Sat Eye Candy: Duane Allman

By Team JamBase Nov 20, 2010 9:00 am PST


Duane Allman would have turned 64-years-old today. We couldn’t let the day pass without tipping our hat to Skydog and honoring the ever-lingering legacy of one of the 20th Century’s most influential musicians. (Dennis Cook)

We begin with some insights into Duane’s genius and contribution to music.

The combination of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts remains one of the finest, most unique pairings rock has ever produced. Here’s the pair in flight together.

Besides the Allman Brothers and his extensive session work, Duane was also a key ingredient in another of rock’s all-time greatest ensembles, Derek & The Dominoes. There’s no decent footage of him playing with the band but here’s an interesting outtake that shows Clapton and Allman sparring nicely.

Let’s jump on the stage with ABB back in the day. This is what one calls “putting your back into it.”

Another succinct blast of Duane’s studio brilliance.

Just the audio but what audio it is! This pairing of the Dead and Duane on a signature blues standard shows what honest, gritty interpreters of the blues these young cats were.

We wrap with a few more Allman Brothers moments with Duane. Rest in peace, buddy. We miss ya more than we can ever express.

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