Southern Rock: Country Style

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Conceived and produced by Ralph Sall -- perhaps best known for the multi-platinum tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles -- Southern Rock Country Style blurs the distinction between the two genres referenced in its title without watering down either. To the credit of the assembled artists, many tackle classic fare and acquit themselves admirably while staying fairly close to the original arrangements. It shouldn't surprise anyone that Hank Williams Jr. leaves everyone else eating his dust: His treatment of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" is low-down, churning, and bluesy, as he unburdens both his gut and his heart in a wailing, powerhouse vocal ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Conceived and produced by Ralph Sall -- perhaps best known for the multi-platinum tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles -- Southern Rock Country Style blurs the distinction between the two genres referenced in its title without watering down either. To the credit of the assembled artists, many tackle classic fare and acquit themselves admirably while staying fairly close to the original arrangements. It shouldn't surprise anyone that Hank Williams Jr. leaves everyone else eating his dust: His treatment of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" is low-down, churning, and bluesy, as he unburdens both his gut and his heart in a wailing, powerhouse vocal performance given added ballast by the ferocious slide guitar work of Skynyrd's Gary Rossington well, he should know, right?. Southern rock pioneer Charlie Daniels offers a faithful, funky take on Skynyrd's evergreen "Sweet Home Alabama." Mark Chesnutt adds an endearing honky-tonk touch to the Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It in a Love Song," and both Jimmy Wayne and James Otto do right by the Allman Brothers by way of "Midnight Rider" and "Ramblin' Man," respectively. Anita Cochran, the lone female artist on the roster, gives another Marshall Tucker Band song, "Can't You See," a drawling, gospel-tinged reading out of the Wynonna stylebook. Other standouts include Mark Wills a nice crooning turn on the Elvin Bishop Band's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love", Brian McComas a plaintive "Amie", and Billy Currington dealing some roadhouse rock on the Georgia Satellites' "Keep Your Hands to Yourself". Are the originals still the best? Sure, but that's the point, and it doesn't diminish some fine performances here.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The concept behind Southern Rock Country Style is simple enough: take classic Southern rock songs, mainly from the '70s, and get a bunch of modern country singers to sing them. So simple, in fact, that it's been done before, most notably on the 1994 compilation Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, which was conceived by Ralph Sall, who also is behind Southern Rock Country Style. Sall makes the smart move of using a house band to give the album a unified feel two tracks -- Trace Adkins' "I Know a Little" and Hank Williams, Jr.'s "Tuesday's Gone" -- are previously released, while Dusty Drake uses a different band for "Hold On Loosely". This helps the album through a couple of rough patches, when either the singer and the song aren't well matched, or when the arrangement isn't quite right as on Jimmy Wayne's unsteady "Midnight Rider". However, there aren't many rough spots here. There's not much that's surprising either -- for instance, Charlie Daniels' "Sweet Home Alabama" pretty much replicates the original Lynyrd Skynyrd arrangement -- but that's not bad, since these are good songs, professionally, often engagingly, performed. Plus, there are a couple of real gems scattered through the record, including Tracy Byrd's take on the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' "If You Wanna Get to Heaven," Mark Chesnutt's version of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It in a Love Song," and Brian McComas' nice version of the Pure Prairie League's "Amie." Maybe Southern Rock Country Style isn't a major album, but it is a good time, and that's what counts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227900625
  • Catalog Number: 79006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You Wanna Get to Heaven (3:04)
  2. 2 Sweet Home Alabama - Charlie Daniels (4:37)
  3. 3 There Goes Another Love Song (3:25)
  4. 4 Heard It in a Love Song (4:05)
  5. 5 Midnight Rider - Jimmy Wayne (4:47)
  6. 6 Keep Your Hands to Yourself (3:27)
  7. 7 I Know a Little (3:16)
  8. 8 Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Mark Wills (5:01)
  9. 9 Amie (4:28)
  10. 10 Ramblin' Man (3:58)
  11. 11 Tuesday's Gone - Hank Williams Jr. (5:46)
  12. 12 Can't You See (6:01)
  13. 13 Keep on Smilin' (4:30)
  14. 14 Train, Train - Jeff Carson (2:51)
  15. 15 Hold on Loosely (4:24)
  16. 16 Jealous Again (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matthew Sweet Background Vocals
The Sweet Inspirations Background Vocals
Joe Chemay Bass
Gregg Arreguin Guitar
Larry Byron Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
J.T. Corenflos Guitar
Billy Crain Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Skip Edwards Piano
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Portia Griffin Background Vocals
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
Greg Leisz Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Terry McMillan Harp
Greg Morrow Drums
Gordon Mote Organ
Steve Nathan Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Taras Prodaniuk Bass
Myrna Smith Background Vocals
Glenn Worf Bass
Reggie Young Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jim Christie Drums
Anita Cochran Background Vocals
Jason Sellers Background Vocals
Scott Bennett Background Vocals
Scott Bennett Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Chesnutt Author
Neal McCoy Author
Collin Raye Author
Gregg Allman Composer
Dickey Betts Composer
Elvin Bishop Composer
Allen Collins Composer
Jimmy Hall Composer
Jim Peterik Composer
Dan Baird Composer
Steve Gaines Composer
Toy Caldwell Composer
Lewis Ross Composer
Tracy Byrd Author
John Anthony Composer
Don Barnes Composer
Barry Beckett Producer
Jeff Carlisi Composer
Steve Cash Composer
Charlie Daniels Author
John Dillon Composer
Jack Hall Composer
Ricky Hirsch Composer
Patrick Kelly Vocal Engineer
Ed King Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Peter McCabe Engineer
Shorty Medlocke Composer
Jim Ed Norman Producer
Chris Robinson Composer
Gary Rossington Composer
Ralph Sall Producer, Liner Notes, Collage
Hughie Thomasson Composer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
Hank Williams Jr. Producer, Author
Monte Yoho Composer
Craig Fuller Composer
Jeff Carson Author
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Mark Wills Composer, Author
Trace Adkins Author
Anita Cochran Author
Eddie Miller Engineer
Rick Barnes Composer
Dusty Drake Author
Rick Robinson Composer
Harry Rossit Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Brian McComas Author
James Otto Author
Jimmy Wayne Author
Billy Currington Author
Brad Wolf Author
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