. Please Don't Tell Me
Duane Allman is suspected to play on track 3 but this has not been confirmed yet.

7" single: Atco SD-45-6704 (August 1969)
1. For What It's Worth

2. (Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On
Duane Allman is suspected to play on track 1 but this has not been confirmed yet.