Charleston, SC 1966

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Darius Rucker made the successful transition from rootsy AAA singer to contemporary country with his 2008 album Learn to Live, and if Hootie history has taught us anything, it's that Rucker is reluctant to abandon something that's working, so his 2010 sequel, Charleston, SC 1966 doesn't stray from its predecessor's blueprint. Rucker does wind up grafting a soaring Hootie-styled chorus onto some of these songs, comfortable that he's made his comeback so, well, comfortable; in fact, he writes a song alluding to it, naturally calling it "Come Back Song," so he can occasionally remind listeners of his roots. But Rucker doesn't spend time gazing into the rear-view ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Darius Rucker made the successful transition from rootsy AAA singer to contemporary country with his 2008 album Learn to Live, and if Hootie history has taught us anything, it's that Rucker is reluctant to abandon something that's working, so his 2010 sequel, Charleston, SC 1966 doesn't stray from its predecessor's blueprint. Rucker does wind up grafting a soaring Hootie-styled chorus onto some of these songs, comfortable that he's made his comeback so, well, comfortable; in fact, he writes a song alluding to it, naturally calling it "Come Back Song," so he can occasionally remind listeners of his roots. But Rucker doesn't spend time gazing into the rear-view mirror on Charleston, SC 1966, despite it being named after the place and date of his birth. The songs here are the tales of a man secure in his middle age, fervently hoping that he "Might Get Lucky" in the "window of opportunity between when the kids are tucked in and a half a glass of chardonnay," and contemplating all the "Things I'd Never Do" that he eventually did. These tunes, cute as they may sometimes be, all resonate strongly, especially when compared to his pandering Southern strategy of "Whiskey and You" and "Southern State of Mind," where he underscores his connection to the common man a bit too strongly, cramming two references to sweet tea within 12 lines, creating a dissonance that no amount of Auto-Tune can correct. Not that Rucker didn't try: every song on Charleston has been ironed flat, so there are no unseemly natural inflections, something that Rucker doesn't need but which helps make Charleston, SC 1966 a gleaming example of polished, pressed, modern country-pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099962693929
  • Catalog Number: 26939
  • Sales rank: 7,129

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This (3:38)
  2. 2 Come Back Song (3:55)
  3. 3 Might Get Lucky (3:45)
  4. 4 Whiskey and You (4:15)
  5. 5 Southern State of Mind (3:36)
  6. 6 Love Will Do That (3:24)
  7. 7 The Craziest Thing (3:15)
  8. 8 Things I'd Never Do (3:48)
  9. 9 We All Fall Down (3:35)
  10. 10 I Don't Care - Brad Paisley (4:01)
  11. 11 She's Beautiful (4:05)
  12. 12 I Got Nothin' (3:24)
  13. 13 In a Big Way (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Darius Rucker Primary Artist
Sam Bush Mandolin
Eric Darken Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
John Cowan Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Béla Fleck Banjo
Shannon Forrest Drums
Gordon Mote Piano, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Michael Rhodes Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Mando
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Brad Paisley Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, national steel guitar
Technical Credits
Radney Foster Composer
Neal Cappellino overdub engineer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Brian David Willis Digital Editing
Darius Rucker Composer
Kim Tribble Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Monty Criswell Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer, overdub engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
Brad Paisley Composer
Frank Rogers Composer, Producer
Brett Jones Composer
Don Sampson Composer
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Michelle Hall Producer
Phillip Stein Digital Editing
Tyler Moles Digital Editing
Ashley Gorley Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Jay Clementi Composer
Clay Mills Composer
Chris Dubois Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Great CD!

    Just got this for my birthday yesterday, and it's an amazing album from beginning to end. "She's Beautiful", "This", "I Got Nothing'", all great songs. I'd highly recommend to anyone!

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