#clouds #storms #weather #airtravel #sky

#clouds #storms #weather #airtravel #sky

It popped in my head, randomly yesterday, that the Muscle Shoals album was recorded during the summer months in 1971. “Free Bird”, “One More Time”, “Preacher’s Daughter”, “Lend A Helpin’ Hand”, and “You Run Around” are dated June 28 - July 2, 1981. My favorite song, “White Dove”, was recorded between June 28 and July 26, 1971. “Wino”, “Comin’ Home”, and “Ain’t Too Proud To Pray” were all recorded on July 26, 1971.

The other songs on this album were recorded in 1971-1972, but don’t have specific dates in the CD liner notes.  Overdubs were done in 1975-1976. If I had one CD to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be a tough decision but, this one would be it. It has a lot of my most favorite Skynyrd songs — “White Dove”, “Free Bird”, “Down South Jukin’”, among others. 

The drummers on this collection are Rickey Medlocke and Bob Burns. The bassists are Greg T. Walker, Larry Junstrom, Ed King and Leon Wilkerson. Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant… Billy Powell playing the piano on “Free Bird”…the overdub sessions added the Honkettes. All recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. That’s a lot of Skynyrd history between all those names.

There aren’t any Skynyrd songs I don’t like, but I just love this album the best. I have the vinyl with fewer songs, too. Just simply amazing.

If I waited until July 26 to celebrate the anniversary of the songs in the graphic, I would probably forget - so I  doing it now. :)

#lynyrdskynyrd #skynyrdnation #muscleshoals #rickeymedlocke #ronnievanzant #bobburns #larryjunstrom #allencollins #garyrossington #skynyrdsfirst #myfavorite

It popped in my head, randomly yesterday, that the Muscle Shoals album was recorded during the summer months in 1971. “Free Bird”, “One More Time”, “Preacher’s Daughter”, “Lend A Helpin’ Hand”, and “You Run Around” are dated June 28 - July 2, 1981. My favorite song, “White Dove”, was recorded between June 28 and July 26, 1971. “Wino”, “Comin’ Home”, and “Ain’t Too Proud To Pray” were all recorded on July 26, 1971.

The other songs on this album were recorded in 1971-1972, but don’t have specific dates in the CD liner notes. Overdubs were done in 1975-1976. If I had one CD to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be a tough decision but, this one would be it. It has a lot of my most favorite Skynyrd songs — “White Dove”, “Free Bird”, “Down South Jukin’”, among others.

The drummers on this collection are Rickey Medlocke and Bob Burns. The bassists are Greg T. Walker, Larry Junstrom, Ed King and Leon Wilkerson. Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant… Billy Powell playing the piano on “Free Bird”…the overdub sessions added the Honkettes. All recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. That’s a lot of Skynyrd history between all those names.

There aren’t any Skynyrd songs I don’t like, but I just love this album the best. I have the vinyl with fewer songs, too. Just simply amazing.

If I waited until July 26 to celebrate the anniversary of the songs in the graphic, I would probably forget - so I doing it now. :)

#lynyrdskynyrd #skynyrdnation #muscleshoals #rickeymedlocke #ronnievanzant #bobburns #larryjunstrom #allencollins #garyrossington #skynyrdsfirst #myfavorite

Today’s finished project.  Even the busiest bee…stops to smell the flower… #art #painting #floral #bee acrylic on burlap. #creativelymusical

Today’s finished project. Even the busiest bee…stops to smell the flower… #art #painting #floral #bee acrylic on burlap. #creativelymusical

A photo from the other night of downtown Nashville. #downtown #nashville

A photo from the other night of downtown Nashville. #downtown #nashville

#tadpoles are sprouting legs. Cold week has caused a few casualties, but there were dozens in a small frog pond so the thinning out is part of the process.  We’ve been feeding them lettuce to help as many survive as possible. They love lettuce and shred it really fast. #treefrog #mybackyard #frogs #tennessee

#tadpoles are sprouting legs. Cold week has caused a few casualties, but there were dozens in a small frog pond so the thinning out is part of the process. We’ve been feeding them lettuce to help as many survive as possible. They love lettuce and shred it really fast. #treefrog #mybackyard #frogs #tennessee

This creature is in need of identification. #entomology #bug #larvae maybe. Just about an inch in length. Off to figure out what he is. #mybackyard #tennessee

This creature is in need of identification. #entomology #bug #larvae maybe. Just about an inch in length. Off to figure out what he is. #mybackyard #tennessee

My little friend getting a drink from the gladiolus flowers through the screen. She tolerates the cats staring her down. #hummingbird #mybackyard

My little friend getting a drink from the gladiolus flowers through the screen. She tolerates the cats staring her down. #hummingbird #mybackyard

Happy Birthday Allen Collins! My caricature cartoon of him from last year. #allencollins #lynyrdskynyrd #skynyrdnation #happybirthday

Happy Birthday Allen Collins! My caricature cartoon of him from last year. #allencollins #lynyrdskynyrd #skynyrdnation #happybirthday

#caturday with #maverick #cat #kitty

#caturday with #maverick #cat #kitty

Tonight #philly/#camden #lynyrdskynyrd #badcompany#susquehannabankcenter #skynyrdnation #freebird #wishiwasthere

Tonight #philly/#camden #lynyrdskynyrd #badcompany#susquehannabankcenter #skynyrdnation #freebird #wishiwasthere