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  • Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as Monday Night Football.
    1. Straight To Hell/Satan Is Real- Medley
    2. Country Heroes
    3. Crazed Country Rebel
    4. Mississippi Mud
    5. Pills I Took
    6. Cocaine Blues
    7. 3 Shades Of Black
    8. Low Down
    9. D Ray White
    10. My Drinkin' Problem
    11. Six Pack Of Beer
    12. Thrown Out Of The Bar
    13. I Don't Know - By Hank Williams Jr.
    14. Cecil Brown
    15. Smoke & Wine
    Hank Williams III
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  • Brothers Of The 4x4 Brothers Of The 4x4 Quick View

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    Brothers Of The 4x4

    The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".


    Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.


    Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.


    The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.


    Hank3's latest country record is just that- country, and the realness of it shines throughout the record like moonlight hitting a mason jar of corn liquor- it ain't always the smoothest, and it doesn't come wrapped in a fancy package, but it's 100% pure whoop-ass in a bottle that gets the job done quicker and better and reminds you of where you originally came from once you figure out what just hit you. On Outdoor Plan he sings of fishing and hunting as a way of life, and it's a fact that more than one deer and turkey has met its maker at the end of Hank3's gun's barrel. The title track, Brothers of the 4x4 celebrates the wide open full throttle love of off roadin' and rootin' in a four wheel drive - the cover of the record shows Williams mud bogging in a custom 4x4, and it's not some redneck rental - that's his ride. And because life ain't always happy, when the heartbreak and hard times cracks through the sonic celebration on songs like Loners 4 Life and Ain't Broken Down, it's because Hank3 is well acquainted with the darker side of life, and not as some tourist. The album is a rich and gritty sounding mixture of sadness, pride, hope- in other words, it's a great country record.


    With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be.


    With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.


    Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.

    1. Nearly Gone
    2. Hurtin' For Certin
    3. Brothers of the 4×4
    4. Farthest Away
    5. Held Up
    6. Outdoor Plan
    7. Deep Scars
    8. Lookey Yonder Commin
    9. Ain't Broken Down
    10. Overdrive
    11. Loners 4 Life
    12. Dreadfull Drive
    13. Getting Dim
    14. Possum in a Tree
    15. Broken Boogie
    16. Toothpickin
    Hank3
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  • New Moon Daughter New Moon Daughter Quick View

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    New Moon Daughter


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Strange Fruit
    2. Love Is Blindness
    3. Solomon Sang
    4. Death Letter
    5. Skylark
    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2
    1. Last Train To Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
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  • Sings Hank Williams Sings Hank Williams Quick View

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    Sings Hank Williams

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    Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams, George Jones, and other classic country covers!

    LP1
    1. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
    2. You Win Again
    3. Hey, Good Lookin'
    4. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of YOU
    5. Cold, Cold Heart
    6. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Blow
    7. I'm Just So Lonesome I Could Cry
    8. Just One More
    9. Accidentally On Purpose
    10. Seasons Of My Heart
    11. Honky Tonk Girl
    12. I Feel Better All Over
    13. Time Changes Everything
    14. Remember Me (I'm The One Who Loves You)


    LP2
    1. Oh Lonesome Me
    2. I Love You Because
    3. Thanks A Lot
    4. Born To Lose
    5. You Tell Me
    6. I Couldn't Keep From Crying
    7. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
    8. In The Jailhouse Now
    9. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
    10. I Will Miss You When You Go
    11. Bonanza
    12. Delia's Gone
    13. The Great Speckled Bird
    14. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley

    Johnny Cash
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  • Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams Quick View

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    Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams

    Originally released June 15, 1960, Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams is not quite an accurate title. Only four of the album's twelve tracks are Hank Williams' songs with all but one of the remaining tracks composed by Cash. Whatever the title, this is a fantastic collection of early tracks from Sun, including "Straight A's in Love," "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues." Also included is the lean rocker "Mean Eyed Cat," featuring hot rockabilly licks from Luther Perkins. A thrilling platter from start to finish!
    1. I Can't Help It
    2. You Win Again
    3. Hey Good Lookin'
    4. I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
    5. Next In Line
    6. Straight A's In Love
    7. Folsom Prison Blues
    8. Give My Love To Rose
    9. I Walk The Line
    10. I Love You Because
    11. Come In Stranger
    12. Mean Eyed Cat
    Johnny Cash
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  • Cattle Callin' Cattle Callin' Quick View

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    Cattle Callin'

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. Tim Dowler - Black Cow
    2. Joe Goggins - Now Theres A Bull
    3. Dan Clark - 37 Heffers
    4. Tim Dowler - Mad Cow
    5. Mitch Jordan Branded
    6. Tim Dowler - Square Bailor
    7. Jason Miller - Cuttin Hay
    8. Mitch Jordan - Y Bar Ranch
    9. Countin Cows
    10. Mad Cow
    11. Dominic Herrera - Lot 53
    12. Hugh Howell - Cow Sold
    13. Hugh Howell & Eddie Cope - Cow Mortal
    14. Gwynn Howell - Bull Balls
    15. Hugh Howell - Heavy Cattle
    16. Y Bar Ranch
    17. Black Cow
    18. Eddie Cope Longhorn
    19. Square Bailor
    20. Moo You
    21. Tim Dowler - Angus of Death
    22. Jason Miller - Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues
    23. Branded
    Hank Williams III's Three Bar Ranch
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  • Attention Deficit Domination Attention Deficit Domination Quick View

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    Attention Deficit Domination

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. In The Camouflage
    2. I Feel Sacrificed
    3. Bend
    4. Make A Fall
    5. Livin Beyond Doom
    6. Demons Mark
    7. Aman
    8. Get Str8
    9. Goats N Heathans
    Hank Williams III's Attention Deficit Domination
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  • Take As Needed For Pain Take As Needed For Pain Quick View

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    Take As Needed For Pain


    Gold Colored Vinyl


    Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is an outlaw, a battler of convention. He comes by it naturally: The third generation of Hanks, and the third generation to tilt nobly at country traditions and white-collar establishment sensibilities. After all, this 39-year-old semi-reformed punk-metal drummer is the son of Hank Jr., a blue-collar hero who has difficulty ducking controversy even on something as Richard Nixon and apple pie American as "Monday Night Football."

    1. Get Outta My Life (w/Rebel Meets Rebel & David Allan Coe)
    2. Ruby, Get Back To The Hills
    3. Torn Between Suicide & Breakfast
    4. No Values
    5. Gotta Buy Paw A Truck
    6. Take As Needed For Pain
    7. White Trash
    8. King Cartel
    Hank Williams III
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  • Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town (Awaiting Repress) Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town (Awaiting Repress)

    With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank III, is coming out swinging in 2011 with the release of four records. The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre, a familiar theme that true Hank III fans have embraced for years. Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town, a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank III's trademark hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence (especially on Gutter Town) and an ambient, lonesome mood, and a few very special guests.


    All three projects were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank III's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville, a fitting place since the town has never really known what to do with this grandson of the American icon. He finally parted ways with Curb Records January 1. I have musical freedom. I'm able to say 'Here's my record' and I don't have to go through a million different channels just to put out a song, he says. It's all me now.


    Hank III wrote the lion's share of the songs that appear on Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town. The players are Andy Gibson on steel guitar and banjo, who also aided in its recording, David McElfresh on fiddle and mandolin, Zach Shedd on standup bass, Daniel Mason on banjo, super-picker Johnny Hiland on guitar, Billy Contreras on fiddle, and Rory Hoffman on accordian. Guest appearances include the mythical Tom Waits on the haunted Fadin Moon from Gutter Town and on the Ghost to a Ghost title track, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin and Hank III's dog Trooper.


    Cuts such as Gutter Town, Ridin The Wave and The Devil's Movin In on Ghost to a Ghost and Goin to Gutter Town, The Low Line and I'll Save My Tears on Gutter Town highlight both the excellent musicianship on the records, and Hank III's unmistakable, confident vocals. The release of all three projects represents a new birth for Hank III, and he's happy to have the chance. Megaforce Records has helped me with my vision to do something that never been done before, he says. They're handling my distribution, and I wanted to flood the market and do everything different. I wanted to come out of the gate strong. I'm opening up the mind a little bit and bringing some different styles together.

    LP1 - Ghost to a Ghost
    1. Gutter Town
    2. Day By Day
    3. Ridin The Wave
    4. Don't Ya Wanna
    5. Ray Lawrence Jr.
    6. The Devils Movin In
    7. Time To Die
    8. Troopers Hollar
    9. Outlaw Convention
    10. Cunt of a Bitch
    11. Ghost to a Ghost

    LP2 - Gutter Town
    1. Goin to Gutter Town
    2. Gutter Stomp
    3. The Dirt Road
    4. Mushas
    5. The Dream of Before
    6. Dyin Day
    7. I Promised
    8. Chord of the Organ
    9. Move Them Songs
    10. The Low Line
    11. Ill Be Gone
    12. Troopers Chaos
    13. Chaos Queen
    14. Thunderpain
    15. Fadin Moon
    16. The Round
    17. Ill Save My Tears
    16. Its Goin Down
    17. With the Ship
    Hank Williams III
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  • 40 Greatest Hits 40 Greatest Hits Quick View

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    40 Greatest Hits

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    Legendary Country singer Hank Williams (1923 - 1953) lived a short and troubled life. But despite his short career, he scored many number 1 hits in the USA. Williams's vocals, steeped in emotion, have influenced generations of artists. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous musicians, and have been hits in various genres including Pop, Gospel and Blues.


    The 2LP includes such number 1 hits as Lovesick Blues, Jambalaya (On The Bayou), Kaw-liga and Your Cheatin' Heart. This anthology is the perfect starting point for newcomers to Hanks Williams' recorded legacy.

    LP1
    1. Move It On Over
    2. A Mansion On The Hill
    3. Lovesick Blues
    4. Wedding Bells
    5. Mind Your Own Business
    6. You're Gonna Change (or I'm Gonna Leave)
    7. Lost Highway
    8. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
    9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    10. I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living
    11. Long Gone Lonesome Blues
    12. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
    13. Why Don't You Love Me
    14. Why Should We Try Anymore
    15. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
    16. Moanin' The Blues
    17. Nobody's Lonesome For Me
    18. Cold Cold Heart
    19. Dear John
    20. Howlin' At The Moon


    LP2
    1. I Can't Help It (if I'm Still In Love With You)
    2. Hey, Good Lookin'
    3. Crazy Heart
    4. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
    5. Baby, We're Really In Love
    6. Ramblin' Man
    7. Honky Tonk Blues
    8. I'm Sorry For You My Friend
    9. Half As Much
    10. Jambalaya (on The Bayou)
    11. Window Shopping
    12. Settin' The Woods On Fire
    13. You Win Again
    14. I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
    15. Kaw-liga
    16. Your Cheatin' Heart
    17. Take These Chains From My Heart
    18. I Won't Be Home No More
    19. Weary Blues From Waitin'
    20. I Saw The Light

    Hank Williams
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  • A Fiendish Threat (Awaiting Repress) A Fiendish Threat (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Fiendish Threat (Awaiting Repress)

    The king of Hellbilly, Mr. Hank3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases. Hank3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4x4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project "3".


    Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed Hank3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records.


    Besides living the songs subject matter first, Hank3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn't enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to Hank3 "my mind is all over the place". But even a man talented and driven enough to do (count 'em) seven jobs at once has his limits, so Hank3 has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble of pickers and pluckers for Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat.


    The required stand-up bass holds the low end down at the deft hands of Zach Shedd, with David McElfresh and Billy Contreras whipping razor sharp bows across the fiddle. Daniel Mason handles banjo, with a special guest appearance on Possum In A Tree by former National Old-Time Banjo Champion Leroy Troy working his banjo in the old school clawhammer style, while Andy Gibson wrings the sweetest of notes out his stand up steel guitar. Finally, long-time collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Johnny Hiland rips his chicken pickin' guitar to feathers and shreds.


    With the release of Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, Williams is ready to hit the road, and when he hits the road, he hits it much harder than most. Hank3 shows are legendary for their length and intensity, averaging three hours a night, starting with a country set and ending with whatever his latest musical experiment happens to be. For this touring cycle, fans will get to taste the hardcore punk horror rock of A Fiendish Threat, a rippingly fast blast of sounds reminiscent of The Misfits, Minor Threat, 7 Seconds, The Ramones and other punk rock greats that are as much a part of Hank 3's musical identity as his country roots. But A Fiendish Threat, like all of the man's musical output, is anything but a formulaic, by-the-numbers rehash of what has been previously done by others. Stand up bass, fiddle, and banjo are not exactly standard instruments in punk rock, but they are on this record, riding beneath 3's howling distorted vocals. Perhaps this is the birth of rebelcore punk? Whatever you want to call it, Williams has left his own touch on the genre, even utilizing a bizarrely beautiful Hula-music-on-acid sounding Hawaiian guitar at times. Some of the songs can make the listener feel like someone dropped LSD in their cheap draft beer at a CBGB matinee show headlined by a ghoulish Hawaiian punk band. A Fiendish Threat is yet another of Williams already numerous signature sounds, and he's excited to put it in front of the audience for the first time. You know when you do a new record, you just want to play it for all your friends. That's what I'm excited for with this punk record, I get use a voice that doesn't get used that often, and pay respects to some of my influences at the same time. Doing this record made feel like I was growing stronger- it took some of the years off me, to tell you the truth. Playing it makes me feel young again, he laughs, How long I will be able to pull it off all depends on the voice, man."


    With these dual releases, Brothers Of The 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat added to his already huge and varied arsenal of music, Hank3 will be raising all sorts of hell on stage while the fans raise their glasses in the audience once again, and you can bet your last dollar a damn good time will be had by all. The man goes full throttle all the time, every time, as anyone who has ever been to one of his innumerable shows will attest.


    Listen to Brothers of the 4x4 and A Fiendish Threat, go to a show, and find out for yourself. Just remember the next day, after a few aspirins, a dinner at your own table, and a sleep in your own bed, that Hank3 will be down the road doing his thing again, and for that rebel, "doing the best I can" means something a little different than it does for the average man.

    1. Can I Rip U
    2. Different From the Rest
    3. There's Another Road
    4. Broke Jaw
    5. Watchin U Suffer
    6. Breakin Free
    7. Face Down
    8. New Identity
    9. Feel the Sting
    10. Fight My Way
    11. Full On
    12. Your Floor
    13. A Fiendish Threat
    Hank3
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  • Insecurity Notoriety (Awaiting Repress) Insecurity Notoriety (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Insecurity Notoriety (Awaiting Repress)

    Insecurity Notoriety is the debut full-length release from hardcore punk act Arson Anthem. Released via Housecore Records, the band includes Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Hank Williams III (Superjoint Ritual, Assjack) and Mike IX Williams (Outlaw Order, Eyehategod) and Colin Yeo (Ponykiller).



    I'm nos sure what it iss...but when Hank III, Colin and I get into 'Arson' mode, time stops. We know the mission is to write unforgiving hardcorse inspired by a slew of '80s bands...but the result is its own animals, yet not too terribly removed from the genuine article describes Anselmo. With that said, Insecurity Notoriety is like listening to an old favoritve blast from the skanking past...viscious, snotty, grating and anthemic! I Know it's typical to call a modern-day hardcore band fresh or different, especially when it's your band, but...it is! This effort makes our first EP sound like child's play, as it should. Play it over and over! Piss everyone off!

    1. Naught
    2. Foul Pride
    3. Isolation Militia
    4. More Than One War
    5. Insecurity Notoriety
    6. Pretty Like That
    7. Initial Prick
    8. Crippled Life
    9. Polite Society Blacklist
    10. If You Heard This (You Would Hit Me)
    11. Hands Off Approach
    12. Has Been/Had Been
    13. Primate Envy
    14. Death Of An Idiot
    15. Codependent And Busted
    16. Kleptomania 1:31
    17. Teach The Gun (To Love The Bullet)
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    Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell

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    The American punk rock band Social Distortion formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. Frontman of the band is vocalist, guitar player and main songwriter Mike Ness.
    Since its inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going with the only constant member being Mike Ness.


    'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell' is their fourth studio album originally released in 1992. It continues the melding of country and rockabilly influences with punk that began two albums before with the album 'Prison Bound'. Clear influences include Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.


    The album also marks the first time that a Social Distortion line-up had not changed in three consecutive studio recordings.

    1. Cold Feelings (3:30)
    2. Bad Luck (4:25)
    3. Making Believe (4:12)
    4. Born To Lose (4:08)
    5. Bye Bye Baby (3:05)



    1. When She Begins (5:03)
    2. 99 To Life (4:29)
    3. King Of Fools (2:49)
    4. Sometimes I Do (4:00)
    5. This Time Darlin' (4:08)

    Social Distortion
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    Change Of Fortune

    Soul Asylum was formed in Minneapolis in 1983 following in the footsteps of another local Alternative rock band, The Replacements. Mixing tuneful but unrestrained punk, hardcore, 1970s rock, country and self-effacing kitsch, one early review described their sound as "some unholy mix of Kiss and Hank Williams thrown under the wheels of a runaway train." All elements contributed to the band being credited with a 'grunge precursor' title, a claim often recited in comparisons between pre-Nirvana Minneapolis and Seattle bands.


    Their breakthrough album Grave Dancers Union, featuring their Grammy Award-winning single "Runaway Train" debuted in 1992 and went on to sell over 3 Million copies. They followed this with the album Let Your Dim Light Shine in 1995 which went on to sell over 1 Million copies.


    Change of Fortune has been three years in the making and the wait is most certainly worth it. The first single "Supersonic" will have Soul Asylum loyalists happy to discover the group's trademark ragged-but-right sound is still very much intact - clever lyrical turns of phrase, classic rock riffs filtered through punk rock energy, and themes that everyone can relate to. Change of Fortune is the sound of a band that has gone through good times, bad times, and every time in between and has come out the other side as fresh and invigorated as when it all began in a basement in Minneapolis.

    1. Supersonic
    2. Can't Help It
    3. Doomsday
    4. Ladies' Man
    5. When I See You
    6. Moonshine
    7. Make It Real
    8. Dealing
    9. Don't Bother Me
    10. Morgan's Dog
    11. Change of Fortune
    12. Cool
    Soul Asylum
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  • Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Deluxe) Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Deluxe)

    Deluxe Edition Includes Demos And Live Tracks


    Produced by Pete Anderson, the disc's sinewy mix of traditional honky-tonk, red-hot Bakersfield twang and rock n' roll attitude spawned a trio of hits including a cover of Johnny Horton's Honky Tonk Man, It Won't Hurt, and the title track. In the bigger picture, its stripped-down sound twisted together strains of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley, and more--with a roots-driven rawness, it changed and revitalized country music.

    LP 1
    1. Honky Tonk Man
    2. It Won't Hurt
    3. I'll Be Gone
    4. South of Cinncinnati
    5. Bury Me (Duet with Maria McKee)
    6. Guitars, Cadillacs
    7. Twenty Years
    8. Ring of Fire
    9. Miner's Prayer
    10. Heartaches By the Number


    LP 2
    1. This Drinkin' Will Kill Me (Demo)
    2. It Won't Hurt (Demo)
    3. I'll Be Gone (Demo)
    4. Floyd County (Demo)
    5. You're the One (Demo)
    6. Twenty Years (Demo)
    7. Please Daddy (Demo)
    8. Miner's Prayer (Demo)
    9. I Sang Dixie (Demo)
    10. Bury Me (Demo)


    LP 3
    1. Can't You Hear Me Calling (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    2. Honky Tonk Man (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    3. Guitars, Cadillacs (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    4. Rocky Road Blues (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    5. Heartaches By the Number (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    6. I'll Be Gone (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    7. It Won't Hurt (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    8. My Bucket's Got a Hole In It (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    9. South of Cincinnati (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    10. Mystery Train (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    11. Ring of Fire (Live at the Roxy 1986)
    12. Since I Started Drinkin' Again (Live at the Roxy 1986)

    Dwight Yoakam
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    Dangerous Things

    Dan Layus is set to release his debut album, Dangerous Things, via Plated Records.


    Dangerous Things spans influences from Hank Williams to Tom Waits, from Dwight Yoakam to Woody Guthrie. The album was recorded in Nashville at SouthxSea Studios with minimal production. The lyrics are about life's struggles and its simple joys, and harmonies are provided by Muscle Shoals' own Secret Sisters.


    Primarily known as the frontman of the critically acclaimed band Augustana, Layus explains, "I always knew this album was out there waiting, I just had to let it come to me. That was the most challenging part of this record. It was three years of repeatedly realizing I was trying too hard to write a perfect song. It all started to make sense and feel good as soon as I stopped treating songwriting like it was songwriting. Somewhere along the way I decided that if an idea was going to turn into a song on this album, then it had to be written organically and purely. It had to be an inspired moment that was unfolding melodically, musically and lyrically, all while making me feel something. Subsequently, that's how I recorded the songs-I played the song live a few times in front of some microphones and when I felt something real happen, we moved onto the next one. The songs and recordings on this album are inspired by other people's stories and informed by my own experiences and I've never felt more proud or comfortable sharing an album as I feel with this one."

    1. Dangerous Things (feat. The Secret Sisters)
    2. Driveway
    3. Four Rings (feat. The Secret Sisters)
    4. You Can Have Mine (feat. The Secret Sisters)
    5. Only Gets Darker (feat. The Secret Sisters)
    6. Call Me When You Get There
    7. Let Me Lose You
    8. Fell In Love On A Beach
    9. Destroyer
    10. Enough For You
    11. The Nightbird (feat. The Secret Sisters)
    Dan Layus
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    Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

    Import


    Less modern for its country-R&B blend (Elvis Presley and company did it in 1955) and lushly produced C&W tone (the Nashville sound cropped up in the late '50s) than for its place as a high-profile crossover hit, Modern Sounds in Country and Western fit right in with Ray Charles' expansive musical ways while on the Atlantic label in the '50s. In need of even more room to explore, Charles signed with ABC Paramount and eventually took full advantage of his contract's full artistic freedom clause with this collection of revamped country classics.


    Covering a period from 1939 to the early '60s, the 12 tracks here touch on old-timey fare (Floyd Tillman's It Makes No Difference to Me Now), honky tonk (three Hank Williams songs), and early countrypolitan (Don Gibson's I Can't Stop Loving You). Along with a Top Ten go at Eddy Arnold's You Don't Know Me, the Gibson cover helped the album remain at the top of the pop charts for nearly three months and brought Charles international fame. Above a mix of swinging big band charts by Gerald Wilson and strings and choir backdrops from Marty Paich, Charles' intones the sleepy-blue nuances of country crooners while still giving the songs a needed kick with his gospel outbursts. No pedal steel or fiddles here, just a fine store of inimitable interpretations.

    1. Bye Bye, Love
    2. You Don't Know Me
    3. Half As Much
    4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
    5. Just A Little Lovin'
    6. Worried Mind
    7. It Makes No Difference Now
    8. You Win Again
    9. Careless Love
    10. I Can't Stop Loving You
    11. Hey, Good Lookin'
    Ray Charles
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  • The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score (Awaiting Repress) The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Shawshank Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score (Awaiting Repress)

    First Time Ever On Vinyl


    Deluxe Double LP Package


    Gatefold Jacket Highlighted With Embossed Gold Leaf


    A truly historic event for vinyl aficionados and music fans the world over - Thomas Newman's Academy Award and Grammy Award-nominated score for the hit film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is released on vinyl for the first time ever!


    Soundtrack album features the full 18-track score from award-winning composer Thomas Newman (The Green Mile, American Beauty, Spectre) plus three additional tracks featured during some of the most memorable scenes throughout the film performed by The Ink Spots and Hank Williams plus a stunning performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro by the Deutsche Opera Berlin.


    This package features several images from the hit film plus exclusive liner notes by composer Thomas Newman.


    Since it's release in 1994, The Shawshank Redemption, with it's hauntingly beautiful, fan favorite score by composer Thomas Newman, has become a bona-fide classic as well as a regular fixture in American homes, appearing frequently on both basic and premium cable television, most notably throughout the holiday season.

    LP 1
    1. May
    2. Shawshank Prison (Stoic Theme)
    3. New Fish
    4. Rock Hammer
    5. An Inch Of His Life
    6. If I Didn't Care (Performed by the Ink Spots)
    7. Brooks Was Here
    8. His Judgement Cometh
    9. Suds on the Roof
    10. Workfi eld
    11. Shawshank Redemption
    12. Lovesick Blues (Performed by Hank Williams)


    LP 2
    1. Elmo Blatch
    2. Sisters
    3. Zihuatanejo
    4. The Marriage of Figaro / "Duettino - Sull 'Aria" (Performed by Deutsch Oper Berlin / Karl Bohm)
    5. Lovely Raquel
    6. And That Right Soon
    7. Compass and Guns
    8. So Was Red
    9. End Title

    Thomas Newman
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    Goodnight Tender (Discontinued)

    Amy Ray has gone country, and her scenic-route detour was not as out of the way as some fans might think. The singer-songwriter, best known as half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls folk-rock duo, has produced a solo album, Goodnight Tender, which is country music in the purest -- and purist - sense of the word. Recorded last spring at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C., this collection of 11 originals by Ray, along with a cover penned by Heather McEntire, is scheduled for release January 21, 2014 from Ray's Decatur-based company, Daemon Records. Hank Williams Sr. famously summed up country music as "three chords and the truth," and Goodnight Tender offers the kind of stripped-down melodies; honest, hat-in-hand emotions; and keening pedal steel and old-time strings that once emanated from tear-stained, honky-tonk jukeboxes. In her take on the early Nashville Sound, she sings movingly about dogs, pills, Duane Allman, and heartache. For decades, Ray has performed with Emily Saliers in the Indigo Girls, and their ongoing success derives, in part, from intricate, ethereal harmonies, from the interplay of their distinct voices and sensibilities. Ray also has turned up the volume in her solo career as an ax-slinging rocker, producing six albums with punk edges and defiant, powerhouse vocals. In both capacities, she integrates the personal with the political, the dynamics of relationships with principles of progressive social justice. Goodnight Tender marks a dramatic departure from those formats and themes, though her vocals, even when snarled at high decibels, always convey a rending ache that serves folk, punk, country, or any refrain tinged with pain. Ray convened artists she trusts with fiddle, banjo, dobro, pedal steel, guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums, and then arranged their microphone placement like an old-school sound engineer to create an authentic, vintage sound, gently imposing Strum And Twang on her Sturm Und Drang. "I love to scream and growl, but I also love the soft, sweet singing of artists like George Jones," Ray says, "so I slowed the tempo, got into a lower register, and let the songs and the musicians around me dictate a different direction. I was tempted to slip a political song in here, but I wanted this album free of anything that defines identity in any way." What she strove for instead was the rush of pure feeling. "I didn't want the laborious arrangement process - I wanted recordings I didn't have to mess with too much," she says. "So these songs are more visceral than intellectual, with a strong, wistful sense of setting that enables you to sense the creek and the dirt as well as the unrequited love. I wanted a record that sounds good and feels right when you're driving down a rural road." Ray enjoys plenty of opportunities to road-test these songs on her secluded, wooded property in north Georgia, where banjos and bluegrass still echo throughout the mountains. "At some point, those sounds are bound to seep into your life," she says. Inspired by her neighbors, Ray, who is a vegetarian, penned "Hunter's Prayer" for this album. "One night this huge buck appeared in the fog - his antlers still hadn't shed their fuzz -- and stopped and looked at me in this long moment, in the way animals have of seeming to see right into you," she recalls. "I thought of the Native activists I know, and the hunters who know how to treat the land and are much more connected to the chain of life than some of us are. So I wrote 'Hunter's Prayer,' initially as a folk song, then as a barroom sing-along, and then it went into another place. It's about not only wanting a good dog and a good love, but also wanting to find your bearings in life." Hank Williams Sr. would tip his Stetson hat in approval.
    1. Hunter's Prayer
    2. Oyster and Pearl
    3. The Gig That Matters
    4. Time Zone
    5. Anyhow
    6. Duane Allman
    7. More Pills
    8. Broken Record
    9. Goodnight Tender
    10. My Dog
    11. Let the Spirit
    12. When You Come for Me
    Amy Ray
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  • The Grace EP's (Box Set) The Grace EP's (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Grace EP's (Box Set)

    180 Gram 5 LP Box Set


    Includes a Full Color Jacket, A Double Sided Full Color Insert and a 12mm Spined Outer Sleeve.


    Music On Vinyl is proudly re-releasing The Jeff Buckley Grace EPs on vinyl. This unique package contains 5 180g 12 vinyl records each in their own full colour jacket, a double sided full colour insert and a 12mm spined outer sleeve.


    In the space of one studio album, and a number of recorded live performances, Jeff Buckley managed to carve out a global cult following. With so little studio output available, fans of Jeff Buckley have inevitably been drawn back time and time again to the masterpiece that is Grace, becoming familiar with every detail of every song.


    The five discs that make up The Grace EPs are a collection of live performances and a few studio versions from songs that appeared on Buckley's seminal debut album. A few b-sides are also included. Indeed two of these (Peyote Radio Theatre and So Real) were promotional-only releases that weren't commercially available. The others were rare imports: Last Goodbye came out in Japan, Live From the Bataclan in France, and The Grace EP in Australia.


    Jeff Buckley toured the globe extensively, performing countless shows in support of his music.
    The Grace EPs capture some of the majesty of his stage presence. So what of the music contained here? First of all this is no skimpy collection - adding up to more than two hours even though there are just three to five songs on each disc. The perfect supplement to the Grace album, it contains live versions (sometimes more than one) of five songs from that record, as well as a few edit versions, a Nag Champa Mix of Dream Brother, and a 13- minute live 'Chocolate Version' of Mojo Pin.


    Perhaps more interesting to collectors will be a few cover tunes not on Grace: a whopping 12-minute version of Van Morrison's The Way Young Lovers Do, a medley of Je N'En Connais Pas la Fin/Hymne A l'Amour, Hank Williams's Lost Highway, and a 14-minute take on Alex Chilton's Kanga-Roo. And there is, finally, a bonus track added to the The Grace EP (the only song in the package not on the original EPs), Tongue, a spooky ambient 11-minute studio instrumental.


    If you're a devoted Buckley-phile, this set is for you. It's beautifully put together, with crisp sound quality in the live performances, and captures Buckley's tremendous flair for stage improvisation.

    1) Mojo Pin
    2) Dream Brother (Nag Champa Mix)
    3) Kanga-Roo
    4) So Real
    5) Grace
    6) Dream Brother
    7) Dream Brother (Live)
    8) The Way Young Lovers Do (Live)
    9) Medley: Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin (Live) / Hymne A L'amour
    10) Hallelujah (Live)
    11) Grace
    12) Grace (Live)
    13) Mojo Pin (Live)
    14) Hallelujah (Live)
    15) Tongue
    16) Last Goodbye (Edit)
    17) Mojo Pin (Live At Wetlands)
    18) Kanga-Roo
    19) Lost Highway
    Jeff Buckley
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    Folksinger's Choice

    STUNNING 180 GRAM VINYL RELEASE OF THIS BOB DYLAN LIVE PERFORMANCE


    1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION


    Not yet 21 and with his first album still unreleased, a largely unknown Bob Dylan was invited by New Yorks WBAI radio to perform a live broadcast for Cynthia Goodings Folksinger s Choice programme on March 11th 1962.


    This legendary recording, available here for the first time on vinyl, illustrates perfectly the scope and manner of Dylans live repertoire in the months leading up to his debut release.


    In addition to the three originals, all newly minted by Dylan, he covers songs by the likes of Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie and Big Joe Williams, but interestingly does not perform any tracks that would feature on his first record just weeks from release at the time of this broadcast.


    Folksinger's Choice also contains the only known Dylan performances of Smokestack Lightning, Hard Travelin and Roll On, John and features the first known outings of The Death Of Emmett Till and Standing On The Highway


    The 11 songs performed are liberally interspersed with chat between Bob and Cynthia, however, far from spoiling the show, this only go to enhance one of the best early recordings we have of Bob Dylan, making this LP an incredibly important early document.


    SIDE A


    1. Lonesome Whistle Blue
    2. Conversation pt.1
    3. Fixin To Die
    4. Conversation pt.2
    5. Tell Me Baby


    SIDE B


    6. Conversation pt.3
    7. Hard Travel
    8. Conversation pt.4
    9. Death Of Emmett Till
    10. Conversation pt.5
    11. Standing On The Highway


    SIDE C


    12. Conversation pt.6
    13. Long John
    14. Conversation pt.7
    15. Stealin
    16. Conversation pt.8


    SIDE D


    17. Long Time Man Feel Bad
    18. Conversation pt.9
    19. Baby Please Dont Go
    20. Conversation pt.10
    21. Hard Times In New York

    Bob Dylan
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  • Way Out West Way Out West Quick View

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    Way Out West

    While he's too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country music history. He's played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and safeguarded country's most valuable traditions and physical artifacts.


    But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country's rich legacy while advancing it into the future. Way Out West, his 18th studio album, hits both of those marks. Produced by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.


    When it comes to transforming country songs into tangible experience, Stuart has a secret weapon: his longtime band the Fabulous Superlatives, which NPR Music said could "melt your heart with four-part harmonies, rock your bones with honky tonk, and dazzle you with picking worthy of their name,". Made up of guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs, the Superlatives are an extension of Stuart himself. The Superlatives are missionaries, they're fighting partners. They're my Buckaroos, my Tennessee Three, my Strangers. They're my legacy band and have been since Day One, says Stuart.


    I would play this record for Hank Williams, Merle Haggard or Ernest Hemingway and never bat an eye, says Stuart. There's something in there that would entertain each of them.

    1. Desert Prayer - Part I
    2. Mojave
    3. Lost On The Desert
    4. Way Out West
    5. El Fantasma Del Toro
    6. Old Mexico
    7. Time Don't Wait
    8. Quicksand
    9. Air Mail Special
    10. Torpedo
    11. Please Don't Say Goodbye
    12. Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)
    13. Desert Prayer - Part II
    14. Wait For The Morning
    15. Way Out West (Reprise)
    Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
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    Orange Blossom Special

    28pt. Gatefold Includes New Archived (Early 1960s Era) Photos Of Johnny Cash


    Box Car Numbered Edition


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    ''Johnny Cash transcends country music...he represents what American Music is all about!''


    Known throughout the world as one of the major figures of post-Hank Williams country music, Johnny Cash constantly sought to expand his musical horizons and avoid being pigeonholed. Cash was at his most engagingly eclectic on Orange Blossom Special, recorded in 1964.


    For starters, ''The Man In Black'' covered three tunes by Bob Dylan, then the most talked-about young singer-songwriter of the dawning folk-rock era. (''It Ain't Me Babe,'' ''Don't Think Twice, It's Alright,'' and ''Mama, You've Been On My Mind''), The Nashville musical establishment hardly embraced Dylan's mind-blowing lyrics, but Cash, knowing genius when he heard it, was the first major country star to cover Dylan's work. By the same token, he also rendered two numbers by A.P. Carter of the legendary Carter Family, who, along with Jimmy Rodgers, created the musical template that's still the model for ''traditional'' country, bluegrass, and some forms of folk. And Cash's unmistakable, tough-hewn baritone rendered the classic fiddle tune that is the title track, as well as ''Danny Boy'' (with a spoken word intro), the spiritual ''Amen'' and the traditional story-song ''The Long Black Veil.''. Cash's compositions include ''The Wall,'' one of the prison songs for which he is known, and the protest tune ''All Of God's Children Ain't Free.'' Orange Blossom Special (with liner notes by the artist and never-before seen archive photos) finds Cash backed by the Tennessee Two, his outstanding guitar/bass tandem of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant and guest appearances by such Nashville aces as Boots Randolph on tenor sax, pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell, guitarist Norman Blake, and harmonica ace Charlie McCoy. And on Johnny Horton's ''When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below),'' Cash is accompanied by the now-familiar female voice of June Carter.

    1. Orange Blossom Special
    2. The Long Black Veil
    3. It Ain't Me Babe
    4. The Wall
    5. Don't Think Twice It's All Right
    6. You Wild Colorado
    7. Mama, You Been On My Mine
    8. When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)
    9. All Of God's Children Ain't Free
    10. Danny Boy
    11. Wildwood Flower
    12. Amen
    Johnny Cash
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    The Band Perry

    Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest. - Kimberly Perry


    Inheriting a cross-pollinated love of country and rock & roll from their parents, The Band Perry - siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry - say that they bleed the bright red blood of American music. The three have always felt the drive to perform and create music, sweating out the summers in Mobile, Alabama playing in any dusty roadhouse or church that would have them. Kimberly strapped on her first Gibson - and fronted her first high school band - at age 15, employing Reid, then 10, and Neil, only 8, as her roadies. Changing guitar strings and polishing cymbals for their big sister lost its charm after awhile, so the brothers formed their own band, opening for Kimberly's band.


    My bass and I've been attached at the hip since I was 10 years old, says Reid. While most of my friends were playing little league, I was sitting in my room learning Rolling Stones' and Beatles' bass lines. It's really all I've ever known. Even as the three worked in different bands, the siblings would spend nights at home playing together: I remember sitting out on our front porch singing old Hank Williams and Bobbie Gentry songs in three-part harmony, hoping to channel the spirits of old country through musical sÉance while fighting off the southern Alabama mosquitoes, says Kimberly. We always knew we'd take the stage together - all we were waiting on was the right moment. That moment came in July of 2005, when - after years of writing together - the siblings decided to join forces as one band. The Band Perry was then invited by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company to open all of the dates on their New Faces Of Country Tour that year.


    In the summer of 2008, after spending a few years on the road honing their sound, TBP met longtime Garth Brooks manager Bob Doyle. Partnering with Bob and Josh Pegram, The Band Perry spent the fall and winter of 2008 writing in Nashville and collecting songs for their first country recording session.


    The three of us bring different strengths into the writing room, Neil points out. Kimberly carries in a bag of melodies and lyrics, Reid always has some really great musical ideas in his back pocket, and I bring in a sense of humor and some thread that ties it all together.


    The new recordings caught the ears of Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen, the CEO and President of Republic Nashville, signing to the new label in the summer of 2009.


    When talking about The Band Perry, each member of the trio stresses how much family figures into the mix: Reid, Neil and I share genes and a musical pedigree, Kimberly explains. We read the same classics and cook from the same recipes. With all of our likenesses though, I believe it's our distinctions that stir up the magic when we create. When the three of us sit down to write songs together, we pull from all of our individual perspectives and happenstances to create the most interesting song concoctions.


    There's a tightness between the three of us that goes way beyond even best friends, Neil adds. Family vocal harmonies can't be fabricated. And, besides - the three of us know that through the thick and thin of life and the music business, we're watching after each other.


    Blood runs thick. The music business can be hard, but the three of us are committed not only to our lives in music, but to living them together, Reid says. I think the security of knowing that about each other allows us to be uninhibited when we create. It's a democracy. It's a safe haven.


    We've walked a long way to find your ears, Kimberly Perry finishes with a grin. So play us long and play us loud. The Band Perry is here, and we just have so darn much to say.

    1. You Lie
    2. Hip To My Heart
    3. If I Die Young
    4. All Your Life
    5. Miss You Being Gone
    6. Double Heart
    7. Postcard From Paris
    8. Walk Me Down The Middle
    9. Independence
    10. Quittin' You
    11. Lasso
    The Band Perry
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