SWEET HOME ALABAMA: THE SOUTHERN ROCK SAGA
Sweet Home Alabama/The Southern Rock Saga is an epic 1970s tale about a group of rebel rock bands who rose up from one of the most unpopular, marginalized parts of the USA - the Deep South - and conquered the world.
The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others that followed did this entirely on their own terms, blending the music of the region - blues, country, rock and roll - with a gung-ho attitude that set the South, and then America, on fire.
Their diverse styles, from juke joint boogie and country-rock honks to cosmic blues blasts, had a huge cultural and political impact, even helping to elect Jimmy Carter as president in 1976.
Their extraordinary adventure is brought to life through vivid period archive and contributions from the survivors of those crazy times, including Gregg Allman, REM's Mike Mills, Doug Gray, Al Kooper, Bonnie Bramlett, Charlie Daniels and other key figures in the movement. (00:59:28)
Plus DVD special bonus feature:
Southern Rock at the BBC features classic clips, from the Old Grey Whistle Test, In Concert and even Wogan, of Southern rock boogie from the bands who poured out of the Deep South in the 70s. Includes performances from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Delaney & Bonnie with Eric Clapton and Dave Mason, Dickey Betts from the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Black Oak Arkansas, the Charlie Daniels Band, Greg Allman with then-wife Cher, Edgar Winter, his brother Johnny Winter and of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd. (00:59:15)
01. Lynryd Skynyrd ~ Sweet Home Alabama (1975)
02. Delaney & Bonnie feat. Eric Clapton & Dave Mason ~ Poor Elijah (1969)
03. Ozark Mountain Daredevils ~ Keep On Churnin' (1976)
04. Dobie Gray ~ Drift Away (1974)
05. Edgar Winter Group ~ Rock & Roll Boogie Woogie (1973)
06. Black Oak Arkansas ~ Hey Y'all (1976)
07. Dickey Betts ~ Ramblin' Man (1978)
08. Tony Joe White ~ Polk Salad Annie (1970)
09. Atlanta Rhythm Section ~ So Into You (1977)
10. Marshall Tucker Band ~ Take The Highway (1974)
11. Charlie Daniels Band ~ The Devil Went Down To Georgia (1979)
12. Johnny Winter ~ Rock N Roll (1979)
13. Gregg Allman & Cher ~ Move Me (1977)
14. Elvin Bishop ~ Travellin' Shoes (1975)
15. ZZ Top ~ Cheap Sunglasses (1980)