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The Day Bear Bryant Died

by Atlanta Rhythm Section, Cook and Glen, and more!

Tailgating Music (especially for Bama fans)
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
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1. The Day Bear Bryant Died
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2. Spooky
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3. Champagne Jam
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4:31 album only
4. Twenty Toes In The Sand
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3:49 album only
5. So Into You
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4:23 album only
6. Alabama Moon
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3:32 album only
7. I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight
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4:09 album only
8. My Home's In Alabama
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4:13 album only
9. Bama On The Radio
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3:05 album only
10. Dreamy Alabama
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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I am a professional songwriter and record producer. Over the years I have written over thirty songs that became hits, but few of them have been as heartfelt and emotional as the song Ronnie Hammond and I wrote one cold January day in 1983.

Ronnie is the lead singer for THE ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, a group I formed in 1970. We had rented a cabin on Lake Lanier near Atlanta with the intention of writing another hit for ARS but the funeral procession carrying Bear Bryant’s body from Tuscaloosa to it’s final resting place in Birmingham stopped us in our tracks. We were taking a break and turned on the television as Keith Jackson’s haunting voice narrated the scene of thousands lining interstate20/59 to honor their hero. Every overpass was packed with mourning fans and onlookers as we watched mesmerized and misty eyed. Ronnie began softly playing a hymn-like melody on his guitar. At that point we forgot about our mission to write another rock and roll masterpiece and spent the rest of that sad day composing THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED.

Twenty-three years later my friend Harrison Parrish [co-founder of Movie Gallery] was having dinner with my wife and me at our home on Lake Eufaula and I played him a dust-covered demo of our old song about the Bear. We had never exploited it and just considered it a proud accomplishment of two Bama fans. Harrison was moved by the song and said he wanted to share it with his friends at his alma mater the University of Alabama. {Class of 1970] This dinner conversation spawned this CD which features our “lost song” and nine other tracks dedicated to the Bama nation.

I want to thank Ronnie Hammond, Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS), Cook and Glen, The Bama Network Band, and Tom Stipe for their creative contributions. Special thanks to Harrison Parrish, Robert Register, The Image Agency and Gloria Buie. My dream is for THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED to become an anthem for the Bama Nation. My hope is that this CD will be blasting from your speakers as you and your friends celebrate another Crimson Tide victory.

Thank you for your support.
Roll Tide !!!!!
Buddy Buie

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL ANDREW RAINER
1986-2006


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Charlene

GREAT CD!
I got chills when I heard The Day Bear Bryant Died. Awesome job on writing that one. Good job on singing ALL songs.

MARK HERREN

TOMMY WILCOX OUTDOORS SHOW
I WATCHED THESE GUYS BASS FISHING WITH TOMMY ON HIS SHOW AND I FOUND ABOUT THIS CD AND WEB PAGE AND I AM GLAD I DID ! IT IS GREAT AND I WILL BE GETTING THE MUSIC AND ENJOYING IT ON A REGULAR BASIS. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU AND ROLL TIDE ROLL !!!

tonya ragland

The Day Bear Bryant Died
We love this CD. We had heard Bama On The Radio at several Alabama games and wanted to get it and finally found it here. The whole family loves the CD, especially my 6 and 10 year old who now sing Bama On The Radio all the time! Of course, we adults loved The Day Bear Bryant Died. Thanks for some great music.

g

my uncle
ronnie hammond is my uncle and he is a great singer and i hope to fall into his foot steps one day

margaret oyler

the day bear bryant died
you touched my heart with that song, yes i cried the day bear died, your heroes aren't suppose to died. thank you for the song roll tide roll

HANK

LOVE IT!! Gives me chills!
The whole cd is good, but it don't get any better than when the Bear starts talking in the first song. I'd have to say I was surprised by this cd as a whole. It's a great cd if you like old southern rock'n'roll.

Marcia B.

This CD is awesome especially for ROLL TIDE FANS!
This CD is awesome especially for ROLL TIDE FANS! IF you eat, sleep and breathe Alabama AND send all your money to the U of A for tuition, this is the CD for You! ROLL TIDE!

Mickey Robinson

Very good CD. Main song great!
The CD is great. The title song about Coach Bryant brings back a lot of memories. Thanks for the song.

jeffery johnson

the day bear bryant died
The most awesome song that I ever heard! I remember it like it was yesterday January 26th, 1983 @ 1:07 pm, in Huntsville , Alabama.


AWESOME CD
Gave CD's as Christmas gifts - they LOVE them!!
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