Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir

Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir

by Michael Buffalo Smith

Hardcover

$27.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881463811
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Billy Bob Thornton xiii

Introduction 1

1 Ambassador of Southern Rock 3

2 Born under a (Not So) Bad Sign 6

3 Grandpa and Grandma Sorrells and My South Carolina Family 10

4 Washed in the Blood of Jesus 15

5 Lynyrd Skynyrd and Family 20

6 Willie and Me 26

7 The Marshall Tucker Band 31

8 The Collector 55

9 Always the Entertainer 57

10 The Soul of Troop 144 58

11 The Charlie Daniels Band 61

12 The Makings of a Bookworm 68

13 How I Gave Up On Going to the Moon and Became a Writer Instead 70

14 Somewhere between the Carpenters and Black Oak Arkansas 74

15 Do You Know the Way to San Jose? 77

16 A Band Called Cowboy 81

17 High School Confidential 91

18 Bill and the Weasel 95

19 Kelly Michelle: Rock-and-Roll Baby 99

20 Rock and Roll as Theatre 101

21 New Friends-Tony, Leon, Pam, and Candy 104

22 The Silver Travis Band 106

23 The Jersey Experience 110

24 Games with Names-My Life with Betsy 113

25 Molly Hatchet 117

26 Spartanburg Methodist College and USC Spartanburg 124

27 A Coalition Is Formed: The Birth of the Buffalo Hut 129

28 David Allan Coe 132

29 Radio, Radio 135

30 Dancing on the EDGE 137

31 Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain 141

32 The Big Chill 143

33 Kids with Kids 145

34 The Color Green 147

35 The Allman Brothers Band 148

36 A Wedding in the Clouds 153

37 Into the Studio 155

38 Angels and Saints Surround Me 157

39 Ridin' the Mule 165

40 Hot Gritz, Anyone? 167

41 Bonnie Bramlett 170

42 Layin' It Down in Lincoln 172

43 Turn of the Century in Texas-Edgar Winter, Jerry LaCroix, and Janis Joplin 175

44 The Tape Is Rolling 179

45 Marshall Chapman 182

46 My Third Trip to Lincoln, via Nashville 184

47 Nine-Eleven 189

48 "Shout Bamalama!" My Alabama Connection 190

49 Southern Lights 193

50 Return of the Angels 195

51 Something Heavy 197

52 The Southern Rock Allstars and Blackfoot 199

53 Ray of Light 202

54 Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie 204

55 Playin' in the Band 207

56 Denny and Me 209

57 Half a Century Old and Still Rockin' 210

58 On the Road Again 213

59 The Winters Brothers Band 218

60 Slingblade, the Boxmasters, and Billy Bob Thornton 223

61 Starving for Air 237

62 A Death in the Family-Back to the Angelus, 2008 239

63 Can't You See? GRITZfest II 247

64 The Train to Grinderswitch 253

65 A Friend Named Tommy Crain 255

66 The Outlaws, Bekka Brumlett, and my Magical Night in Nashville 259

67 The Road Goes on Forever 262

Acknowledgements 264

Appendix I The Top Southern Rock Albums of All Time 265

Appendix II 100 Defining Moments in the History of Southern Rock 269

Appendix III Prisoner Soundtrack 290

Author's Biography 293

Index 295

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written and highly enjoyable book, whether you know about, or even care about, southern rock or not. Buffalo is an engaging writer who has lead a very interesting life, and is obviously passionate about the music, movies and books that have shaped his life. I did find a couple of typos in the book, but that happens. Heck, there were three in Gregg Allman's new book. I learned a lot about Buffalo, as well as things about Charlie Daniels, the Allman Brothers and other artist that I never knew, and it makes me smile to see that the "ambassador of southern rock" is also a fan of Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Meatloaf and Kiss. Buffalo's 100 most important moments in southern rock history is also included, as are tons of photos from his life. Highly recommended.