Southern Rock: Gold [2 CD]

Southern Rock: Gold [2 CD]


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Much like jazz, Southern rock isn't just a musical genre, it's an institution, one that is interwoven into the fabric of 20th century American popular culture and is distinctly indigenous to American shores. As such, there have been countless anthologies and budget-line collections loosely assembling a smattering of the sound and its rich diversity, but nothing like this. Southern Rock: Gold isn't just an anthology, it's an anthropological and sociological document of some of the greatest rock music ever to come out of the American South, complete with a veritable who's who of the style. The set bookends with the one-two punch of the godfathers of Southern rock: Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers with their instantly recognizable classics "Sweet Home Alabama," "Freebird," "Ramblin' Man," and "Whipping Post," each a massive hit and signature tune that defined the movement. In between there are contributions from many of the super groups from the '70s and some of the torch bearers of the sound from the '80s, including the Kentucky Headhunters and the Georgia Satellites (who were responsible for Southern rock's last stand on the pop charts with the infectious "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," thanks in part to an amazing music video). Die-hard fans of the style may argue over the track selection, and some may even fight over the sequencing. But this isn't a set for the die-hard fan (even though it deserves a place in their collection, especially to just have all of the hits in one place); this is something that's immediately accessible to the casual listener and a guide point to dig deeper into the treasure trove of the Southern rock sound. It's one of the most enjoyable road maps ever assembled and paints a vivid portrait of such an important era in American pop music.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602498859766
catalogNumber: 000551502
Rank: 34466

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer,Producer
Elvin Bishop   Composer
Kooper   Arranger,Producer
Dave Mason   Composer
Charlie Sexton   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Producer
Allen Collins   Composer,Producer
Lowell George   Composer,Producer
Toy Caldwell   Composer
Lewis Ross   Composer
Robert Gay   Composer
David Anderle   Producer
John Anthony   Composer
Adrian Barber   Producer
Don Barnes   Composer
Allan Blazek   Producer
Scott Boyer   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer,Producer
Jeff Carlisi   Composer
Steve Cash   Composer
Charlie Daniels   Composer
J.R. Cobb   Composer
Dean Daughtry   Composer
John Dillon   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Jeff Glixman   Producer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Emory Gordy   Producer
Jack Hall   Composer
Ricky Hirsch   Composer
Dave Hlubek   Composer
Paul Hornsby   Producer
Martin Kibbee   Composer
Ed King   Composer
Chuck Leavell   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Gary Lyons   Producer
Rick Medlocke   Composer
Rodney Mills   Producer
Nalli   Producer
Robert Nix   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer,Producer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer
Marshall Smith   Composer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Hughie Thomasson   Composer
Johnny Van Zant   Composer
Steven Van Zandt   Producer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Henry Weck   Producer
Tom Werman   Producer
Michael Duke   Composer
Richard Betts   Composer
Mike McGowan   Cover Photo
Jake Landers   Composer
Rob Walker   Composer
Danny Joe Brown Band   Composer
Michael Putland   Cover Photo
Doyle Bramhall   Composer
Bonner Thomas   Composer
Barry Harwood   Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Stephen Paley   Cover Photo
Scott Schinder   Essay
Don Baird   Composer
James Peterik   Composer

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