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Number 251

Duane Allman - An Anthology Vol II (Capricorn 2659 037)

In his short life Duane Allman carved out a reputation for himself as a fine session musician, contributing to some of the  most memorable sessions in the annals of rock music history. Much sought after in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Allman's slide work in particular marked the musician out as a key player not only on the records with his own band Hourglass and later with the Allman Brothers Band, both with sibling Gregg, but also with some of Soul Music's A-Listers such as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Clarence Carter. Muscle Shoals and the Deep South was Allman's stomping ground during the period of such groundbreaking acts as Delaney and Bonnie, Boz Scaggs, King Curtis and most notably the ill-fated supergroup Derek and the Dominoes with Eric Clapton. Surprisingly, Duane Allman also recorded sessions with Lulu at the Muscle Shoals Studios back in 1970, with the raunchy Mac Davis and Delaney Bramlett song Dirty Old Man appearing on this volume.