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Duane Allman: An Anthology, Vol. 2

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Duane Allman (vocals, guitar, acoustic & electric slide guitars, dobro); Delaney Bramlett (vocals, acoustic guitar); Sam Samudio (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Otis Rush, Johnny Jenkins (vocals, guitar); Aretha Franklin (vocals, piano); Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Lulu, Ronnie Hawkins, Bonnie Bramlett, Arthur Conley (vocals); Herbie Mann (flute); King Curtis (saxophone); The Allman Brothers Band; The Dixie Flyers.

Producers include: Rick Hall, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, KIng Curtis.

Compilation producer: Tony Yoken.

Recorded between 1969 & 1971.

The session work with other players here isn't quite as good as the material on the first anthology, but An Anthology, Vol. 2 does feature a live cut by Delaney & Bonnie, plus a pair of what were then previously unissued Allman Brothers Band live tracks (among them "Midnight Rider" from the Fillmore East in June 1971). There's another good Duane Allman solo number and a good Hour Glass track ("Been Gone Too Long"), more session work with Aretha Franklin and King Curtis, Ronnie Hawkins ("Matchbox"), Wilson Pickett ("Born to Be Wild"), Johnny Jenkins, Boz Scaggs, Sam Samudio, and Otis Rush. The annotation here isn't as thorough as it was on the first volume, but anyone who owns the first double-CD set will almost certainly have to own this one as well, and for a mid-priced set there's a lot of very good music. ~ Bruce Eder


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