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The Outlaws- Henry Paul, the late Hughie Thomasson

"The 'Burning of Bowling Green' ," Outlaws singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Henry Paul recalled aloud, invoking an almost mythical status like some Civil War battlefield to the 1975 Ohio music festival where we first met just weeks after the release of their first album, The Outlaws , which contained the late Hughie Thomasson and Monte Yoho's "There Goes Another Love Song" and the instant Southern Rock classic "Green Grass and High Tides".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Nuthin’ Fancy 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

"Nuthin' Fancy" indicated a creative well running low for Lynyrd Skynyrd which would only worsen soon on "Gimme Back My Bullets".  No doubt the non-stop pace of nearly constant touring partly was to blame, but there was something darker and even more sinister which no one outside the band knew, nor anyone in it would admit. This tour had casualties...

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Workin’ for MCA- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Memphis' Ardent Studio 10-30-73 performing "Workin' for MCA"
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Black Crowes- Shake Your Moneymaker- Chris & Rich Robinson

On the debut "Shake Your Moneymaker", The Black Crowes sounded as if the late Small Faces/ Humble Pie dynamo Steve Marriott had gone on holiday to Paris and dropped in on the Rolling Stones sessions while recording "Exile on Main Street". Chris & Rich Robinson are my guests In the Studio.

Black Crowes- Jealous Again- Houston 2-93

the Black Crowes' fraternal core of singer Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson have arrived at a "Wiser Time" in order to mount a major 30th anniversary tour playing "Shake Your Moneymaker"  in 2020

Allman Brothers Band- Gregg Allman

"Whipping Post","Dreams", and "Trouble No More" all came from the Allman Brothers Band's debut album in 1969, which is delightfully documented here by the late Gregg Allman In the Studio.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping- Gary Rossington

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd "In the Studio" for a Southern-fried serving of "Second Helping". My archival interviews with Ed King and Leon Wilkeson final radio interview, as well.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Woman of Mine- Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...

Lynyrd Skynyrd feat. Ed King- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced- Gary Rossington, the late Ed King

Over time the perception seems to have become that Lynyrd Skynyrd had a date with destiny, an almost Shakespearean drama of dreams, aspirations, triumph, and tragedy to which all of us were immediately and keenly aware from the moment of "Pronounced" 's release, which is no more true than imagining Will Shakespeare did not toil, struggle, and starve in relative obscurity in his time.