Monday, December 28, 2015

New Live Charlie Daniels Band Album Forthcoming in March 2016

Artist: Charlie Daniels Band
Album: Saratoga Showdown: The New York Broadcast, 1979
Label: FM Concert Broadcasts
Release date: March 11, 2016

Having served a lengthy apprenticeship as a songwriter, session musician and sideman, Charlie Daniels launched his solo career an eponymous debut album in 1971. Though the record was largely ignored, he found greater success the following year when he formed the post-Allman Brothers, Southern Rock outfit 'The Charlie Daniels Band'. The band found increasingly popularity over the course of the 70s with their raucous brand of southern rock, but never managed to breakthrough into the mainstream. That all changed in 1979 when Daniels re-fashioned the band in a more straight country direction and released the single 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia'. 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' proved to be a breakout commercial hit, climbing to number one on the country chart and landing at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. A Grammy award followed, as did a multi-platinum album in 1979's 'Million Mile Reflections', a number one country and number five pop charter. Throughout the 1980s Daniels' popularity endured, and a succession of hit records kept him at business end of the US country charts.

This performance from Saratoga Springs, New York, and broadcast at the time on WNEW, comes just a few months after the release of 'Million Mile Reflections'. It is the essential Charlie Daniels live, nearly an hour and a half of the band at their best, in 1979, the high watermark of Daniels' illustrious career.

Track listing:

Disc: 1
  1. Passing Lane
  2. Jitterbug
  3. Trudy
  4. Reflections
  5. Caballo Diablo
  6. Blind Man
  7. Funky Junky
  8. Amazing Grace

Disc: 2
  1. Johnny B. Goode
  2. Long Haired Country Boy
  3. Uneasy Rider
  4. No Potion For The Pain
  5. Cumberland Mountain Number Nine
  6. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
  7. Texas
  8. The South's Gonna Do It Again

No comments:

Post a Comment