How ’bout some Southern fried travelin’ music?

Yeah, I know Mr. Charlie Daniels would not approve of my politics. But I do approve of his music. Very much so. If this doesn’t put a bounce in your step on the way home this evening, I’m sorry I cannot help you.

150 comments Add your comment

I'm Charlie Daniels

May 29th, 2009
4:44 pm

… and I approved this message.

George American

May 29th, 2009
5:16 pm

Yes, the South will rise again!

Maybe the secessionist movement will keep spread from Georgia and Texas to the rest of our brothers throughout the South.

The South would be a lot better off without the elitist northeast liberals and the adam-and-steve bankrupt left coasters.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
5:16 pm

He’s hot for Sister Sarah, who can find fault with that?

The Devil went down to Georgia….

pat

May 29th, 2009
5:17 pm

If liking one’s politics were a criteria for liking music, I sure would be screwed. I prefer artists just shut the hell up and jam.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
5:23 pm

Yes, I am tapping my foot-

Sarah Palin is the first politician to come along in decades who is truly one of “We The People”. The distance between Alaska and Washington, DC has never been more apparent than when you hear this lady speak.

Relaxed, confident, feminine and totally unafraid of the left-wing media that so terrifies the beltway bunch. She comes off as somebody who could live next door to you and very well come by to borrow a cup of sugar or offer to pick your kids up from school.

When you compare her to Barack Obama, he comes off as stiff, formal, arrogant and elitist, somebody who hides behind barricades and bodyguards, the kind of guy you’d never think of giving a hug to.-Charlie Daniels

Mrs. Godzilla

May 29th, 2009
5:28 pm

i love me some souther rock and roll…

If you’ll be my dixie chicken, I’ll be your Tennesse lamb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y14BLP6PkIo

SOMALIDAWG

May 29th, 2009
5:28 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

May 29th, 2009
5:31 pm

Then again I can’t resist rust belt rock….a runaway American dream….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rGFfO5fUvE

jt

May 29th, 2009
5:35 pm

Ray

May 29th, 2009
5:36 pm

Ms G,

I don’t care much for your politics but I do like your taste in music. Great recording.

zip

May 29th, 2009
5:46 pm

It’s kind of funny, I first heard Charlie Daniels when I lived in Maine in the late 70’s and he was pretty well liked up there. I guess if you go far enough North, all roads lead South… Y’all have a nice weekend.

Mrs. Godzilla

May 29th, 2009
5:50 pm

jt

Mr. G and I saw them at Tribble Mill Park a couple of years ago.
Picnicing on the grass. Loved it.

Champagne Jam, Doraville….

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 29th, 2009
5:51 pm

Daniels music is fine but his concerts are an experience all to themselves.

Hey, on a positive item from Wall Street, how about best 3 month run in stock market since 2007!

Does anyone know how much stimulus money, of the total stim. package, has been released? Are there any studies to show this or if the money released was the cause for the upturn?

jt

May 29th, 2009
5:54 pm

Mrs. G

I saw the Champaign Jams at Ga. Tech. I also saw CDB at the old world congress center in the late 70’s when Charlie got hit in the head with a bottle. He walked off the stage.
The is the best CDB song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agwps6hMQqU&feature=PlayList&p=236B89822B1EF09A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=5

AmVet

May 29th, 2009
5:59 pm

Yeah, musically he was a force, and but one in the pantheon of great southern bands.

Daniels was an early supporter of Jimmy Carter’s presidential bid and performed at his January 1977 inauguration. “In America” was a reaction to the 1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis; it described a patriotic, united America where “we’ll all stick together and you can take that to the bank / That’s the cowboys and the hippies and the rebels and the yanks.”

Before he turned to the dark side.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:01 pm

I give Mr. Daniels a bit of slack due to this epic poem/proto-rap I rather enjoyed back when it was a novelty hit.

I guess it was all downhill after that.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:02 pm

Then again my very favorite debut-album band, Television, hails from south of the Mason Dixon line so I guess I’ve always liked “Southern Rock.”

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:05 pm

GGB

[[Does anyone know how much stimulus money, of the total stim. package, has been released?]]

I believe it’s just over ten percent. And a surprising amount (per person) goes to states with low unemployment and a surprisingly low amount goes to some states with high unemployment.

‘course, advocates will say the money in the pipeline will be necessary to keep the recovery going.

But I’ll bet you Congress will not do a reeval to see if maybe they could reduce the amount appropriated, in light of changed circumstances.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
6:07 pm

Good choice Jay and way to go on picking a version with the “old” band: Charlie on fiddle, Tommy Crain on lead guitar, Joel “Taz” DiGregorio om keyboards (a New Yorker by the way and still with Charlie), Charlie Hayward on bass and Don Murray and Fred Edwards on drums. Saw this lineup at tbe Dekalb College gym back in 1975.

And did y’all notice that the fiddle break there about 3:30 or so owes quite a bit to Glenn Miller and “In The Mood”? Charlie’s always been right eclectic in his music.

JT:
This was always my favorite ARS song. To think it was all recorded there at Studio One in Doraville back when Doraville was pretty much the way they described it in song. They were all good but man could Paul Goddard play bass or what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_-D820hNUs&feature=related

jt

May 29th, 2009
6:12 pm

DB-
Television?
Are you talking about Daft Punk?
That’s what came up on you-tube.

@@

May 29th, 2009
6:13 pm

Howdy Hillbilly, where ‘ya been?

Chug-a-lug, Chug-a-lug

Makes ‘ya wanna holler heidi ho

Burns your tummy, don’tcha know

Chug-a-lug Chug-a-lug

NO! I’m not drinkin’. Been listening to country music, I have.

georgian by birth floridian because I'm lucky

May 29th, 2009
6:15 pm

Thanks Paul!

Jay did you see today were even White House Officials said the good judge could have used a better choice of words?
Just checking since you have proclaimed to know what she was thinking. Funny how those same officials NEVER said anything about you 106 of 110 judges were white males. Funny isn’t it, still think it would have went as well if she were white saying that about another race?

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
6:17 pm

@@

I’ve decided just to limit my commenting to the music. I’m a whole bunch more interested in music than politics anyhow.

One of my favorite Charlie Daniels’ Band songs was “No Place To Go”, an 11:20 blues jam off the “Fire On The Mountain” album. If it’s on the web anywhere I haven’t been able to find it. I’ve still got the vinyl and the turntable though.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:17 pm

@@

[[NO! I’m not drinkin’.]]

and we could tell the difference, how?

:-)

jt

May 29th, 2009
6:18 pm

Whoever saw ARS back in the day probably saw these cats opening for them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi41K4zY8O4

My how times have changed.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:20 pm

Are you talking about Daft Punk?

Hell no.

Television. The first rock band to play CBGBs (which stands, btw, for “Country, BlueGrass and Blues”) in NYC. Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell both hailed from Delaware.

If you’ve never heard Marquee Moon–both the album, and the title track itself–you really should.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
6:24 pm

JT:

Never did get around to seeing Mother’s Finest but wish I had. A good straight ahead rock and roll band with some funk mixed in.

AmVet

May 29th, 2009
6:25 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:27 pm

AmVet @ 6.25, that track may not be one for the ages, but were it not for its popularity I likely would not have been aware of that particular statistic.

(And it came up in conversation with my daughter not that long ago, actually.)

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
6:27 pm

jt

May 29th, 2009
6:29 pm

DB
-
I remember now. They had a hardcore following. The Clash kept me from them.
I’ll pick that album up.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:29 pm

DB

Post downstairs for you.

jt

May 29th, 2009
6:33 pm

AmVet-
That’s powerful. Also, Something that the song doesn’t mention which was kinda wrong is the way ROTATIONS were done. INDIVIDUAL instead of UNITS.
If you went over there-GOOD JOB and thanks.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:34 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

May 29th, 2009
6:36 pm

OOOOOH, lokie what i found

this would keep a person busy all night

100 Greatest Southern Rock Songs

http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/pages/best_songs-south.html

@@

May 29th, 2009
6:37 pm

I’m gonna miss you Hillbilly. You’re among the half dozen or so I read. A man of few words that say much.

Is this what you’re lookin’ for?

It’s not like anything I’ve heard Charlie do.

Paul:

I took a test yesterday…one NJ linked to. On the “Life Satisfaction” category, I sailed high above conservatives and liberals alike. I’m a natural.

Mrs. Godzilla

May 29th, 2009
6:39 pm

Here’s one for you natives….

Oh Atlanta

http://www.nutsie.com/song/Oh%20Atlanta/62344?artist_id=2903664&album_id=1105981

we’re off for sushi….y’all have a good time and be nice to each other.

Which is really the best?

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:39 pm

argh. didn’t close the tag. Here ’tis again, pt 1 of 2.

(yeah, a punk band has a 15-minute song. deal with it.)

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:42 pm

DB

Naw, it’ll keep, no biggie, nothing that won’t keep for a few days.

@@

[[I sailed high above conservatives and liberals alike. I’m a natural.]]

Naturally high! ‘course, I’m listening to Abba so I understand completely.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:42 pm

I’ve decided just to limit my commenting to the music. I’m a whole bunch more interested in music than politics anyhow.

I get that way sometimes too.

But if you ever do enter the political discussion fray again, as a guy to your left, I’ll just say that I always enjoyed your commentary and considered you one of those “keeps me honest” kind of conservatives.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:47 pm

@@

May 29th, 2009
6:48 pm

I get that way sometimes too.

What’re the chances you could get that way more often?

J/K

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
6:49 pm

DB,

Charlie Daniels had a real rap song too.

The Godfather of rap music, Charlie Daniels. Who saw that coming?

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
6:50 pm

@@

Yes!!! That’s it. In the early days of the CDB it was a pretty eclectic mixture of rock, blues, and country with a little jazz thrown in. He moved more into country later and to me the music suffered a bit for it but hey a musician has bills to pay too. It’s great to make cutting edge music but if nobody is buying tickets or albums you won’t be doing it long.

DB:

Thanks for the kind words.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:52 pm

RW, all I know is, Kid Rock would crap his pants if he had to open for CDB.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
6:55 pm

Speaking of rap/country and cross-pollination: Did anyone know why accordions figure so prominently in all those Mexican/Central American tunes you might hear on the AM band?

(I do…)

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:55 pm

RW-(the original)

Welcome back.

Just watched a fine Youtube clip of ‘Ray Wylie Hubbard on Redneck Mother.” Brings back fond memories of being at a table at a bar in Albuquerque where we sang it better than the band they had playing. And I was stone sober.

Talk about a life of contradictions -

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
6:56 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe,

Here are a few turntables that you can use to convert that vinyl to mp3’s and make them portable for you.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
6:58 pm

DB

Okay, I’ll bite. Why do accordions figure so prominently?

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
6:59 pm

I never quite viewed accordions the same way after Squeezebox came out.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
7:00 pm

RW

Do you need an receiver for those, or are they standalone with built in speakers? I’ve a box of records that will never be released on CD that that would work for -

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:02 pm

Paul, it was German immigrants in Texas in the first half of the 19th century. Simple as that. It’s a good sound, and it got adopted by the locals.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:04 pm

RW, understood.

For me, It was more about the actual sound, and an early live-in-concert (at CBGBs!) exposure to They Might Be Giants made me stop worrying and love the accordian.

Gotta mow. Later, all.

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
7:05 pm

Paul,

Most of them connect to your computer through a USB port. I guess you could play them that way, but primarily they would just be used to turn them into mp3’s. After that you could make your own CD’s, load them into your iPhone/iPod or whatever you use.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
7:07 pm

DB

German immigrants? Ah, the same guys who set up the Shiner Bock beer distillery in Fredericksburg!

Do we need any other reasons as to why immigration is a good thing?

RW

Never mind – I’ve been reading the site. Just a computer hookup. Slick. Gotta get one.

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
7:07 pm

Gotta mow. Later, all.

Darnit! I do too and now I’ve got to consider doing just that.

Then again, why do something today that I can always put off until tomorrow.

Paul

May 29th, 2009
7:10 pm

RW

Saw your explanation after I posted. Thanks. Have some old concert band stuff from decades back. This fits the bill perfectly. Don’t have many to do but I can always put it right back on ebay. The Stanton looks nice. I somehow always seem to like the most expensive one.

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
7:17 pm

Paul,

Maybe we could all chip in and pass one of them around then stick it on ebay after we all cleared through our vinyl. :-)

I don’t have any that I don’t also have on CD though so I guess maybe y’all can all chip in.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
7:18 pm

RW:
Thanks for the info. I’ve still got ALL my vinyl. If it’s music, once it comes here, it’s never leaving.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
7:18 pm

The NKoreans can’t be serious, can they?

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/afp/20090529/capt.photo_1243453442668-5-0.jpg?x=400&y=320&q=85&sig=COWIjzZ4OXLdWN0ei_UQmg–

I know the United States is run by a bunch of circus clowns now but that doesn’t mean the Air Force and Navy wouldn’t relish the opportunity to smoke this crackpot and his whole entire toy army.

Am I missing something here?

@@

May 29th, 2009
7:28 pm

Paul

May 29th, 2009
7:29 pm

RW

CNET had some good reviews. Another option appears to be a Rolls VP29 stereo phono preamp for my existing turntable. Think I have a Dual or some such in the closet. Goes from line out to the preamp into the computer. Fifty bucks.

Yeah, that’d work. Thanks again!

Pleasant weekend, all -

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
7:30 pm

In honor of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, a vid to remind us of how hot Latina women can be when they aren’t always angry-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXp413NynFk

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:36 pm

why do something today that I can always put off until tomorrow.

Because tomorrow I gotta stain the fsking deck.

(sorry about the vulgarity. But anyone who’s stained a deck will understand.)

Bud Wiser

May 29th, 2009
7:37 pm

Since my other song got pulled for god knows whatever reason, I give you John Lennon.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:39 pm

@@, I actually saw Skynyrd live in NJ (opening for the Faces!) and I liked it.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:47 pm

Maybe we could all chip in and pass one of them around then stick it on ebay after we all cleared through our vinyl.

Good idea in principle. I have a co-worker who’s going through his massive vinyl collection, but I suspect he’ll surrender his hardware when he’s done.

(good ol’ boy, GA born/raised, ten years older than me, more open minded about music and politics than I could ever hope to be. But I digress.)

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
7:53 pm

And in honor of the new Lady Justice who is not blind but sees colors!-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OJsYwLs7yE&feature=related

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
7:56 pm

but sees colors!-

I was hoping for a link to the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow.”

But I love that S. Wonder track so it’s all good, as they say.

@@

May 29th, 2009
7:58 pm

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
8:03 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:05 pm

Speaking as a woman, that alone would cause me to withdraw my name.

Given that you’re approximately 1/10th the woman Sona is, this is unsurprising.

(hey, you had to go and insert politics. What were you thinking, woman?)

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:06 pm

Andy, pop quiz–without looking, do you know how the Satisfaction riff originated?

(one of THE great rock ‘n roll stories…)

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:07 pm

Or even Sonia.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
8:08 pm

If Obozo keeps messing with Netanyahu we’re gonna get-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2E_RSJAhYU

jt

May 29th, 2009
8:10 pm

Hillbilly-
What kinda getfiddle is Bo Diddly playing?
Has there ever been a more copied riff?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVRtQUTd7Gk&feature=related
Which is better? Brian Jones nails it with his other guitar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaEiIARm3f0

jt

May 29th, 2009
8:12 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:06 pm
Andy, pop quiz–without looking, do you know how the Satisfaction riff originated?

(one of THE great rock ‘n roll stories…)

Let me guess.
Keith was stoned.

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:15 pm

Let me guess.
Keith was stoned.

Possibly. But the story goes (and I’ve heard him tell it several decades apart) he literally woke up with a riff in his head; got up, picked up his guitar, hit “record”, played the riff, and the rest of the recording is him snoring.

godless heathen

May 29th, 2009
8:19 pm

Heard Paul Hornsby on Sirrius radio a while back tell about the origin on the song “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” He related that the were in the Capricorn studio in Macon and Charlie had this fiddle number he had been playing with and he wanted to record it. Paul told him it needed lyrics and Charlie went in the back and put some lyrics to the tune in an hour or so. One of the CDBs greatest hits.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
8:20 pm

Kook Il Kim says-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fqdRJPuzns&feature=related

(The audio sucks, hook up the 5.1’s and you’ll fine.)

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:21 pm

JT:
I think Bo’s (I’ve always imagined him going into some posh hotel and having someone ask, “Can we help you Mr. Diddley?”) guitar is custom made for him but I don’t know who makes it. He’s played some form of a square guitar for as long as I can remember.

That is probably one of the most copied riffs in guitar history but I’d also nominate this one from McKinley Moganfield aka Muddy Waters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5IOou6qN1o

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:25 pm

That should gave been McKinley Morganfield of course.

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
8:28 pm

@@

May 29th, 2009
8:29 pm

Just talk around me, DB, but DO NOT tell me what to say! My dog had surgery today so I’m catching up on the news.

Obama: Hurricane readiness is residents’ responsibility

Obama said during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the federal government is determined to be ready for an emergency. However, he stressed that the first responsibility falls with individuals, and then with the state governments.

He said those who can prepare themselves should do so now, lest they burden the government during an emergency and distract it from helping those who can’t help themselves.

“I hope that message of personal responsibility sinks in,” he said.

I know I’ve heard that somewhere before.

Let me think….

Oh yeah!

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:32 pm

A guitarist who understands that it’s not how many licks you play, it’s how you play them. You can’t play with more feeling than this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weoGpyvIqP8

@@

May 29th, 2009
8:32 pm

See! I ended it with a song.

Oh yeah…

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
8:35 pm

When Obozo finishes with the Treasury we will all be singing-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-tpVZUzElE&feature=related

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:38 pm

Speaking of copied riffs, from the bluegrass side, first heard here at about the 0:37 mark, the Lester Flatt G run. Lester came up with the lick back in the 40’s when he was playing with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass boys. What bluegrass player hasn’t lifted that lick?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2XT9u7iw9o

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:39 pm

My dog had surgery today

That excuses a lot. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:50 pm

IR/YW @8:35
Great song there.

RW-(the original)

May 29th, 2009
8:51 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe,

You’re welcome and let me add my voice to the chorus that hopes you’ll join us from time to time during the rest of the week. I’ve been astonished at times when I’ll throw out one of my “why” snarks to the blog and you come back with an anecdote or history lesson that puts it all in perspective and clears my head.

I guess I’m saying to hell with what you’re interested in between music and politics, do it for us!

@@

May 29th, 2009
8:54 pm

jt

May 29th, 2009
8:55 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
8:15 pm
Let me guess.
Keith was stoned.

Possibly. But the story goes (and I’ve heard him tell it several decades apart) he literally woke up with a riff in his head; got up, picked up his guitar, hit “record”, played the riff, and the rest of the recording is him snoring.

The HUMAN RIFF.

@@

May 29th, 2009
9:00 pm

That excuses a lot. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Thank you. He had a butt errr bean removed. Has to wear one of those big plastic collars. He’s not happy.

Just for fun, I painted it to look like a lion’s mane….still

not happy.

jt

May 29th, 2009
9:04 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 29th, 2009
8:38 pm
Speaking of copied riffs, from the bluegrass side, first heard here at about the 0:37 mark, the Lester Flatt G run. Lester came up with the lick back in the 40’s when he was playing with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass boys. What bluegrass player hasn’t lifted that lick?

It might very well had been first recorded right here in Atlanta Ga.
WSB.

Bud Wiser

May 29th, 2009
9:09 pm

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
9:16 pm

The prosperity and freedoms of the United States-

http://vodpod.com/watch/298163-the-beatles-ticket-to-ride

I Rule You :-) / You Whine :-(

May 29th, 2009
9:24 pm

DB, Gwinnettian

May 29th, 2009
9:29 pm

Andy @ 9.16, that is one of the bona fide transitional songs from the Beatles.

That said, WTH happens at the two minute mark? It switches from what had been a fabulous live performance that I was really enjoying (and had never seen) to a monochrome clip from Help. huh?

(why is it transitional? well, mostly because it’s the first rock song charting in the Top 40 that I know of, that presumes the relationship being described about co-habitating unmarried individuals.)

@@

May 29th, 2009
9:43 pm