Allman Brothers / "Melissa" b/w "Blue Sky"

Although the band made their bones as instrumentalists, interpreters, and improvisers; Allman Brothers’ songwriters Gregory LeNoir Allman and Forrest Richard Betts penned many a memorable tune.  To my ears, “Melissa” b/w “Blue Sky” remains their pinnacle.

With his “tractor” customized Fender Jazz, the late, great Berry Oakley plies pedal tones, pocket grooves, and countermelodies which render these recordings timeless.