Another Deep Southern Gen X sampler, from “the lists”

The section in level:deepsouth called “the lists” is for collecting and sharing articles, sound files, videos, and images from Generation X’s early years in the Deep South and from today. Below is a sampler.

Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bryant by Paul “Bear” Bryant  with John Underwood (1975)

Bear Bryant was the college football coach from the early 1960s through this retirement in 1983. Bryant left the game as the winningest coach of all time, with 315 wins, and he had won a half-dozen national championship between 1961 and 1979. This book came out at the height of his success. 

“Charlemagne Record Exchange closing after 42 years,” on al.com, December 2019

From the late 1970s until December 2019, Charlemagne was Birmingham’s independent record store. Located in an upstairs shop in Five Points South, the store was a classic record store.

Jason and the Scorchers, “White Lies,” at Farm Aid in 1986

Nashville-based Jason and the Scorchers came early in the “alt-country” movement in the 1980s. This video shows them playing one of their hits at the Farm Aid benefit concert.

Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed (documentary, 2004)

Oxford, Mississippi-based Beanland was an early Southern jam band that played from 1986 to 1993. Members later played in the Kudzu Kings and Widespread Panic.

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A Deep Southern Gen X sampler, from “the lists”

The section in level:deepsouth called “the lists” is for collecting and sharing articles, sound files, videos, and images from Generation X’s early years in the Deep South and from today. Below is a sampler.

“The murder of Kevin Ives and Don Henry” in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

In August 1987, the suspicious deaths of two teenage boys who had gone hunting in rural Arkansas was featured in an episode of NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries. 

“The Devil Went Down to ‘Bama” in Spin

In 1993, the Montgomery, Alabama public-access show “Channel Zero,” which featured alternative music, was taken off the air for allegedly promoting satanism.

Blood in the Soil: A True Tale of Racism, Sex, and Murder in the South by Carole Townsend (2016)

This 2016 true-crime book looks back at the 1978 shooting of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in Georgia.

Get the Side Effects (with director’s commentary)

This short 1980 documentary, posted on YouTube with the director’s latter-day comments, takes a DIY look at the Athens, Georgia band The Side Effects.

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