Burton Leon Reynolds, aka, Burt Reynolds (1936-2018), dies on September 6, 2018. He was 82. He was part of the Southern culture revival of the 1970s.
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Some Southern Rock songs I grew up on in the ’70s. The Outlaws, “There Goes Another Love Song,” released 1975.
Loved The Outlaws’ “Green Grass and High Tides,” 1975.
And this one by Molly Hatchet, “Flirtin’ With Disaster,” 1979.
And Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man,” released in 1973.
I liked the Rossington-Collins band with Katz on vocals, but they really don’t have the soul of Lynyrd Skynyrd. I even hate myself for saying that.
The soulful beauty of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Tuesday’s Gone,” 1976. The song was originally released in 1973.
“Sweet Home Alabama” was released in 1974.
And, of course, “Free Bird,” 1973, a song which reminds me of my good friend, Sean Moore, who died in 1978. Ronnie Van Zant (1948-1977), what a talent. He was a Southern Muse, Ronnie Van Zant. “The Southern Muse of Ronnie Van Zant,” Jeff Rogers, August 13, 2018.
Though I was not a big fan of the Allman Brothers’ music, I did love the intention and melody in “Sweet Melissa,” 1972.