Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971. He was 24. But, he left behind tons of music. In addition to his work with The Allman Brothers Band, Duane was a popular session musician.
A new box set features Duane's work thoughout his career. Duane's daughter Galadrielle co-produced the box set and wrote the liner notes. She discussed her father with NPR. She shares:
"He's unique, you know. He's a slide player who took it into a rock venue, which really hadn't happened before. He really had a special touch with that and I think people really respond to that sound. It's got sort of a vocal quality — it almost sounds like a horn. And I think it conveys emotion particularly wel ...It just kind of gets inside of you."
In the interview, Galadrielle talks about Duane's work on famous songs like Derek and The Dominoes' Layla, Aretha Franklin's cover of The Weight, and Wilson Pickett's cover of Hey Jude.