Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Charlie Daniels - Te John Grease And Wolfman (1972 us, awesome southern jam blues rock, 2008 issue)

On this, Charlie Daniels' second release, there are obvious signs of a bright future for the guitar- and fiddle-playing hillbilly rocker. Along for the ride is Joel "Taz" DiGregoria, Charlie's longtime bandmate and keyboard wizard. Taz even takes lead vocal duties on one song, "Billy Joe Young," and his ivory tickling is a highlight of this historical Southern rock document. 

Daniels rocks with the intensity of a downbound train on "Great Big Bunches of Love," and on his cover of the Jerry Lee Lewis chestnut "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee." A true Southern poet, Charlie Daniels is seen here in the infancy of his artistic development, but even at this early stage, the poet is alive and well. 
by Michael B. Smith
1. Great Big Bunches Of Love - 3:44
2. I'll Try Again Tomorrow (Charlie Daniels, Joel DiGregorio) - 4:19
3. Parchmont Farm (Mose Allison) - 2:20
4. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day - 2:30
5. Black Autumn (Charlie Daniels, Earl Grigsby) - 5:15
6. In The City - 3:50
7. New York City, King Size Rosewood Bed - 4:19
8. Evil - 2:33
9. Billy Joe Young - 3:19
10.Drinkin' Wine, Spodee Odee (J. Mayo Williams, Granville "Stick" McGhee) - 5:03
All songs by Charlie Daniels except where noted

*Charlie Daniels - Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
*Joel "Taz" Digregorio - Keyboards, Vocals
*Earl Grigsby - Bass, Vocals
*Jeff Myer - Drums, Percussion

1970  Charlie Daniels - Charlie Daniels

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