It took Jukin’ Bone almost 50 years to make the album the band always wanted to make.

Released in March, “Unfinished Business” is the first release in 44 years from the central New York band, which features vocalist Joe Whiting, of Skaneateles, lead guitarist Mark Doyle, of Auburn, guitarist George Egosarian, bassist John DeMaso and new drummer Josh Dekaney.

The band formed as Free Will in 1968 with drummer Tom Glaister. Though it signed with RCA Records in 1971 and toured with The Allman Brothers, The Kinks and more of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest, the band never reached its potential on wax, Doyle said Wednesday. Its two LPs as Jukin’ Bone, 1972’s “Whiskey Woman” and “Way Down East,” were the sound of a young band on a big label, he said.

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