Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band, formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964. The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition. Three members and one road crew member died in an airplane crash in 1977; the band reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother Johnny as the frontman. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record. Of its original members, only Gary Rossington remains with the band as of 2010. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. To sample Lynyrd Skynyrd's true roots, the 1998 collection Skynyrd's First goes back even further than their official debut release, 1973's PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD. Comprised of 17 tracks, Skynyrd's First showcases early demos and outtakes that the band recorded prior to signing with MCA Records. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama. Ronnie Van Zant (vocals); Jimmy Johnson , Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Wayne Perkins (guitar); Ronnie Eades (saxophone); Billy Powell (piano); Randy McCormick (Mellotron); Rick Medlocke (drums, background vocals); Bob Burns (drums); Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins, Jo Jo Billingsley, Leon Wilkeson, Tim Smith (background vocals). 01 - Free Bird (Original Version) 02 - One More Time (Original Version) 03 - Gimme Three Steps (Original Version) 04 - Was I Right Or Wrong 05 - Preacher's Daughter 06 - White Dove 07 - Down South Jukin' 08 - Wino (Original Version) 09 - Simple Man (Original Version) 10 - Trust (Original Version) 11 - Comin' Home (Original Version) 12 - The Seasons 13 - Lend A Helpin' Hand 14 - Things Goin' On (Original Version) 15 - I Ain't The One (Original Version) 16 - You Run Around 17 - Ain't Too Proud To Pray LINK
Recorded live at The Forum,Los Angeles, CA, 1971-03-23 with Jose Feliciano (Tracks 12-14). Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito” Arias, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo and Gregg Rolie. 01 - Waiting 02 - Ballin 03 - Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen 04 - Oye Como Va 05 - Savor - Samba Pa Ti 06 - Toussaint L'Overture 07 - Evil Ways 08 - Incident at Neshabur 09 - Jungle Strut 10 - Everybody's everything 11 - Gumbo 12 - Black Magic woman - Gypsy Queen 13 - Oye como va 14 - Guajira LINK
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. The only original member present in the band is its namesake drummer, Mick Fleetwood. Despite band founder Peter Green naming the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, McVie) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts. The keyboardist, Christine McVie, has, to date, appeared on all but two albums, either as a member or as a session musician. She also supplied the artwork for the album Kiln House. The Dream is a compilation of the early Fleetwood Mac's British blues. 01 - Worried Dream 02 - Bleeding Heart 03 - My Baby´s Sweet 04 - Don´t Know Which Way To Go 05 - Got To Move 06 - How Blue Can You Get 07 - I Held My Baby Last Night 08 - My Baby´s A Good Un 09 - Buzz Me 10 - The World Keeps On Turning LINK
The Capitol Years is a compilation of the early years of the band, in a folk and blues style. 01 - When I'm Dead And Gone 02 - Lazy Afternoon 03 - Bodang Buck 04 - Mister Mister 05 - Heritage 06 - I'm Letting You Know 07 - Let It Ride 08 - Dream Darlin' Dream 09 - Who You Got To Love 10 - International 11 - Malt & Barley Blues 12 - Rock On 13 - Happy Birthday Ruthy Baby 14 - Conversation 15 - When I'm Alone With You 16 - Fixer 17 - Faith & Gravy 18 - Klondike 19 - Reader To Writer 20 - Changes 21 - Friends Of Mine 22 - Piper Of Dreams 23 - Jimmy's Song 24 - Sparrow 25 - Wham Bam 26 - Back On The Road Again LINK
Another Night is an album by The Hollies from 1975 . Another Night is The Hollies' second album with vocalist Allan Clarke since his departure in 1972. This album has mostly original material, with one exception, a cover of a song from a young - and at the time unknown - Bruce Springsteen , "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)". Allan Clarke - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Terry Sylvester - guitar, vocals, Tony Hicks - guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, keyboards, vocals, Bernie Calvert - bass, keyboards, Bobby Elliott - drums and Pete Wingfield - keyboards 01 - Another Night 02 - 4Th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy) 03 - Lonely Hobo Lullabye 04 - Second Hand Hangups 05 - Time Machine Jive 06 - I'm Down 07 - Look Out Johnny 08 - Give Me Time 09 - You Gave Me Life (With That Look In Your Eyes) 10 - Lucy 11 - Hello Lady Goodbye (Bonus) 12 - Sandy (4Th Of July Asbury Park) (Live) (Bonus) 13 - Come Down To The Shore (Bonus) 14 - Born To Run (Bonus) 15 - Why Don't You Call (Bonus) LINK
Baby Grandmothers were one of the most prolific and unique power-trios to emerge out of the Scandinavian psychedelic underground-scene in 1967. Although hailing irom Sfockholm, Sweden, they only released a single in Finland, which has since become ore of fhe most sought afterpieces of vinyl from the era. The band consisted of guitarist Kenny Hakansson, bassist Bengt "Bella" Linnarsson and drummer Pelle Ekman. This CD contains the Baby Grandmothers single, various live recordings and the full story of one of Sweden's most obscure psych bands. 01 - Somebody Keeps Calling My Name 02 - Being Is More Than Life 03 - Bergakungen 04 - Being Is More Than Life 05 - St. George's Dragon 06 - St. George's Dragon 07 - Raw Diamond LINK
Confederate Railroad is an American country rock band founded in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia by Danny Shirley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Lamb (lead guitar), Mark Dufresne (drums), Chris McDaniel (keyboards), Warren "Gates" Nichols (steel guitar) and Wayne Secrest (bass guitar). After serving as a backing band for outlaw country act David Allan Coe, the band signed to a recording contract with Atlantic Records, releasing their self-titled debut album that year. Unleashed is the fifth studio album by Confederate Railroad. It was issued by Audium Entertainment in 2001. The album includes the singles "That's What Brothers Do" and "She Treats Her Body Like a Temple." The former peaked at #39 on the Hot Country Songs charts, and the latter reached #59 on the same. Stewart Mason of Allmusic rated the album four stars out of five, saying that it showed the band's outlaw country influences. 01 - Still One Outlaw Left 02 - What Brothers Do 03 - She Treats Her Body Like A Temple 04 - I'm Diggin' It 05 - White Trash With Money 06 - Wasted Time 07 - The R Word 08 - Borrowed Time 09 - Between The Rainbows And The Rain 10 - Thick As Thieves LINK
Asia are an English rock supergroup formed in 1981. The band included former members of veteran progressive rock bands Yes, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Uriah Heep, U.K., Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash and The Buggles. Asia began with the apparent demise of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, two of the flagship bands of British progressive rock. After the break-up of King Crimson in 1974, various plans for a super group involving bassist John Wetton had been mooted, including the abortive British Bulldog project with Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman in 1976. Wakeman walked out of this abortive project at the urging of management, according to Bill Bruford. In 1977, Bruford and Wetton were reunited in UK, augmented by guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson. The originam lineup was Geoff Downes - keyboards and backing vocals, (former member of Yes and The Buggles), John Wetton - lead vocals, bassist, and guitarist, (former member of King Crimson, UK, Uriah Heep , Roxy Music and Family), Steve Howe - guitar, mandolin, backing vocals (also a member of Yes and a former a member of GTR and Tomorrow) and Carl Palmer - drummer and percussionist (also a member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and a former member of Atomic Rooster). Silent Nation is a 2004 album by Asia. Two tracks on the album were co-written by former Yes member Billy Sherwood. It is the last studio release with John Payne and Geoffrey Downes together. Former Phantom Blue bassist Kim Nielsen-Parsons appears as a guest musician on "I Will Be There for You." The name of the album neither begins nor ends with the letter 'A'. This breaks the tradition followed by most Asia studio albums up to this point, which do both. Exceptions are Then & Now, which is part compilation and part new album; and Rare, a collection of instrumentals. It is also the first studio album sleeve featuring a photograph, not an illustration, as was Asia's trademark. The album was recorded at Clear Lake Audio, North Hollywood, CA, and was produced and engineered by Payne.
01 - What Abot Love 02 - Long Way From Home 03 - Midnight 04 - Blue Moon Monday 05 - Silent Nation 06 - Ghost In The Mirror 07 - Gone Too Far 08 - I Will Be There For You 09 - Darkness Day 10 - The Prophet
Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B. B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6' 4" (192 cm) (some reports say 6' 7") and weighed 250 lbs (118 kg) and was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer". He was born Albert Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas where the family moved when he was eight. He began his professional work as a musician with a group called In The Groove Boys in Osceola, Arkansas. He also briefly played drums for Jimmy Reed's band and on several early Reed recordings. Influenced by blues musicians Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lonnie Johnson, but also interestingly Hawaiian music, the electric guitar became his signature instrument, his preference being the Gibson Flying V, which he named "Lucy".
01 Get Out Of My Life Woman 02 Born Under A Bad Sign 03 The Feeling 04 We All Wanna Boogie 05 The Very Thought of You 06 I Got the Blues 07 I Get Evil 08 Angel of Mercy 09 Flat Tire 10 California 11 Searchin' for a Woman 12 Bad Luck Blues 13 Wild Woman 14 Be on Your Merry Way 15 Murder 16 Howlin' For My Darlin' 17 Won't Be Hangin' Around
Andy Gibb was a British singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of the family whose other members formed the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Born Andrew Roy Gibb in Manchester, England, Gibb emigrated with his family to Australia six months after his birth. They settled in Cribb Island, adjacent to Redcliffe, north of Brisbane. He was the youngest boy of five children and had one older sister, Lesley, and three older brothers, Barry and twins Maurice and Robin. After moving around Brisbane and then Sydney many times Gibb just eight years old returned to the UK in January 1967 with his family when The Bee Gees sought international fame. Greatest Hits Collection replaces the 1980 compilation Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits. The disc features all of the previous collection's songs, the hits After Dark, Desire, An Everlasting Love, I Just Want to Be Your Everything, (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away and Shadow Dancing, plus Me (Without You) and Time Is Time,and it also adds "Man on Fire" and "Flowing Rivers." The result is an excellent summation of Gibb's brief career, and for most fans, it will be the only Gibb album they'll need. (Wiki-AMG)
01 - Man On Fire 02 - I Just Want To Be Your Everyth 03 - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water 04 - Flowing Rivers 05 - Shadow Dancing 06 - An Everlasting Love 07 - Don't Throw It All Away 08 - Desire 09 - After Dark 10 - I Can't Help It 11 - Time Is Time 12 - Me (Without You)
Avalon is an American contemporary Christian vocal quartet who has earned multiple RIAA-certified gold records, sold four million albums, and released 22 number one Christian hits. Avalon was formed in 1995 by Grant Cunningham, A&R director at Sparrow Records. Cunningham was in search of a vocal group that could sing tight harmonies and carry God's message to the world. Actual lineup, after many changes is Greg Long, Janna Long, Amy Richardson and Jeremi Richardson. Joy: A Christmas Collection is Avalon's fourth release, and their first Christmas album. In addition to standard Christmas songs, the album also includes covers of Celine Dion's "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day", Mariah Carey's "Jesus, Born on This Day", and David Meece's "We Are The Reason".
01 - Joy (To The World) 02 - The Angels Medley 03 - Don't Save It All For Christma 04 - Jesus Born On This Day 05 - Winter Wonderland 06 - Light A Candle 07 - Good News 08 - The Christmas Song 09 - Manger Medley 10 - We Are The Reason
Alabama was a Grammy Award-winning country music and southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States. The band was founded in 1969 by Randy Owen (lead vocals) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals), soon joined by Jeff Cook (guitar, fiddle, keyboards). In 1973, after Owen's graduation from Jacksonville State University, they gave up their day jobs and weekend gigs. The group, formerly known as "Wildcountry", left Fort Payne and Lookout Mountain to explore the possibilities of the club scene in surrounding coastal South Carolina. They were the most commercially successful country act in the 1980s. The band is often credited with bringing country music groups (as opposed to solo vocalists) into the mainstream, paving the way for the success of today's top country groups. Since its founding in 1972, Alabama has included Owen, Cook and Gentry. Herndon was hired in 1979, and the band has had the same four members ever since.
01 - Mountain Music 02 - Down Home 03 - Jukebox In My Mind 04 - Southern Star 05 - Tar Top 06 - Pass It On Down 07 - My Home's In Alabama 08 - Say I 09 - Small Stuff 10 - We Made Love 11 - Gonna Have A Party 12 - When It All Goes South