Additional information about this, The Charlie Daniels Band vinyl art.
The Charlie Daniels Band – The Artist
Charles Edward Daniels (1936 – 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Daniels was active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. Throughput his career he has sold millions of albums, won many awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
The Devil Went Down To Georgia – The Song
“The Devil Went Down To Georgia“ is a country rock song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections. It was originally written in the key of D minor. Vassar Clements originally wrote the basic melody an octave lower, in a tune called “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” released on Clements’ self-titled 1975 album on which Charlie Daniels played guitar. The Charlie Daniels Band moved it up an octave and put words to it. The song’s verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung, and tell the story of a young man named Johnny, in a variant on the classic deal with the Devils failed attempt to “steal” a young man’s soul through a fiddle-playing contest that involved enticing the young man’s participation using a worldly prize.The performances of Satan and Johnny are played as instrumental bridges. The song was the band’s biggest hit and has since been covered by many other artists.
The Violin – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of the body of a violin. The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. Most violins have a hollow wooden body. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument (soprano) in the family in regular use. The violin typically has four strings, usually tuned in perfect fifths with notes G3, D4, A4, E5, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings. It can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and, in specialised cases, by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow (col legno). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition, both in ensembles (from chamber music to orchestras) and as solo instruments. Violins are also important in many varieties of folk music, including country music, bluegrass music and in jazz.
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