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Mike Pachelli looks at “Jessica,” recorded in 1973, by The Allman Brothers. Dickie Betts wrote this song for his daughter, Jessica. The recording features Betts playing the lead line and Chuck Leavell playing the upper harmony on electric piano. 
“Jessica” only made it to number 65 on the charts. A live version of the song won a Grammy in 1996. The original recording has extensive jamming and has been featured on every major AOR radio station. However, the 4 minute version is the one that has been played most extensively on classic rock stations. That’s the version covered in this lesson.

Mike plays a Gibson USA Les Paul Classic in this lesson.

Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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Written by Dickie Betts
Copyright 1973 (Renewed) Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) and Forrest Richard Betts Music (BMI) All rights administered by Unichappell Music Inc.  
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