COUNTRY FUNK VOL 11 - 1967-1974 1970 psych/blues/country) COMP CD

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Country funk — a genre created not from geography, but a term applied retrospectively based solely on the feel of the songs: hip-swinging rhythms with bourbon on the breath. These are songs to make your cowboy boots itchy. Songs that encompass the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues; country hoedown harmonies cut with inner city grit. Compiled from tracks dating from the late ‘60s to the mid ’70s, Country Funk is the sound of country music blending with sounds and scenes from coast to coast, white America’s heartland music blending with the melting pot .

The good news for the people who fell in love with the first volume of Country Funk is this: there’s plenty more where that came from. Country Funk Volume II 1967 – 1974 is a new set of loose-talking, lap steel-twanging tracks. On this volume you’ll find household names like Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Kenny Rogers, Jackie DeShannon, JJ Cale, Bobby Darin and Dolly Parton. You’ll also find obscure artists like Bill Wilson, whose lost "Ever Changing Minstrel" album was produced by the feted Dylan producer Bob Johnston, and Thomas Jefferson Kaye, noted producer of Gene Clark’s opus No Other. Gene Clark’s here too, as half of Dillard & Clark, wringing raw emotion from The Beatles’ 'Don’t Let Me Down.' All of the individuals featured have a story to tell, whether it’s that of the sidelined session musician, the fading star or the country upstart. There’s Canadian group Great Speckled Bird, who joined Janis Joplin and more on 1970’s Festival Express tour. There’s Hoyt Axton, who along with singing the harmonica-sucking ode to 'California Women,’ also took a role in Gremlins. There’s Jim Ford, who Sly Stone once described as “the baddest white man on the planet”. And there’s Billy Swan, who kicks proceedings off with a soul-stirring organ, a lazy kickdrum and his rockabilly vocals echoing like a croon into the grand canyon.


–Billy Swan     Don't Be Cruel     4:15
–Bob Darin*     Me And Mr. Hohner     3:18
–Hoyt Axton     California Women     2:22
–Townes Van Zandt     Hunger Child Blues     3:13
–Thomas Jefferson Kaye*     Collection Box     4:05
–Willie Nelson     Shotgun Willie     2:43
–Jackie DeShannon     The Weight     3:03
–Dillard & Clark     Don't Let Me Down     3:52
–Bill Wilson     Pay Day Give Away     4:02
–Dolly Parton     Getting Happy     2:40
–Larry Williams & Johnny Watson With The Kaleidoscope*     Nobody     2:37
–Jim Ford     Rising Sign     3:43
–JJ Cale*     Cajun Moon     2:17
–Donnie Fritts     Sumpin Funky Going On     2:52
–Kenny Rogers & The First Edition     Tulsa Turnaround     3:41
–Great Speckled Bird     Long Long Time To Get Old     3:09
–Willis Alan Ramsey     Northeast Texas Women     5:53