Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Devil's Music

The Devil Comes Back To Georgia by Mark O'Connor & Friends

Utterly pointless in me featuring Charlie Daniels' classic Devil Went Down To Georgia. There cannot be a soul alive who doesn't know it. So instead, how about the sequel? That's right, in 1993, renowned violinist and music teacher Mark O'Connor released 'Heroes', an album of violin duets featuring some of his fiddle-playing heroes, including the likes of Stéphane Grappelli, L. Shankar and, of course, Charlie Daniels. Daniels wrote The Devil Comes Back To Georgia for the record, and to bring the whole thing to life, they roped in some friends. O'Connor plays Johnny's parts, Daniels plays the Devil's. Marty Stuart is Johnny's voice, Travis Tritt is the Devil's, and the whole tale is told by none other than Johnny Cash. As good as the original? Of course not, not even remotely close, but it's a bit of fun.

The video is corny with a capital C, though I reckon Mr Cash comes off relatively unscathed...

1 comment:

  1. Good fun as you say
    The Charlie Daniels number is indeed an absolute classic