Charlie Daniels “Hits of the South” Review [VIDEO]
The Charlie Daniels Band has been recording and touring for well over 40 years now and it doesn’t look like the road is going to end any time soon. The CDB’s latest album “Hits of the South” was released last week and it’s a knockout! Here are some of my thoughts on it.
First of all, this is an interesting mix of some of Charlie’s classic tunes and hits made famous by other southern rock and country artists.
Signed, Sealed, I’m Yours–Motown goes country on this Stevie Wonder classic that Charlie takes south in a bluesy duet with Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie. The song has been around for 40 years but Charlie makes it new all over again.
The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)–Their styles may be as different as night and day but Charlie and Vince Gill do justice to one of the CDB’s southern rock classics.
Sharp Dressed Man–Brooks and Dunn have long been avid ZZ Top fans and Charlie gives them a chance to honor their hero’s on this 80′s classic.
Freebird–The CDB honors one of the all-time southern rock favorites, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s immortal signature tune, and doesn’t skimp on the salute with a 7-minute plus version.
If you are a CDB fan or just love southern rock this is a must add to your collection. For a full track listing click here. Here’s a preview with the CDB’s “South’ Gonna Do It (Live)