South Carolina

by Chris Daniels & The Kings

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South Carolina by Chris Daniels

The record features performances by Sam Bush, Richie Furay, John Magnie, Kenny Passarelli, Lloyd Maines, Mollie O'Brien and tons more.

This also includes a first time rendition of Alan and John Lomax recording of South Carolina spiritual "Right Down Here."

Best Limited Edition Album Design. Designed by Greg Carr, Sally Ratts and myself. Greg designed the last two award-winning Steve Martin album covers.

The album is available on Amazon, iTunes, and across the country via CIMS and FYE.

Thanks so much for taking a listen.


South Carolina by Chris Daniels 1985

Down in the lowlands by the old slave levee
There's a bend in the river, a bell in the Wateree
All of my family will rest there in time
Listening to the hickory winds under loblolly pines

South Carolina moss hangs from the trees
In a black-water swamp that's been calling to me
When I'm in trouble of feeling alone
I think of the moonlight off the front porch back home

South of the salt marsh lies Charleston Bay
Where the red beans and rice been cooking all day
Honey grab your calico, basket and shawl
Will dance from Market Street to the Battery Wall

Down a sandy road in a red-clay clearing
A little white church and black voices singing
When I was a kid I'd sneak down there to here, cause
It's sound so good I felt that Jesus was there

Eldorado Canyon by Lynn Poyer, George Cahill,
William Luckey, Chris Daniels 1971

Even when I'm thinking clearly
And it's more than just a day
Walking down easy street
Smilin' all the way

There's not too much to bring me down
The blues are keeping to themselves
Once in while, I go to town
Just to restock the shelves, you know I

Take it pretty easy in Eldorado Canyon
Chopping wood to survive
And when the show falls in Eldorado Canyon
I'm so glad to be alive

I let me dogs out in the morning
When the day's just coming into light
Sunlight slips across that canyon wall
And I bank the stove up for the night


released July 7, 2012
Chris Daniels, vocal, guitar & mandolin
Acoustic Bass, Greg Garrison
Drums & Percussion, Christian Teele
Fiddle, Sam Bush
Accordion, John Magnie
Electric Guitar, John McVey
Vocals, Mary Huckins and John McVey



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Chris Daniels & The Kings Denver, Colorado

Since 1985, Chris Daniels (and his band The Kings) has put out 14 albums for labels in the USA, Japan, Holland, and France and has toured overseas 18 times ...from Europe to Japan to South America.

"BETTER DAYS” is Chris Daniels’ first solo project in 30 years - a testimony and celebration of life and his music.
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