Music History

Published on June 20th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


Fun with isolated tracks: Listen to Eric Clapton and Duane Allman play on “Layla”

Whenever there’s a survey on the greatest guitar riffs of all time, “Layla” from Derek and the Dominos one-and-only album (Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs from 1970) is always mentioned.

“Derek” is actually Eric Clapton. He brought in buddy Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers to supply additional riffage. Now we have these isolated tracks which highly both the vocals and the guitar bits.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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