Sweet Home Alabama

“Sweet Home Alabama” is a song from the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s second album, “Second Helping,” released in 1974.

The song was a response by the group to two Neil Young songs, “Southern man” and “Alabama”, which speak of racism and slavery and even quote the Canadian singer and guitarist in the lyrics.

“Sweet Home Alabama” quickly became one of the band’s must-have songs, and after “Simple Man” and “Freebird” it was their third major chart hit.

– Ronnie Van Zant – Vocals.
– Ed King – Lead guitar, backing vocals.
– Allen Collins – Rhythm guitar (left channel).
– Gary Rossington – Rhythm guitar (right channel), acoustic guitar.
– Billy Powell – Piano.
– Leon Wilkeson – Bass, backing vocals.
– Bob Burns – Drums.
– Al Kooper – Backing vocals (left channel).
– Clydie King – Background vocals.
– Merry Clayton – Background vocals.
– Sherlie Matthews -Background vocals.

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