Country Meets Southern Rock

Country Meets Southern Rock

     
 
At 40 tracks, this two-disc collection is generous enough, and there are some awesome songs represented, songs that fall into a vague outlaw country/Southern rock ethos, but there are some problems, too. One wonders what's Southern or country about Canned Heat's "On the Road Again," for instance, which is really a California band trying to

Overview

At 40 tracks, this two-disc collection is generous enough, and there are some awesome songs represented, songs that fall into a vague outlaw country/Southern rock ethos, but there are some problems, too. One wonders what's Southern or country about Canned Heat's "On the Road Again," for instance, which is really a California band trying to reimagine the blues, or why it's the Outlaws' doing "Sweet Home Alabama" and Molly Hatchet doing "Free Bird" instead of Lynyrd Skynyrd (most likely a licensing problem, with Skynyrd's original and better versions costing more). The most serious problem with this set is that most of the tracks aren't the original version of the song but are instead live performances. The end result of all this is that a good idea -- assembling a compilation of country and Southern rock classics -- ends up being so haphazardly applied that everything feels kind of counterfeit.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157335026
catalogNumber:
3350

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sweet Home Alabama
  2. King of the Road
  3. Free Bird
  4. Queen of Hearts
  5. Mama Tried
  6. Black Betty
  7. Working Man Blues
  8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  9. Chicken Fried
  10. La Grange
  11. Lord Knows I'm Drinkin'
  12. Purple People Eater
  13. Don't the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time
  14. Angel of the Morning
  15. Hot Rod Lincoln
  16. Against the Wind
  17. Snortin' Whiskey, Drinkin' Cocaine
  18. Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town
  19. The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
  20. What's Your Name

Disc 2

  1. All Summer Long
  2. Take This Job and Shove It
  3. Southern Man
  4. Rock N' Roll Hoochie Coo
  5. Phantom 309
  6. Flirtin' with Disaster
  7. Train, Train
  8. Call Me the Breeze
  9. Just Good Old Boys
  10. Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was In
  11. White Lightnin'
  12. Okie from Muskogee
  13. Hello Walls
  14. Gimme Three Steps
  15. Takin' Care of Business
  16. Seasons
  17. On the Road Again
  18. Rose Garden
  19. Pilot of the Airwaves
  20. Six Days on the Road

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Bill Anderson   Composer
David Allan Coe   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Rick Derringer   Composer
Ian Hunter   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Allen Collins   Composer
Charlie Dore   Composer
Frank Beard   Composer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Dusty Hill   Composer
Dave Hlubek   Composer
Ed King   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Rick Medlocke   Composer
R. Miller   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Bob Seger   Composer
C. Taylor   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Robert Wachtel   Composer
B. Thomas   Composer
D. Brown   Composer
LeRoy Marinell   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
A. Wilson   Composer
Uncle Daddy   Composer
R.E. Burris   Composer
R. Ritchie   Composer
R. Bachman   Composer
S. Wooley   Composer
S. Medlocke   Composer
P. Travers   Composer
P. Thrall   Composer
M. Shafer   Composer
T. Falle   Composer
D. Coe   Composer
W. Durrette   Composer
Z. Brown   Composer
B. Willie   Composer
B. Knight   Composer
B. Borchiers   Composer
A. Fleetwood   Composer
A. Collins   Composer
F. Jones   Composer
C. Dore   Composer
C. Ryan   Composer
J. South   Composer
W. Kemp   Composer
D. Hill   Composer

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