Hey-hey, happy new year everybody! Kicking the new year off with one of my favorite classics, it's the debut album by The Johnny Van Zant Band. It's also their most Southern Rock sounding record. This is excellent Southern Rock and there's not a bad song to be found. Take my word for it, but hearing is believing. Just have a listen to what Johnny was up to, before he joined Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song "No More Dirty Deals" is a scorcher, and it deserves a place in the top 25 of best Southern Rock songs of all times. This also has one of the most haunting tributes to Ronnie Van Zant, in the form of the beautiful "Standing In The Darkness". This band rocks and has plenty of Southern Soul. Johnny's singing is perfect here. So, if you missed out on this one before, you know it's never too late!