(Cherry Red) 9 tracks
Led by brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant – Donnie Van Zant – 38 Special were a Florida band in the vein of the Allman brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves!
This, their eponymous debut, was first released on A&M back in 1977, their first of many for the label. Flirting with the Billboard charts, this classic Southern Rock album was produced by Dan Hartman. It spawned two singles, ‘Long Time Gone’ and ‘Tell Everybody’. Other highlights included a revamp of Chuck Berry’s favourite, ‘Around And Around’.