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|Marshall Tucker Band's Toy Caldwell & George McCorkle
Can't You See from 1979 : The late Toy Caldwell & George McCorkle
from the Marshall Tucker Band at Volunteer Jam V in Nashville Tennessee.
Other players include Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Charlie
Daniels Band. This was recorded at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
|Wet Willie (featuring Jimmy Hall) - Keep On Smilin'
Wet Willie live at the Volunteer Jam in Nashville Tennessee, around the late
70's (most likely). This video features Wet Willie live doing there biggest
hit Keep On Smilin' with Jimmy Hall on vocals at Nashville's Municipal
Auditorium. The Volunteer Jam was a Nashville yearly event (for the most
part) in the 1970's and 1980's hosted by Charlie Daniels & the CDB.
Jimmy Hall was a regular at these Volunteer Jam events.
|The Winters Brothers Band does "I Can't Help It"
1979 Volunteer Jam in Nashville Tennessee. Band members Include
Donnie Winters (guitar), Dennis Winters (vocals), Gene Watson (Bass) and
Bobby Miller (drums). Jamming with The Winters Brothers Band are the late
George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band), Taz (Charlie Daniels Band),
Freddy Edwards (Charlie Daniels Band) and southern rock persussionist
Jamie Nichols. This was from the (1979) Charlie Daniels Band
Volunteer Jam V at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
|The Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man
The Allman Brothers Band perform Ramblin Man with Bonnie Bramlett
at the Volunteer Jam in Nashville Tennessee, sometime in the late 70's,
at the Municipal Auditorium. Charlie Daniels introduces them.
|Lynyrd Skynyrd - 1st Reunion after the Plane Crash (1979)
Lynyrd Skynyrd's very first reunion after the 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.
Surviving members of the band perform The Breeze with several members
of the Charlie Daniels Band at Volunteer Jam V in Nashville Tennessee at the
Municipal Auditorium in 1979. Skynyrd band members included Allen Collins,
Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, and Artimus Pyle. Leon Wilkeson still had a cast on
his arm and could not play, although he did come out on stage. Taz DiGregorio
from the Charlie Daniels Band sung on this version of The Breeze. Charlie Daniels
(the announcer) & Charlie Hayward from the CDB also played on this, as well as
conga player Jamie Nichols. The Nashville Volunteer Jam was an annual event
hosted by the Charlie Daniels Band in the 70's & 80's. This was the first song of
the first Lynyrd Skynyrd reunion, since the plane crash that killed 3 members.
See the follow-up to The Breeze from this concert: Freebird Part 1 Part 2
|RARE VOLUNTEER JAM
SOUTHERN ROCK VIDEOS
Typical of an old time Volunteer Jam
|The quality of the videos are not great,
but these are southern rock history.
If anyone owns these videos or songs,
let me know and I'll remove them
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|Taz DiGregorio: We are saddened over the death of our friend Taz DiGregorio, long time keyboardist for the Charlie Daniels
Band. Taz was was recently killed in an auto accident just out side of Nashville. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Taz
several times and he was a very funny guy. I loved to hear him tell road stories of his adventures with the CDB. I regret that of
all the times I was around Taz, I never got a picture with him, or never got him to sign any of the CD's or posters that he gave
me. Taz asked me "Where in the world did you ever get that at????" after I posted a rare video from Volunteer V (1979)
of Taz singing The Breeze at the first reunion of Lynyrd Skynyrd (after the plane crash). I'm glad that I posted that video in
time for Taz to see it. Of all the many band members that have came & gone in the Charlie Daniels Band over the years,
Taz was there the whole time, since about 1970. He won a grammy as co-writer on the 1979 song Devil Went Down To
Georgia along with his band mates Charlie Daniels, Tommy Crain, Charlie Hayward, Freddy Edwards & James Marshall.
Taz and the band have had many hit singles & albums over the years, as well as playing concerts all over.
The memorial service was very moving. A celebration of life was held after the memorial with a musical tribute to Taz
including Souths Gonna Do It Again and other songs with Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Joel DiGregorio (Taz's son),
Dennis & Donnie Winters (Winters Brothers Band) and others. Taz was well liked and will be missed by many people.
|The death of Charlie Daniels Band
keyboardist Taz DiGregorio