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4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

old rock man ,

This album is the prequel to Fire On The Mountain

First off the person that wrote the 2 bits in the iTunes album review is a clueless idiot. This is actually Charlie Daniels 3rd album "Way Down Yonder" that was re-released in the late 70's as Whiskey after he had a few hits under his belt. Sony (Epic at the time) felt naming it Whiskey would help it sell more copies. This was the follow up to the album Honey In The Rock which had Charlie's first hit Uneasy Rider on it and he was on the brink of major commerical success when this came out but for reasons unknown that success didn't come until the next release which was Fire On The Mountain and this album fell through the cracks. If you like Fire On The Mountain, Nightrider or Saddle Tramp then you will like this one just as much. If you didn't discover the CDB until the Devil Went Down To Georgia then you may want to pass.

McDooger1 ,

70's Southern Rock at Its Best!!!

I was delighted when I stumbled upon this CDB album on itunes. As an avid CDB fan, especially the 70's stuff, I was not aware of this album's existence, which is hard to believe, as I would rate it the very best album of the CDB library. The original southern rock movement of the 70's was spawned by the Allman Brothers and popularized by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band and CDB. This inspired a second wave of southern rockers that decade like the Outlaws, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, and even the outlaw country movement popularized by Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr., Willie Nelson and David Allen Coe. During the 70's, CDB always straddled these two genres producing albums that featured hard southern rock, blues, country, honky tonk and even cajun as Charlie waxed up his fiddle. But if you like your southern rock played hard and nasty, with twin guitar leads and multiple percussionists, then Whiskey is the CDB album for you! It features offerings that if you simply traded in Charlie's vocals for Dickey Betts' or Greg Allman's, it would be difficult to distinguish trom the Allman Brothers' finest work. I would love to add that this album inspired the second wave of hard southern rockers, but mysteriously it never achieved widespread recognition. It's hard to believe that songs like "I've Been Down", "Way Down Yonder" (for which the album was originally titled), "Whiskey", "Low Down Lady" or "Looking for My Mary Jane" (later retooled for Blues Hat) never achieved widespread airplay during the 70's, or even appear on ANY CDB compilation albums. One listen to them and you will understand why they should take their rightful place on the short list of the best southern rock songs of the 1970's. If you are a CDB fan, or have a love for 70's southern rock, buy "Whiskey" and drink it in!

cddwoody ,

Way Down Yonder

My fave of the CDB. I have the original vinyl of this which was called "Way Down Yonder".
The Allman-esque sound was the roots for CDB. I saw him open for the Allman Bros in '76 and they ROCKED!

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