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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 03:58 PM
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Billy Bob knows good music.

 

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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 04:10 PM
Didn't come as a surprise to me. There was a big interview in HTN many years ago and not all of his tattoos back then were Angela Jolie related! . Yep, he has a shroom!

 

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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 04:27 PM
Billy Bob played drums in a ZZ Top cover band in Houston.

They played the club I worked at several times but those were Monday night shows and I didn't work Mondays.

 

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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 04:39 PM
Billy Bob is a big fan of Col. Bruce Hampton and they go way back before either really broke big. Which is why Bruce had that part in Slingblade and also why Billy Bob shot this video at the Georgia Theatre way back in '91 (ABB content: Oteil and Jimmy Herring are in this video):

http://youtu.be/wM8V5mMGYas

 

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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 06:52 PM
Billy Bob Thornton's Top Ten Southern Rock Albums

by Michael Buffalo Smith

In keeping with our ongoing lists of favorite Southern Rock albums, we present the list of actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton. Billy joins our list of other musicians and their favorite albums.

Billy Bob Thornton told me that he has around 5,000-6,000 records in his collection, with a huge part of them being good ol’ Southern Rock. Growing up in the South, he got it honest, as far as his love for the sounds of The Allman Brothers and ZZ Top.

The following is Billy Bob's Top Ten list of Southern Rock albums. This was no rush job either. He sat and thought long and hard before naming each LP.

1. Fillmore East The Allman Brothers Band
“The best one of all. Nobody else comes close. My favorite band, bar none. Fillmore East made me want to play music. It made me want to go to concerts. It put me in a creek at 3 o’clock in the morning — sometimes I got a notion to go someplace else in another space, if you know what I mean.”


2. Honest to Goodness Grinderswitch
“Their first record. Paul Hornsby produced it and Dickey Betts was a guest on it. “Kiss the Blues Goodbye” and “Peach County Jamboree.” What a great record.”


3. Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd
“I just love that record. Ronnie Van Zant was a hell of a singer.”


4. Where We All Belong The Marshall Tucker Band
“That was one of my all time favorites. ‘This Ol’ Cowboy’ and ‘24 Hours at a Time.’ And all of that live stuff was amazing. I’m crazy about that record.”


5. High and Mighty Gov’t Mule
“I love Warren.”


6. Drippin’ Wet Wet Willie
"An amazing live record with Jimmy Hall singing his heart out."


7. (Tie) Eat a Peach and Idlewild South The Allman Brothers
"It's hard to pick just one Allman Brothers album. I can't do it."


8. Black Oak Arkansas Black Oak Arkansas
“That was a huge thing for us. It’s the one that’s got the map of Arkansas, and they’re standing up on a truck. They’re kind of unsung heroes sometimes. There’s a song on that album that I think is one of the coolest damn songs I heard in my life. It’s called “Uncle Lijah.” I love that song. I still play it all the time. It’s a terrific record.”


9. Rio Grande Mud ZZ Top
“Chevrolet,” “Just Got Paid,” “Barbeque,” all of the songs were great.


10. Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs
“The one with “Loan Me a Dime.” Duane Allman and all the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section played on it. Sometimes in the studio I'll put it on and just kick back. Amazing stuff."

 

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  posted on 7/26/2013 at 06:57 PM
Oxford American: Do you have a favorite song?

Billy Bob: I've got to tell you that on the drive on the way over here from California. I listened to "Walking the Cow" by Daniel Johnston over a hundred times in a row. I think it may be the greatest melody ever. That and "Ashokan Farewell" from that Civil War thing. Those two have to be the best melodies ever written. I can't quit listening to them. "Ashokan Farewell" is one that I always take with me on the road. I always take that, and the Allman Brothers' Live at Fillmore East.

Oxford American: A classic. I loved "Hot 'Lanta."

Billy Bob: Oh buddy! I was once in a soul group called Hot 'Lanta. We named it after the Allman Brothers song, too. It wasn't like any of us were from Atlanta. We didn't even play the song. [Laughs] We just called the band Hot 'Lanta. It was predominately a black group, but there were a couple of white guys in it. I was the singer and I played drums, too.

The first time I heard the Allman Brothers, I thought, This will be my favorite music forever. There is no way around it. So I can safely say that my favorite band ever in history is the Allman Brothers, and that Capricorn Records is my favorite label of all time.

The first time I saw Angie, I knew that I would never get her out of my head. I knew that she was my favorite person always. I knew we were going to end up together. In musical terms, it was exactly the same way as with the Allman Brothers.

The greatest slide guitar player ever was Duane Allman, but the best guitar solo I've ever heard is on An Evening with the Allman Brothers: Dickey Betts's solo on "Blue Sky." I think that is just the prettiest thing ever.

Oxford American: What would you describe about the Allman Brothers that sort of elevated their music for you?

Billy Bob: One of the great things about their music is you don't know how to describe it. You know, what are they? A rock band? A Blues band?

Oxford American: They also encompass gospel and jazz and --

Billy Bob: Everything. What are they? It's just the Allman Brothers. Some spirit speaks through those guys. I believe in the eternal life. I believe that we keep living life over and over and over, and I always have. Do you know the first song that Gregg Allman wrote and brought over when he joined the Allman Brothers? It was "Dreams." Now how do you write that when you are twenty-one or nineteen or whatever he was, unless you've lived already? There is no way you can do that."

 

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