Thread: Capt. Skipper.

PhotoRon286 - 6/23/2015 at 06:25 PM

RIP my friend and thanks for all you did.

fanfrom-71 - 6/23/2015 at 06:33 PM

Very sad news indeed...
Ride in peace, capt. Thanks for ALL you did to spread the music.
My heart goes out to Renee and all of of Skip's loved ones at this time.

BrerRabbit - 6/23/2015 at 06:41 PM

Condolences to all left ashore, we'll meet you someday on Fiddler's Green, capt.

Rusty - 6/23/2015 at 07:01 PM

So sad to hear. My deepest and most sincere thoughts are for Renee right now. Sail on, Captain.

EasyMichael - 6/23/2015 at 07:42 PM

Yeah, I saw Lia's FB post. My condolences to Renee, the girls, and all of Skip's family.

marco - 6/23/2015 at 07:46 PM

We are deeply saddened, at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the family members and those who knew / loved Captn. Skip.
Words alone can not express the loss to this community for all the joy he brought us. R.I.P. my friend

pops42 - 6/23/2015 at 08:02 PM

Sorry to hear this, sorry for his family, and grateful to have met the man.

absnj - 6/23/2015 at 08:03 PM

I am so sad to hear this... what a special guy that made our lives more enjoyable.

BadLittleDoggie2 - 6/23/2015 at 08:42 PM

I am so sorry to hear of this - prayers to his family and friends RIP

jmorgs12 - 6/23/2015 at 08:58 PM

Rest in peace Captain.

Prayers for his family.

Fretsman - 6/23/2015 at 09:26 PM

Sorry to hear, Condolences, Thoughts, & Prayers to the family, RIP.

gpm - 6/23/2015 at 09:33 PM

Rest In Peace Skip........., Thoughts and Prayers for Your Family and Friends..........

PhotoRon286 - 6/23/2015 at 09:38 PM

Sorry to hear this, sorry for his family, and grateful to have met the man.

Over the years I talked to him many times on the phone, never met in person.

I had planned a Fall trip to GA to tour Macon and visit Skip & Renee.

ABBDutchFan - 6/23/2015 at 09:45 PM

Very sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to his family & friends.

goldtop - 6/23/2015 at 10:11 PM

RIP Skip....thank you for all of the music you shared with me and the support you showed for my music too. I can't say enough about your contributions to the music of Duane and the band. Some of the remixes I got from you made me feel like I was standing on the stage with the band.

Prayers for you and your won't be forgotten but well thought of as a giving friend to many here

harvey - 6/23/2015 at 10:19 PM

My heart is heavy with the sadness of Skip's passing ... but my soul is very happy to have known such a kind generous person ... my only regret is that we never got to meet face to face ...

I am so pleased that he and Renee found each other and that his last days were full of love ... I hope that Renee's pain of his loss is soon overcome by happy memories of that loving time that they spent together ... moments to be treasured forever ...

Happy trails Cowboy ...

hastings - 6/23/2015 at 10:29 PM

Very sad news RIP

bird72 - 6/23/2015 at 10:29 PM

This was a punch in the gut in spite of knowing how sick he was. The man was generous and loved the Allmans. I hope a eulogy is written that tells all he was. RIP Brother.

Stephen - 6/23/2015 at 11:12 PM

My heart goes out to all family and friends of this fine person -- terribly saddened to read this, and rest in peace, sir

dutchoneill - 6/24/2015 at 12:08 AM

RIP Skip. You did remarkable work for all of us.

RobJohnson - 6/24/2015 at 12:41 AM

Skip was arguably the most underrated unsung hero of the entire Allmans fan community.

There are many people walking around who have enjoyed his remasters who don't even know who Skip Littlewood was.

This was a man who gave and gave to this community and never asked for a thing in return.

Rest In Peace to one of the best friends the Allman's music ever had.

MasahikoYamaura - 6/24/2015 at 01:35 AM

So sad to hear this...

My dearest friend and master of remaster Skip, may your soul rest in peace...

yankweed1 - 6/24/2015 at 02:02 AM

our hearts go out to Renee , family and friends...Have a couple of those masters in my colllection. RIP Captain.....clear sailing.......

stormyrider - 6/24/2015 at 02:50 AM

so sorry to hear about this
RIP Capn, and thanks for all the great music
your spirit will live on

dzobo - 6/24/2015 at 03:01 AM

So sorry to hear of the Captain's passing. A truly generous soul who so loved what he did. Best wishes to his family during this difficult time.

Randall - 6/24/2015 at 04:57 AM

Very sorry to read this about Capt. Skipper. He was very generous to me and many others in this community. I hope that his family knows how much his remastering talent and his sharing nature have been appreciated throughout Peach-land.

StratDal - 6/24/2015 at 06:01 AM

My condolences to family, friends, and loved ones. I never met Capt. Skipper nor interacted much but he contributed to lots of good times and vibes around here. The road goes on forever...

Rusty - 6/24/2015 at 09:46 AM

Doe anybody know anything about final arrangements?

WharfRat - 6/24/2015 at 11:02 AM

RIP Skip

willieB69 - 6/24/2015 at 11:47 AM

RIP Skip! Your work has been & will be enjoyed by many who never met you but know you just the same! Renee and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you! Gotta believe that Skip, Bobo, Bup, Bill, & many others are communing with the spirit of their musical heroes in the afterlife!

fanfrom-71 - 6/24/2015 at 12:12 PM

One of my favorite works by Skip.
I saw the band just a few weeks earlier and had not heard anything live from that period....until I received this show.

Charlesinator - 6/24/2015 at 12:12 PM

Condolences to Skip's family. He was arguably one of the best fans the ABB had and they have/had some great ones. When I think about those we've lost I'm saddened though I know my life is richer for having known them.

aekdbmoid - 6/24/2015 at 02:30 PM

So sad to hear this news. Rest in peace, Capt. Skipper.

bluedad - 6/24/2015 at 02:40 PM

Rest Easy Skipper.......

Johnny - 6/24/2015 at 04:09 PM

Fair winds and following seas to a man who was a lesson on how to live. Your spirit and generosity will live on through the music you so graciously shared. Thanks Skipper....

leftyblues - 6/24/2015 at 04:21 PM

I echo all here in conveying my deepest sympathies to Capt Skipper's family.
I have enjoyed countless hours of pleasure from his releases.
Thank you for sharing your gift...

hotlantatim - 6/24/2015 at 04:40 PM

RIP Skip. He brought some serious listening pleasure to our household. Prayers to his family and friends.

BIGV - 6/24/2015 at 05:24 PM

R.I.P. my friend

You are already missed

Lee - 6/24/2015 at 05:27 PM

I don't even know if I have any of his recordings (maybe one or two) but I did get to meet him years ago at Red Rocks. He was a kind soul with a deep knowledge of the ABB.

God Rest His Soul.

HawaiiPeachHead - 6/24/2015 at 05:53 PM

Rest peacefully Brother. Thanks Captain Skipper for sharing your talents and gift of remastering the great music we all so love in this community. In your honor I'm going to give a listen to some of your fine work today.

Bhawk - 6/24/2015 at 05:53 PM

RIP to the Captain, one of the most beloved members of the community here and elsewhere.

May the four winds blow you safely home.

bird72 - 6/24/2015 at 05:54 PM

pixielf - 6/24/2015 at 06:12 PM

Oh man. What sad news! Skip was so generous, friendly, dedicated and had the deep love for the Allman Bros that only those in this community truly understand. Farewell, Skipper, and thanks for being you!!! You will be missed!!!

harvey - 6/24/2015 at 06:19 PM

Does anybody know anything about final arrangements?

They have already taken place ... privately and quietly as Skip wanted ...

oldcoot - 6/25/2015 at 12:15 AM

It's taken me a while to roll some thoughts around my head about Skip.

I will start with he was truly one of the finest people that I've ever had the privilege of knowing and calling a
friend in my entire life. He was completely down to earth, as straightforward and honest as a person could be and loyal to a fault.

His love and dedication to the original lineup of the ABB is surpassed by no one. I remember calling him one Sunday afternoon to chat and have some laughs like we so often did. He had been working all afternoon on a remaster of an original lineup show. As we talked, he played back to me what he had been laboring over and then he realized that he had spent six hours working on a 12 second segment of Elizabeth Reed, just to get it right.

I had the pleasure of going to Yuma and spending a weekend with Skip and his Arizona family. We'd already been friends, but, that was when I really got to appreciate all that Skip Littlewood was as a person.

He laughed about the origins of The Republic of Tea, a splintered piece of wood from a food crate that had those words on it. "It just seemed right to call this place."

We talked about everything in our lives. The highs. The lows. Being fathers. Everything.

Few would know that Skip was a star athlete in high school and actually went to the University of Maryland on a football scholarship. He made it a semester there () because he wanted to play football as opposed to studying.

He went to Vietnam and served this country proud. That is where the moniker "Captain Skipper" came from. He talked generally about the war, very openly and honestly, but I could always tell it had changed him profoundly. All of those stories will stay private.

After the war I think Skip was looking for a calmer life. He settled in in Yuma and actually didn't like leaving his "safety zone" (my words) not his, very often.

Finally, one year I talked him into traveling with some old service buddies to an ABB show at Red Rocks. Not only did I want to see him again, I wanted to introduce him to many people in attendance so that they could see the man behind the remasters, how much more that he was than just an offer of music on this website. He was his always humble self, but, I could tell that he appreciated meeting so many other diehard ABB fans and to realize what he meant to them.

Back in 2005, a number of us from this site went to Pittsburgh in support of Bob O'Brien (Bobo as he was known here). We attended an ABB concert but that was only an excuse for us to be there to support Bob who was struggling with cancer, exactly what took Skip from us. It was an incredible experience and something with people from all over the US and Canada that were drawn there because of our love of Bob, who we had all "met" from some website started by Rowland and Lana. What magic that weekend was!

As we were in the parking lot honing our listening skills (translated that means drinking beer ) I thought of Skip because the vibe that weekend was so special. I called him because I wanted him to know that I was thinking of him and knew he couldn't be there. Still, I wanted him to somehow share in the experience. When we were finished talking, I said to everyone "Hey, who wants to talk to Captain Skipper?" And, there were so many takers that I didn't get my phone back for maybe an hour. I think that may have been the first time that PhotoRon talked with Skip and they eventually forged a great friendship. That's the kind of guy that Skip was. He was instantly your friend.

Along those same lines, Skip had just gotten a copy of the 5/23/70 ABB featuring the 54 minute Mountain Jam that diehard fans had been hoping to one day hear. Skip called me to let me know that it was actually in his hands. It was rough and he hadn't had a chance to yet work his magic on it. I asked him a big favor. I knew Bobo's health was in serious decline and I asked Skip to send Bob a copy so that he could have the chance to hear it. Skip was more than happy to do so. It meant so much to Bob.

I could mention Skip was a little league teammate of Jimmy Ibbotson, later of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and
that they maintained a long friendship. I could mention the "Barry Manilow" prank I pulled on Skip (and that he subsequently pulled on others). I could mention so many other things too but my main reason to post all of this is to try in some small way to give folks here a small feel for what we all lost when Skip passed from us.

He was so, so much, more than just some remasters that he shared to all that we interested.

I will miss you Skip. Rest in Peace my friend.

oldcoot - 6/25/2015 at 12:56 AM

I was extremely remiss in not mentioning in my earlier post how very thankful I am that someone as kind and caring as Renee was with Skip helping him through this ordeal.

I cannot begin to imagine her pain and that of all the children and grandchildren involved.

PhotoRon286 - 6/25/2015 at 01:39 AM

As always, Coot* finds the words that escape the rest of us.

Pixberg was the first time I talked to Skip on the phone.

Years before, Skip, KCJimmy and micelf would burn the midnight oil posting in one thread, it was our version of chat.

Lots of comparing notes on raising kids, the struggles some of them had, and much hilarity one upping each other with plays on words.

We were a Firesign Theater of the ABB site.

When Jimmy left the site for an extended time that's when I decided to honor those great times with the "memorial" KCJimmy Lounge.

It grew from there.

I regret not talking on the phone to Skip more often.

When his wife was sick we talked a bunch but my hearing isn't great and my phone at that time sucked ass.

You could tell he was trying to downplay my wrong answers to simple questions or my asking him to repeat himself.

Sadly, by the time I got a decent phone I could hear on, he wasn't really up to long conversations.

I will miss him.

Anyone who doesn't have a copy of his YDLM, JFA, let me know.

I've given away over a hundred copies of his almost hour long compilation/splice of Duane era versions of the song.

It's a guitargasm of early ABB music, I have kept a copy in every vehicle I drive.

griff - 6/25/2015 at 01:40 AM

Captain Skipper.
A true fan of the music.
My condolences to Capt. Skipper's family and to his extended family on this board who are obviously hurting right now.
May the music work to heal.

PhotoRon286 - 6/25/2015 at 01:45 AM

oldcoot* has a PM in his message thingy.

TheBabe714 - 6/25/2015 at 02:50 AM

I'm so sorry for everyone, for all of us.
God Bless you Capt. Skipper

TuffJew - 6/25/2015 at 03:25 AM

So sorry to hear..My condolences to his friends & family..He spread a lot of joy....

linus - 6/25/2015 at 02:42 PM

Prayers for Skip's friends and family. Another great one gone too soon. My few pm's with him were treasured

KCJimmy - 6/25/2015 at 03:17 PM

Words cannot express how thankful I am for the time that Skip spent talking, messaging and giving to my wife & I during the most difficult time we have ever had. As Coot described so well I felt an instant friendship the first time I talked to Skip. He really cared enough about what was going on in my life (a stranger but for the postings on this site) to spend time sharing his thoughts and encouragement on matters he could relate too.

I remember so well staying up way too late goofing off on this site with Ron, Skip Clay and sooo many others. I am so thankful for the support from Skip and everyone for that matter. There were times I would log off and feel guilty for a second or two because I was actually having fun even though I had all kinds of things to be worried about and focused on. I learned though with the help of friends like these that it is important to have faith and know that our God has things under control. We may not understand why things happen the way they do. One thing Skip taught me was that getting caught up in all the negativity of what's going on was not going to help at all. Do what you can and stay positive. Have faith that things will work out.

God bless Skip, his family and all those touched by him.

Ed - 6/26/2015 at 01:00 AM

Besides all the great music. Skip was just a nice guy and great family man. He will be missed and never forgot.

dadof2 - 6/26/2015 at 12:52 PM

any of us who owns all this great music can only feel great gratitude to Skip...a very generous man who made many of our lives,mine included,a heck of a lot more fun,enjoyable and gratifying through all the music he gave us....RIP and condolences to the many who loved him.

lolasdeb - 6/26/2015 at 05:01 PM

So sad to read this ... Thoughts go out to Renae who had entirely too short a period of time with her Captain Cutie. What a blessing that they found each other. And to his daughters who he always showed love and pride for. And to all whose lives he touched ... the list is long. Others have said so well what kind of man Skip was and the impact he had on all of us here through his gifts of music and his friendship. I know I have some CDs that were delivered with kind notes from the Skipper and these are now even more cherished. Safe travels, Skip ... you were (are) well loved...

captskipper - 6/27/2015 at 04:58 AM

good evenin yall,,,i cant member my password no more so im usin cowboys page,,,,i wanna thank all yall for the kind, beautiful words bout my cowboy,,,,i also wanna thank yall for the prayers and all the love sent his way in all the differnt forms it was sent,,,,,,he the best thang to ever happen to me,,,he give so free of his self, his time, his talent and his love,,,,he was peaceful and pain free when he passed thru the lite,,,he was home wit me and our girls,,,he is mourned,,,he is missed,,,he is loved,,,but most of all he is now and forever capt. skipper,,,,my cowboy and i love him,,,,god bless all yall,,,,,,,,,,,renee

fanfrom-71 - 6/27/2015 at 11:27 AM

Glad you and Skip found your way to each other, Renee.

bird72 - 6/27/2015 at 02:59 PM

Thank You Renee.............

bird72 - 6/27/2015 at 02:59 PM

Thank You Renee.............

les_paul_sunburst - 6/28/2015 at 01:31 PM

As I still consider myself to be one of the new guys here, at least compared to some of you long timers, I have been struggling with what to say about Capt. Skipper and his untimely passing.

I did not have the history with him that many of you did, but I was able to chat with him a couple times by PM, and like many of you, I have been able to enjoy several of his remasters often, and I just knew then and know now, from reading some of the posts about him what a labor of love these remasters were to him, and how valued they were and are here.

I wish I had had the opportunity to know him better, but as that sadly will never be possible, I am glad nonetheless that I will always be able to own a part of what he was and will always be reminded of his former presence here, whenever I play one of his shows ..

RIP Capt. Skipper

And God bless you Renee. You are in my prayers and thoughts ...

[Edited on 6/28/2015 by les_paul_sunburst]

leftyblues - 6/29/2015 at 05:33 PM

this deserves to be up top

harvey - 6/30/2015 at 01:27 PM

Yes, it does ...

WharfRat - 7/2/2015 at 03:26 AM

Someone posted this on FB.
Thought i'd share.

Miss ya Skip.

harvey - 7/2/2015 at 11:23 PM

Thank you very much for posting that link Chuck ... I am still devastated ... and I never even met Skip in person ... but I will treasure his "cyber" friendship forever ...

pops42 - 7/3/2015 at 07:55 PM


merlin28 - 7/3/2015 at 10:24 PM

Thinking of Skip and family every day.

With peace to all

leftyblues - 7/7/2015 at 03:21 PM


marco - 7/10/2015 at 01:53 PM


oldcoot - 7/13/2015 at 12:17 PM


pops42 - 7/14/2015 at 04:10 AM


carlosofcoronado - 7/16/2015 at 01:53 PM

I wrote this about 15 years ago, and I could not think of another way to honor Skip's memory.
The really old timers will recognize all of the references.
RIP Skipper.

Captskip (sung to Billy Joel's Captain Jack)

Christmas Day and you're hammocking around
Sherry's tired of you wearing her nightgown
You'd not like to find a worm in your cuervo gold
Or so we're told

So you go to the store in your really tight jeans
And lustfully stare at the hardwood beams
It's like some new home-decorating magazine
and you're in style

But Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
And take you to the digital island
Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
Just a little push on play and you'll be smiling
La da da, oh yeah yeah

Your long-lost twin sister Kenny is on a date
And you just sit home and contemplate
That zoom zoom zoom is gonna come but do you really hate
That fhocking sound

So you stood on the corner in your old disco clothes
And you looked so dainty with the mustache neath your nose
But still the desert dust is getting in your Bose
Don't forgot what wire is ground

But Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
And take you to the digital island
Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
Just a little push on play and you'll be smiling
La da da, oh yeah yeah

So you decided to take a bath today
You got your mini disc and your cafe ole
Ah, but there's no place for you to sashay
On the newly laid harwood floor

You've got nothing brand new but everything's cool
They've just found the missing master tape on its spool
And you guess you won't be wearing any disco jewels
Those you abhor

But Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
And take you to the digital island
Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
Just a little push on play and you'll be smiling
La da da, oh yeah yeah

So you play your new audio cd and you pave your lot
And you meet your Swiss friends out where it's hot
Oh, but still you ache for communal showers--Sherry says not
It was wrong

And if you can't buy that the analog world is so dead
And why you've got to keep in style, no more Ampeg
Well, you're fifty-six and so must convert to book of red
for a cleaner song

But Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
And take you to the digital island
Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
Just a little push on play and you'll be smiling
Yeah, Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
Yeah, Captskip will get you hi-fi tonight
(fade to end)

leftyblues - 7/16/2015 at 06:49 PM


fanfrom-71 - 7/31/2015 at 04:05 AM

Because it should be.

reneed - 8/1/2015 at 03:23 AM

good evenin yall,,,i finally figgered out my password,,,i wanna thank yall for all the good stuff yall been sayin on my cowboy,,,he is loved and missed sumn awful,,,,,,its a page on facebook for my cowboy if yall amind to go check it out,,,,randy got it up & runnin,,,,,,,thank yall so much agin for all the prayers and good thoughts and love sent to cowboy and our family,,,,,,

fanfrom-71 - 8/26/2015 at 02:39 AM

Bumpin' for the capt.

Toemoss - 8/27/2015 at 02:55 PM

Peace Brother!

marco - 9/1/2015 at 12:08 AM


The_Newt - 9/1/2015 at 03:31 PM

My condolences. Thank you for the music, and shows you remastered.

fanfrom-71 - 9/20/2015 at 06:18 PM

Sunday afternoon topping for the capt.
'Cause it should be...

fanfrom-71 - 10/11/2015 at 11:16 PM

Doin' the Skipper bump.

TuffJew - 10/13/2015 at 02:48 PM


oldcoot - 10/13/2015 at 07:49 PM

I think of Skip each and every day.

Play at least one of his remasters too.

marco - 10/28/2015 at 10:54 AM

listening to another Capt. Skipper show today.

marco - 11/2/2015 at 11:52 AM


oldcoot - 11/12/2015 at 12:21 AM

I thought it most appropriate on Veteran's Day to thank Skip for his service in Vietnam and to remember a very special man on this day. And, it was because of his service to country and how his men responded to him, that all of us became to know him as, Captain Skipper.

Skip, as many do, I miss you so much, each and every day.

fanfrom-71 - 4/28/2016 at 01:48 AM

Hoping Skip and Dan are in some deep discussion about music with each other tonight.

bluedad - 4/28/2016 at 10:52 PM

Hoping Skip and Dan are in some deep discussion about music with each other tonight.

harvey - 4/28/2016 at 11:30 PM

Hoping Skip and Dan are in some deep discussion about music with each other tonight.

I hope they are just laid back peacefully listening to Duane and Berry jamming away ..........

fanfrom-71 - 6/8/2018 at 10:27 PM

Wearing my Capt Skipper remasters make life better t-shirt and looking at pics taken in Macon.
Hoping both Skip and the tanned man named Dan are doing well in their travels.

bird72 - 6/8/2018 at 10:46 PM

Capn was a friend when the gale winds howled..... music medicine sent with love. was humbled, still am. RIP Good Man.

StratDal - 6/8/2018 at 11:33 PM

Wearing my Capt Skipper remasters make life better t-shirt and looking at pics taken in Macon.
Hoping both Skip and the tanned man named Dan are doing well in their travels.

Thanks for posting 71. Always good times with Skip and Dan. While we all carry on, things aren't quite the same without either of them. Peaceful thoughts to all their family, friends, and loved ones. "Rock N' Roll will never die."

LUKE - 6/9/2018 at 01:01 AM

Capn was a friend when the gale winds howled..... music medicine sent with love. was humbled, still am. RIP Good Man.

Bird,ya said it all man!He was a solid,genuine,wisdom filled,help a brother that was drifting in rough waters back to calm cat and so much more.GOD truly blessed when he loaned the Capn to us for a season.

Lee - 6/9/2018 at 12:19 PM

Thanks for reviving this thread / topic. He was a great guy. Pleasure to have met him once.

PhotoRon286 - 6/9/2018 at 11:00 PM

Wearing my Capt Skipper remasters make life better t-shirt and looking at pics taken in Macon.
Hoping both Skip and the tanned man named Dan are doing well in their travels.

Thanks for posting 71. Always good times with Skip and Dan. While we all carry on, things aren't quite the same without either of them. Peaceful thoughts to all their family, friends, and loved ones. "Rock N' Roll will never die."

I wore mine this week as well.

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