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»James Wesley Days: The Best Of Chip Taylor 99-10« är en dubbel-CD till enkelpris som innehåller det bästa ur Taylors produktion sedan han kom tillbaka till musiken i slutet av 90-talet.
Här finns duetter med bland andra Carrie Rodriguez, Lucinda Williams, Guy Clark och John Prine. Och inte minst ett helt nyinspelat samarbete med svenska Jill Johnson, ”Forever’s Going Underground”.
Ytterligare två tidigare outgivna spår får plats tillsammans med hits som ”Angel Of The Morning”, ”Storybook Children” och såklart ”Wild Thing”, i en magnifik liveversion med bland andra Bill Frisell och Buddy Miller.
The first time I saw Chip Taylor live, I didn’t know much about him. He’d just got back to music after his gambling years. Of course I knew of his huge hits “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning”, but what impressed me the most that first time was that he played with one of my all time favorite guitarists John Platania. The guy who played on Van Morrison’s “It’s Too Late To Stop Now”. Wow!
Later I’ve learned that rock and country aficionados held the Chip Taylor solo albums from the 70’s in very high regard, but at the time I didn’t have a clue. Despite this lack of education on my part, I’ve had the privilege not only to work with Chip, but we have also become close friends. At a hotel room in Austin I was probably the first “outsider” to hear his masterpiece “Black and Blue America”. I was there when Chip met Carrie Rodriguez for the first time. We’ve spent hours in tour buses. Over the years we’ve had many good talks (and quite a few good single malts along the way).
Thanks to one of Chip’s hardcore fans, I now have copies of all his solo albums from the old days. And they are good. No doubt about it. But for me, the really important songs are the ones written and recorded since Chip got back into music in the late 90’s, the period covered by this compilation. These are the songs that really struck a chord inside me. Songs of joy and sorrow, of deep emotions and everyday life. Pure poetry with a great sense of humor.
It’s been an honor to select the tracks for “James Wesley Days”, the first compilation of Chip Taylor’s post-gambling days. It was also very difficult. When you listen I’m sure you will miss one or two favorites. So do I. It was necessary to kill a few darlings in the process. The hits are here of course, and perhaps a few songs you didn’t expect. Some obscure album tracks and three previously unreleased gems. Enjoy!
- Håkan Olsson, Rootsy.nu
|1. The Real Thing|
|2. Sweet Tequila Blues||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|3. Black and Blue America||Lyssna|
|4. Somewhere In Some Town (There Is A Town)||Lyssna|
|5. I Need Some Help With That|
|6. One Hell Of A Guy||duet with Guy Clark|
|7. Fort Worth Thursday Night|
|8. Red Dog Tracks||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|9. Some Old Fools|
|10. Charcoal Sky|
|11. Storybook Children||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|12. Wasn’t Born in Tennessee|
|13. Could I Live With This||duet with Lucinda Williams|
|14. Don’t Speak In English||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|15. New Song Of Freedom|
|16. Memphis, Texas||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|17. James Wesley Days|
|18. Wild Thing|
|1. Forever’s Going Underground||duet with Jill Johnson|
|2. Dance With Jesus|
|3. Let’s Leave This Town||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|4. Without Horses|
|5. Sometimes I Act Just Like A Fool|
|6. Dance With A Hole In Your Shoe|
|7. The Way Of It||duet with John Prine|
|8. All The Rain||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|9. If I Stop Loving You|
|10. Through Their Mother’s Eyes||duet with Lucinda Williams|
|11. What a Smile You Had|
|12. Angel Of The Morning||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|13. I Ain’t Leaving Without You|
|14. Big River|
|15. You Are Danger||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|16. Holy Shit|
|17. Joe Frazier|
|18. We Come Up Shining||duet with Carrie Rodriguez|
|19. Temptation||duet with PP Arnold|
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A Song I Can Live With
Block Out The Sirens of This Lonely World
F**k All The Perfect People
I'll Carry For You
Live at McCabes
New Songs of Freedom
Rock and Roll Joe
Rock and Roll Joe LP
Songs From A Dutch Tour, The Book (plus CD)!
The Little Prayers Trilogy
This Darkest Day (feat Paal Flaata & Ida Jenshus)
Unglorious Hallelujah/Red Red Rose & Other Songs Of Love, Pain & Destruction