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Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band lived to play music. A new box set, Skydog, collects the work he produced before his death in 1971. (Courtesy of the artist)

Galadrielle Allman On Her Father's Work In 'Skydog'

Jul 4, 2013 (WXPN-FM)

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In 1971, Duane Allman — one of the greatest slide guitarists of all time — died at age 24. His daughter, Galadrielle Allman, was only 2 at the time. Here, she joins World Cafe to present music from the lovingly curated Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.

Selections from the new box set range from recordings of Duane Allman's first high-school band, The Escorts, to his numerous stints as a sideman at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, as he helped with records by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and more.

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  • The Escorts, "Turn On Your Love Light" (Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective)
  • Wilson Pickett, "Hey Jude" (Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective)
  • Aretha Franklin, "The Weight" (Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective)
  • The Hourglass, "B.B. King Medley" (An Anthology: Duane Allman)
  • Derek And The Dominos, "Layla" (Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs)
  • Eric Clapton & Duane Allman, "Mean Old World" (Crossroads)

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