Saturday, October 21, 2006


A mere nine months after the October 20 1977 (29 years ago yesterday) Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, surviving members Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell and Artimus Pyle made the trek to Doraville Georgia's Studio One to join a who's who of southern rock all-stars and record Super Jam 1.
Narrated by Rossington (strange hearing his voice for the first time but great to have him back), the program was a loose jam featuring covers of some rock, blues, country, and gospel tunes. This song, Reflections, was an original Charlie Daniels composition paying tribute to his late friend Ronnie Van Zant. A studio version was later released on his smash album Million Mile Reflections (yeah the one with Devil Went Down To Georgia) but this version featuring Skynyrd members has a different feel musically and had a bigger emotional impact coming so soon after the crash.

This version comes from a low quality bootleg CD. I have a cassette from the original broadcast and will eventually transfer it to digital.

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