The Atlanta Rhythm Section: The Authorized History
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. has announced the release of a new book by Willie G. Moseley, The Atlanta Rhythm Section: The Authorized History.
“A.R.S. was always so much more than a ‘Southern Rock’ band. The songwriting was often like something out of Southern Gothic literature transposed to the 1970s Deep South. The musicianship and the arrangements are, to this day, an absolute feast for the ears.”
—Terry Spackman, former road technician for the Atlanta Rhythm Section
“Doraville.” Already seasoned studio professionals when they formed in 1970, the A.R.S. forged a new direction in Southern rock by focusing on the integrity of their music onstage and in the studio. Through platinum and gold albums—A Rock and Roll Alternative, Champagne Jam, and Underdog—as well as international tours, huge outdoor concerts, and personnel changes, the band has staunchly maintained its dedication to its craft over the decades. This story contains recollections from original and current band members, producers, technicians, other musicians, and fans, as well as more than 120 photos of band members from the early days as backup musicians for Roy Orbison and other iconic artists to the present day.
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Willie G. Moseley is the Senior Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine and columnist/News Editor emeritus for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.