Charlie Daniels Band, Essential Super Hits

Kandia Crazy Horse

By Kandia Crazy Horse

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The fastest fiddle in the West does it again.

Better known for his rah-rah Americana and anti-outlaw culture stance today, Charlie Daniels once hobnobbed with and gave glory to the Allmans and their Southern rock bredren elite, establishing himself as a hero in the '70s with the fastest fiddle in the West. Despite an unfortunate worldview, Daniels continues to be a force, accompanied live and in studio by musicians of great caliber, his sound bridging the gap between bluegrass purism of yesteryear and rock's electric mandate. "Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues" essentially sums up the character of the group's approach, with the odd disco breakdown for good measure. This hits collection would suffice for the average fan/neophyte New South scholar since it includes "The South's Gonna Do It (Again)" and the essential "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."