Throughout the band’s history, Allman Brothers songs helped define Southern rock. They seamlessly melded elements of country, heavy blues, jazz, and folk, into their own unique sound, which inspired artists from each of those genres over many generations. The band ...

Instrumental pieces don’t become major hits, but “Jessica” by Allman Brothers did just that. The seven-minute instrumental tune was released in 1973 as the second single from the rock band’s album, Brothers and Sisters. It was issued after the extremely ...