DICK DAMRON Lost In The Music MINI-BOX SET FROM BEAR FAMILY

MINIBOX SET FROM
BEAR
FAMILY

DICK DAMRON  Lost In The
Music
(Bear Family BCD 17217
CH)
DISC
ONE:
The Minstrel • Whiskey Jack • My Good Woman
(That
Ain’t
Right) • It Ain’t Easy Goin.’ Home

When Satan
Spins
The Bottle

Lost In The
Music

California
Friends • The Only
Way To Say
Goodbye • Woman • Sweet Lady
  Dollars • We’ve
Almost Got It All • All Night Country Party • If London Were A Lady The Ballad
Of T. J’s • High On You
 Silver And
Shine •
Sweet September

Better
Think It Over

Slightly
Out Of Tune • Mid-Nite Flytes

Countryfied
• Soldier Of Fortune
(+ chorus)
• Waylon’s T-Shirt (w/o percussion)
DISC
TWO:
Honky Tonk Angels And Good Ole
Boys

Reunion •
You
Don’t Know
The Lady

Sundown
Lady • Rollin’ Stone • The
Same Old
Songs

The Last
Of The Rodeo Riders

Jesus Its
Me
Again
 Homegrown
Good Old
Time Country Rock ‘n’ Roll •
A Little
More Country Music

Lover

Tequila
Charlie’s • Bur­
nin’ A
Hole In My Heart
Last
Dance On A Saturday Night
 • Don’t Touch Him • Ridin’ Shotgun • Give
It All We’ve Got •
Softer Than
Satin • Cozy Ion • Falling In And Out Of Love (&
GINNY
MITCHELL)

Rise
Against The Wind (&
GINNY
MITCHELL) •
Susan
Flowers (w/o 1 guitar) • Just Another Old Rodeo Song
(+
chorus)
DISC
THREE:
Masquerade • 1955 • You’d Still Be Here
Today • St. Ma
ry’s Angel
• Here We Are Again •  Cinderella
And The Gin
gerbread
Man • Ain’t No Love Around • Hotel Mexico • I’m
Not Ready
For The Blues • I Stopped Believing In You • Lately
When She
Loves Me • The Legend And The Legacy • Wild
Horses •
Midnite Cowboy Blues • Silver Dollars • Superstar •
Ain’t No
Trains To Nashville

The Lady •
Rockabilly Days
  Ba­by’s Got
The Blues • Farewell To Arms • If You Need Me Lord
(+
chorus)
Following on from Bear
Family
‘s first three cd box set, More Than
Countryfied
, which covered Dick Damron’s recordings
during the period 1959-76, this second collection continues through 1978-89.
This set might well be subtitled “The RCA Years” as it brings together all
his recordings made during his eleven year association with the
label.
Regarded as
one of Canadian country music’s national treasures, Damron has been a driving
force in the music for over 50 years, recorded over 50 albums and written over
500 songs – with his 1970 chart-topping Countryfied securing him national
exposure. (Then, when George Hamilton IV covered it,
international doorways opened up). Damron has been named
BMI Best
Canadian Songwriter
seven
times, inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
and won just about every other music award that
Canada has to
offer.
Dick
Damron
began a
lasting friendship with music publisher/record producer Joe Bob
Barnhill
in 1973 who, at the time when he had virtually decided to
forsake singing for songwriting, persuaded him to record in
Music
City. Five
years later he struck a deal with RCA Records, with his first
LP for the label, Lost In The Music, featuring wholly original
Damron songs. Kicking off this collection, the songs were born out
of his daily lifestyle – women, taverns, the road and love of music – with
three singles hitting the Canadian charts, the highest rising being Whiskey Jack. Two further
Nashville sessions
(October 1978 and May 1979), featuring the pick of the
Nashville sessions,
resulted in his next album High On You. With many of the tracks
featuring the Waylon half-time beat, the honky-tonk lifestyle is once again
explored, with The Ballad Of T.J’s,
based on a true story of a
Nashville barroom
murder, being one of the finest examples of the genre.
A
Best Of collection (bringing together several of his pre-RCA
titles) followed, while his subsequent Nashville recorded albums included
Honky Tonk Angel (which furthered his rowdy “outlaw” style) and
Dick Damron (providing a mixture of styles from old time rock
‘n’ roll to modern country-pop). He also recorded two duets with
California singer
Ginny Mitchell, Falling
In And Out Of Love
and Rise Against
The Wind
, and returned to
Canada to record
the honky-tonk Last Dance On A Saturday Night
album.
Whereas Dick Damron’s
earlier Bear Family set revealed his musical diversity,
this new collection is firmly entrenched within country music boundaries, taking
in outlaw, ballad and gospel material. To quote the artist’s own outlook, “I’m part of the legend and the legacy.”
As before, Deke Dickerson provides notes, based on Damron’s
autobiography and an interview, in the accompanying 48 page booklet that’s
complete with photographs and
discography.

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