Southern Rock was a marriage of historical, cultural, and musical forces. It was a reflection of the values and culture of the American South. It was mix of Rock and Roll, with Blues, Country, Boogie-woogie, fast-paced guitars. Lyrics really talk about a celebration of maybe a slower way of living, and family values, but also, the excesses of young adults in the Southern States. All of these bands were really good musicians, Boogie Rock and Roll, versed in the Blues, versed in Rock and Roll, but expressing the reality of their lives.Stories about the South, about the hopes and dreams of average working-class men and women. The first Rock and Rollers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley; they were almost all Southerners, and they came from the Black Southern tradition of Gospel, of Blues, and that mutated into the original Rock and Roll.