Warm Southern Breeze

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The South’s gonna’ do it again!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, August 6, 2010

Music lifts our souls and spirits, innervates and energizes us, soothes our weary souls, troubled minds and hearts. It is the veritable soundtrack of our lives, sometimes reinvigorating and re-energizing us to press on, to continue, to bear up under duress, and for a brief moment, forget about our troubles, to leave them all behind in an ecstatic abandonment of rapturous joy.

Every generation has their own music, those seminal and prophetic voices of the era. To some, it’s hated, while to others, beloved, and yet to others still, misunderstood and frequently mischaracterized, even demonized.

And through it all, we every one acknowledge our own depence upon music to be there for us, albeit if unconsciously.

And so, with a nod of the hat, I give you the following. I only wish you could hear it. And if you’re of that era, I’m certain you will.

“Well the train to Grinder Switch is runnin’ right on time
And the Tucker boys are cookin’ down in Caroline
People down in Florida can’t be still
When old Lynyrd Skynyrd’s pickin’ down in Jacksonville
People down in Georgia come from near and far
To hear Richard Betts pickin’ on that red guitar

CHORUS:
“So gather round, gather round children
Get down, well just get down children
Get loud, well you can be loud here and be proud
And you can be proud here
Now be proud to be a rebel ’cause the south’s gonna do it again and again

“Elvin Bishop’s sittin’ on a bale of hay
He ain’t good lookin’ but he sure can play
And there’s ZZ Top and you can’t forget
That old brother Willie’s gettin’ soakin’ wet
And all the good people down in Tennessee
Are diggin’ barefoot Jerry and the CDB

CHORUS:
“So gather round, gather round children
Get down, well you can get down children
Get loud, well you can get loud here and be proud
Well you can be proud here
Now be proud to be a rebel ’cause the south’s gonna do it again and again

“And again… yes it is”

• The American South is the birthplace of the Southern Rock music genré. Charlie Daniels has worked with many of the Southern Rock bands that defined the sound. Says Daniels: “This song is just about a bunch of bands that we played with and enjoyed working with. We started in ’74, we brought them out, and we worked with Marshall Tucker, and The Allman Brothers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd – our good old bunch. We all came up basically in the same kind of situation, and most of the guys that I wrote this song about we felt very close to. We felt a kinship to, a brotherhood sort of thing. So it’s just a tribute song to the bands.” (Check out our interview with Charlie Daniels.

Named in the song are:
The Marshall Tucker Band (Spartanburg, SC)
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Jacksonville, FL)
Dickey Betts (from Allman Brothers Band)
Elvin Bishop (Glendale, CA)
ZZ Top (Houston, TX)
Wet Willie (Mobile, AL)
Barefoot Jerry (TN)
(thanks, Aaron – Twin Cities, MN)
The band Grinderswitch is mentioned in the opening line of the lyrics: “A train to Grinder’s Switch is runnin’ right on time.” Grinderswitch was a Southern Rock band formed by Dru Lombar, Larry Howard, and Joe Dan Petty in middle Georgia. They recorded on the Capricorn label formed by Phil Walden in Macon, Georgia. They toured with The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band and others in the early 1970s, and also played at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam. Unfortunately, Joe Dan Petty, who was also a guitar tech for the Allman Brothers Band, passed away in 2000 and Dru Lombar passed away in 2005. (thanks to Richard Forrester, who adds: “Dru and I became personal friends in 1999 when I was hosting a Blues radio show in Atlanta and I booked his Blues band, Dr. Hector and The Groove Injectors on numerous occasions at a club outside metro Atlanta.”)
ref: SongFacts.com

SOUTH S GONNA DO IT
(Legal Title)
BMI Work #1390271
– BMI Award Winning Song! –

Alternate Titles:
SOUTH IS GONNA DO IT AGAIN

Songwriter/Composer; Current Affiliation; CAE/IPI #
DANIELS CHARLES E BMI 269360149

Publishers
EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC BMI 223437493
EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC
CAE/IPI #: 223437493
Phone: (212) 492-1200
Contact: EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC
75 NINTH AVENUE 4TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10011
COPYRIGHTADMIN@EMIMUSICPUB.COM
EMIMusicPub.com

KAMA SUTRA MUSIC INC BMI 15810706
KAMA SUTRA MUSIC INC
CAE/IPI #: 15810706
Phone: (212) 492-1200
Contact:
75 NINTH AVENUE 4TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10011
COPYRIGHTADMIN@EMIMUSICPUB.COM
http://www.emimusicpub.com

SONGS OF UNIVERSAL INC BMI 353271280
SONGS OF UNIVERSAL INC
CAE/IPI #: 353271280
Phone: (310) 235-4700
Fax: (310) 235-4900
Contact:
2100 COLORADO AVE
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
UMusic.com
Artists
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
DANIELS CHARLIE

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