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Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS)
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:18:53 AM »
Atlanta Rhythm Section also known as ARS, is a southern rock band formed where else but Atlanta in 1971. The name was probably taken because the original band was made up of a group of guys that were the session band for Studio One recording studios in Doraville, Georgia beginning in 1970 before forming their own band in 1971.

The original lineup consisted of:
Rodney Justo (vocals)
Barry Bailey (guitar)
Paul Goddard (bass)
Dean Daughtry (keyboards)
Robert Nix (drums)
J.R. Cobb (guitar)

Signed to Decca records in 1972 they released their debut album which failed commercially and Justo quit the band and was replaced by Ronnie Hammond on vocals. After a second album in 1973 failed to have any commercial success Decca dropped the band. They then landed a deal with Polydor and released a third album in 1974, Doraville was a minor hit off this release.

The bands next two releases Dog Days (75), and Red Tape (76) both sold lesser quantities and the band began to step up their touring including opening for The Who and the Rolling Stones in 1976. Their next record A Rock and Roll Alternative spurred the #13 hit So Into You and was certified gold in the spring of 77. In 1978 they released what would be their most successful album with Champagne Jam featuring the hits Imaginary Lover and I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight and was certified platinum.

Their eighth album Underdog released in 1979 contained the hits Spooky and Do It Or Die. Drummer Robert Nix (the bands primary lyricist) was replaced by Roy Yeager on drums following Underdog. In 1979 they released the live album Are You Ready.
The next album The Boys From Doraville saw the band decline sharply in sales as new wave music started to takeover the radio airwaves. They switched to Columbia records and released Quinella in 1981, which had a hit with Alien but sold poorly. In late 82 Ronnie Hammond left the band for a solo career. Lineup changes ensued until Ronnie Hammond returned to the band in 1988. The band continued on all through the 90's and 2000's with various personnel changes.

In 2011 original singer Rodney Justo and original bassist Paul Goddard rejoined the band joined original member Dean Daughtry (keyboards), but Goddard's return would be short lived as he died in 2014. The band continues to tour with a current lineup of
Dean Daughtry (keyboards)
Rodney Justo (vocals)
Steve Stone (guitar,harmonica)
David Anderson (guitar)
Justin Senker (bass)
Roger Stephan (drums)

The band has released thirteen albums, with the most recent release coming in 2011.
RJ Vealey, Ronnie Hammond, Robert Nix and Paul Goddard are all deceased.

We'll start with the hits.

So Into You: BBC Live 1977  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg97G37qtUE
So Into You: live 1979 live album:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL67qBXSFfY
So Into You: live 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSOYZ_vkoRQ

Spooky live 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Coux9SwT7I
Imaginary Lover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-NAaBzcErM
Doraville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VVZQ_BYFE
Alien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHvTXJzNpTk
Another Man's Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Au1EaCb-0
Another Man's Woman Live 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ2murOTsRg

 




 
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Re: Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS)
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 01:34:05 AM »
That bass solo on Another Man's Woman from the live album kicks ass. Paul Goddard is soo underated.

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Re: Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 12:14:23 PM »
That's a bad ass song, great bass solo and probably their best jam song.

Here are some more good ones I came across

Champagne Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlC7dBUHo1c

Angel: Live 79 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_-D820hNUs
Angel: Live Texas 76 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjDzzHtKnwo

I Hate The Blues/ Let's Go Get Stoned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPLrwS7dSso

Jukin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LJiaEP49sQ

Outside Woman Blues: Cream cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntp_NkatrHQ

Homesick: Live Georgia 1989 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnZu573SOE

Call Me The Breeze: Skynyrd cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCbgW8VqiA


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Re: Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS)
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 12:18:46 PM »
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Re: Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 05:31:51 PM »
Pretty good band, like some of that stuff. Only knew their few big hits. That live version of Another Man's woman was real good  8)