Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs

Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands

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"I'm No Angel" (1987)

By the late 1980s, few were expecting a return to form from Gregg. But this burly track from his 1987 solo album of the same name was the ebullient comeback many never thought would come. Although written by Tony Colton and Phil Palmer, the lyrics may as well have been written by Gregg himself, and the knowing tone in his voice puts the song over the top as much as its radio-friendly arrangement.

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