Sunday, September 28, 2008

Junior Samples- That's a Hee-Haw! CHS-1021 - (1969)

You will be amazed by Samples' amazing abilities as a vocalist (note my sarcasm)....though, I will admit that there's a haunting sense of sadness in the tunes "Uncommonly Well" and "Dog Gone"..

Track Listing:

01-That's a Hee Haw (Joe Gibson)
02-The Life Of a Star (R. Emery & J. Frank)

03-The Rabbit Song (J. Samples & C. Williamson)
04-Uncommonly Well (Smith & Hughey)
05-Ole Rover (Langley-Gibson-Edwards)
06-Ode to the Thunder Mug (B. Carlisle,Jr-J. Gibson)
07-Doggone (My Dog's Gone) (V. Bulla)
08-The Insurance Man (J. Samples & Jo Gibson)
09-Tobe, The Mule (Part 1) (R. Lovett & C. Moran)
10-Tobe, The Mule (Part 2) (R. Lovett & C. Moran)
11-Junior's Love Life (J. Samples)

12-Junior & the Doctor (J. Samples & C. Williamson)

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Junior Samples and Archie Campbell- Bull Session at Bull's Gap CHM/CHS-1007 (1968)

Continuing my drive to push Junior Samples, lovable hillbilly rube, into the digital age, here is Samples' second album, a recording of the infamous bullshit session he and Archie Campbell, amongst others, conducted in 1968.

As far as I know, the WMA files I'm offering up in these posts are the only way you can get digital recordings of these albums, because they've been long out of print and never offered on anything but vinyl...

Track Listing:

01-Bull Session at Bulls Gap
02-Sports Common Taters
03-Bull Shootin'
04-Reluctant Draftee
06-Birds, Bees, Girls & Stuff Like That

07-Junior Takes to the Air
08-In a Stew (Chicken That Is)
09-Junior Foils the Game Warden
10-Intoxicated Automobile
11-Dippin', Chewin', Acid & Pot
12-Old Swimmin' Hole

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jerry Reed R.I.P.

Late last month, an idol of mine passed on.

From Wikipedia:

Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937August 31, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in over a dozen films. As a singer, he may be best known for "Amos Moses", and "When You're Hot, You're Hot", for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1972 and "East Bound and Down", the theme song to the first Smokey and the Bandit movie in which he portrayed the "Snowman", Cledus Snow.

Reed was not only an amazing song-writer and guitarist, but a damn good humorist, as well.

Plus....he was on an episode of Scooby Doo...

So...for download this time around....the soundtrack to Smokey and the Bandit:

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The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed (1967, RCA LPM3756)

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Nashville Underground (1968, RCA-LSP3978)

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