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Joe South's music lives on...
Joe South's Musicians Hall of Fame Exhibit Now on Display
Musicians Hall of Fame Founder and CEO,
Joe Chambers, along with Nashville Music veteran Tom Long
met with Joe South a couple of times in 2011 preparing
to make an exhibit about him to be in the museum's Georgia
music section. "We filmed an interview with Joe in
music publisher Bill Lowery's office where he met with
Mr.Lowery countless times over the years as a staff songwriter,
artist, musician and producer." The Musicians Hall
of Fame & Museum also aquired from Joe South the electric
sitar and Gretsch guitar he used on his many sessions
for his own records hits like "Games People Play"
and artists he produced and wrote for like Billy Joe Royal's
"Down In the Boondocks" but also as a session
musican for artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan
and Aretha Franklin.
Joseph Day South
7 lbs. 6 oz., 21 inches long, born at 12:27pm on
October 6, 2013.
Joseph is named after his Grandpa Joe South.
His middle name Day is to honor Mama Heather's Grandma
Dorothy. Jewish tradition is to use the same first
letter of the name.
Craig South is the only
child and son of Joe South. What a wonderful tribute
to his Dad. Craig currently works in L.A. as a successful
voice-over talent. Craig and Heather South reside
in California with their daughter and Joseph's big
sissy Lily, age 3.
September 5, 2012 the music business lost a
genius songwriting icon with the passing of The Legendary Joe
South. Don Law performed two Joe South songs at the funeral on
September 7, 2012 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill
Chapel Atlanta, GA - "Don't it make you want to go home?"
and an unreleased song Joe wrote about dying called "Flying".
Joe's only child Craig South gave a fond heartfelt eulogy of his
dad and chuckled about Joe's love of chocolate. Former Manager and Pedal Steel Guitarist for Joe South, Todd Cannon spoke of Joe's generosity and professionalism
as a fellow session player back in the 1970's and brought attention
to how Joe helped Bob Dylan get his "Blonde on Blonde"
album sessions back on track. Zac Recording Atlanta Owner/Producer
Jim Zumpano recalled some recent funny and inspiring moments in
the studio with his longtime friend Joe. Aside from Joe South's
Grammy award winning performance of his song "Games People
Play", Joe had several number one hits covered by other artists
such as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Deep Purple's
"Hush", Elvis Presley's "Walk a mile in my shoes",
and Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the boondocks" to name
a few. Thank you for visiting an important part of Americana, www.JoeSouth.com
February 28, 1940 - September 5, 2012
is the NBC NEWS Video from 6:51pm on September 6, 2012 from
HUGE JOE SOUTH FAN