Sunday, June 08, 2014

G-Money Picks: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Sunday Funday! Time for the latest installment of G-Money Picks. Whenever I ask G-Money (@777GMoney) for any type of music recommendation, he always delivers.

Derek and the Dominos only released one studio album in 1970 titled Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Clapton's band included Bobby Whitlock (keys and vocals), Carl Radle (bass) and Jim Gordon (drums). The recording sessions also included Dave Mason from Traffic and Duane Allman. Pretty much everyone knows about Allman's blistering solos during Layla.

G-Money explained:
"The remix of this classic album clears up the somewhat muddy sound of the original, and the brings both of the guitars up in the mix so you can clearly hear Clapton and Allman weaving around each other beautifully. The bonus disc is Five Jams, appropriately labeled Jam 1, Jam 2 etc. The playing here is so good, it might be some of the best guitar dueling ever. The first three jams are Clapton and Allman with the band. The fourth one has them and the rest of the Allman Brothers Band lighting it up! I am certain that many of my jam focused phriends and all around guitar fans will really enjoy these lost studio gems."
Check out Jam #1...

If you dig this series, then check out more picks by G-Money...

James Brown (Paris 1971)
Marvin Gaye (1974)
Aretha Franklin (Live at Fillmore West)
The Police - Reggatta De Blanc and Zenyatta Mondatta
Bill Frisell - East West
James Brown's Funky People
Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters
Little Feat (1976 Winterland, SF)
Slave and Ohio Funk Scene
Grateful Dead - Egypt 1978


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