As time went by, I learned about what the Allmans had done musically, and looking back on the discussion, it's ironic, because the Allmans had made more authentic "black" music than Chic, who at that time were making dance music, with a catchy beat, with guitar and bass as primary instruments. Can't say who was a better band. Certainly Chic was a great band, the co leaders being Nile Rodgers on guitar and Bernard Edwards on Bass. The Allmans were primarily playing blues, which is the precursor to most of the "popular" music that most of us listen to. And Duane brought his extensive experience as a session guitarist for folks like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Clarence Carter, The Soul Survivors, etc. who were all black recording artists.
Duke Ellington said many years ago, "there are two kinds of music, good music and bad music." I think the maestro nailed it with one sentance.
Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers