"Statesboro Blues" by the Allman Brothers Band. Wow! This band is the grand daddy of Southern rock without all the Confederate bullshit. No confederate flag, no bigotry, just amazing blues music. Greg Allman's gritty blues voice and Dickie Betts' incredible guitar playing.
Gimme Three Steps-Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ I think most of my success not only came from the vast assortment of music that I played but in the order in which I played them.... I would play a slow Patsy Cline tune like Crazy or Faded Love then hit them with this ! No party can survive without some SOUTHERN ROCK !
Formerly named 'Hammer' during 1970, the Southern rock musical ensemble from Jacksonville, Florida decided to change their name to 'Blackfoot' to represent the American Indian heritage of band members ( part Cherokee, part Sioux, and part Eastern Creek; a Florida Indians tribe). They are also known as a hard rock act. They've had a number of successful albums during the 1970s and early 1980s, including Strikes (1979), Tomcattin' (1980) and Marauder (1981).
Larkin Allen Collins July 19, 1952- January 23, 1990 He was a guitarist and founding member of the 1970s Southern rock band "Lynyrd Skynyrd". He survived the band's fateful plane crash in 1977, but due to his paralysis, he left the tour in 1989 and after months in the hospital he died of pneumonia at age 37.
Marshall Tucker Band. Another of the "Southern Rock" legends. Their unique sound--incorporating flute and acoustic guitar, along with the typical rock instrumentation--helped them gain notoriety in the '70s with the hits "Can't You See", "Heard It In A Love Song" and "Fire On The Mountain".