June 24, 2011 Music Variety

Y’all may have heard this one before, especially if you like to shag. If not, meet “Carolina Girls” by General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board. Norman Johnson (a Southerner born in Virginia who died last year in Atlanta) teamed up in 1978, with Danny Woods and Ken Knox under the name General Johnson… Read more »

From their album “Eat A Peach” the Allman Brothers most recognizable song is arguably “Melissa”. Who was Melissa you may ask? Gregg Allman gave the history of this song’s origin to the San Luis Obispo Tribune on Nov. 30, 2006: “I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola,… Read more »

June 23, 2011 Music Variety

The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is bringing Motown hits this Fourth of July weekend. At this marvelous Marietta, Ga., theatre y’all will be treated to hits by Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and a host of Motown greats. “Our focus for Independence Day weekend this year is to celebrate… Read more »

It’s Thursday which means ’tis time for another Pretty Southern song. Today’s selection was close for making our Top 5 songs about Southern girls; yet, the characters featured in these lyrics aren’t very representative gentility. This song simply rocks. Better Than Ezra’s “Southern Thing” is a true homage to their Delta roots. This New Orleans… Read more »

June 21, 2011 Featured Music

Southern girls are one of a kind! Anywhere a gal goes in the world, when she names her home state inevitably she’ll hear a flattering response. “You’re a Georgia Peach!” the new friend might cry, or “Oooh, we’ve got a Southern Belle!” he’ll declare as his eyes glisten at the sight of this sweet thing… Read more »

June 16, 2011 Music

Every Thursday from now until (well who knows when!) we will be featuring a Pretty Southern Song. These lyrics and tunes will epitomize the ideals of the South. It will showcase our heritage, our musical culture as a race born and raised below the Mason Dixon line. To start off our exploration of Southern heritage… Read more »