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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #180 on: January 02, 2013, 07:33:35 PM »
Some great books coming out...Gregg Allmans autobiography and Ron Eckerman's "Turn it Up".

First chapter of Eckerman's book available on his website:

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Turn it Up!
By Ron Eckerman

A behind-the-scenes narrative of life in the mid-1970's with  the band that defined Southern Rock, the iconic Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Plane crash survivor and former tour manager Ron Eckerman pours out his heart and soul in this memoir of life on the road with the band during their rise to international stardom, including the tragic plane crash that took the lives of singer and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, back-up singer Cassie Gaines, and assistant tour manager Dean Kilpatrick

http://www.turnitupbook.com/

I just finished reading it and totally enjoyed the experience.  Eckerman goes into great detail about the shows, the personalities, the challenges.

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #181 on: January 04, 2013, 08:43:43 AM »
This will get you grinning and toe tapping this morning...

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biography
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Grinderswitch was a white blues-rock band that never rose above being a second-tier Capricorn Records act, not remotely as popular as the Allman Brothers or the Marshall Tucker Band. But Dru Lombar (vocals, guitar, slide guitar), Larry Howard (guitar), Stephen Miller (keyboards), Joe Dan Petty (bass), and Rick Burnett (drums) built a loyal following in the tens of thousands playing music that was influenced by British blues outfits like John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream and T.S. McPhee's Groundhogs, but also the real article, especially Albert King and Booker T. & the MG's -- Lombar sounded more Black than any White rock singer you've ever heard. They could have been a more soulful and exciting competitor to Canned Heat, but they weren't lucky enough to appear in hit festival movies or get the right single out at the proper time. Working in the commercial shadow of better-known acts, they counted as fans members of the Marshall Tucker Band and a lot of other musicians who felt they deserved a break. The group failed to emerge as much more than a top regional act and an opener for the Allmans and Charlie Daniels, among others, despite recording seven album between 1972 and 1982, first for Capricorn and later for Atlantic.

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #182 on: January 05, 2013, 09:15:37 AM »
Number 73:  "Fire in the Kitchen"  Warren Haynes

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Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule.[1] Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band.[2] Haynes also is known for his associations with the remaining members of The Grateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and The Dead.[3] In addition, Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records.[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Haynes

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #183 on: January 05, 2013, 10:04:43 AM »
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The Georgia Music Hall of Fame was located in downtown Macon, Georgia from 1996 until it closed in 2011.[1] The Hall of Fame preserved and interpreted the state's rich musical heritage through programs of collection, exhibition, education and performance; it attempted to foster an appreciation for Georgia music and tried to stimulate economic growth through a variety of dynamic partnerships and initiatives statewide. The Hall of Fame closed due to low attendance and reduced state funding.[2][3]

Mercer University purchased the former Hall of Fame building in June 2012; the university will use the building for expanded programs within its School of Medicine.[4]

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s institutional history began in 1978 when the Georgia General Assembly created the Senate Music Recording Industry Committee to study the economic impact of the state’s music industry and to explore ways to promote Georgia music and attract music businesses to the state.[5] In 1979, the Committee developed a Georgia Music Hall of Fame program honoring Georgia musicians who have made significant contributions to the music industry, with Ray Charles and music publisher Bill Lowery named the first inductees on Sept. 26, 1979. Owing much to the vision of then Lt. Governor Zell Miller, the Committee also endeavored to create a public museum and archive to document the state’s music heritage and serve as a cultural heritage destination. In 1990, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority was created as an instrumentality of the State of Georgia and a public corporation with the stated corporate purpose and general nature: 1) to construct and maintain a facility to house the Georgia Music Hall of Fame; 2) to operate, advertise and promote the Georgia Music Hall of Fame; and 3) to promote music events at the facility and throughout the state. On Sept. 22, 1996, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame opened as a 43,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) facility housing a main exhibit hall, a retail store, the Zell Miller Center for Georgia Music Studies, an administrative wing, a classroom and a reception room. In 1999, the second phase of the museum, The Billy Watson Music Factory, an interactive and interpretive exhibit space for pre-K through elementary students, opened. The hall was closed on June 12, 2011 due to lack of attendance. The exhibits are now being housed at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the University of West Georgia and in private collections.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Music_Hall_of_Fame

Are these type of museums obsolete?

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #184 on: January 06, 2013, 09:07:44 AM »
"Was I Right or Wrong"

take a listen, papa.


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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #185 on: January 06, 2013, 03:58:59 PM »
Number 61:  "See you one more time"  Marshall Tucker Band

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #186 on: January 08, 2013, 12:13:06 PM »

from John Wells, Main Street Cruise -- Springfield:

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Dave Hlubek, founder of the Molly Hatchet band and the only original member still playing with the current band will be at the cruise on January 26th!! Bring your albums and even your guitars for him to autograph. If you are into Southern Rock, Dave is "the Man". He is the one who wrote "Flirtin with Disaster" and most of their other hits. We still have to determine the time, but he will be at the Krystal.

and tho' we've played it before, LET'S FLIRT WITH IT AGAIN!

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #187 on: January 09, 2013, 06:13:53 PM »
Number 92:  "Castle Rock"  Barefoot Jerry

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Barefoot Jerry remains one of the unsung heroes of southern rock. They rose from the ashes of  Nashville super group Area Code 615 which featured some of Nashville’s best studio musicians and released string of successful albums between 1971 and 1977 before breaking up.

Lead by  guitarist Wayne Moss, Barefoot Jerry’s original line-up also included ex- Area Code 615 members Mac Gayden on guitar and vocals, Kenneth A. Buttrey on drums along with John Harris on keyboards.

In 1971 Barefoot Jerry signed to Capitol Records and released their classic debut album, Southern Delight. Following year Capitol dropped them, but Barefoot Jerry released the self-titled sophomore effort for Warner Brothers records.

Russ Hicks and Kenny Malone had replaced Gayden and Buttrey. The band then signed to Monument records and went through further lineup changes (Si Edwards on drums, Dave Doran on bass, Fred Newell on vocals) before recording  1974's Watchin' TV.

In 1975 Monument released You Can't Get Off With Your Shoes On, and Crocery, double LP featuring reissues of their first two albums came out the following year.

Wayne Moss resurrected Barefoot Jerry one more time in 1976 and the band recorded Keys to the Country with bassist Terry Bearmore, guitarist Jim Colvard and Warren Hartman keyboards. This same line-up recorded the last Barefoot Jerry album, 1977's Barefootin'.

Barefoot Jerry has shared the stage with Wet Willie, The Charlie Daniels Band and other major players in southern rock scene, yet remain fairly unknown to this day, which might have something to do with the ever rotating members of the band. In fact, Wayne Moss was the only member who played in all of the albums and concerts.

http://www.puresouthernrock.com/southern-rock-bands/barefoot-jerry



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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #188 on: January 10, 2013, 05:40:13 PM »
Number 90:  "Mind Bender"  Stillwater

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Stillwater was an American band of the 1970s, which played Southern rock with a folk flair.

Their song Mind Bender charted in the top 40 in 1977. The band existed from 1973 to 1982 and was based in Warner Robins, Georgia. They released two albums on Capricorn Records, Stillwater (1977), which included the single "Mind Bender", and I Reserve the Right! (1978). They opened for such bands as the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Charlie Daniels Band. They broke up shortly after the loss of Capricorn Records. They reformed with drummer David Heck and released the album Running Free in (1997).

There is another rare live album entitled, "Hotels, Motels and Road Shows" on Capricorn Records in 1978. Two Stillwater songs appear which were recorded at a show at the Fox Theater, "Out on a Limb (live)", and "Mind Bender (live)". "Mind Bender" is also included the another Capricorn Records album, "The Souths Greatest Hits, VOL 2."

After the band broke up, Rob Walker enlisted in the United States Air Force Band of New England, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. Later years in service, he was stationed in Active Duty with the Band of the US Air Force Reserve at Robins Air Force Base. He has performed with many musicians as a result, including pianist Kevin Joseph Barnett (Kevin J. Barnett). Rob Walker has since retired from USAF and can be seen around middle Georgia playing with Eddie Stone of Doc Holliday.

Mike Causey can still be seen playing and teaching guitar around Warner Robins and Macon. Al Scarborough plays bass with a band called The Wall in Warner Robins and Macon Ga. Rob Walker and Eddie Stone play regularly throughout the middle Georgia area. David Heck currently lives and performs in Denver, CO. Jimmy Hall now lives in Byron, Georgia. Bobby Golden played with The Wall and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Bob Spearman, who also played with The Wall after Stillwater, died of cancer. Mike Causey, Sebie Lacey, Tony Cooper, and Eddie Store can be heard on Phil Palma's Christian CD "Warrior"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillwater_%28band%29

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #189 on: January 11, 2013, 07:19:46 AM »
"Don't Stop Me Now/Fancy Ideas"  Rossington Collins Band

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #190 on: January 12, 2013, 08:57:50 AM »
Number 81:  "Rattlesnake Rock 'N Roll"  Blackfoot

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #191 on: January 13, 2013, 09:41:20 AM »
Number 95:  "Hit the Nail on the The Head:  Amazing Rhythm Aces

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #192 on: January 14, 2013, 10:24:32 AM »
tomorrow is Ronnie Van Zant's 65 birthday:


"Can anything good come out of the westside?"
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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #193 on: January 15, 2013, 08:50:54 PM »
"All I Can Do is Write About it"  Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Re: Southern Rock
« Reply #194 on: January 16, 2013, 07:53:25 AM »
Number 78:  "Keep Your Hands on the Wheel"  Ram Jam

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