Durwood Haddock Honky Tonk Crazy (And Other Love Songs)

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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Cd Baby

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Can't Drown My Sorrows (You Taught'em How To Swim)
  • Buy for $0.992.You Can Count On Me (If You Can't Count Too High)
  • Buy for $0.993.(We Made) Too Many Memories
  • Buy for $0.994.Sweet Talking
  • Buy for $0.995.I'm Tired Of Waiting 'Round (Til You Get Around To Me)
  • Buy for $0.996.(Let's Call Each Other) Baby One More Time
  • Buy for $0.997.(While The World Turns) Bluer Than Blue
  • Buy for $0.998.That Make Love To Me Look (In Your Eyes)
  • Buy for $0.999.Honkytonk Crazy (& Bar Hoppin Mad)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Blues On Baker Street
  • Buy for $0.9911.(I Want You To) Take All The Memories
  • Buy for $0.9912.Last Night I Really Had A Bawl
  • Buy for $0.9913.Bonus Track: If You Don't Use It (You're Gonna Lose It)

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With a co-write on the '50s country hit "There She Goes," -- and with numerous road houses, recording sessions, and radio programs to his credit -- Durwood Haddock was right there in the hot crucible of honky tonk, long before it went all sepia-toned. But to have the old master still kicking around in 2007 could be conceived as little more than a curiosity or stab at nostalgia, were it not for the quality of Honky Tonk Crazy (And Other Love Songs). The album takes a real stripped-down approach toward arrangement and instrumentation, with acoustic guitar and Haddock's big sorrowful voice out front and light washes of violin, occasional piano plunks, and the rare electric-guitar twang fleshing out the more subtle hues. One has to wonder where Haddock has been hiding these 13 originals, for most neo-honky tonkers would give their eyeteeth for just one of these nuggets. Haddock, here at 72, proves himself to still be a top-notch purveyor of traditional country music. These are deeply hollowed-out and comfortable tracks, with Haddock's careworn, unpretentious vocal delivery (which is somewhere in the neighborhood of Merle Haggard's) leading you through a land of old taverns, heartache, and hill towns that he knows all too well. There really isn't a loser in the bunch, but highlights include "You Can Count on Me (If You Can't Count Too High)," "(While the World Turns) Bluer Than Blue," and "Last Night I Really Had a Bawl." This is unabashedly tear-in-your beer stuff, but the relatively lo-fi atmosphere and the sui generis aura of Haddock himself add something stirring and nearly indescribable, though the word "real" certainly starts arriving at it. ~ Erik Hage

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  • UPC: 600664310622
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