Published Sep 10, 2013
Published Jun 24, 2014
Released in 1974, “Sweet Home Alabama” has become synonymous with Southern rock. From its opening guitar riff, it is instantly recognizable, a raucous, irreverent defense of a Deep South state and its segregationist governor against the jabs of Neil Young. But the roots of Lynyrd Skynyrd's best-selling anthem go much deeper than regional pride or resentment of a fellow rocker. In this fresh take on the history of an oft-debated rock classic, journalist Jonathan Bernstein traces the tune's surprising centuries-old origins and incredible global influence, which continues to this day. Sweet Home Everywhere is the story of a song that has enthralled, enraged, and perplexed listeners for 40 years.
Published Dec 4, 2013
New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King’s epic story of sharecropping, migration, music, stabbings, shootings, race, and redemption, with never-before-heard music and interviews. Written by award-winning journalist Barry Yeoman for The New New South. Includes Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, and ePub versions for downloading to e-readers.