The NYT revisited "Apache" by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band in Sunday's paper. A key line:
The drummer was Jim Gordon, a handsome California boy probably best remembered as part of the group Derek and the Dominoes. During that stint he came up with the famous piano coda for the hit “Layla,” written with his bandmate Eric Clapton.
The Sundance channel is also now replaying "Tom Dowd & The Language Of Music," and there's a great scene near the end where Dowd -- he of Atlantic/Stax fame -- recounts how he mixed "Layla." At one point, he just pushes up the guitar tracks so you can hear Clapton and Duane Allman dueling with each other, Clapton with his finger-bends and Allman with his modified slide style. They each had "exquisite touch," Dowd says. The flick has exquisite touch, too.