Georgia, Auburn, ‘Bama. Whose best? Rock, paper, scissors.
Or, as we academics say, the rankings aren’t transitive.
The featured song is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original personnel doing Georgia Peaches (1977, and still sounding great).
Bonus #1 is the great Levon Helms doing Sweet Peach Georgia Wine, introduced on SCTV!
Bonus #2 is pure redneck rock: Billy Joe Shaver’s I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train. Think Jerry Lee Lewis.
As for Georgia Peaches, it’s pure Southern rock, plus a little honky-tonk and a lot of funkadelic!
Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
Steve Gaines – guitar, backing vocals
Allen Collins – guitar
Gary Rossington – guitar
Billy Powell – keyboards
Leon Wilkeson – bass, backing vocals
Artimus Pyle – drums
The album was released just days before the airplane crash killed Ronnie and Steve and several members of the entourage, along with the plane’s crew.
And here’s Levon’s ode to Georgia:
And, as a finale, Billy Joe Shaver’s “I Been To Georgia on a Fast Train”