After a number of hit and misses with both his solo and Allman Brother releases during the late '70s and early '80s, singer/organist Gregg Allman hit a home run with 1987's I'm No Angel, his first Epic Records disc and his return to the gritty R&B-drenched blues rock that the early Allman Brothers albums featured. This group was assembled around the success of I'm No Angel, and didn't make any effort to shy away from the early Allman's sound.
After the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley from unrelated motorcycle accidents in 1971 and '72, respectively, The Allman Brothers Band essentially split into two distinct musical divisions. There was the Gregg Allman-side of the band, which was more loyal to the original 1969/70 blues-rock sound; and the Dickey Betts side, which was more country and jam-band oriented. Both had brought success to the Allmans, but musically it was pretty clear where Gregg Allman wanted to be.