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- Duane Allman retrospective released on Tuesday includes nine unreleased tracks
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Wah-wah-wah hits the hearts of older rock fans: their classical-era guitar heroes are enjoying a frenzied rebirth thanks to a flurry of new releases, archive projects, performances and music. honors.
Four of the top 10 men with an ax Rolling stoneThe list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of, the late Jimi Hendrix (# 1), Eric Clapton (# 2), Jimmy Page (# 3) and the late Duane Allman (# 9) – have been or will be featured on de unreleased music this year.
The chorus swells even more if you release new or upcoming albums with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, recent Kennedy Center winner Buddy Guy, Stephen Stills, Dickey Betts and Richard Thompson; guided tours of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and The Who’s Pete Townshend; last month’s Grammy victory for Bonnie Raitt; and Albert King’s posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
(Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, who died on March 6, did not Rolling stone, but a clip of his legendary 1969 performance at Woodstock drew over 580,000 views on YouTube.)
Among the highlights of this scratched trip:
- Allman receives his due Tuesday with the release of the seven-disc box set Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, compiled by daughter Galadrielle Allman and producer Bill Levenson. He features nine unreleased tracks alongside his famous work with the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominoes, and his session work with artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Wilson Pickett, Lulu, Boz Scaggs, Otis Rush and Herbie Mann. One of the unreleased gems is a live version of Magnolia with sugar of a 1971 performance with the late Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
- Hendrix People, hell and angels, a collection of unreleased studio tracks from 1969 and 1970, debuted last week at No.2 on the Billboard table of albums.
- Clapton just released Old sock, featuring interpretations of his favorite songs as well as two originals, and he’s on tour until June.
- Page, who, along with his fellow Led Zeppelin survivors, received the Kennedy Center Honors in November, said Rolling stone that he remastered the group’s catalog and added rarities for the boxes that should be released from this year.
- Stills, best known for his guitar duels with Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, is the subject of the four-record retrospective To continue, released on March 26.
- Vaughan and his group Double Trouble feature in the recent 30th anniversary edition of their 1983 debut Flooding in Texas, which now includes a second record from a Philadelphia concert of the same year.
- Guy closed his original Chicago Blues Club but recently released Living at Legends, recorded in 2010 in this room.
- Betts, an original (and now former) member of the Allman Brothers Band, is featured on two new live sets from the band’s archives, taken from a 1972 show in Macon, Georgia, and a 1973 concert in Uniondale, NY
- Thompson, who rose to fame in the late 1960s with British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, has just released his 14th solo studio album, Electric.
- And for a unique listening experience, Clapton will be hosting their Crossroads Guitar Festival from April 12-13 in New York City, with lineup featuring Guy, Jeff Beck, BB King, Steve Cropper, Robbie Robertson and more than 25 other artists.