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Highway Call is the debut album by Dickey Betts (under the name Richard Betts) of The Allman Brothers Band. It was recorded in 1974 in Macon, Georgia at Capricorn Studios. On this album, Betts further develops and perfects the country sound that emerged on the Allman's 1973 album Brothers and Sisters. The standout tracks are "Long Time Gone", "Highway Call", and the extended country jam "Hand Picked". Guest musicians include Vassar Clements on fiddle and Jeff Hanna on acoustic guitar. The album peaked at #19 on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart in 1974.

Highway Call
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Studio album by
Recorded1974 at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia
GenreCountry rock
ProducerJohnny Sandlin/Dickey Betts
Dickey Betts chronology
Highway Call
Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Dickey Betts; except where indicated

  1. "Long Time Gone" - 4:31
  2. "Rain" - 3:40
  3. "Highway Call" - 4:26
  4. "Let Nature Sing" - 5:10
  5. "Hand Picked" - 14:20
  6. "Kissimmee Kid" (Vassar Clements) - 3:13



  • Producer: Johnny Sandlin/Dickey Betts
  • Recording Engineer: Sam Whiteside/Johnny Sandlin
  • Remixing: Johnny Sandlin
  • Mastering Engineer: George Marino
  • Photography: Sydney Smith
  • Liner Notes: n/a


Chart (1974) Peak
US Top LPs & Tape (Billboard)[2] 19


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Highway Call - Dickey Betts | AllMusic". Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Highway Call – Richard Betts – Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.