Southern Rock Revival


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.

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.  

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
Tom Petty, A Woman in Love, 1981.

Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” was released in 1989, almost a full decade after “A Woman in Love.”

Though I wasn’t a big fan of the Allman Brothers, they did produce some pretty great songs.  One of my favorites was their 1972 release, “Melissa.”

The riffs in their songs sound like honky-tonk or ramblin’ road beats.  I love that sound.   Like The Allman Brothers’ 1973 instrumental release, “Jessica.”

And there’s the 1973 release, “Ramblin’ Man.”

Then there’s the bluesy 1969 release, “Not My Cross to Bear.”