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Great songs for the common man
Dan Cole | 04/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a CD rack that is under my monitor. This CD is right there so that it is easy for me to get at. Being a blue collar worker all my life, these songs are about values that I hold dear. I never get tired of this CD and can put it on replay without any problems. When I find that the way that the world is going, this CD is one of the ones that help me realize that the values I hold dear are still important. I find this CD to be one that I would recommend to anyone to have in their collection, no matter what their musical tastes are."
I like "Simple Man"
Ken | Olathe, KS, U.S.A. | 07/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was in college when "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" became a hit for the Charlie Daniels Band and Million Mile Reflections, the album that contained that song, went platinum. Million Mile Reflections is a classic, but I think Simple Man comes close. The title song is one of Charlie Daniels' classic Southern anthems, and he and his CDB bandmates rock out elsewhere on the record. The opening song "What This World Needs Is A Few More Rednecks", like "Simple Man", is a good old Southern country rocking song from Charlie, as is the toe-tapping song "Oh Atlanta", where Charlie showcases some of his fine fiddle work. The bluesy concluding number "It's My Life" is also a strong song. Furthermore, Charlie is a strong ballad singer. "Was It 26", "Midnight Wind", "Saturday Night Down South", "Old Rock 'N Roller", and "Mr. DJ" are all great ballads by Charlie and his CDB bandmates. If there's a weak link on Simple Man, I think it's "Play Me Some Fiddle". "Play Me Some Fiddle" is an OK song, but I don't think it's as good as Charlie's other fiddle anthems--"Texas", "The South's Gonna Do It", "Ragin' Cajun" and the aforementioned "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". "Play Me Some Fiddle" is too long(almost five minutes) and the story line--a bar patron gets into a fight which the cops break up--has literally been done to death in other songs. Even "Oh Atlanta", this record's other fiddle tune, is better than "Play Me Some Fiddle", at least in my opinion. Still, I think Charlie put together one solid album in Simple Man. I like this record, and I think anybody who likes the Charlie Daniels Band should have Simple Man in his collection."
Still Going Strong
TheHighlander | Richfield, PA United States | 05/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Another very good CD from Charlie Daniels. From the opening track of "A Few More Rednecks" to the final notes of "It's My Life" there are no weak songs here. On this CD, like so many others, Charlie captures the essence of the working man. The attitude with lines like "yes I drive a pick up truck and I'm full of American Pride" and "I'd hang him up high on a short piece of rope and let him swing till the sun goes down" - a little vigilante justice for a drug dealer who got off. The loneliness associated with a truck driver on "Mister DJ" and the thoughts back to old partying times "Was It 25 or 26". This album has soul running through it and will be an excellent addition to anyone who likes music. It's a "new classic"."