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Various Artists: Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 5: 1972

Track List

>Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
>I Received a Letter - Glen Clark
>Tennessee Blues
>Lazy Waters
>After Midnight
>You Are Not Needed Now
>Dallas
>Boomer's Story
>Border Lord - Kris Kristofferson
>Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy
>Rainbow
>Different Drum
>Gasoline
>Tears
>Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore
>Great Compromise, The - John Prine
>You've Never Seen Me Cry
>Walkin' One and Only
>Small Town Talk
>Clyde
>Road, The
>Ain't What You Eat But the Way How You Chew It - Glen Clark
>Super Cowboy
>I'm Tired of Singing My Song in Las Vegas
>Garden Party
>In My Own Small Way
>Anyway I Love You
>Early Morning Riser
>BB Class Road
>Dirty Matthew - Chip Taylor
>Fast One - J.D. Souther
>Once in a Great While
>Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
>Smokey Put the Sweat on Me
>Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown
>Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies
>Will the Circle Be Unbroken - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.

Recording information: A & R Recording Studio, New York City (01/1972-02/1972); American Sound Studio (01/1972-02/1972); American Sound Studio, Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Ten (01/1972-02/1972); Ardent Studio, Memphis, Tennessee (01/1972-02/1972); Atlantic Recording Studio, New York (01/1972-02/1972); Atlantic Studio, New York (01/1972-02/1972); Atlantic Studio, NYC, NY (01/1972-02/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Bearsville, New York (01/1972-02/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, New Y (01/1972-02/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, NY (01/1972-02/1972); Bell Sound Studio, New York CIty, New York. (01/1972-02/1972); Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (01/1972-02/1972); Bradley's Brant, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (01/1972-02/1972); CBS Studios (01/1972-02/1972); CMS Studios, London, England (01/1972-02/1972); Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (01/1972-02/1972); Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee (01/1972-02/1972); Elektra Sound Studio, N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (01/1972-02/1972); Larrabee Sound Studio, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hol (01/1972-02/1972); Mercury Custom Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (01/1972-02/1972); Monument Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (01/1972-02/1972); Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama (01/1972-02/1972); Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); Paramount Studios, Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); Quadrafonic Sound Studio, Grand Avenue Nashville, Tenne (01/1972-02/1972); RCA Studio D, New York City, NY (01/1972-02/1972); RCA Studio, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Belmont Bld, Nashville, (01/1972-02/1972); Shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Belmont Blvd, Nashville, (01/1972-02/1972); Shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Nashville, TN (01/1972-02/1972); Soundshop, Divison Street, Nashville, Tennessee (01/1972-02/1972); Studia A, RCA Toronto (01/1972-02/1972); Sunset Sound, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); Sunset Sound, Sunset Blvd., Hollwood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); Theobald's Road, London WC1, England (01/1972-02/1972); United Recording Corp, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (01/1972-02/1972); Wally Heider's Recording Studio, Hyde Street, San Franc (01/1972-02/1972); Wally Heider's Recording studio, San Francisco, Califor (01/1972-02/1972); Warner Bros, Amigo Studio, CUmpston Avenue, North Holly (01/1972-02/1972); Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, TN (01/1972-02/1972); A & R Recording Studio, New York City (03/1972); American Sound Studio (03/1972); American Sound Studio, Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Ten (03/1972); Ardent Studio, Memphis, Tennessee (03/1972); Atlantic Recording Studio, New York (03/1972); Atlantic Studio, New York (03/1972); Atlantic Studio, NYC, NY (03/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Bearsville, New York (03/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, New Y (03/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, NY (03/1972); Bell Sound Studio, New York CIty, New York. (03/1972); Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (03/1972); Bradley's Brant, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (03/1972); CBS Studios (03/1972); CMS Studios, London, England (03/1972); Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (03/1972); Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee (03/1972); Elektra Sound Studio, N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (03/1972); Larrabee Sound Studio, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hol (03/1972); Mercury Custom Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (03/1972); Monument Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (03/1972); Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama (03/1972); Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA (03/1972); Paramount Studios, Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA (03/1972); Quadrafonic Sound Studio, Grand Avenue Nashville, Tenne (03/1972); RCA Studio D, New York City, NY (03/1972); RCA Studio, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (03/1972); shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Belmont Bld, Nashville, (03/1972); Shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Belmont Blvd, Nashville, (03/1972); Shelby Singleton Sound Studio, Nashville, TN (03/1972); Soundshop, Divison Street, Nashville, Tennessee (03/1972); Studia A, RCA Toronto (03/1972); Sunset Sound, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (03/1972); Sunset Sound, Sunset Blvd., Hollwood, CA (03/1972); Theobald's Road, London WC1, England (03/1972); United Recording Corp, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA (03/1972); Wally Heider's Recording Studio, Hyde Street, San Franc (03/1972); Wally Heider's Recording studio, San Francisco, Califor (03/1972); Warner Bros, Amigo Studio, CUmpston Avenue, North Holly (03/1972); Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, TN (03/1972); A & R Recording Studio, New York City (05/11/1972); American Sound Studio (05/11/1972); American Sound Studio, Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Ten (05/11/1972); Ardent Studio, Memphis, Tennessee (05/11/1972); Atlantic Recording Studio, New York (05/11/1972); Atlantic Studio, New York (05/11/1972); Atlantic Studio, NYC, NY (05/11/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Bearsville, New York (05/11/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, New Y (05/11/1972); Bearsville Sound Studio, Speare Road, Bearsville, NY (05/11/1972); Bell Sound Studio, New York CIty, New York. (05/11/1972); Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (05/11/1972); Bradley's Brant, Mount Juliet, Tennessee (05/11/1972); CBS Studios (05/11/1972); CMS Studios, London, England (05/11/1972); Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (05/11/1972); Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee (05/11/1972); Elektra Sound Studio, N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (05/11/1972); Larrabee Sound Studio, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hol (05/11/1972).

On the fifth volume of the seven-part country-rock history Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country-Rock, Bear Family shines a spotlight on 1972. In this telling, 1972 stands out as an austere counterpart to the cracking 1971, a year heavy with kicking combos. Some groups do indeed show up here, but New Riders of the Purple Sage's lazy stroll through "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)" indicates the pace of the proceedings: apart from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks swinging through the speedy "Walkin' One and Only," this is one mellow year. Often, things turn quite introspective, too, with songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Chip Taylor, John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, and Kris Kristofferson emphasizing the lyricism that lies at the heart of a cowboy poet. Elsewhere, other singers strike the right balance between canny craft and amiable groove: J.J. Cale's original version of "After Midnight" shuffles slow and long, Bobby Charles gets funky on "Small Town Funk," and Rick Nelson captures the zeitgeist with "Garden Party." If this volume sometimes gets a little sleepy, that's fine: everybody can use a breather, particularly one as sweet and affecting as this. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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