Stories from Mountains, Swamps & Honky Tonks
CAT # 18964-0559-2
1. Don't Let the Deal Go Down 2:23 2. Code of the Mountains 2:38 3. I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water 2:57 4. Only a Message from Home Sweet Home 2:53 5. Only a Hangman 3:18 6. The Next Heart You Break May Be Your Own 1:53 7. She's Gone, Gone, Gone 3:00 8. Burn the Honky Tonk Down 2:24 9. This Old House 3:06 10. Satisfied Mind 3:09 11. I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby 2:10 12. Dusty Skies 2:47 13. Frankie and Johnny 3:18 14. Black Jack David 3:26 15. Barbara Allen 3:53 16. Swimming Hole/Cuckoo's Nest 4:56 17. The Knoxville Girl 3:43 18. The Burglar Man 1:59 19. County Fair 2:08 20. Jehoshaphat 2:27 21. When the Work's All Done This Fall 4:08 22. Banks of the Old Pontchartain 3:09 23. Streets of Laredo 4:25
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Saturday night honky-tonk poetry is not what you listen to in air-conditioned buildings. It sounds better coming through an open window carried along by humidity into the night where some wino or railroad bum can be the final resting place for the words, music and tradition. Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Hank Thompson, Lefty Frizzell -- these were the gentleman cowboys who sang the songs that celebrated Saturday night, with one foot planted in Sunday morning. Brownie Ford is a gentleman cowboy; you can hear it in the way he sings his songs. It is as if he stands up straight and proud in honor of his tradition; and I'll bet you a hundred dollars he takes his hat off when he goes indoors.' --Rodney Crowell, from his liner notes With David Doucet (Beausoleil), lead guitar, and D.L. Menard, rhythm guitar.
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