Hot stuff, people! It's the first album by Jackson Highway, released in 1977 on the Muscle Shoals Sound label. I always thought their album "Jackson Highway" album would be my Holy Grail of Southern Rock, since I had been looking for it for over 20 years and it featured members of Blackfoot. When I finally found an MP3 copy I didn't yet realize that was actually their second album. And while I truly like that album lots, I have to say that I even more enjoy their first-born. I would even go as far as to say, this is easily one of my best posts, period. Ranks right up there with the Travis Wammack album "Not For Sale"
I had this rip sent to me by Luc. It was originally ripped by Russell Gulley (bassist/vocalist of Jackson Highway), And he's also the one that gave me green light to post this album. Thanks Luc and thank you very much Russell. Russell has a website on which you can find all about his current whereabouts, and also on his past with Jackson Highway. If you'd like to say hi, check out his MySpace. And listen to some new music there as well. And while you're at it, there's an interview with Russell which you can find here.
This album has everything I'm looking for in Southern Rock. It's got twin lead guitars (sometimes), it's got Soul (always) with vocals to do the job justice and it's got Funk (frequently). And yes, very good songs too! I'm not going to run them by, one by one. Just be convinced already. Share the wealth and spread the joy. Russell mentioned in an e-mail that in the near future some Jackson Highway music might be released on CD. In the meantime you might want to convert some folks to this great music, so when the CD gets a release it will find an audience it deserves. It sure got me dancin'..