I’ve posted various versions of this song before, but this is the best I’ve found. It shows how underappreciated Dickey Betts was as a guitarist. He also wrote the song, which is a tribute to the iconic jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who played intricate songs using just two fingers on the frets, his other two playing fingers having been injured in a fire.
Wikipedia says this:
Written by guitarist Dickey Betts, the song is a tribute to Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, in that it was designed to be played using only two fingers on the left hand.
Betts wrote the majority of “Jessica” at the band’s farm in Juliette, Georgia. He named it after his daughter, Jessica Betts, who was an infant when it was released. She had bounced along to the song’s rhythm, and Betts attempted to capture her attitude with its melody. He invited fellow guitarist Les Dudek over to collaborate on it, and Dudek performed the bridge. The arrangement was crafted prior to recording, which took place at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Georgia.
This version is from 1984, when Betts was still at the height of his powers. But note that he sure uses more than two fingers on his left hand.
There’s a smoking piano solo, too. Enjoy!