Saturday, May 08, 2010

The MJ Show #93 (The A-Z of Southern Rock)

I have ALWAYS loved Southern Rock. From the first time I heard it, I was in love.
It takes the best of country music, rock n roll and the blues...mixes it all up with some Southern American flavour and gives you something that is so brilliant that you always want more!
Some of the greatest bands and guitar players in the world have been part of Southern Rock bands.

I'm going to take you through as many Traditional or Mainstream Southern rock bands that I can tonight. One song per band!
Here we go!!

1. .38 Special - Caught Up In You


2. Allen Collins Band - Here, There and Back


Coming up is my all time favourite Allman Brothers Band song :) Hope you love it too!
3. Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man


4. The Band - Up On Cripple Creek


5. Barefoot Jerry - Come To Me Tonight


6. The Black Crowes - Blackberry


7. Black Oak Arkansas - Jim Dandy


8. Blackfoot - Train Train


9. Blue Mountain - Midnight In Mississippi


10. Brother Cane - And Fools Shine On


11. Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Went Down To Georgia


12. Confederate Railroad - Queen Of Memphis


Here's one of my favourite CCR song! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!
13. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Backdoor


14. Cross Canadian Ragweed - Alabama


15. Drive-By Truckers - Never Gonna Change


More Country Rock than Southern Rock...but close enough to qualify on this show and in the genre :)
16. Eagles - Take It Easy


17. The Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands To Yourself


18. Gov't Mule - Soulshine


19. Hampton Grease Band - Hey Old Lady / Bert's Song


20. Kansas - Dust In The Wind


21. The Kentucky Headhunters - Oh Lonesome Me


22. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (with Emmylou Harris & Bonnie Raitt)


23. Little Texas - My Love


24. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird


25. Marshall Tucker Band - Heard It In A Love Song


26. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster


27. Moon Dog Mane - Can't Stop Rockin'


28. Mountain - Mississippi Queen


29. Mudcrutch - Lover Of The Bayou (Mudcrutch is a Southern rock band from Gainesville, Florida best known for being the forerunner of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.)


30. New Riders of the Purple Sage - Hello Mary Lou (This band's original lineup included members of the Grateful Dead including Jerry Garcia.)


31. Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines


32. Outlaws - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky


33. Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Wanna Get to Heaven


34. Pure Prairie League - Let Me Love You (Vince Gill, one of my favourite country music voices was the frontman for this band for a long time.)


35. Poco - Rose Of Cimarron (Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, from The Eagles were once members of Poco! Check out the harmonies of this band. Insane stuff!)


36. Point Blank - Uncle Ned


37. Ram Jam - Black Betty


38. Rick's Continentals Band - Live It Up


39. The Rossington-Collins Band - Misery Loves Company


40. The Rounders - Let Me Talk At You


41. Ruby Starr - Maybe I'm Amazed


42. Sister Hazel - All For You


43. Shooter Jennings - 4th of July (Shooter is the only child of country singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter)


44. Southern Rock Allstars - Whiskey Man


45. Van Zant - Help Somebody (Van Zant is an American musical duo composed of brothers Donnie Van Zant and Johnny Van Zant. Both are brothers of the late Ronnie Van Zant, former lead singer for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Johnny became the lead vocalist for the reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, and Donnie is also the leader and vocalist of .38 Special.)


46. Wet Willie - Keep On Smiling


47. Whiskey Falls - Last Train Running


48. Zakk Wylde's Pride and Glory - Horse Called War


49. Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried


50. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man / Legs (With Carmen Elektra dancing along. I can BET the boys won't miss out this song now) :)


Bonus Songs
ZZ Top with Slash & John Mayer - La Grange


And finally my favourite ZZ Top song of all time!!
ZZ Top - Tush


Here's how much I love that song.
The Works take on Tush


Man! Another educational show for me as well. What great fun it was doing research for this one! :)
Here what I'd like you to do.
Take these singles here as a start up. Listen to ALL the songs. Each and every one of them. Decide which bands you LOVE, like, think are ok...and dislike. Leave out the last category and start off with the ones you LOVE. Go after them. Find more of their songs...their albums and listen to them.
This, THIS is the true joy of being a true music lover. Discovering new music...music you've never heard of before...it's such a thrill! :)

Hope you enjoy this show. This one took a while getting together.
PLEASE do let me know what you think...and do send this to every rock music fan you know. Leave a comment here okay :)

Right then...it is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!


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