Measuring Up: “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

February 4, 2010

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.

New Release Wall: Feb. 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Here’s a list of the newest cover songs that are hitting the market today.  If you see anything missing, feel free to contact me!

Mary J. Blige & Andrea BocelliBridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

Gaslight AnthemOnce Upon A Time (Robert Bradley’s Black Water Surprise)

Dommin(I Just) Died In Your Arms (Cutting Crew)

FishboneDate Rape (Sublime)

Karmina Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)

moe.Whipping Post (Allman Brothers),  In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Allman Brothers), The Weight (The Band), and Take The Skinheads Bowling (Camper Van Beethoven)

36 CrazyfistsDigging The Grave (Faith No More)

Sammy Hagar(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) (Beastie Boys)

ChimairaDisposable Heroes (Metallica)

SpineshankWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)

Cradle of FilthMr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)

Zac Brown Band & Leon RussellAmerica The Beautiful (Traditional)

Finally, if you know of a new release that you’d like to see included in CBN’s New Release wall, please visit the Submissions page. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.