by Duane Allman
Released: Nov 1972
Containing an impressive breadth of recordings, including samples from both the guitarist's session work for Muscle Shoals and The Allmans Brothers' cosmic blues, An Anthology is a masterful encapsulation of Skydog's vision of Southern music. Unique and expansive, it's a vision that transcended not only genre but race as well. Dig the way his searing slide feels as home with mighty Aretha Franklin (while she absolutely owns The Band's "The Weight") as it does ripping all over Clapton's let-it-all-hang-out classic-rock masterpiece "Layla." It really is a damn shame his life was cut short.