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J.D. Souther was one of the founders of the Southern California country-rock sound back in the late 60's.


Let's not go overboard -- he was on the scene, but he was not a major player at the time

And I consider him less a founder of country-rock than a harbinger of the El Lay sound of the '70s (which I don't care for at all)






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That's your opinion.

He was in the thick of things in the beginning along with Hillman, Furray, Parsons, Leadon, etc.






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Souther may have been around during the early days of the scene but he was not a major figure on the level of Parsons, McGuinn, Hillman, et al...





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Didn't know we were ranking them.





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Didn't know we were ranking them

Yeah I generally tried to avoid stuff like that

Maybe I'm taking this shite too seriously but listing J.D. Souther as one of the biggies got on my nerves for some reason






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Hotel California: L.A. from the Byrds to the Eagles

BBC documentary on the LA scene of the '70s. I haven't watched it yet (as I said, I generally don't care much for that sound) but it apparently has a section on country-rock, so I'll probably get around to it sometime...






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I've watched parts of it. It's pretty interesting.


I also want to get this book and read...it' looks pretty interesting.







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I've read Desperados, it's good

BR public library has at least one copy IIRC






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Mike Nesmith did one of the first "video albums" Elephant Parts and it had a couple of good songs on it. One was "Going to Rio tonite" or something like that



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tinyurl.com is your friend





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Souther Hillman Furay Band - Fallin' In Love


Not a bad track but I fail to hear anything "country" in it. It's a '70s hard rock record.






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Yeah, I was just pointing out the connection between Souther and Hillman. They tend to sound more like the Eagles. JD Souther's best record to me will always be When You're Only Lonely. It's my karaoke go-to song.





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Good stuff in here, but surprised to see no JJW mentions





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surprised to see no JJW mentions

Circus Maximus - "Wind"

Yes, he was in this band






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Neil Young - Harvest

The entire album on YouTube



This was the #1 selling album of 1972

"Heart Of Gold" was a #1 single on the pop chart

Track list

"Out on the Weekend" – 4:34
"Harvest" – 3:11
"A Man Needs a Maid" – 4:05
"Heart of Gold" – 3:07
"Are You Ready for the Country?" – 3:23

"Old Man" – 3:24
"There's a World" – 2:59
"Alabama" – 4:02
"The Needle and the Damage Done" – 2:03 (recorded in concert January 30, 1971)
"Words (Between the Lines of Age)" – 6:40










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surprised to see no JJW mentions


OK, in this video which is Ray Wylie Hubbard describing the origins of Redneck Mother and is funny as hell. Seems like the perfect video for the thread title.

Ray Wylie Hubbard






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"Lightning Bar Blues"

Hoyt Axton (original) -- This version is screwed up by unnecessary sound effects in the second half

I prefer two covers:

Arlo Guthrie -- A similar arrangement, but much looser. Allegedly Ry Cooder plays slide on this.

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen







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Hot Rod Lincoln





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