Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mellow Dixie rockers mark trip

JILL travels to ATLANTA this week. It's one of my favorite places to visit. Now, she gets to experience the Georgia capital.
We're marking the occasion by listening to the ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION.

The band that scored hits such as "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover" began as a collection of top-ranked session musicians, and their professional sound reflects their musicality.
Atlanta Rhythm Section are the most mellow of the bands on my 13-artist, 130-song SOUTHERN ROCK playlist. They don't really fit with Black Oak Arkansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and the rest; but I like the diversity.
Despite their musicality, the Atlanta Rhythm Section weren't critical darlings. Robert Christgau once wrote about the band that "you can tell these guys are from Atlanta -- it says so right in the name. So why do they sound like lazy Eagles?"
Lazy Eagles or not, Atlanta Rhythm Section is providing a nice, send off for Jill's trip to Dixie.


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