Tom Russell Wounded Heart of America
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- Released: August 21, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Hightone Records
Uncut - p.1064 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Dave Van Ronk's scarifying 'The Outcaste' and Ramblin'' Jack Elliott's 'The Sky Above And The Mud Below' that capture the sad, vivid realism of his best work."
- 1.Veteran's Day
- 2.Blue Wing
- 3.Gallo del Cielo
- 4.Acres of Corn
- 5.The Outcaste
- 7.St. Olav's Gate
- 8.Outbound Plane
- 9.Canadian Whiskey
- 10.Navajo Rug
- 11.The Sky Above and the Mud Below
- 12.Haley's Comet
- 13.Stealing Electricity
- 14.Walking on the Moon
- 15.The Cuban Sandwich
- 16.Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?
- 17.Home Before Dark
- 18.The Death of Jimmy Martin
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Personnel: Tom Russell (vocals, guitar); Tom Russell; Michael Martin (guitar, guitars, mandolin); Eliza Gilkyson (vocals, background vocals); Redd Volkaert (electric guitar); Stephen Belans (vibraphone); Rick Richards (drums); Mark Hallman (percussion, background vocals).
Recording information: The Congress House Studios, Austin, TX.
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Although Tom Russell remains a cult act, the folk-based singer-songwriter has had many well-known admirers. WOUNDED HEART OF AMERICA is a well-chosen compilation of covers of Russell's songs, including performances by Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Iris DeMent, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, and Dave Van Ronk. Highlights include a spoken-word reading of Russell's "Stealing Electricity" by the renowned beat poet Lawrence Ferlingheti and four previously unreleased tracks by Russell himself.
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