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The Top Ten Albums of Southern Rock According to...

On the heels of my own Top Twenty Five Southern Rock albums, we asked a few of our friends to share their own lists of Favorite Southern Rock albums, and we got a few real surprises,  but one fact remains, The Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East album has a heck of a lot of fans besides just your's truly. -Buffalo


1. Second Helping  Lynyrd Skynyrd
    “My favorite album of all time. I had never heard anything like it.”
2. Fillmore East  The Allman Brothers Band
    “A real classic. “Whipping Post” has always been a favorite of mine.”
3. The Southern Music and Harmony Companion  Black Crowes
    “The Crowes are one of my primary influences. They rock.”
4. Pronounced   Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Carolina Dreams  Marshall Tucker Band
6. Red Headed Stranger  Willie Nelson
    “I can’t make a list without some Willie on it.”
7. The Outlaws  The Outlaws
8. Fire On The Mountain   The Charlie Daniels Band
9. Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends
   “Any Hank album is a good one.”
10. Brothers and Sisters   The Allman Brothers Band

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1. Eat a Peach   The Allman Brothers Band
2. Fire On The Mountain  Charlie Daniels
3. Searchin For a Rainbow   Marshall Tucker
4. One More From The Road  Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Drippin Wet Live   Wet Willie
6. Atlanta's Burning Down    Dickey Betts & Great Southern
7. High On the Hog      Black Oak Arkansas
8. Let it Flow     Elvin Bishop
9. Brothers and Sisters  The Allman Brothers Band
10. Reach For The Sky     Cowboy

“That was the era. We all really did like each other. We went to see each other play.”

-Bonnie Bramlett



1. Gregg Allman- Laid Back “Gregg's blues-drenched voice goes beyond race or color. This album and "Playin' Up a Storm" could have been cut  from the same session. Both are brilliant. I can't think of another white singer with the gut-wrenching soul of Gregg Allman.”

2.Marshall Tucker Band - Carolina Dreams “I love the laid back western feel of this album, conjuring up images of cowboys and campfires. Totally original!”

3.Blackfoot- Marauder “This album captured what Blackfoot was all about. A mixture of blues and heavy-hitters. We were on tour with them at the time, and got to hear these songs live every night! Unforgettable.”

4.Georgia Satellites  “Who can forget this rocking band. They brought the  barroom to the big stage with their cross between the Stones and "Chuck  Berry with a twang" sound.”

5.Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors “This was their pivotal album for me. They were coming into their own here, with great, memorable songs, propelling them to superstar status. Unfortunately, it was the end of  the first chapter of their ongoing story.”

6.Charlie Daniels Band- High Lonesome “This was actually my introduction to the CDB, and I loved it. It had a more raw production, and was another album that invoked western imagery. Taz has always been one of my all-time favorite keyboardists and really shines here. Of course, Charlie just gets better with age!”

7. Kentucky Headhunters- Electric Barnyard “These guys somehow got lost in the southern-rock shuffle and were considered a country outfit. Don't be fooled! These guys rock, both live and in the studio, and have developed a sound and look all their own. They are as southern as any band on here, maybe even more so! Go see them now!”

8. 38 Special- Wild Eyed Southern Boys “This was their breakthrough album. I fondly remember being in Jacksonville the day this came out, hearing it on the radio in the car. I drove straight to the store and bought it. They still had the edge of their previous albums, but just a little more accessible.”

9.Molly Hatchet- Devils Canyon “Although the first two Molly Hatchet albums are huge favorites of mine, this album remains my favorite album of new material from the "new" era. The songs have good hooks, the overall production by Kalle Trapp was more raw, and was analog as opposed to digital, capturing the true Hatchet sound, and bridging the gap from old to new perfectly,before the band took a more metal approach.”

10.Outlaws - Soldiers of Fortune “Once again, their earlier works were big-time favorites, but this was the album I was waiting for. The pairing of Hughie and Henry Paul was always a nice compliment. "One Last Ride" is probably my all-time favorite Outlaws song, featuring one of Hughie's most brilliant leads,Short and to the point, but nontheless brilliant. Ironically, I dug this out about a week before Hughie passed,
and now "One Last Ride" seemsa very befitting requiem for such a great musician.”

-John Galvin, Molly Hatchet


1. Idlewild South  Allman Bros. Band
2. Marshell Tucker Band   Marshall Tucker Band
3. Live At The Fillmoe East    Allman Bros. Band
4. Pronounced   Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Fire On The Mountain  Charlie Daniels Band
6. Eat A Peach  Allman Bros. Band
7. Outlaws  TheOutlaws
8. Reach For The Sky   Cowboy
9. Drippin' Wet.  Wet Willie
10. Grey Ghost   Henry Paul Band

-Henry Paul, The Outlaws/Henry Paul Band/Blackhawk

1. The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)
2. Second Helping - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
4. Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
5. Eat A Peach (Deluxe Edition) - The Allman Brothers Band
6. Street Survivors - Lynyrd Skynyrd
7. Johnny Winter And - Live
8. Feats Don't Fail Me Now - Little Feat
9. Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
10.Dose - Gov' Mule

-Tom Coever


1. Allman Brothers at The Fillmore
2. Pronounced  Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Second Helping  Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. Nothing Fancy   Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Give me Back My Bullets   Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. One more from the Road   Lynyrd Skynyrd
7. Gold and Platinum   Lynyrd Skynyrd
8. First and Last   Lynyrd Skynyrd
9. Street Survivors   Lynyrd Skynyrd
10. Champagne Jam   Atlanta Rhythm Section

-Jo Jo Billingsley, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Honkettes


1. The Allman Brothers Band- Eat A Peach- 1972
2. The Marshall Tucker Band- Where We All Belong- 1974
3. Sea Level- Sea Level- 1976
4. Stillwater- Stillwater- 1977
5. Molly Hatchet- Molly Hatchet- 1978
6. Blackfoot- Strikes- 1979
7. The Henry Paul Band- Grey Ghost- 1979
8. Dixie Dregs- Dregs of the Earth- 1980
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Endangered Species- 1994
10. SevenMoore- SevenMoore- 2002
11. The Capricorn Rhythm Section- Alive at 2nd Street Music Hall- 2006

Journalist, Hittin’ The Note magazine





1. Back Up Against the Wall - Atlanta Rhythm Section
2. Live at The Fillmore - The Allman Brothers Band

-Ed King (founding member, Lynyrd Skynyrd)






1. Fillmore   The Allman Brothers Band
2. Laid Back   Gregg Allman
3. The Marshall Tucker Band (debut)

-Tommy Talton, Cowboy






1) Live at the Fillmore East ( Allman Brothers Band )
2) Eat a Peach ( Allman Brothers Band )
3) Waiting for Columbus ( Little Feat )
4) Definitive Collection (Delbert McClinton)
5) Live album (Marshall Tucker Band)
6) Nuthin Fancy (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
7) Rio grande mud (ZZ Top)
8) Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion (The Black Crowes)
9) Duane Allman Anthology (Duane Allman and Muscle Shoals Artists)
10) Seven Turns ( The Allman Brothers Band)

-Fabio Drusin, W.I.N.D. (Italian Southern Rock trio)

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