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 you've never heard of'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 is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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