Format: 2 x LP
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Monster compilation from Soul Jazz available as a double CD pack with a whopping 68-page book accompaniment and two volumes of seriously heavyweight vinyl gatefold and 8page insert. Featuring The Allman Brothers, Dan Penn, Leon Russell, Tony Joe White, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Big Star, Link Wray, Area Code 615 and loads more! Delta Swamp Rock is an interstate southern road-trip through the United States of America where country, rock and soul met at the crossroads - an exploration of the musical and cultural links between the cities of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville in the 1960s and 70s. At the start of the 1970s, a new type of music emerged out of the southern states of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Southern rock, the creation of young blue-collar white Americans, blended rock, soul, country and blues music together to present a new vision of the south – a post-civil rights southern identity complete with a celebration of the regions natural landscape and its way of life. The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd epitomised the definitive southern rock groups – a mixture of blues-rock and country with a southern rebelliousness and attitude. Unfortunately both The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to be struck by tragedy, which would affect the movement’s rise and fall. The backstory to southern rock is the fact that a number of the people involved in its creation had been central to the production of southern soul music in the 1960s mainly in Memphis, Tennessee, and the small town of Muscle Shoals (population around 10,000) deep within the bible-belt, liquor-free, deeply segregated state of Alabama, creating 100s of R&B hits on an almost daily basis. This album charts the rise and fall of southern rock from its funky swamp roots in southern soul to its phenomenal success in the first-half of the 1970s, including its influence on Nashville’s ‘outlaw’ country and tracing it right back to the arrival of rock and roll in the 1950s - the first meeting of black and white American music at the crossroads.
|1||Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Seasons||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Barefoot Jerry – Smokies||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Joe South – Hush||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Bobbie Gentry – Papa, Won’t You Let Me Go To Town With You||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Duane & Gregg Allman – God Rest His Soul||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Cher – I Walk On Guilded Splinters||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||Cowboy – Please Be With Me||Add to Playlist||Play|
|9||The Allman Brothers – Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More||Add to Playlist||Play|
|10||Link Wray – Be What You Want To||Add to Playlist||Play|
|11||Boz Scaggs – I’ll Be Long Gone||Add to Playlist||Play|
|12||Lynyrd Skynyrd – Comin’ Home||Add to Playlist||Play|
|13||Bobbie Gentry – Seasons Come, Seasons Go||Add to Playlist||Play|
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