Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Various Artists - Alive Down South (1997)



Hey, hey! It's hoe down time, y'all! After blue Monday, this is just what the doctor ordered. Tell your mama you won't be home tonight, grab a beer and get right!
Though this album was released in 1997 (and is out of print already), these recordings are mostly from 1977 and 1978. Some of these songs are from the Rebel Jam, so there is some overlap with the "Hotels, Motels & Road Shows" album. But the overlap is limited to three songs (Stillwater (2) & The Allman Bros (1, though not the same version)). And there are 13 songs in total on this album.
Yep, it's the same idea here. Some of hottest live performances by some of the greatest Southern Rock bands. All mixed together as though this was a non-stop Southern Rock show, so it never slows down with any fade-outs and -ins. And you get the whole spectrum of Southern Rock. From the Fusion Rock of Dixie Dregs to the Southern Soul of Wet Willie to classic Southern Rock of Stillwater and The Allmans. A big thank you to Luc for this one!
If you don't dig this, you must be gay. And if you do, you sure will be. Like a tidal wave of goodness...

8 comments:

Skydogg said...

01 - Stillwater - Out On A Limb
02 - Stillwater - Mind Bender
03 - Dixie Dregs - Take It Off The Top
04 - Dixie Dregs - Macon Bacon
05 - Elvin Bishop - Stealin' Watermelons
06 - Elvin Bishop - Fishin'
07 - Wet Willie - Grits Ain't Groceries
08 - Wet Willie - Everything That 'Cha Do
09 - Sea Level - Take Out Some Insurance
10 - Sea Level - Tidal Wave
11 - The Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues
12 - The Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out
13 - Sea Level & Friends - Hot 'Lanta Jam/Little Martha

Jenaclap said...

What a surprise! Many thanks to you and to Luc; but i's a pity that, I think, the 12th track (One Way Out Way by Allman Bros.) it'´s damaged at some moment. I´ve used the winrar and I´ve tried with several audio players. Could you repared, please?


Salud,
Jenaclap

Skydogg said...

Hola Jenaclap, you were right. Sorry about that. It's fixed now!

Jenaclap said...

Don't worry, Skydogg...and thanks twice!


Salud,
Jenaclap

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.
ElPasoSugar.

Anonymous said...

Hey-- thanks for this! The jam cut at the end is really amazing. It's fun trying to figure out who all the players are on that one!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Skydogg, you are a godsend! I just discovered your blog here. I had been looking for the album "Hotels Motels and Roadshows" for YEARS, without any luck. I had this on vinyl way back in the day, and it was one of my favorites for the Stillwater and Sea Level tracks, as well as all the others, and I had absolutely zero luck in finding anywhere, until today, THANK YOU!
I want to download the similar album, "Alive Down South", but can't seem to find the link. the highlighted "tidal wave" just takes me to a media fire page.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and again, THANK YOU for keeping this music out there and ALIVE!

Skydogg said...

That's where you're supposed too be. And download VA - 1997 - ADS.rar. File size: 133.61 MB
Works for me!