The Allman Brothers Band - Hittin The Note (2003)
Blues, Blues/Southern Rock | FLAC image, cue, log | scans | ~540 MB (+3%)
Label: Sanctuary Records, SANCD170
Very rarely is a legendary band is able to come up with new, credible material. Jam band progenitors the Allman Brothers have done better than that, tapping into some of the spark that made them one of the most influential American bands of their time. The lineup has changed due to tragedy, discontent, and plain orneriness, but the band is still able to create freefalling slide riffs, jazzy interludes, and soulful blues that have been staples of the band since 1969. Granted, some of the guitar solos aren't an heroic as they were when Dickey Betts in the fold, but the ballad "Desdamona" is as inspired as "Melissa," and Gregg Allman's singing has never been better.