Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

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Many of the architects of rock and roll in the 1950s, including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard, were Southerners who were rooted in the distinctive regional traditions of country, blues, and R&B. As the impact of the British Invasion and the psychedelic era faded at the end of the following decade, such performers as Bob Dylan and the Band returned to the simplicity of American roots music, paving the way for Southern groups to reclaim their region's rock-and-roll heritage. Embracing both Southern musical traditions and a long-haired countercultural aesthetic, such artists as the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd forged a new musical community that Charlie Daniels called ''a genre of people more than a genre of music.'' Focusing primarily on the music's golden age of the 1970s, Southbound profiles the musicians, producers, record labels, and movers and shakers that defined Southern rock, including the Allmans, Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, the Charlie Daniels Band, Elvin Bishop, the Outlaws, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, .38 Special, ZZ Top, and many others. From the rise and fall of the mighty Capricorn Records to the music's role in helping Jimmy Carter win the White House, and to its continuing legacy and influence, this is the story of Southern rock.

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SCOTT B. BOMAR is a researcher and music industry professional originally from Nashville. He has worked for Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and BMG Rights Management. He produces reissue compilations, writes liner notes, and is a lifelong student of music history.

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''Scott B. Bomar . . . has compiled the best book: a can't-put-down encyclopedia of southern music. Bomar's wonderful and surprising Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock (Backbeat Books 2014, $29.99) spans 290 big pages and traces Southern Rock music from the days of Elvis Presley's ''That's All Right'' to Kid Rock's ''All Summer Long.'' In between, we find the Atlanta Rhythm Section and the Alabama Shakes as well as the Black Crowes, Blackberry Smoke and Black Oak Arkansas.'' --TriCities

''It's nice to get a book which ticks off many things on a wish-list. First of all the book explains a Rock genre which I didn't fully understand. Next, it details the importance of The Allman Brothers which I did not previously fully appreciate and lastly it has sizable biographies of my favorite Southern bands---Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet . . . With mini biographies of the key bands of the genre plus piecing the whole story together, is certainly a one-stop shop for all things Southern.'' --Fireworks magazine

''This book, written by Scott B. Bomar (with a forward by The Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray) is the most comprehensive book written to date! The book has 282 pages of pure reading pleasure as well as hundreds of photographs. Much of the text comes from dozens of original interviews that chronicles the birth and growth of Southern rock . . . I assure you, it is not a book that you'll only read a few pages each sitting; once you start, you'll want to keep on turning the pages.'' --Southern Fried magazine

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