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Monday, February 21, 2011

Charlie Daniels Band - Million Mile Reflections

Time for a little Country music to diversify the B Side again this Monday morning. Follower Digger dropped a Charlie Daniels album in the Suggestion Box not too long ago - but this isn't the album he requested. He's semi new to reading so maybe it's time to reiterate one point. I don't like to do 'Greatest Hits' albums. I like to hear everything as they originally intended it - and then come up with my own compilation albums to call my own. Normally, you get the biggest "hits" on those type of pre-packaged records, which aren't always the best songs, just the most popular. Anyhow, everyone knows Charlie Daniels Band. Frankly, I'm surprised I hadn't reviewed them yet. Charlie himself was born in 1936 in North Carolina. He started as just a song writer in the 50's doing stuff for a guy by the name of Elvis Presley. Maybe you've heard of him? He dropped his first solo album in 1971 but didn't see any real success until his third record in 1973. He's an EXTREMELY accomplished fiddler - which is probably what he's known best for. He played some fiddle for the Marshall Tucker Band in the mid 70's as well. He went on to record a full album with them, that was recorded in good old Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This album came out in 1979 and is a solid 3x platinum. Why you ask? One simple single - 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia'. This album is named after the fact the band hit the million mile mark in terms of concert travels. This album is also dedicated to Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in a plane crash while recording. I enjoy this, especially the big track. I enjoy fiddles, which is probably why I like this. It's nothing something I'd pop on all the time, but it's a nice country change of pace. Give it a go!

1. Passing Lane
2. Blue Star
3. Jitterbug
4. Behind Your Eyes
5. Reflections
6. Devil Went Down to Georgia, The
7. Mississippi
8. Blind Man
9. Rainbow Ride

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Devil Went Down To Georgia
2. Mississippi
3. Passing Lane

2.75 out of 5 stars

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