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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird”: Isolated Bass & Drums

The 1973 studio version of “Free Bird” appeared on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album, from Pronounced ‘Leh-‘Nérd ‘Skin-‘Nérd and featured Ed King on bass and Bob Burns on drums.

Here’s the duo in isolation on the track, showing just how a drummer/bassist pairing should be.

King is reportedly playing his 1964 Fender Jazz on the tune. Sweet.