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1973-1977
Lynyrd Skynyrd 1977
I Ain't The One [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Santa Monica, CA on 5/20/74.
Saturday Night Special [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Santa Monica, CA on 5/20/74. This very early and somewhat longer version of the song features Bob Burns on drums.
Don't Ask Me No Questions [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Santa Monica, CA on 5/20/74.
Crossroads [STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Santa Monica, CA on 5/20/74. The Robert Johnson tune (using Cream's arrangement) was a favorite encore song for the band. In fact, the band played this after Free Bird here and at many other concerts early on. Much faster than the one on One More From The Road.
Workin' For MCA [STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Hamburg, Germany on 12/5/74 for the Rockaplast TV program. Complete with Dixie intro.
Road Fatigue [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Paris, France on 12/9/74. A song Skynyrd never recorded for any of their albums. Poor quality, but listenable. Good song. 647 K.
On The Hunt [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Paris, France on 12/9/74. This version was recorded one month prior to its studio recording for "Nuthin' Fancy". Bob Burns plays the drums, in what would have to be one of his last concert appearances with the band. 993 K.
Am I Losin' [STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Chattanooga, TN on 3/19/75. 707 K.
Made In The Shade [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Chattanooga, TN on 3/19/75. 718 K. The band only played this song on stage a few times. One of the few examples of an acoustic segment of a 1970's Skynyrd show.
Railroad Song [STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Chattanooga, TN on 3/19/75.
I'm A Country Boy [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in St. Petersburg, FL on 3/27/75.
Call Me The Breeze [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA on 4/27/75. Billy Powell was absent from this show, so the band had to find a substitute for his piano part in Call Me The Breeze. Lee Freeman, who had played with Ed King in Strawberry Alarm Clock and would later play on Gimme Back My Bullets , blows the harp.
T For Texas [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Frankfurt, Germany on 10/22/75. Barry Harwood, who would later become part of the Rossington-Collins Band, sits in with the band at this concert for this and a few songs.
Free Bird [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Frankfurt, Germany on 10/22/75. Barry Harwood has a beautiful solo after Billy's piano solo here, making this version very unique. Unfortunately, the recording fades out about half way through.
Tuesday's Gone [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA on 3/3/76. Beautiful version of a song that was not played live very often. The Honkettes sound great as usual.
T For Texas [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA on 3/3/76. Still a few months before Steve Gaines would join the band, Skynyrd is joined by Hughie Thomasson and Billy Jones of the Outlaws (Skynyrd's opening act). Hughie would join the band as a member roughly twenty years later. Here's the order of the solos: Gary, Hughie, Billy Jones, Allen, Billy Powell.
Living Room Rehearsals [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded in Leon Wilkeson's living room in 1976. Steve Gaines had just joined the band, and this recording features Steve working on some of his licks with Allen Collins. Steve and Allen do some bits from Workin' For MCA, Sweet Home Alabama, Double Trouble, Simple Man, and a more or less complete Searching. Some fascinating stuff here.
That Smell [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Osaka, Japan on 1/18/77. The song was just beginning to take shape here.
Ain't No Good Life [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ] *RESTORED*
Recorded live in Osaka, Japan on 1/18/77. Steve Gaines on vocals of course, and he does a nice job. Notice that the Honkettes sing backup, which they would not do on the Street Survivors recording.
Whiskey Rock A Roller [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan on 1/21/77.
T For Texas [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ] *NEW*
Recorded live in Tokyo, Japan on 1/21/77.
That Smell [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded at a pre-show soundcheck in Sheffield, England on 2/5/77. Features Steve Gaines on vocals. Ronnie preferred not to do soundchecks in fear of hurting his voice. Steve does a great job singing here.
Haunted House [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded at the 2/5/77 soundcheck in Sheffield, England. This oldie was originally recorded in 1964 by Jumpin' Gene Simmons (not the Kiss bassist). A nice little jam. Steve is on vocals yet again.
Crossroads [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Sheffield, England on 2/5/77.
You Got That Right [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ] *RESTORED*
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77. "That Smell" and "What's Your Name" from the then upcoming Street Survivors album were performed here as well, and both are available on the Free Bird The Movie Soundtrack. This show was also filmed, but most of the film (save for the above mentioned tunes and "T For Texas") is apparently missing.
Saturday Night Special [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77.
Gimme Three Steps [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77. Notice that Ronnie says "Wait a minute mister I didn't even stick her." Johnny Van Zant wasn't the first to change that line.
Call Me The Breeze [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77.
T For Texas [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77. Check out the cute intro to the song as well as Steve Gaines' blistering slide guitar. A short clip of this performance appeared in the Tribute Tour video.
Free Bird [ STREAM ] [DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded live in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/13/77. The last song from the last known recording of the original band in concert. Rumor has it that a complete recording of one of the "Tour Of The Survivors" shows from the week before the plane crash exists, but it hasn't turned up so far.

Superjam (1978)
Cocaine [ STREAM ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
Recorded in 1978 for the radio program Superjam. Features Gary Rossington and Allen Collins on guitar, Billy Powell on piano, Charlie Daniels on bass, Taz Degregario (from the CDB) on organ, David Dix (from the Outlaws) on drums, Jimmy Hall (from Wet Willie) on harp and vocals, and Lenny LeBlanc on vocals. This session was one of the first things the surviving members of the plane crash did together. Everyone but Leon participated. This JJ Cale number (and Eric Clapton hit) is one of many highlights from these sessions.