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All right everyone, I have come to the realization that Southern Rock is my favorite style in the genre that is rock 'n' roll. But the problem is I don't know everyone that falls under this category. I want to "branch" out and hear more Southern Rock groups, but I also want opinions from others on whether or not it's worth buying their CD. So here's who I know of so far that is Southern Rock, but I still need general opinion if buying their CD is truly worth it.

- Lynyrd Skynyrd (obviously, but I don't need opinions on whether I should buy their CD's or not, because I already have)

- .38 Special

- Molly Hatchet

- The Allman Brothers Band (picked up a greatest hits and I like it)

- Little Feat

- The Marshall Tucker Band

- The Outlaws

- Blackfoot

- ZZ Top

I'd also like to include the Country/Southern Rock groups as well. But so far the only one I know of is...

- Charlie Daniels Band (have a greatest hits, what other albums are suggested)

So correct me if I'm wrong on any of these, but I'd really like to know who else I should consider and if buying the CD's of the listed bands is worth it.

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You might also like Wet Willie, The Georgia Satellites and Edgar Winter Group. Poco, The Amazing Rhythm Aces and Marshall Crenshaw might appeal to you as well.

As for the bands you already list...Little Feat is one of my all-time faves. Get all you can get your hands on. Marshall Tucker is one of the most underated bands period. The Allman Bros. are true classics. Enjoy yourself. Sounds like you will.

I know that you should hear what BluesBoy has to say on the subject.

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Rossington-Collins Band

Black Oak Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

George Thorogood (to a point)

Foghat (to a point)

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Pure Prairie League

Little River Band

Raging Slab

Artimus Pyle

Steve Earle

Copperhead

any Van Zant brother

any Winter brother

CCR, The Band, and the Grateful Dead can also fall under this category. But I absolutely love Skynyrd, Outlaws, and Blackfoot. :thumbsup:

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These guys have hit most of the high points, but I'll bet Bluesboy would suggest that you check out allmusic.com for their southern rock recommendations.

Black Crowes are (were?) awesome! :bow: Also, I've said it before, but you should sample some Cross Canadian Ragweed at either their website (just click on the album) or at amazon.

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Dont forget The Band... you know the songs..."The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"..."Up On Cripple Creek"..."The Weight"...all good stuff. I cant think of the sixties w/o thinking of "The Weight."

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Black Oak Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Pure Prairie League

Little River Band

Raging Slab

Steve Earle

Copperhead

any Winter brother

So tell me more about these groups as some of them are on my recommendations list.

Buffalo Springfield

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young-Their albm Deja Vu is a must have.

I have a Buffalo Springfield album, but most of it is too folk rockish for my tastes (by the way, haven't seen you around much Daniel).

These guys have hit most of the high points, but I'll bet Bluesboy would suggest that you check out allmusic.com for their southern rock recommendations.

i have, and it gives a decent list, but doesn't say enough about the bands for me to really decide.

Did anyone say The Eagles? Does The Band fall under this category?

I love the Eagles, but I'm really looking for more of that dirty country rock sound like Charlie Daniels.

Alabama is a good suggestion, they're also on my recommendations list.

Thanks everyone! Keep it coming.

I picked up Molly Hatchet "Greatest Hits" yesterday and it totally rocks!!

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I think Gov't Mule needs to be on your list. I don't know much about them, but I have a friend who listens to them a lot. They seem to be cool and what you are looking for.

I found this page you might be interested in... Southern Rock Page

38 Special and the Marshall Tucker Band are going to play at a local amusement park in the spring. Aaron, get your a$$ down here to Georgia and let's go see them. I'll buy the beer and introduce you to the young chicks. ::

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And don't forget about Neil Young as a solo artist. A lot of his stuff is definitely country/rock oriented. Bonnie Raitt plays a great country/blues guitar. And, of course, the Stones :bow: have many excellent country-rooted tunes: "Dead Flowers", "Sweet Virginia", "All Down the Line", "Far Away Eyes", "Jigsaw Puzzle", "No Expectations", "Factory Girl", "Midnight Rambler" :bow:.

I also recommend Netscape Radio. Go to Netscape.com and find the radio icon, then find the Classic Rock folder, then find the Southern Rock channel. They have everything on there....a lot of Skynyrd, too. You can listen to it while you post on Songfacts .

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I think Gov't Mule needs to be on your list. I don't know much about them, but I have a friend who listens to them a lot. They seem to be cool and what you are looking for.

I found this page you might be interested in... Southern Rock Page

38 Special and the Marshall Tucker Band are going to play at a local amusement park in the spring. Aaron, get your a$$ down here to Georgia and let's go see them. I'll buy the beer and introduce you to the young chicks. ::

I would love to go to that concert. When is it? And the chicks.......... oh yeah. Gov't Mule is also on my recommendations list. FideltyFiend had mentioned them and I'm waiting for his detailed explanation. As for the website, I have the Lynyrd Skynyrd book they have shown near the top. I'll have to check out some of those band links.

I also recommend Netscape Radio. Go to Netscape.com and find the radio icon, then find the Classic Rock folder, then find the Southern Rock channel. They have everything on there....a lot of Skynyrd, too. You can listen to it while you post on Songfacts .

I already have 70 hours of music loaded on my PC here at work and listen to it all day while I'm... uh... working, yeah that's it. For Southern Rock & "Dirty" Country Rock I have 7 Skynyrd Albums loaded, Molly Hatchet, Charlie Daniels Band, Buffalo Springfield, Chain Lightning, The Allman Brothers Band, and CCR.

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Hey Addict, just wanna throw in my two or three cents worth. I went through a seriuos southern rock phase at the age of twenty that lasted about three years. It hasn't completely left me mind you, but sheeeit, I was REALLY into it, totally immersed. My hair was long, I wore a pair of snakeskins, dippin' Copenhagen, not country but country rock. I looked like friggin' Alan Collins man. It was a great time to be into it too because I got to see 'em all in concert: Allmans, Skynard, Hatchett, CDB, Outlaws, ZZ Top, Marshall Tucker, I scooped up the records as fast as I could. So, my qualifications intact, here come my suggestions:

Molly Hatchett - you already mention you have their greatest hits. That's not a bad way to go with these guys. What they did well, they REALLY did well. The rest was, meh. Their first LP is a classic and by far their best. I would think you have just about all their good songs on that one CD, including "Dreams", "Gator Country", and "Bounty Hunter."

If you like them you will like The Outlaws, who like Molly and Skynard, hailed from Florida. "The Guitar Army" featured three lead guitarists and if not for Skynard, these guys would have been much more well known. Their first self-titled LP features the anthemic "Green Grass and High Tides" which is still a classic rock radio staple. Many an air-guitar legend was born when this song came out, including me. Other great songs on this record include "There Goes Another Love Song", another concert favorite, and some other excellent songs that never got airplay. I highly recommend this album. There next one, "Lady in Waiting" has a few concert faves as well: "Why Don't You Stick Around For Some Rock and Roll" is awesome. The band showed some versitility with this release, especially in the beutiful vocal harmonies of "Freeborn Man" and "Breaker Breaker." Their third effort saw some personnel changes. "Hurry Sundown" is another winner, and features a very talented singer/songwriter/bass player named Harvey Dalton Arnold. This record also contains many concert faves; the title track, "So Afraid', "Cold and Lonesome", and "Holiday." This record also continues the tradtion of also containg some very straight forward country songs, which this band was also very good at. Their fouth album was a double live release and samples their first three records pretty well. The sound is good. The band released nine more studio albums but none of them came close to the first three. "Ghost Riders" was released in 1980 and contained a minor hit "Ghost Riders in the Sky." I really liked this song but I don't know the rest of the album. I hoped the hit would restart their career, but it didn't. Oh yeah, Henry Paul was an original member of The Outlaws who left after the second album and formed The Henry Paul Band. His first self-titled LP is very, very good and if you can find it you better get it. It contains a song called "Grey Ghost" which is the best Ronnie Van Zant tribute I have ever heard. An excellent, excellent song that nobody knows about. There are another two or three songs here that are very good also.

Sorry this getting long but I have time for one more band, that'd be The Marshall Tucker Band. I have always loved these guys. More country-ish than the bands from Florida, MTB was from South Carolina and was formed by the Caldwell brothers, Toy on guitar and Tommy on bass. They also feature a little sax and flute on most songs and it fits perfectly. They had some monster hits in the 70's that you might know. "Can't You See" is one of their most famous and is from their first album. "Heard it in a Love Song" was their biggest hit and came on their sixth album, "Carolina Dreams." One of my all time favorite songs "Take the Highway" appears on their first record "The Marshall Tucker Band". I highly suggest you check out the these two albums, along with their third album "Where We All Belong" which is a knockout double LP that's half live and half studio new release. Toy Caldwell was underrated as a guitarist but he had the respect and admiration of his peers. I think some of the guys in Skynard said Toy was the best southern rock guitarist since Duane Allman. Sadly, Toy passed away in the mid 80's, a few years after his brother died tragically. Tucker carries on today on the casino circuit with singer Doug Gray as the only remaining original member, but their catalogue of material stands up to any southern rockers, bar none. No southern rock collection would be anywhere near complete without at least 3 or 4 Tucker albums in it.

Hope this helps.

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Rossington-Collins Band

Black Oak Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

George Thorogood (to a point)

Foghat (to a point)

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Pure Prairie League

Little River Band

Raging Slab

Artimus Pyle

Steve Earle

Copperhead

any Van Zant brother

any Winter brother

CCR, The Band, and the Grateful Dead can also fall under this category. But I absolutely love Skynyrd, Outlaws, and Blackfoot. :thumbsup:

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I thought The Little River Band was from Australia?

An old solo act, very very good; Tom Rush.

The Quicksilver Messenger Service also had a southern rock sound.

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I thought The Little River Band was from Australia?

They are. And Neil Young is from Canada. And Foghat is from England. And Quicksilver is from California. And Tom Rush is from New Hampshire. And yet they all play Southern-style rock music. Weird, man, huh?

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Oddly enough, Cream is supposedly the originating group for Southern Rock. They are basically attributed as the major influences for The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Hey Addict, just wanna throw in my two or three cents worth. I went through a seriuos southern rock phase at the age of twenty that lasted about three years. It hasn't completely left me mind you, but sheeeit, I was REALLY into it, totally immersed. My hair was long, I wore a pair of snakeskins, dippin' Copenhagen, not country but country rock. I looked like friggin' Alan Collins man.

I don't plan on getting into it THAT much, but the music is something I cannot deny. Everything you wrote concerning The Outlaws and Marshall Tucker Band help out a TON. Now I know what to add to my Wish List. I do like the Molly Hatchet album and I may look into getting some of their other albums as well. This is the type of information I was looking for! Keep it coming...

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from ATC - "Gov't Mule is also on my recommendations list. FideltyFiend had mentioned them and I'm waiting for his detailed explanation."

I'm falling behind I thinks - Gov't Mule - www.mule.net/ - is a blues based jam band led by guitarist Warren Haynes. He usually has 4 or 5 other projects going at any given time it seems, and still tours constantly with the Mule. He and Derek Trucks - www.derektrucks.com/ - are the main two guitarists for the majority of the current Allman Bros shows (although for a limited spring tour, Robben Ford is playing with the ABB), but I digress. Gov't Mule is all about the music - they jam hard and long. A great intro to them is "The Deepest End" - it's a live recording that was a tribute to GM's original bassist (Allen Woody) who died unexpectedly in August 2000. It has a who's who of guest bassists (Flea, Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool, Jason Newsted, Roger Glover to name a few) performing songs from GMs catalogue as well as some covers and flat out jams. For pure talent and improvisational skills, they are certainly one of the best live bands playing today.

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38 Special and the Marshall Tucker Band are going to play at a local amusement park in the spring. Aaron, get your a$$ down here to Georgia and let's go see them. I'll buy the beer and introduce you to the young chicks. ::

Thats alot like our Big Spring Jam every October. Its called Big SPRING Jam, cause it takes place in Big Spring Park.

Peaches! Next October...get YOUR a$$ up here! They got a BUTTLOAD of music. All you need is 20 bucks for weekend tickets and money for good beer, the best food in the south(even though most of it gives you the runs) But, its still the best! I used to go just for the food. Its expensive but worth it.

sooo PEACHES! would you make the 3 or 4 hour trip to the former capital of Alabama...Huntsville, Alabama...Huntsvegas as the locals call it. WOULD YA! We could meet up, except, you would still have to buy the beer, im underage.hmm..maybe if i give you the puppy eyes :puppyeyes:

workin? no...? didnt think so...that dang motherly stuff. Bring the Fam! if you wanna check it out...go to www.bigspringjam.org And if any other southern people are around alabama!

wow, sorry this is a big post. :doh:

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