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Lynyrd Skynyrd — I Know A Little
Album: Street Survivors
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:27
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Yes sir

Well, the bigger the city, well, the brighter the lights
The bigger the dog, well, the harder the bite
I don't know where you been last night
But I think Mama, you ain't doin' right

Say I know a little
I know a little about it
I know a little
I know a little 'bout it
I know a little 'bout love
And Baby I can guess the rest

Well, now I don't read that daily news
'Cause it ain't hard to figure where people gets the blues
They can't dig what they can't use
If they stick to themself they'd be much less abused

Say I know a little
Lord, I do know a little about it
I know a little
I know a little 'bout it
I know a little 'bout love
And Baby I can guess the rest

Play me a little
Whoa, yeah
Yeah

Well, now you want me to be your only man
Said listen up Mama, teach you all I can
Do right Baby by your man
Don't worry Mama, teach you all I can

Say I know a little
Lord, I know a little about it
I know a little
I know a little 'bout it
I know a little 'bout love
And Baby I can guess the rest

Well, I know a little 'bout love
Baby I want your best
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Street Survivors came out just before I was born, and is one of the album I've heard most throughout my life, top 10 for me for sure.  

Long Live RP!!
"We're just plain ol' fuckin' Southern cats, man. Not ashamed of it or proud of it, neither one. Ain't no superstars here, man"

- Duane Allman 
 (Banned) wrote:
I don't read that daily news "LowPhreak".  Maybe you should get some rest... 

LowPhreak wrote:

I don't hear anything in this track that has to do with being "Southern". But hey, you go right on being proud of whatever it means to be "Southern"...like perhaps Confed flags and what that entails?

The South got their asses stomped over 150 years ago, and rightly so, but it was a miserable episode in U.S. history. It's beyond the time some of you got over it and quit trying to make a distinction between your geo-location and everyone else in the U.S.  You don't hear normal people saying, "Hey I'm Eastern/Western/Northern born and bred, and proud of it." because it really doesn't matter.

Sounds like more of that loud-mouthed, phony macho bloviating stuff I see here in TN.

 

 
Maybe some of these troglodytes should get over being "Southern" as I said. If you have to be jingoistic or provincial how about just "I'm an American"?

It's a decent song though.

@ Dick Boba - Not "hating" the band and I didn't "knock them down". I actually met Leon Wilkeson June 3, 1977 here near Nashville at Percy Priest Lake, a few months before the plane crash, where there was an all day & night, all-weekend event with a lot of bands. He was MC'ing the event and sat in on some songs. There were bands like The Winters Bros., Elvin Bishop, and many I don't recall.
I don't read that daily news "LowPhreak".  Maybe you should get some rest... 

LowPhreak wrote:

I don't hear anything in this track that has to do with being "Southern". But hey, you go right on being proud of whatever it means to be "Southern"...like perhaps Confed flags and what that entails?

The South got their asses stomped over 150 years ago, and rightly so, but it was a miserable episode in U.S. history. It's beyond the time some of you got over it and quit trying to make a distinction between your geo-location and everyone else in the U.S.  You don't hear normal people saying, "Hey I'm Eastern/Western/Northern born and bred, and proud of it." because it really doesn't matter.

Sounds like more of that loud-mouthed, phony macho bloviating stuff I see here in TN.

 


 unclehud wrote:
Southern born and bred, and proud of it.  This band is not one of my favorites, however, this song is one of my favorites.

Captures the typical male mating ritual: "I know a little about love, and Baby, I can guess the rest."

 
I don't hear anything in this track that has to do with being "Southern". But hey, you go right on being proud of whatever it means to be "Southern"...like perhaps Confed flags and what that entails?

The South got their asses stomped over 150 years ago, and rightly so, but it was a miserable episode in U.S. history. It's beyond the time some of you got over it and quit trying to make a distinction between your geo-location and everyone else in the U.S.  You don't hear normal people saying, "Hey I'm Eastern/Western/Northern born and bred, and proud of it." because it really doesn't matter.

Sounds like more of that loud-mouthed, phony macho bloviating stuff I see here in TN.
Southern born and bred, and proud of it.  This band is not one of my favorites, however, this song is one of my favorites.

Captures the typical male mating ritual: "I know a little about love, and Baby, I can guess the rest."
 redtex wrote:
Good morning!
And it's a great southern morning here in Texas! The start of a three day weekend, boiled shrimp for breakfast because I can, and heading for San Antonio at noon. This song really gets me (more) in the mood for a great weeknd.

I love evryone today!

 
WOOOO-HOOOO redtex!!!   this here is a heartfelt comment worth a sincere tip of my hat and a gentle sip of red vino, many more compadre'
Loved Lynyrd Skynyrd when I was in college.  Had this album on cassette playing during one of our road trips to go skiing, everybody boppin' and signing along.  It remains one of my favorite, vivid memories of being young.
Refreshing to hear something that doesn't usually get the light of day from this band.
 cc_rider wrote:

Bull. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was written in tribute to the folks Ronnie and company listened to when they were kids. They were po' white trash punks, and they would go sit on front porches in the 'wrong' part of town and hang out with old black musicians. Some of 'em might've had hits that got ripped off by producers, some prolly never got any farther than the front porch. But the kids loved that music and wanted to pay some kind of tribute to those folks.

'Curtis Loew' is an amalgam of those people, not a real person: they thought it'd be funny to give a black man a 'Jewish' name, and the famous theater chain came to mind.

The 'battle' between Neil and the band was fabricated. There are a number of photos around that time with Neil wearing an LS t-shirt, likewise photos of Ronnie wearing NY shirts. It was more like a competition than a feud.

Comparing the two is pointless. As a pure musical genius, sure Neil takes the cake hands down: the members of LS would agree. But LS came out with a unique sound, based on jump blues, dipped in rock n' roll, and deep fried.

The other songs you mention, well, they DO speak of what we think of NOW as jaded stereotypes. But those kinds of people did exist, there's no reason to sweep them under the rug. Besides, was 'Mr. Bojangles' or 'Leroy Brown' really black? I don't have the lyrics in front of me, but I don't recall any references to ethnicity. Maybe YOUR stereotypes are showing...

Peace,

c.

 



RIP: Leonard Skinner

a real toe tapper, that one...!
{#Dance}
Son...
 cc_rider wrote:

Bull. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was written in tribute to the folks Ronnie and company listened to when they were kids. They were po' white trash punks, and they would go sit on front porches in the 'wrong' part of town and hang out with old black musicians. Some of 'em might've had hits that got ripped off by producers, some prolly never got any farther than the front porch. But the kids loved that music and wanted to pay some kind of tribute to those folks.

'Curtis Loew' is an amalgam of those people, not a real person: they thought it'd be funny to give a black man a 'Jewish' name, and the famous theater chain came to mind.

The 'battle' between Neil and the band was fabricated. There are a number of photos around that time with Neil wearing an LS t-shirt, likewise photos of Ronnie wearing NY shirts. It was more like a competition than a feud.

Comparing the two is pointless. As a pure musical genius, sure Neil takes the cake hands down: the members of LS would agree. But LS came out with a unique sound, based on jump blues, dipped in rock n' roll, and deep fried.

The other songs you mention, well, they DO speak of what we think of NOW as jaded stereotypes. But those kinds of people did exist, there's no reason to sweep them under the rug. Besides, was 'Mr. Bojangles' or 'Leroy Brown' really black? I don't have the lyrics in front of me, but I don't recall any references to ethnicity. Maybe YOUR stereotypes are showing...

Peace,

c.

 
Good coment, I read an interview with Ricky Metlock and he said that Curtis Loew tune was actually written about his grandfather I think. Rick was with the band in the beginning then went on to do Blackfoot and now he is back with the band. Who knows what the real truth is about the origins of the song but it is a good one. I once new a guy and the only tune on the guitar he could play and sing was Curtis Loew, he did the song better than I could. I was like, "dud lets put some songs together " and he was like "no, that's my favorite song and that's the only song I care to know how to play".

 cc_rider wrote:

Bull. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was written in tribute to the folks Ronnie and company listened to when they were kids. They were po' white trash punks, and they would go sit on front porches in the 'wrong' part of town and hang out with old black musicians. Some of 'em might've had hits that got ripped off by producers, some prolly never got any farther than the front porch. But the kids loved that music and wanted to pay some kind of tribute to those folks.

'Curtis Loew' is an amalgam of those people, not a real person: they thought it'd be funny to give a black man a 'Jewish' name, and the famous theater chain came to mind.

The 'battle' between Neil and the band was fabricated. There are a number of photos around that time with Neil wearing an LS t-shirt, likewise photos of Ronnie wearing NY shirts. It was more like a competition than a feud.

Comparing the two is pointless. As a pure musical genius, sure Neil takes the cake hands down: the members of LS would agree. But LS came out with a unique sound, based on jump blues, dipped in rock n' roll, and deep fried.

The other songs you mention, well, they DO speak of what we think of NOW as jaded stereotypes. But those kinds of people did exist, there's no reason to sweep them under the rug. Besides, was 'Mr. Bojangles' or 'Leroy Brown' really black? I don't have the lyrics in front of me, but I don't recall any references to ethnicity. Maybe YOUR stereotypes are showing...

Peace,

c.

 
Good post, cc. I agree...this appears more like a case where ceviche's the one stereotyping, by calling a band "brainless rednecks" because they happen to come from the South and play Southern Rock. Also, you're right..."Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Mr. Bojangles" make no mention of the characters being black.

Starts just like the Bonzo's "The Intro and the Outro"
HELL YEAH...
 ceviche wrote:
Good guitarists, brainless rednecks. I mute them now. Curtis Lowe is a patronizing song that plays to old and bogus sterotypes, as bad as Mr. Bojangles or Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Their response to Neil Young was childish. But LS and NY are all just rockers, and while their debates don't really count for much in the end, I go with Neil.
 
Bull. The Ballad of Curtis Loew was written in tribute to the folks Ronnie and company listened to when they were kids. They were po' white trash punks, and they would go sit on front porches in the 'wrong' part of town and hang out with old black musicians. Some of 'em might've had hits that got ripped off by producers, some prolly never got any farther than the front porch. But the kids loved that music and wanted to pay some kind of tribute to those folks.

'Curtis Loew' is an amalgam of those people, not a real person: they thought it'd be funny to give a black man a 'Jewish' name, and the famous theater chain came to mind.

The 'battle' between Neil and the band was fabricated. There are a number of photos around that time with Neil wearing an LS t-shirt, likewise photos of Ronnie wearing NY shirts. It was more like a competition than a feud.

Comparing the two is pointless. As a pure musical genius, sure Neil takes the cake hands down: the members of LS would agree. But LS came out with a unique sound, based on jump blues, dipped in rock n' roll, and deep fried.

The other songs you mention, well, they DO speak of what we think of NOW as jaded stereotypes. But those kinds of people did exist, there's no reason to sweep them under the rug. Besides, was 'Mr. Bojangles' or 'Leroy Brown' really black? I don't have the lyrics in front of me, but I don't recall any references to ethnicity. Maybe YOUR stereotypes are showing...

Peace,

c.

Grew up on L S, shame they left us when they did. Saw them live, great night.
 I heard there was no animosity at all with them and Neil Young, they were enjoying the joke towards the end as they had healed the rift. Pointless going to sleep with an argument unresolved.
Boogie shuffle,,{#Bananajam}Yeay !

Great...and hardly "overplayed".....I haven't heard this on FM for a long time.


Good morning!
And it's a great southern morning here in Texas! The start of a three day weekend, boiled shrimp for breakfast because I can, and heading for San Antonio at noon. This song really gets me (more) in the mood for a great weeknd.

I love evryone today!
 jagdriver wrote:
Drinkin' wine, wine, wine...spo-dee-o-dee
Pass that bottle to me!

  Yup ... remember doin' lots of that with this song as the soundtrack ... {#Roflol}{#Drunk}


Was just listening to Drive-By Truckers song "Ronnie and Neil" earlier today.  Interesting stuff.

Steve Gaines plays great rift in this song from "Streeet Survivors", the last album of a great band.


Oh no you di'int!

FM radio overplayed drivel

RP is eclectic after all. If that includes genres from Mozart to Pink Floyd, why not ideologies from Neil Young to Lynyrd Skynrd as well? If the music is good, I'm all for it. {#Bananajam}


"Brainless rednecks?"  Isn't that redundant?  And how does that reflect on the Southern Fried Boogie that these boys mastered?  This is one of my favorites from them, because it ISN'T from their genre. 

I know a little about love, and baby, I can guess the rest.  That, fellow listeners, is a universal theme among males — rednecks, yuppies, jocks, academics, hippies, and punk rockers.


Funny how the older I get, the more I appreciate so-called "classic rock." (Doesn't hurt that music is crystal-clear these days, revealing subtleties I never heard before. Everything old is new again.)
 Al_Koholic wrote:
It's ok in moderation
 
Moderation is truly the key here. If I were to pick the tune it would be "The South's Gonna Do It Again" They both use the Glen Miller riff.

 ceviche wrote:
Good guitarists, brainless rednecks. I mute them now. Curtis Lowe is a patronizing song that plays to old and bogus sterotypes, as bad as Mr. Bojangles or Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Their response to Neil Young was childish. But LS and NY are all just rockers, and while their debates don't really count for much in the end, I go with Neil.
 
The dog up and died
He up and died
After twenty years he still grieves . . .


You heartless bastard!

Good guitarists, brainless rednecks. I mute them now. Curtis Lowe is a patronizing song that plays to old and bogus sterotypes, as bad as Mr. Bojangles or Bad, Bad Leroy Brown. Their response to Neil Young was childish. But LS and NY are all just rockers, and while their debates don't really count for much in the end, I go with Neil.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Lynyrd Skynyrd kicks Talking Heads' ass.
 

{#Roflol}

I grew up on Skynyrd...my dad's favorite band. I absolutely love the guitar work in this song (which is true for almost all their songs, as well); I especially love the opening guitar riff...southern boogie, if I've ever heard it.

Great stuff.

 


You know, it's just kinda southern-fried rock.  But they were sure good at it. . . .
Agreed, this is great stuff.  I also love their cover of Call me the Breeze, the horns on that song rock.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Definitely some virtuoso playing on this toe-tapper.  I also really like their version of JJ Cale's "Call Me the Breeze".
 

{#Yes}
yowsa!
hot stuff 
Lynyrd Skynyrd kicks Talking Heads' ass.
Drinkin' wine, wine, wine...spo-dee-o-dee
Pass that bottle to me!

Definitely some virtuoso playing on this toe-tapper.  I also really like their version of JJ Cale's "Call Me the Breeze".
It's ok in moderation
Classic Southern boogie.  8
Well, there is something I don't need to hear on RP.
love it... !
And Billy Powell was only 56...  Dang!  Good tribute, Bill.
RIP Billy Powell 01/28/09
Thank, Bill - a nice send off, with some great piano playing.
I am so sick of this song. Liked it the first 500 times I heard it.
cc_rider wrote:
Funny, I had Lynyrd Skynyrd blasting in my garage last night! I was running new air lines and rockin' out with Ronnie. c.
Blast it CC...if it pisses the critics off, the louder the better
robco1 wrote:
"I will not troll. I will not troll. I will not troll. I... God I hate this crap. Damn! Sorry, can't help it.
Voicing your opinion is not trolling. Everyone's entitled. Even when they're wrong. I keed. c.
EssexTex wrote:
Hey we park our cars in the same garage!
Funny, I had Lynyrd Skynyrd blasting in my garage last night! I was running new air lines and rockin' out with Ronnie. c.
"I will not troll. I will not troll. I will not troll. I... God I hate this crap. Damn! Sorry, can't help it. And Neil Young was right.
redtex wrote:
Quite open minded aren't we? And I support the addition of "Curtis Lowe".
YES. 'The Ballad of Curtis Loew' is one of my all-time faves. But I'm a hardcore LS fan. No matter how many times I've heard 'Freebird', I still love it. I know, I have a problem. Acknowledging it is the first step... c.
Pickin' hot licks clean as country water. Nashville cats got nothin' on these boys. Outstanding!
morgsy67 wrote:
simple music for simple people. the simple part of me loves it!!!
Same here. Classic R&B from a classic band. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
MOST excellent... at the very least
billbangert wrote:
No Skynyrd for any reason ever. Not on RP.
AGREE
love their little departure from hard rock.
billbangert wrote:
No Skynyrd for any reason ever. Not on RP.
Quite open minded aren't we? And I support the addition of "Curtis Lowe".
cc_rider wrote:
You chumps think Lynyrd Skynyrd is a three chord band? Try playing this song sometime, hot stuff. Let me know how that works out. Heck, just try the piano lick. THE Southern Rock band. Often imitated, never duplicated. c.
Hey we park our cars in the same garage!
You chumps think Lynyrd Skynyrd is a three chord band? Try playing this song sometime, hot stuff. Let me know how that works out. Heck, just try the piano lick. THE Southern Rock band. Often imitated, never duplicated. c.
simple music for simple people. the simple part of me loves it!!!
Play me a little...........yunh!
Hello Mudder - Hello Fadder Here I am at - Camp Granada And it's very - entertaining And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining I went hiking - with Joe Spivey He developed - Poison Ivy You remember - Leonard Skinner He got ptomaine pois'ning last night after dinner
No Skynyrd for any reason ever. Not on RP.
rockin!
KarimMosna wrote:
Finally, some Skynyrd, but what about the greatest stuff they ever did, it's in your library, why not play it, Hunh!, Sweet Home Alabama, You Got That Right, Free Bird, What's Your Name, Saturday Night Special, all deserve airplay. MORE SKYNYRD NOW!
Tune in to your local Classic Rock station. GUARANTEED you will hear one or more of those within any 3-4 hour period.
Finally, some Skynyrd, but what about the greatest stuff they ever did, it's in your library, why not play it, Hunh!, Sweet Home Alabama, You Got That Right, Free Bird, What's Your Name, Saturday Night Special, all deserve airplay. MORE SKYNYRD NOW!
SmackDaddy wrote:
You obviously know very little about Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's argueable that they had a wider range of style than any other southern rock band.
Four chords?
konz wrote:
Never EVER expected to hear any Skynyrd here. . . I was thinking about uploading Curtis Lowe or Swamp Music . . . .
I think "Curtis Lowe" would be a great addition to the rotation.
Sweet...I haven\'t heard this song in forever! And you HAVE to play a little redneck music if you want to call your format \'diverse\'!
MtnGoat wrote:
More U2 wannabees.
What??
I\'m not any kind of fan of LS, but *this* one, I like. Nice bit o\' boogie.
Never EVER expected to hear any Skynyrd here. What a cool surprise. I was thinking about uploading Curtis Lowe or Swamp Music, but that might be stretching it a bit. Thanks for this number anyway! EDIT: oops, it appears that The Ballad of Curtis Lowe is already on the playlist, but never been played.
tinybubbles wrote:
you must be kidding. Or do you live in backwards world?
Uh, yeah. I was kidding. You're new here, right?
MtnGoat wrote:
More U2 wannabees.
you must be kidding. Or do you live in backwards world?
More U2 wannabees.
dionysius wrote:
Gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords, mister, gimme three chords on th' guitar, gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords and you won't hear me no more.
With the exception of the megabomb "Freebird," Skynyrd wasn't really that bad. I'd sip an Old Grand Dad with Curtis Lowe any 'ol time.
Freebird!!
Dagno-M wrote:
It's true, they know a little: three chords.
You obviously know very little about Lynyrd Skynyrd. It's argueable that they had a wider range of style than any other southern rock band.
meydele wrote:
I bet you like the Allman Brothers. . .
YES I DO!
SWEET -
TheLuggage wrote:
Wow. Haven't heard this in years! Great blast from the past. Boogie on!
Ditto.
I hurt my neck doing a double-take to confirm it was still RP.
the awfulness of this track really stands out when played against a backdrop of non-lame non-FM non-crap.
Whoo hoo.....! Baby I guess the rest...........
dionysius wrote:
Yeah, thanks redneck Florida. 'Cause of you guys we have George W. the the White House and Lynyrd Skynyrd on RP.
Provincialism, politics and posts like the above aside.......this song is one of my favorites from Lynyrd. Bill and Rebecca are of sound and open mind for having this cut on their air. Love it. :)
dionysius wrote:
Yeah, thanks redneck Florida. 'Cause of you guys we have George W. the the White House and Lynyrd Skynyrd on RP.
You're from Austin and you're saying that?You would have to be from Conneticutt to be more guilty than that.
dionysius wrote:
Gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords, mister, gimme three chords on th' guitar, gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords and you won't hear me no more.
The guitar intro and solo in this song go way, way beyond three chords.. This cat can play - big time..
dionysius wrote:
Yeah, thanks redneck Florida. 'Cause of you guys we have George W. the the White House and Lynyrd Skynyrd on RP.
The W thing is totally not my fault. I am one of the few Democrats who knew what they were doing, and got my vote counted. I can't speak for the rest of Florida. And Lynyrd had their moments. Don't knock 70's Florida rock - I bet you like the Allman Brothers. . .
meydele wrote:
I gotta love them, 'cause I live in Jacksonville - it's a local law.
Yeah, thanks redneck Florida. 'Cause of you guys we have George W. the the White House and Lynyrd Skynyrd on RP.
skyguy wrote:
respect your elders
Or whut they gonna do? Ketch me when ah skeedaddle an' gimme a whuppin' from here to Wednesday?
Nice choice.
Wow. Haven't heard this in years! Great blast from the past. Boogie on!
I gotta love them, 'cause I live in Jacksonville - it's a local law.
dionysius wrote:
Gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords, mister, gimme three chords on th' guitar, gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords and you won't hear me no more.
respect your elders
Dagno-M wrote:
It's true, they know a little: three chords.
Gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords, mister, gimme three chords on th' guitar, gimme three chords, won'tcha gimme three chords and you won't hear me no more.
splacknuck wrote:
Aaaaargghhhh! What is this? You are not really playing Jazz, are you? "Old men's music", that's what I call it!
Old men's music?
Whoa...
splacknuck wrote:
Aaaaargghhhh! What is this? You are not really playing Jazz, are you? "Old men's music", that's what I call it!
Jazz?
I can tolerate this. Boogie on!
I know its overplayed - but I would love to hear Tuesday\'s Gone sometime.
Aaaaargghhhh! What is this? You are not really playing Jazz, are you? \"Old men\'s music\", that\'s what I call it!