Measuring Up: “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

Today’s Measuring Up brings to the table three renditions of the Charlie Daniels Band’s greatest hit “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”

First up, recent Grammy winning best new artist The Zac Brown Band’s take, recorded live at the 2009 CMA awards:

You can purchase Zac’s cover here on iTunes.

Second on the list, the fiddle’s traded for a harmonica in this rendition by Blues Traveler. This version was recorded at the Wetlands in NYC (1998):

A more recent Blues Traveler take on the track is available here on Amazon.

Finally, Les Claypool lends his bass to drive the tune:

You can purchase the above video here from iTunes.

And so, my question to you is, which do you prefer? Feel free to post your thoughts on the track in the comment section below.


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