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Allman's guitarist Dickey Betts wrote this about his Native American girlfriend, Sandy "Bluesky" Wabegijig. They married in 1973 and divorced 2 years later.
This was the first time Betts sang lead on an Allman Brothers song. He also sang lead on their biggest hit, "Ramblin' Man."
For a while, Betts refused to perform this after his 1975 divorce with Sandy, whom he wrote this for.
This was released after Duane Allman's death on Eat A Peach. The album is dedicated to him.
Betts and Sandy Bluesky had a daughter, Jessica, on May 14, 1972. Betts wrote "Jessica" about her a year later.
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts played on the bridge solo - one playing "lead" lead, the other playing "rhythm" lead. They switch up half way through - listen very carefully and you will hear them synch up on a riff for two measures or so right around 2:30 into the track. (thanks, Chris - Hoboken, NY)
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.