Melodi & Tekst: Tom Russell
“Tom Russell is Johnny Cash, Jim Harrison and Charles Bukowski rolled into one. I feel a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he’s writing out of the wounded heart of America.”
21. august slipper Hightone records en antologi over Tom Russell-sanger fremført av andre artister.
Tittelen på platen, »Wounded Heart of America«, er hentet fra ovenstående sitat av poeten Lawrence Ferlinhetti.
Her er pressemeldingen som Hightone har sendt ut i forbindelse med utgivelsen:
A compelling walk through the song library of one of America’s greatest songwriters. The world’s best singers have paid their respects to Tom Russell over the years & we’ve included a strong cross section here. From Johnny Cash’s amazing take on “Veteran’s Day,” to Suzy Bogguss’ hit version of “Outbound Plane,” from Dave Alvin’s growling “Blue Wing,” to beat poet legend Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s absolute cool reading of “Stealing Electricity,” and Doug Sahm's »St. Olav's Gate,« Tom’s genius shines through.
Bonus tracks include Tom’s own recordings of “Who’s Gonna Build You Wall,” (which caused such a stir at last year’s Cambridge Folk Festival,) “The Death of Jimmy Martin,” the rocking “Home Before Dark,” & a great rave up version of “Cuban Sandwich” with Barrence Whitfield on vocals and Amos Garrett on guitar.
For Tom’s long time fans, or a great primer for someone just being introduced to him, “Wounded Heart of America” is a must have.
1. Johnny Cash – Veteran’s Day
2. Dave Alvin – Blue Wing
3. Joe Ely- Gallo del Cielo
4. Iris Dement – Acres of Corn
5. Dave Van Ronk – The Outcaste
6. Laurie Lewis – Manzanar
7. Doug Sahm – St Olav’s Gate
8. Suzie Bogguss – Outbound Plane
9. Ian Tyson & Nanci Griffith – Canadian Whiskey
10. Doug Sahm – Haley’s Comet
11. Jerry Jeff Walker – Navajo Rug
12. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – The Sky Above
13. Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Stealing Electricity
14. Eliza Gilkyson – Walking on the Moon
15. Barrence Whitfield & Tom Russell – The Cuban Sandwich
16. Tom Russell - Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?
17. Tom Russell - Home Before Dark
18. Tom Russell - The Death of Jimmy Martin
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