Charlie Daniels, singer
Singer ~ Songwriter ~ Fiddler
Charlie Daniels Band
birth name: Charles Edward Daniels

Charlie Daniels

October 28, 1936, Wilmington, NC

Casual followers of country music who think of Daniels only as a right-wing fiddler taken to pleasing his audiences with provocative boogies like The South’s Gonna Do It Again, or tales of bar brawling with cross-dressers, may be ripe for a continuing education. This is the same artist who was in Nashville’s earliest ranks of long-haired hippy sympathizers. His gay-thrashing talking blues Uneasy Rider ’88, we learn, is a re-working of Daniels’ Uneasy Rider from 1972. The original version is just about the most strident anti-redneck, pro-peace, and ultra-marijuana ditty you will find this side of Arlo Guthrie. ~ Country Music Pride: Charlie Daniels interview ~ November 18, 2008 © Country Music Pride

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Daniels is a singer, guitarist, and fiddler, who began writing and performing in the 1950s. In 1964, Daniels co-wrote It Hurts Me (a song which Elvis Presley recorded) with Joy Byers. He worked as a Nashville session musician, often for producer Bob Johnston, including playing electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969 and 1970, and on recordings by Leonard Cohen. Daniels recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels, in 1971. ~ Wikipedia: Charlie Daniels ~ retrieved October 25, 2013 © Wikipedia

Charlie Daniels ~ Inducted in the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame in 1999.

The Charlie Daniels Band ~ The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Hayward/Crain/Edwards/Daniels/Marshall/DeGregorio) ~ Ranked #255 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Leonard Cohen ~ Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) ~ Ranked #295 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ The Montreal poet-turned-songwriter's most intense album. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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