Singer-songwriter Joe South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga.
He penned hits like “Games People Play” and “Down in the Boondocks”, “Hush” and “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden.”
Musicians Hall of Fame Founder and CEO, Joe Chambers, along with Nashville Music veteran Tom Long met with Joe
South a couple of times last year 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 the electric sitar and Gretsch guitar he used on his many sessions
for his own records hits like “Games People Play” and artists he
producted 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 Aritha Franklin.
He was 72.