Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Volume 1: 1966-1968 (2-CD)
by Various Artists

Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 26, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Truck Driving Man - The International Submarine Band
  • 2.You Just Can't Quit - Rick Nelson
  • 3.Nashville Cats - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • 4.Pay the Price - Buffalo Springfield
  • 5.Tried So Hard - Gene Clark - (featuring Gosdin Brothers)
  • 6.Grizzely Beark AKA Grizzly Bear - The Youngbloods
  • 7.So You Say You Lost Your Baby - Gene Clark - (featuring Gosdin Brothers)
  • 8.Tell Me - Gosdin Brothers
  • 9.Darlin' Companion - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • 10.I'm Movin' On - The Everly Brothers
  • 11.Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
  • 12.Child Clain To Fame - Buffalo Springfield
  • 13.Bowling Green - The Everly Brothers
  • 14.Niki Hoeky - Bobbie Gentry
  • 15.Luxury Liner - The International Submarine Band
  • 16.Blue Eyes - The International Submarine Band
  • 17.What Am I Doing Hangin' Round - The Monkees
  • 18.Old John Robertson - The Byrds
  • 19.Sugar Babe - The Youngbloods
  • 20.Ain't That a Shame - Kenny Vernon
  • 21.Ode To Billie Joe - Nashville West

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome - The International Submarine Band
  • 2.Wasn't Born To Follow - The Byrds
  • 3.I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Bob Dylan
  • 4.Weight, The - The Band
  • 5.She Sang Hymns Out of Tune - Hearts and Flowers
  • 6.I Shall Be Released - The Band
  • 7.You Ain't Going Nowhere - The Byrds
  • 8.Hickory Wind - The Byrds
  • 9.Turn Around - The Beau Brummels
  • 10.Loneliest Man In Town, The - The Beau Brummels
  • 11.Never Goin' Back - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • 12.One Hundred Years From Now - The Byrds
  • 13.Train Leaves Here This Morning - Doug Dillard / Gene Clark
  • 14.Make Up Your Mind - Spencers
  • 15.Radio Song, The - Doug Dillard / Gene Clark
  • 16.Nobody Knows - The Dillards
  • 17.Listen To the Sound - The Dillards
  • 18.Conscience of You, The - Dennis Payne
  • 19.T For Texas - The Everly Brothers
  • 20.I Wonder If I Care As Much (#2) - The Everly Brothers

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Lee Hazlewood; Suzi Jane Hokom.
Illustrator: Colin Escott.
Photographer: Colin Escott.
Appropriately enough, the first volume of Bear Family's seven-volume country-rock series Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels kicks off with the voice of Gram Parsons, the man who wrote the line that gives this project its title and the man commonly acknowledged as the Hank Williams of country-rock. Parsons wasn't the first or only West Coast cowboy to get to this hybrid of Bakersfield country, Nashville craft, hippie ideals, and rock & roll amplification, which this double-disc, 41-track set makes perfectly clear. Gram gave country-rock a mythos and enduring sex appeal but he was supported by a number of long-haired refugees, Music City freaks, and Hollywood misfits, all of whom feature prominently on this compilation. Covering the years 1966-1968, this first volume happily blurs borders not just between country and rock but between the respectable and not, rightly finding place for Rick Nelson and the Monkees' "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round" in between Parsons' first band International Submarine Band and his second, the Byrds. Other L.A. folk-rockers show up, namely Buffalo Springfield and Bobbie Gentry -- who was always halfway between California and Tennessee -- and they also have a strong presence on the first disc. The second has places for the Band and Bob Dylan but this collection of 1968 sides is heavy on the Byrds (who had then enlisted Parsons to complete their country makeover, the Dillards and the Beau Brummels, along with the Everly Brothers, who were the only '50s survivors working in this idiom. Every one of these names will be familiar to aficionados of country-rock and perhaps even to fellow travelers, but surprise isn't quite the goal of this set. What this intends to provide is a portrait of the rise of country-rock in all its wooly glory and Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels does so, quite gloriously. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bear Family Records

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