Mo' Country Rockin'
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Another collection of country rockers.. well at least there's a country connection to each track. Sometimes blues standards started off as country compositions, such as 'Blues Stay Away From Me'.. sometimes the music veered into rockabilly, such as 'Dear John'. There's a connection there somewhere - you get the idea.
Anyway it was an excuse to polish up some of my favourite old tracks such as 'Lonesome Whistle Blow' and there's one brand new recording.. Webb Pierce's 'I Ain't Never'.
I've included the apostrophe on 'Mo' here because it's correct and looks right. I had to leave it off the actual release because the idiot robots who control this business think that every apostrophe has to be followed by a lower case letter, so you get 'Mo' country Rockin'' - which doesn't look right. Bit like when I had to remove the 'A' for Ace from the cover of 'House of Cards'.. the idiot robots thought that meant the title was 'A House of Cards'.. Durrr..
Anyway, I like this collection - I actually listen to it myself for pleasure.. there's a thing! I hope you enjoy it too.
I Ain't Never
Webb Pierce's Country hit from the 50s.
Originally a ragtime composed by Robert Hoffman in 1909 - my version is inspired by Leadbelly's. Country? Americana? Blues? Jazz? It's a good song anyway.
Peace of My Mind
A song I wrote in my sleep.. I think it's a kind of all purpose loss song.. I'd lost three friends in a short time. It came out kind of Tex Mex and I like it.
Blues Stay Away from Me
Originally a Country song by The Delmore Brothers. I first heard it by BB King on the 'Jungle' album - I still remember walking home through the West End of London clutching my new LP.
Carole King's song.. Country? Why not?
Written by Elizabeth Cotten when she was twelve years old - later a big skiffle / folk hit in the UK.
Lubbock, Texas? Country.
Keeper of the Fire
A version of a great song by Country Rock band Poco.. I don't know why I chose this one to do, but I like it. No idea what they're on about.
Barbecue Bob and his brother worked in a restaurant / gas station down Buckhead way, Georgia. This is a track from my 'Telegram' album.
Old old song.. Americana? Also from 'Telegram'.
Rockabilly, from the Sun Records recording by Warren Smith.
Lonesome Whistle Blow
Hank. What a great song.