Even if he'd never formed the Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would still be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings.
In addition to a handful of essential numbers he cut with early outfit Hour Glass, the Allman Brothers Band and Derek & the Dominos, this posthumous 1972 Capricorn Records 19-track 2LP compilation collects some of his finest session work with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Johnny Jenkins and John Hammond.
"More than four decades after his death, Duane Allman remains a towering figure whose stature has only increased in his absence. His influence lives on, not only in the multiple generations of guitarists who have been motivated by his input, but also in the legions of listeners who have continued to find inspiration in his vibrant vision of American music, which remains as fresh and truthful today as when it was created." - Bruce Schneider