Review by: Michael Buffalo Smith, universalmusictribe.com - February 5, 2012
Johnny Sandlin is truly the unsung hero of Southern rock—an absolutely amazing record producer and musician with a true gift and an impeccable ear for music. This memoir from Anathalee Sandlin is a real page-turner for those of us who recall with fondness the hey day of Capricorn Records and the birth of Southern rock in Macon, Georgia. This is a story that truly needed to be told.
Review by: John Lynskey, Hittin' the Note Magazine - February 5, 2012
Never-Ending Groove is a non-stop read; packed with amazing insights and provocative anecdotes, Johnny Sandlin's saga takes us back to where it all began for Southern rock.
Review by: Dave Pierson, President, Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association - February 5, 2012
If you are a fan of southern music, more especially the music that came from Capricorn Records during their 70s heyday, when the Allman Brothers Band was at their zenith, then you will enjoy A Never Ending Groove. It is truly an insider's view.
Duane Allman gets a lot of credit for creating the “Southern rock” and “jam band” movements with the formation of the Allman Brothers Band, but Johnny pre-dates the band, having been friends with Duane and Gregg Allman during their days in competing bands on the Chitlin' Circuit. They eventually joined forces to create Hourglass, and their shared experiences produced a deep friendship, eventually leading to his engineering and producing rolls behind the console at Capricorn Recording Studios. Johnny is as much a part of the Capricorn legacy as Duane Allman himself.
Review by: Willie Perkins, author of No Saints, No Saviors - February 5, 2012
Very informative and entertaining. A must read for all fans of The Allman Brothers Band, Southern Rock, and recorded music in general.
Review by: Chuck Leavell, musician, activist, and author - February 5, 2012
Johnny is the gentle giant of Southern Rock. His contributions have shaped the music of the South for decades and those of us that have been privileged to work with him owe him a huge debt of gratitude.