Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party

by Charlie Daniels
     
 
With Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers filling up venues coast to coast, and the Volunteer Jam -- featuring the Charlie Daniels Band, Molly Hatchett, and the Marshall Tucker Band -- rampaging across the country at present, Charlie well may be on to something when he tears through his evergreen "The South's Gonna Do It" to open his sizzling new album, TAILGATE

Overview

With Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers filling up venues coast to coast, and the Volunteer Jam -- featuring the Charlie Daniels Band, Molly Hatchett, and the Marshall Tucker Band -- rampaging across the country at present, Charlie well may be on to something when he tears through his evergreen "The South's Gonna Do It" to open his sizzling new album, TAILGATE PARTY. This is prime CDB, extolling the joys of southern-fried rock and paying tribute to his compadres along the way with a bunch of blistering covers. The band and its founder are at their absolute peak on TAILGATE PARTY, spiking tight musicianship with that down-and-dirty attitude. The band pays tribute not only to itself with a reprise of its biggest hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," but to the Allmans on "Statesboro Blues" and Skynyrd on a terrific version of "Freebird." It also cranks it up on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy" and ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man." An ass-kicker from first note to last.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael B. Smith
Charlie Daniels' Tailgate Party serves as his tribute to the great bands of the South. The CD itself rocks from beginning to end, kicking things off with a retelling of his Southern rock & roll call, "The South's Gonna Do It Again." Next up, Daniels pays homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan, ripping through "Pride and Joy," before tipping his substantial hat to Toy Caldwell and the Marshall Tucker Band with "Can't You See." Perhaps the biggest surprise of the set comes when Charlie Daniels covers Hootie & the Blowfish, the pride of Columbia, SC. His rendition of "Let Her Cry" is genuinely nice, and Daniels' cover of Atlanta Rhythm Section's "Homesick" is a brilliant reminder of the power and hard-rocking energy that Atlanta Rhythm Section possessed. "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" is filled with a maximum dose of good humor, and lots of good old-fashioned Charlie Daniels Band guitar work. The Georgia Satellites would be proud. "Statesborro Blues" serves as Daniels' tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, and the Charlie Daniels Band delivers a rousing rendition of the Grinderswitch hit "Peach County Jamboree." Covering all the Southern bases, ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" follows, leading into a tender and emotionally charged cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's own tribute to Duane Allman, "Freebird." Following this outstanding salute to the South's greatest players, Daniels and the boys in the band smoke a trio of their own, delivering red-hot versions of their "Legend of Wooley Swamp," "El Toreador," and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Blue Hat Records
UPC:
0659877970222
catalogNumber:
9702

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Performance Credits

Charlie Daniels   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Max Carl   Background Vocals
Carolyn Corlew   Background Vocals
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Keyboards,Musician
Jack Gavin   Musician
Gordon Kennedy   Background Vocals
Charlie Hayward   Bass,Musician
Keith Urban   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Chris Wormer   Musician

Technical Credits

Dan Baird   Composer
Bruce Brown   Contributor
Charlie Daniels   Composer,Liner Notes
Tom Crain   Composer
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Composer
Fred Edwards   Composer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Ron W. Griffin   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Kelly   Producer
James Marshall   Composer
Charlie Hayward   Composer
Bruce Ray Brown   Contributor
David Corlew   Executive Producer
Lee Ann Ramey   Artwork,Art Direction
Roger Campbell   Guitar Techician

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