Sad news in the southern rock world!!! The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old.
1. "Sundance" (4:21)
This is an absolute essential disc to any Molly Hatchet fan. Danny Joe Brown's one and only solo album was released during his sabbatical from the band in the early 80's. The music as a whole has the same heavy southern rock feel that Hatchet had. The entire disc is quite good, but frankly "Edge of Sundown" is worth the price of admission by itself. This epic Southern Rock classic is Danny Joe's "Freebird." A monster song with a killer hook and plenty of guitar jams. Album opener "Sundance" is another great Southern romp. For some odd reason this cd is almost impossible to find, even though it was released on Epic Records. I have never seen a copy on any of the auction site. I wasn't even sure that this album was ever pressed on cd. I even emailed Sony asking them about this album and was eventually told that it was never released. Well apparently it was released in Germany. Thanks to a great friend, I am now the proud owner of one of the rarest southern rock CDs ever. Includes a short bio inside the cover, but it's written in German, so I can't make heads or tails of it.
I had this CD autographed by guitarist Bobby Ingram when my brother won backstage passes for a Molly Hatchet 25th Anniversary show. Very cool.
In 2001, Molly Hatchet recorded an acoustic version of "Edge of Sundown".