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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - 07/02/77 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium
youtube ^ | 1977 | Skynyrd

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT by FlJoePa

I don't know exactly why, but I wanted to share this. This is how it's done.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music
Youtube link here. Turn it up!
1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:37:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

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2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:45:38 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: FlJoePa

Oddly, the best version of “Sweet Home Alabama” was done by the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir in Helsinki Finland.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: FlJoePa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIn4ROESydY


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:52:41 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FlJoePa

I was there. The headliner was Peter Frampton. The Outlaws played before Skynyrd. What a time, what a show....


5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT by abigkahuna (Here now and whatever....)
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To: FlJoePa

Really miss Ronnie and Steve


6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:11 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: FlJoePa

Just saw them last week in Charlotte, NC. Great time!


7 posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:20 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: FlJoePa

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed it.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 9:10:49 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: FlJoePa

1977, eh? Wouldn’t be too much later than many of them would die in a plane crash. Sad to think about it.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 9:12:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: abigkahuna
I was there. The headliner was Peter Frampton. The Outlaws played before Skynyrd. What a time, what a show....

So was I. IIRC Santana and the outlaws led off the day. Skynyrd was awesome, Frampton, not so much. He fell down jumping off the piano.

Their album "One more from the road" is a dead ringer for that day on the green. Great Blast from the past!

10 posted on 07/22/2014 9:20:30 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: FlJoePa
Hahaha. THANKS for the stroll down memory lane.

They SURE did know how to do it.

Imagine, all those kids are not looking at 70 YEARS of living. I hope they're all still alive, healthy and happy.

Harhar...the guys have BALDED!! The gals have sagged, bagged and hagged! What a life.

11 posted on 07/22/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Avid Coug

Just an Army of guitars. Never since duplicated, imo.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 9:24:26 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Well I’m glad ya followed your heart and did so - terrific clip. Sun, Fun, pretty girls (without tattos) and with long lovely hair - I was 16 at this time - great times! What a crowd - awesome - Bless ya!


13 posted on 07/22/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: FlJoePa

Yeah, it was worth watching.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 9:38:06 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: yarddog

I’ve watched it several times. I loved it!!!


15 posted on 07/22/2014 9:38:30 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: FlJoePa
"Never since duplicated, imo."

Ever seen it preformed by a bunch of commies and the Red Army Choir?

I'll bet Ronald Reagan would get a huge kick of this!

16 posted on 07/22/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: abigkahuna

Just listened/watched Freebird. Didn’t see me, but we were down front. Awesome.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: FlJoePa
I think this one from Nashville is the best one.
18 posted on 07/22/2014 9:55:40 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: Doomonyou

I have it from very good sources that when Peter Frampton was playing his set on stage, Bill Graham was back stage playing Peter’s wife...But you didn’t hear that from me.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 10:05:51 PM PDT by abigkahuna (Here now and whatever....)
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To: FlJoePa
Contrary to the thought of most people, Neil Young and Ronnie Van Zant were friends. Some say that Young wrote the song for Ronnie:

"Young recorded a solo acoustic version of "Powderfinger" at Indigo Studios in Malibu, California in September 1975, and intended for his unreleased mid-70s album Chrome Dreams.[11][12] He later sent the tape to his friend Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd who were to use the song on their next album.[11][5] However, Van Zant died in a plane crash in October 1977, and Lynyrd Skynyrd never recorded the song.[11][5] The song was officially released as an electric version with the band Crazy Horse for Young's 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps."

Here is the Cowboy Junkies Version of Powderfinger.

20 posted on 07/22/2014 10:07:38 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: Doomonyou

I’ve heard several personal reports that while Peter Frampton
has top guitar skills, he’s not a pleasant human being. Frampton has long since tired of giving autographs and doesn’t like being interrupted by ‘the public’.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:42 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell
I have a friend (and his wife too) who said that they attended a Peter Frampton concert in Biloxi, Mississipi and that concert cured his Bells Palsy.
22 posted on 07/22/2014 10:17:53 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: FlJoePa

Con Air Quote: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 10:35:00 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: FlJoePa

Their old stuff is good...

The new stuff is decent too :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KVmRtEO18k


24 posted on 07/22/2014 10:54:11 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: FlJoePa

I like this song and many Skynyrd songs.

I was in HS in the Bay Area at this time with mega shows and Bill Graham etc...

It was a horrible time of decadence and depravity surrounding and encompassing all this.

There is a direct cause and effect line from then to where we are now.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 11:52:29 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: FlJoePa

Of the active band members at the time of the crash {the musicians} only Rossington is still alive. Billy Powell the keyboard player, Collins, Wilkeson {bass player} and Pyle {drums} have all passed. Rossington is still active in the group.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 12:15:27 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Slump Tester

If you hadn’t posted that, I would have.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 12:44:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Doomonyou
Great songs, great band.

A few things stood out while looking at the audience shots -- very few overweight people could be seen, if at all.

Second, I did not see any women with tatoos. I saw only one or two men with tatoos. Interesting.

28 posted on 07/23/2014 12:51:04 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: sand88
"very few overweight people could be seen, if at all."

That's because 37 years ago there weren't any xboxes or other in home video games. There were only 4 or 5 stations on the TV. In other words, when you were kids back then you went outside and played so you didn't grow up to be an obese teenager....
29 posted on 07/23/2014 4:30:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: abigkahuna
The Outlaws played before Skynyrd.

Doesn't get any better than that. I like "Green Grass and High Tides" better than "Freebird." Funny story. The Outlaws were doing the Holiday Inn circuit back in the late '80s, where my wife worked (before we were married). She accidentally walked in on them when they were changing in a function room. Then didn't seem to mind. The waitresses got a big kick out of it.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 4:42:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: FlJoePa

Those were the good old days of music. The bubble gum coming out of Nashville today is a turn off. I am so sick of Taylor Swift sound a like songs. I put music on a USB stick for my car so I don’t have to listen to the garbage.

I find this old song very app, apply it to our country as we knew it. It’s Slipping Away.

This version is done by Jean Shepard. Nut note the Grand Ladies of C & W who join her Kitty Wells, Skeeter Davis, and more I can’t name. Look at those gathered around the circle. All Legends of C & W from host Whispering Bill Anderson. Some of them have since passed on like Grandpa Jones, Johnny Russel, and many more, including the steel guitar player for Hank Sr, who played for 54 Hall of Fame C & W stars. I watched the night that one aired. Charley Pride and Vince Gill made up the last 2. RFDTV carries Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner good clean entertainment. Fans of blue grass will love the Blue Grass with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Osborne, and you can’t forget Arron Trippin, or Lee Greenwood.

Slipping Away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgu74uQgZNc

Lee Greenwood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIKTYu4Q_k

Riding with Private Malone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34IwQglPak8


31 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:37 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA
Johnny Russell "Jesus is watching you" was a classic. Don Helms was Hank Sr and Vince Gill's steel player. A Freepers who's name I can't recall right now was related to Helms. Helms was the last living member of the Drifting Cowboy Band I think. He's also on a song with Hank Jr singing The Ballad of Hank Williams.

I feel about Rock the same way I do about today's country music. I stopped listening to the radio in the mid 1980's or so for both rock and country. People stopped playing instruments and machines took over playing automated sound loops. Joe Walsh talks about it and did a song called Analog Man.

Today's country music fans likely never heard of Johnny Horton. Many of today's rock fans never heard of Johnny Rivers. Both were top of the chart in their day. Most of the best musicians we've heard their works but they never gained the fame the singers did. Studio musicians made many a record great instead of just good. Hal Blaine a drummer was on many records from Simon and Garfunkle to The Beach Boys. On the other hand groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd were good enough their live playing was a good as studio. The real test is what can they do acoustic with out special effects. For that sometimes just walking into an old country store when they have pickin night will give you some of the best music you'll ever hear as well.

I'll never forget my nephew {about 21 years my junior} said hey listen to this new song he had in his CD player by Eric Clapton. It was Layla and it was the newer acoustic version and sounded good. I said OK now listen to this and popped in Clapton's original version of it which I like better because I grew up listening to it and liked the piano part. He asked me who is that? I said it's Eric Clapton playing "Layla" LOL. Wonderful Tonight and Tears in Heaven are my favorite of his though.

I never got to go to a Skynyrd concert. When the crash happened I was at sea I think. Same when Elvis died. When I was in high school Jim Croce died. IMO Croce ranks among the top all time great musicians and song writers who died way too soon.

32 posted on 07/23/2014 7:53:02 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

All those songs bring back memories. And you are right about the new artist.

We have great writers, who are good singers, but not good enough to go big. Bill Anderson is one of the Exceptions.

You are correct it was Don Helm’s. You Tube has his last appearance on Country’s Family Reunion. Where he played for both Charlie Pride and Vince Gill.

I stopped listening to any thing but tapes, CD’s and now UBS sticks with the songs I love. From ‘new’ old Gospel set to C & W and Blue Grass, C & W, and even The Andrews Sisters, Frankie Valley, Patti Page, Ventures, Dole Lawson, Osborne, Beach Boys. Hank Sr, Hank Jr. Loretta, Kitty, Patsy, Willie, Waylon, Merle, Jean Shepard, Bobbie Bare who was both a singer and writer.

Having been married to a play by ear musician for 23 years I learned a lot. Today’s sound mixers stink for one. They can’t adjust to a smaller audience when they play smaller events. Went to see Sarah Evans last year, had to have ear plugs, small casino venue, not a auditorium one mostly appreciative adults only 1 idiot 20 fat 20 something kept blocking peoples viewing..

Old gospel made new. They Great Speckled Bird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6KtUuQLYJs


33 posted on 07/24/2014 7:03:52 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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