I have a very rare Duane Allman Anthology collection on LP. 2 Volume's. Plus I have the box set (both LP and CD) anthologies of the Allman Brothers. And I have several of their original albums as well. I agree, I think they may be one of the best bands ever. My only regret is that I had the opportunity to meet Dickey Bett's and didn't take it. My husband worked for a man that built Bett's house near Sarasota Florida and played golf with him. He invited him to his annual Christmas party and that was the year I couldn't go and I can't remember why. I even have the original "Great Southern" album that Bett's put out with his own band, years ago.Originally Posted by razorbacker;2376959;
OMG! You've mentioned bands that have been my favorites for ages and I get the strangest looks when I mention some of them as it seems that a lot of people just look at me and go "who?". I even like the Atlanta Rhythym Section and I know a lot of people that really hated them.
I have Poco, Pure Praire League, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Blackfoot, and of course, Skynyrd, MTB, CDB and others on my ipod. I am now rushing off to get some BOA, Amaz. Rythm Aces and OMD as I had completely forgotten about them.
I saw Molly Hatchet open for Charlie Daniels in 1978 and we al lthought "who?", but afterwards, everyone rushed out to get their album as well.
I saw MTB about 10 years ago and have to say it was the WORST concert I ever went too. They were purely awful. I was so disappointed as I too had all their albums and loved their music. Still do, but according to my friend's uncle, they have been very self destructive since the 1980's and none of the original musicians remain except one.
One of my favorite bands was Little Feat. I had tickets to see Lowell George (who was touring solo) in Richmond Virginia in the summer of 1979. He died just a few days before the concert.
I don't know if Little Feat is truly considered Southern Rock, but their song Dixie Chicken is a favorite of mine.
Southern Rock is great, but has sort of disappeared as a genre. It's either now classified as Rock or Country, which is a shame as there were some GREAT (and still are) Southern Rock bands making music.
I had a roommate in college that was from New Jersey (this was in 1981) and she introduced me to Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Springsteen, The Boomtown Rats and I introduced her to Southern Rock. Pretty good exchange as it broadened my musical tastes. But still I come back to Southern Rock.
So do you know how many of these bands still tour? Obviously Skynyrd, CDB, MTB, Outlaws, but what about the others?
I would love to see Lightfoot. I still get teased about a faux pas calling his song the "Wreck of the ELLA Fitzgerald"Originally Posted by Marleybone;2378073;
Everyone tells me I need to go to Spartanburg (only 30 min. up the road) and eat at the Beacon. It is lined with pictures of the Marshall Tucker Band and they used to hang out there all the time.
According to my friends uncle, that is where their tourbus left from. All the guys would have their wives or girlfriends bring them to The Beacon to drop them off and the owner would haul boxes of food into the tourbus for them for the road.
Ramblin' and Fire on the Mountain are my 2 favorite songs by them.