Various Artists: Delta Swamp Rock 2: More Sounds from the South 1968-75
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SummaryNew on Soul Jazz Records, the second volume of Delta Swamp Rock continues to journey into the heartland of the American south, exploring the musical links between country, rock and soul music in the 1960s and early 1970s. Deep in the southern towns and cities of America - Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Memphis and Macon - select groups of (largely unknown) session musicians made musical history on an almost daily basis.
Southern rock rose up in the 1970s on the huge commercial success of southern-based groups The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. Like the twisted roots of rock and roll, southern rock put country, rock and black music into a melting pot to create a unique sound. This gave rise to a new identity for white southern working-class youth.
The roots of this revolution were to be found in an obscure corner of Alabama, in the sleepy town of Muscle Shoals, where, in the previous decade, a group of white in-house studio musicians worked together with the greatest rhythm and blues vocalists of the day - Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and many others - away from the segregated environment found just outside the studio walls.
Delta Swamp Rock 2 contains extensive sleeve-notes in an accompanying deluxe large outsize book housed in double-backed card case, which also includes stunning photography from the Getty picture archive and new interviews with a number of the featured artists.
As well as the deluxe slipcase CD edition there is also a similarly deluxe limited edition heavyweight double gatefold vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes and super-loud pressing.
|1. ||Area Code - '615 Ruby'|
|2. ||Captain Beyond - 'Sufficiently Breathless'|
|3. ||Bobbie Gentry - 'Touch 'Em With Love'|
|5. ||Marshall Tucker Band - 'Fire On The Mountain'|
|6. ||Cher - 'For What It's Worth'|
|7. ||Bobby Lance - 'Somewhere In Between'|
|8. ||Tony Joe White - 'Who's Making Love'|
|9. ||Barefoot Jerry - 'The Minstrel Is Free At Last'|
|10. ||Gregg Allman - 'Midnight Rider'|
|11. ||Bobbie Gentry - 'Something In The Way He Moves'|
|12. ||Area Code 615 - 'Devil Weed And Me'|
|13. ||Chet Atkins And Jerry Reed - 'Tennessee Stud'|
|14. ||Joe South - 'No Fence Around Me'|
|15. ||Cowboy - 'Road Gravy Chase'|
|16. ||Lynyrd Skynyrd - 'Free Bird'|
|17. ||Grinderswitch - 'Let The South Wind Blow'|
|18. ||Captain Beyond - 'Thousand Days Of Yesterdays'|
|19. ||The Box Tops - 'Deep In Kentucky'|
|20. ||Earl Scruggs - 'Lonesome And A Long Way From Home'|