Producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist Johnny Sandlin was among the architects of a genre commonly referred as “Southern Rock” – yet his body of work was far more expansive, incorporating elements of jazz and classical into many of his collaborations.
Sandlin’s credits include watershed slabs with the Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Richard Betts, Wet Willie, Delbert McClinton, The Outlaws, Bonnie Bramlett, Elvin Bishop, Dixie Dregs, Captain Beyond, and Widespread Panic to cite a select few.
Oft times producer Sandlin worked both sides of the sessions, helming the bass chair as well – most notably with Gregg and Duane in Hour Glass, Livingston Taylor, Gregg’s magnificent solo bow Laid Back (1973), and Richard Betts’ brilliant Highway Call (1974), among others.
Johnny was a pure pocket player with a penchant for rhythm and blues grooves!
Johnny Sandlin Sound and Vision…
With Duane and Gregg in Hour Glass “So Much Love” https://youtu.be/fkiDSbICaHc
Gregg Allman: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” https://youtu.be/wJwxMHsfRU8
Richard Betts: “Long Time Gone” https://youtu.be/7fZZiQOJM7Q