Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Danny Joe Brown|
Danny Joe Brown Band
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
2008 reissue of this album from the Molly Hatchet vocalist, originally released during his short-lived solo career in 1981. Opting to call the shots on his own, he immediately set about forming the Danny Joe Brown Band, wh... more »
2008 reissue of this album from the Molly Hatchet vocalist, originally released during his short-lived solo career in 1981. Opting to call the shots on his own, he immediately set about forming the Danny Joe Brown Band, which like Hatchet featuring a three guitar army including child hood friend Bobby Ingram. Snapped up by Epic Records, the band we're seconded in the world famous Compass Point studios in Nassau with veteran English producer Glynn Johns (Faces, Who, Eagles, Rolling Stones etc) recording their debut album. The DJB album is about as good a Southern Rock record as you will ever hear. With impassioned vocals and copious lead guitar playing, the songs are superior examples of a much maligned and now sadly defunct genre. Rock Candy.
God Bless Wounded Bird Records
Mark H. Novicki Sr. | WEST HAVEN, ct United States | 02/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For giving us this great release on CD . This lp originally came out in 1981(I think) . From the opening cut , "Sundance" to the last one "Hit the Road" , this CD shows us what the lp's "Beatin the Odds" and "Take No Prisoners" could have been . And that is great southern boogie ! "Remember The Alamo" makes you feel like you were there . "Edge of Sundown" is right up there with Hatchet classics like "Fall Of The Peacemakers" and "Gator Country" . Luckily both John Galvin and Booby Ingram were picked by Danny Joe to be in his band because they are still with Molly Hatchet today . The only negative thing I can say is that Glyn John's production is a little flat compared to Tom Werman's production of the first five Hatchet albums , other than that , this one is a smoker !!!!!!"
Riding on to the edge of sundown
R. Smith | Viola, Iowa USA | 03/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When this album first came out way back in 1981, I thought it rocked a lot harder than the Molly Hatchet albums of yore. Certainly the Molly Hatchet albums had that great southern rock and roll that we have come to expect from there, but with Danny Joe Brown taking a break from the Hatchet band, he put together a quality lineup of sorts on his one and only solo album. Glyn Johns adds a loud drum mix, and great guitar work from Bobby Ingram (who would later join Molly Hatchet and take over the whole process), Steve Wheeler and Kenny McVey. Highlights include a rough and tumble Sundance, and side two leadoff Beggar Man. Also, I do like The Alamo with its sing along chorus and album closer Hit The Road. But the shining moment is Edge Of Sundown, which was played on finer FM radio stations of the past and even though Molly Hatchet's live version wasn't too bad, it's the DJ Brown Band's version that still remains the definite version. Took over 20 years for somebody to release it on CD and it's worth the wait for those who wore their record grooves out a long time ago. And it's remains a vital piece of the puzzle on the history of Danny Joe Brown and Molly Hatchet. Yee Haw Indeed Party Boys. Play it in tribute to Danny Joe Brown. He would have wanted it that way... Grade A-"
Danny Joe Brown
Joseph J. Sullivan | Cape Cod MA USA | 04/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a bit bluesy. Musically not as tight as a true Molly Hatchet undertaking. I really like it though. DJB went back to his roots on this. Sounds like an bar room band that kicks A&&. Very good recording quality. This would have been a top seller if it was released with Molly Hatchet. Danny recently passed away and his music and unique vocals will live on. If you are a Molly Hatchet fan this is a must have. I often forget this was a solo undertaking."