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Yeah they funk-rocked and Baby Jean Kennedy sure did sing lead, but also yeah not Southern Rock in the bandwagonesque sense.

These guys certainly were bandwagon, and could be satisfying that way when guitar urges pushed around the country-rock harmonies etc;current line-up seems like non-nonentities, especially Chris Anderson, and this album might be worth checking out, if live really is still the Outlaws thing:

For The Outlaws, it´s always about the music. Especially live music! For more than 40 years, the southern rock legend has celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. It's a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It's about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it's about playing live, playing for their audience. The sextet proves just how well this combination works with Legacy Live, its brand-new double live CD, scheduled for release on November 18th via Steamhammer/SPV.

"I want people to hear this album and see our show and realize that The Outlaws are still there," says founding member and front man Henry Paul. "Our goal is to unite the fans and bring the group back into the limelight." Legacy Live consists of two CDs, full to the brim with classics such a ´There Goes Another Love Song`, ´(Ghost) Riders In The Sky`, ´Green Grass & High Tides Forever` and ´Freeborn Man` as well as more recent material like ´It´s About Pride`, ´Hidin` Out In Tennessee` and ´So Long`. A total of 20 songs, every one of which proves: the gritty southern rock by The Outlaws mark 2016 is as intense and passionate as it's always been.

nd what is more: On stage, the band burns hotter than ever. "The Outlaws helped define Southern Rock for me and for generations of fans," wrote American music journalist Bill Robinson in June 2012 in The Huffington Post. "Seeing them onstage with The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd or countless others was, for a long time, one of the best experiences I could have." The Outlaws' live shows are blazing tributes to the band's rich history and fiery rebirth. Classic tracks and fan favorites from the first three albums - as well as The Henry Paul Band's definitive "Grey Ghost" - share the spotlight with songs from the newer discs. "I think the fans are coming away from shows feeling a part of the Outlaws experience."

Along with founding members Henry Paul and Monte Yoho, the band features several of Southern Rock's most respected veterans: Co-lead guitarist and longtime Outlaw Chris Anderson is well known for his collaborations with artists that include Dickey Betts, Lucinda Williams, Hank Williams Jr., and Skynyrd. Steve Grisham is a former member of the Soldier Of Fortune era Outlaws, a noted songwriter whose tracks include The Henry Paul Band top 40 hit "Keeping Our Love Alive" and a co-founder of the Southern Rock all-stars Brothers Of The Southland. Keyboardist/vocalist Dave Robbins is a co-founding member of Blackhawk and has written hit songs for artists that include Restless Heart, Kenny Rogers and Eric Clapton. Bassist/vocalist Randy Threet has performed with Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood and Blackhawk, and is familiar to TV audiences from USA Network's 'Nashville Star'. "From the very beginning, our band had a heart," Monte Yoho says, "for The Outlaws, it's still about the music. And more than ever, it's about live music!"

"Legacy Live" will be released November 11th (USA/Canada November 18th) as a 2CD digipak and download.


CD 1
1. Intro
2. There Goes Another Love Song
3. Hurry Sundown
4. Hidin' Out In Tennessee
5. Freeborn Man
6. Born To Be Bad
7. Song In The Breeze
8. Girl From Ohio
9. Holiday
10. Gunsmoke
11. Grey Ghost

CD 2
1. South Carolina
2. So Long
3. Prisoner
4. Cold Harbor
5. Trail Of Tears
6. It's About Pride
7. Waterhole
8. Knoxville Girl
9. Green Grass & High Tides Forever
10. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

dow, Saturday, 10 September 2016 01:30 (three years ago) link

O yeah, and speaking one more time of Jim Dandy---this is from what seems to be one of the very first Consumer Guides ever, archived on xgau's site:
The Knowbody Else [Hip, 1969]
A classic white Southern rock band. Despite the terrible group name and the terrible label name (Stax subsidiary) and the terrible cover art, they really make it. Lead singer James Mangrum is a cross between Dr. John and Captain Beefheart, the arrangements are spare and evocative, the songs simple but never banal. Very nice. B
As always, gotta be about the descriptions, not the "grades"--anybody heard this album??

dow, Saturday, 10 September 2016 01:35 (three years ago) link

I've heard it before - didn't sound as inspired as the early BOA stuff. If you've heard "Early Times" I think that's more or less leftovers from the Knowbody Else stuff...

SOMEONE'S got to program the propaganda simulacra (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 12 September 2016 04:22 (three years ago) link

Downloading that Outlaws promo now. Never listened to them before. Kinda hope they're more Molly Hatchet than Marshall Tucker...

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:11 (three years ago) link

I mostly saw them at festivals: seemed like they wanted to be tasteful like Tucker, and they did have some harmonious hits, at least in the South, but the guitar boogie machine monster held forth in the arenas etc.

dow, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 02:46 (three years ago) link

By "machine monster", I mean something like a big ol' toy, but a loud, cross-country vehicle too.

dow, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 02:48 (three years ago) link

Most of The Outlaws records are more harmony led country rock. Green Grass and High Tides is kind of an outlier.

earlnash, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:55 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Think I mentioned Skydog, the monster Duane Allman box, when it came out on CD a few years ago---back now on ltd. ed. vinyl, and sounding better than ever, according to this extensive review:

dow, Monday, 24 October 2016 15:23 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

Well dang--- ahole tendencies at least, judging by his autobio and other accounts---incl. of his earlier drunk-driving adventures-----and it was already the end of an era, ABB-wise, but still:

dow, Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:50 (two years ago) link

Bruce Hampton's sudden death onstage at the climax of his 70th birthday megajam was more upsetting, and don't know that we've ever discussed him here---good thread:
Music to Eat (Hampton Grease Band): C/D

dow, Saturday, 27 May 2017 19:57 (two years ago) link

aw man. RIP Gregg Allman :(

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 28 May 2017 00:42 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Southern Blood sounds a lot better than I expected, after being disgusted with his moaning and groaning almost (except for the blessed "Instrumental Illness") all over ABB's last studio album, Hittin' The Note(2009). But now I'm thinking I should try again, and haven't heard his 2011 set Low Country Blues atall. So far, some of the tracks on here may lose momentum, but since he only lived to hear four finished, it was producer Don Was's responsibility to tighten up the set. But I've only listened a couple times, and there's some choice cuts on here for sure (must check that Johnny Jenkins album he gets one of these from)

dow, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 01:52 (two years ago) link

Digging the instrumentation here too, especially *these* horns with *this* steel guitar (and the rhythm section).

dow, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 01:54 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Scott Boyer of Cowboy (and more recently the Decoys) has died---bio and comments from Isbell, Hood etc here:

Live, Cowboy could be several things, incl. in there between Traffic and Little Feat---unlike their best known track, "Please Be With Me" w Duane Allman:

dow, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:06 (two years ago) link


velko, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:07 (two years ago) link

Thanks, hadn't heard that! This 'un is like something unaccountably left off Buffalo Springfield's Last Time Around, but also holds its own---


---from Cowboy - Boyer & Talton (Capricorn 1974) Scott Boyer & Tommy Talton With Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Randall Bramblett, Charley Hayward, Johnny Sandlin

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:18 (two years ago) link

if that doesn't show up here, it's "Everyone Has A Chance To Feel."

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:19 (two years ago) link

Live, Cowboy eventually could sound kind of in there between Traffic, Little Feat, little bit of early 70s Van Morrison---like Talton, Stewart & Sandlin kinda do here in the studio, on "Happy To Be Alive":


one album that I know of:
T.Talton, B.Stewart, J.Sandlin - Happy To Be Alive (CAPRICORN 1976) Johnny Sandlin - Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar Ed Freeman - Strings, Strings Arrangements, Conductor Bill Stewart - Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Percussion Bill Stewart - Drums Tommy Talton - Guitar, Vocals Guest Musicians:Bonnie Bramlett, Chuck Leavell, Dru Lombar, Joe English, Joe Walk, Scott Boyer, Steve Miller

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:24 (two years ago) link

Really trying for that 70s radio play, duh, and deservedly so.

dow, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

A couple of Cowboy albums I didn't know about, the s/t and an expanded Cowboy: Boyer & Talton, were recently reissued, haven't heard 'em yet---also, here's Tommy Talton talking about the last show with Gregg, in 2016, and a good conversation they had, along with author's mentions of the Gregg albums T played on, ditto ABB LPs (bottom of this page has a link to review of Talton's latest solo alb):

dow, Monday, 2 July 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Finally got to it--said this just now on Twitter:
Cowboy, Boyer & Talton (Expanded Edition): "It's a long short highway," amen. Bramblett, Leavell, Jaimoe, Sandlin, Hornsby, Bill Stewart, David Brown, Toy Caldwell, Dru Lombar, Charlie Hayward, Giggling Heap, Willietes, 2 bonus workouts from The Gregg Allman Tour. Earned stereo.

Anybody heard the 31rst of February album, the trio's 1968 s/t? Long ago heard the demo released in '72 as Duane & Greg Allman, backed by the trio, mainly remember Greg/Gregg bellerin' "Morning Dew."

dow, Friday, 30 November 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

Blackfoot rawks some serious mullet. "Good Morning" that opens up their 'Marauder' lp kinda has a groove that splits the difference between thrash and the Walbash Cannonball.

earlnash, Sunday, 9 June 2019 13:42 (eight months ago) link

Rickey Medlocke rules!

brimstead, Monday, 10 June 2019 00:10 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Never heard a whole Blackfoot album, but they had a decent cover of Spirit's "I Got A Line On You" in the late 70s, kind of a weird time for Southern Rock (post-Skynyrd-plane-crash, for one thing). He was mainly known as a guitarist early on, I think, but Van Zant talked him into drumming for Skyn---last I heard, he was still with the current line-up, singing and guitaring.
Just got this from Big Hassle publicists:

Gregg Allman
Laid Back Deluxe Edition and Gregg Allman Tour - August 30
Allman’s masterful debut solo album, Laid Back, will be remastered and released as an expanded two-disc deluxe edition and reissue on 180-gram vinyl. The deluxe edition features more than two dozen rarities including unreleased demos, outtakes, alternative and new mixes
xpost best Cowboy line-up backing him on the Tour LP. hope there's more involving them on this.

dow, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 01:16 (six months ago) link

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