Lynyrd Skynyrd “One More From The Road”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#178 in the Series and #3 in the Live, Saturday Night Series) is Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More From The Road.

One More From The Road was the only live album that Lynyrd Skynyrd released during their classic era of 1970-1977. It was recorded on the tour following their fourth studio album, Gimme Back My Bullets.

I played this album over and over back then.  They were one of my favorite bands at the time.  The actually were not as big as people remembered at this time.  I remember seeing them right about this time and “Free Bird” was still a cult classic.  It was not as well-known as it would be later even though it was released about five years earlier.   This live album had much to do with that.

Double live albums were the rage back in the mid-seventies.  Frampton, the Outlaws, REO on and on and on, all released live album that were extremely successful.

All the songs you wanted at that time were here.  “Workin’ For MCA,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” ” Tuesday’s Gone,” “Simple Man,” ” The Needle and the Spoon,” ” I Ain’t the One,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Call Me The Breeze” and of course, “Free Bird.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

— Larry Carta

Track listing

Side one

  1. “Workin’ for MCA” (Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant) – 4:38
  2. “I Ain’t the One” (Gary Rossington, Van Zant) – 3:37
  3. “Searching” (Allen Collins, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Van Zant) – 3:51
  4. “Tuesday’s Gone” (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 7:39

Side two

  1. “Saturday Night Special” (King, Van Zant) – 5:30
  2. “Travellin’ Man” (Leon Wilkeson, Van Zant)– 4:08
  3. “Whiskey Rock-a-Roller” (King, Billy Powell, Van Zant) – 4:14
  4. “Sweet Home Alabama” (King, Rossington, Van Zant) – 6:49

Side three

  1. “Gimme Three Steps” (Collins, Van Zant) – 5:00
  2. “Call Me the Breeze” (J.J. Cale) – 5:27
  3. “T for Texas” (Jimmie Rodgers) – 8:26

Side four

  1. “The Needle and the Spoon” (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:17
  2. “Crossroads” (Robert Johnson) – 3:44
  3. “Free Bird” (Collins, Van Zant) – 14:10


  • Ronnie Van Zant – lead vocals
  • Steve Gaines – guitar, backing vocals
  • Allen Collins – guitar
  • Gary Rossington – guitar, keyboards
  • Billy Powell – keyboards
  • Leon Wilkeson – bass, backing vocals
  • Artimus Pyle – drums
  • JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins: backing vocals

Posted by Larry Carta

1 Comment

  1. Gene Odom (13 May 2011, 5:28)
    Its called “Lynyrd Skynyrd-Ronnie Van Zant and Me, Gene Odom”. It will be published soon by I-books out of Nashville. I want to give first crack to LS Dixie forum members. For a Hard Cover its 22.50 and for soft cover its 15 dollars. Shipping is 3 dollars. If you order from me, I’ll autograph it for you. Send to:
    Gene Odom
    10846 East Barrett Lane
    Inverness, Florida 34450.

    During a time when toughskin blue jeans, button-down shirts, and flat-top haircuts were all the rage, Gene Odom and Ronnie Van Zant became best friends. Growing up on the same block, Ronnie and Gene fished, played football, and dreamed together. Years later, one of the boys would become famous—and the other would stand by his side through thick and thin. This is the story of two young men from the same neighborhood, school, and world who together, discovered the meaning of true friendship.

    As Ronnie’s dreams of becoming a professional musician finally became a reality, Lynyrd Skynyrd began selling out arenas and became famous for not only their music, but also their substance abuse. After Ronnie offered Gene a job as a security officer for the band, he embarked on an unforgettable journey into a world like no other. But everything would change in October 1977 when the plane carrying the band plummeted from the sky.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, and Me … Gene Odom provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it was like to be friends with one of the biggest rock stars of the 1970s and how a friendship between two childhood buddies stood the test of time.

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