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Skynyrd Frynds
     

Skynyrd Frynds

 
This Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album is a high-profile effort, executive produced by the band's Gary Rossington and featuring a flock of major rock-influenced country artists. For the most part, those performers display a knowledge of Lynyrd Skynyrd's work and an affection for it. Unfortunately, the least

Overview

This Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album is a high-profile effort, executive produced by the band's Gary Rossington and featuring a flock of major rock-influenced country artists. For the most part, those performers display a knowledge of Lynyrd Skynyrd's work and an affection for it. Unfortunately, the least impressive cover leads off the album. The country band Alabama might seem like the ideal interpreter of "Sweet Home Alabama," but the group clearly is not comfortable with the song. This is apparent in the gimmicky arrangement even before they rewrite the second verse, but their trouble with the words is a big problem. Apparently, lead singer Randy Owen doesn't want to praise racist Alabama Governor George Wallace or sing, "Watergate does not bother me, does your conscience bother you?" because there is now an innocuous verse concerning Alabama football replacing the original words. Things improve, however, with Travis Tritt's take on "Don't Ask Me No Questions" and Sammy Kershaw turns in a Western swing arrangement on "I Know a Little." The album's high point is Steve Earle's version of "What's Your Name?," a song he for one feels no need to clean up. Just as it began on a false note, the album closes on a weak spot, Wynonna's cover of "Free Bird." She can't quite figure out whether to abandon the song's arena rock legacy and turn it into a ballad of romantic farewell, and ends up undercutting its power without adding any real intimacy. Still, there are enough good performances here to demonstrate Lynyrd Skynyrd's influence on contemporary country.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1994
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811109721
catalogNumber:
11097

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delbert McClinton   Harmonica,Vocal Harmony
Alabama   Track Performer
Mavericks   Track Performer
Travis Tritt   Track Performer
Steve Earle   Track Performer
Kooper   Hammond Organ
Sammy Kershaw   Track Performer
McBride & the Ride   Track Performer
Matt Rollings   Hammond Organ
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Confederate Railroad   Track Performer
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Matt Betton   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass Guitar
Bruce Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Pat Buchanan   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Charlie Daniels   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Cook   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Carolyn Corlew   Vocals
Bill Cuomo   Hammond Organ
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Keyboards
Paul Deakin   Drums
Kim Fleming   Vocal Harmony
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Jack Gavin   Percussion,Drums
Theodore Gentry   Bass,Vocals
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Larry Hanson   Electric Guitar,Horn
Mark Herndon   Drums
Steven Herrman   Trumpet
Jim Hoke   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Holder   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Randy James   Electric Guitar
Wynonna Judd   Track Performer
Craig Krampf   Drums
Mike Lawler   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Paul Leim   Drums
Josh Leo   Electric Guitar
Billy Livsey   Organ,Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Eddie Long   Steel Guitar
Raul Malo   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
John Mattick   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jerry Dale McFadden   Piano
Steve Nathan   Piano
Justin Niebank   Overdubs
Randy Owen   Vocals
Danny Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Guy Penrod   Background Vocals
Robert Reynolds   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Gary Rossington   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Steuart Smith   Electric Guitar
Harry Stinson   Drums,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Turner   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Willie Weeks   Bass
Hank Williams   Track Performer
Glenn Worf   Bass
Reggie Young   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Hayward   Bass Guitar
John Barlow Jarvis   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Suzy Wills   Vocal Harmony
Nick Kane   Guitar
Don Wise   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Alan Anderson   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Briggs   Electric Guitar
Robert Bailey   Vocal Harmony
Jim Gairrett   Lap Steel Guitar
Rick Gilbreath   Piano
Jerry Steve Smith   Electric Guitar
David Briggs   Piano
Mike Chapman   Bass

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Contributor
Sammy Kershaw   Producer
Matt Rollings   Contributor
Graham Lewis   Engineer
Larry Willoughby   Executive Producer
Don Potter   Producer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Eddie Bayers   Contributor
Barry Beckett   Producer
Mike Bradley   Engineer
Gregg Brown   Producer
Tony Brown   Producer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Mark Capps   Engineer
Robert Charles   Engineer
Charlie Daniels   Producer
Don Cook   Producer
Rob Feaster   Engineer
Paul Franklin   Contributor
Ron W. Griffin   Producer,Engineer
David Grissom   Contributor
John Guess   Engineer
David Hall   Engineer
Chris Hammond   Engineer
Scott Hendricks   Engineer
Jim Horn   Horn Arrangements
Josh Leo   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Carl Marsh   Programming
Russ Martin   Engineer
Mark Nevers   Engineer
Jim Ed Norman   Producer
Csaba Petocz   Engineer
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Contributor
Gary Rossington   Contributor,Executive Producer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Steuart Smith   Contributor
Harry Stinson   Contributor
Carry Summers   Engineer
Willie Weeks   Contributor
Craig White   Engineer
Hank Williams   Producer
Norro Wilson   Producer
Glenn Worf   Contributor
Michael McCall   Liner Notes
John Barlow Jarvis   Contributor
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Buddy Jackson   Art Direction
Amy Hughes   Engineer
Carole Ann Mobley   Creative Assistance
Billy Joe Walker   Contributor
Grahame Smith   Engineer
Him Horn   Contributor
Ron Griffin   Producer,Engineer

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