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Allman Brothers Band-Live at Fillmore East-the late Gregg Allman,Dickey Betts

The original Allman Brothers Band had to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated, and in 1971 I was fortunate to see them twice. Now we know that year to be bittersweet, a time of commercial and critical breakthrough as well as tragic…

Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The unplugged trend in rock bands reinterpreting their most famous songs in an acoustic arrangement was in full bloom when the Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped…

38 Special- Auld Lang Syne/Back Door Stranger/Hold On Loosely/I've Been a Mover

From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast live from Memphis on 12/31/82. Original band member  Jeff Carlisi provides blistering lead guitar on "Back Door Stranger", the hit "Hold On Loosely", and the finale rave up "I've…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt 1-Gary Rossington, Ed King

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player Billy Powell,…

Black Crowes- Jealous Again- Houston 2-93

With the press announcement that the Black Crowes have officially flown the coop for good, here is a musical reminder of earlier but no less notorious times, such as when the band got thrown off the 1990 ZZ TOP tour for lead singer Chris Robinson…

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping-Gary Rossington,Ed King

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced   and the epic "Free Bird", but don't let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping,  is the incredibly strong album which…

38 Special-Wild Eyed Southern Boys 12-31-82

38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/LIVE-38-special-wild-eyed-southern-boys.mp3" image="/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/audio-thumb.jpg"…