Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Charlie Daniels Band - Volunteer Jam (1976)

The Volunteer Jams of Charlie Daniels are legendary in southern rock. Big festivals with the cream of the crop of southern rock and related artists. But it started in 1975 a lot more modest than what it grew to be.
These are the first recordings of the Volunteer Jam. Recorded in 1975 and released in 1976, this is a rip of the original album done by Mawos (thanks man!). I cleaned it up slightly and added three songs that were released on the EP that came with the first pressing of Fire On The Mountain. So here you have it all!
Not quite the line-up that it became known for, still some interesting guests. The Charlie Daniels Band joined by The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts and Chuck Leavell, Bonnie Bramlett and Mylon LeFevre, among others. The songs are:

Birmingham Blues
The South's Gonna Do It
The Thrill Is Gone (The Marshall Tucker Band)
Sweet Mama (Dickey Betts)
Mountain Dew

I don't know the titles of the songs that came from the EP. They're all instrumentals, so I took the liberty of naming them Volunteer Jam part 1, 2 and 3. Dig in!

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