Country Funk II: 1967-1974

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Country funk isn't a real genre, except retrospectively, being one of those kinds of sounds you can't really explain but you sure know it when you hear it. That's the road map compiler Zach Cowie used for the first volume in this series, and it's the same one he uses here for the second volume. Yeah, it's country, but it's extra greasy, with pronounced backbeats, and it's, well, funky somehow. You know it when you hear it. Like the first volume, this one is full of neat little surprises, including the opening track, Billy Swan's eerie, echoing chill take on "Don't Be Cruel" (which has a funky break to die for), Townes Van Zandt's garage band-backed "Hunger Child Blues," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Country funk isn't a real genre, except retrospectively, being one of those kinds of sounds you can't really explain but you sure know it when you hear it. That's the road map compiler Zach Cowie used for the first volume in this series, and it's the same one he uses here for the second volume. Yeah, it's country, but it's extra greasy, with pronounced backbeats, and it's, well, funky somehow. You know it when you hear it. Like the first volume, this one is full of neat little surprises, including the opening track, Billy Swan's eerie, echoing chill take on "Don't Be Cruel" (which has a funky break to die for), Townes Van Zandt's garage band-backed "Hunger Child Blues," Willie Nelson's languid "Shotgun Willie," Dillard & Clark's beautiful version of the Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," and Dolly Parton's 1974 country disco shuffle "Getting Happy," released, amazingly enough, the same year as "Jolene," and two songs could never have been more different in approach. Country funk, no matter how one defines it, might not be a real musical style per se, but as presented here, and in the first volume of this series, it emerges as a reminder that no musical style stands in isolation. Music is all about cross-pollination. Country and funk were always going to meet. They did. They have. You'll know it when you hear it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2014
  • Label: Light In The Attic
  • UPC: 826853011624
  • Catalog Number: 116
  • Sales rank: 27,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Be Cruel - Billy Swan (4:14)
  2. 2 Me and Mr. Hohner - Bobby Darin (3:18)
  3. 3 California Women - Hoyt Axton (2:21)
  4. 4 Hunger Child Blues - Townes Van Zandt (3:13)
  5. 5 Collection Box - Thomas Jefferson Kaye (4:05)
  6. 6 Shotgun Willie - Willie Nelson (2:42)
  7. 7 The Weight - Jackie DeShannon (3:02)
  8. 8 Don't Let Me Down - Gene Clark (3:51)
  9. 9 Pay Day Give Away - Bill Wilson (4:01)
  10. 10 Getting Happy - Dolly Parton (2:39)
  11. 11 Nobody - Johnny Watson (2:36)
  12. 12 Rising Sign - Jim Ford (3:43)
  13. 13 Cajun Moon - J.J. Cale (2:17)
  14. 14 Sumpin Funky Going On - Donnie Fritts (2:52)
  15. 15 Tulsa Turnaround - Kenny Rogers & the First Edition (3:40)
  16. 16 Long Long Time To Get Old - Great Speckled Bird (3:09)
  17. 17 Northeast Texas Women - Willis Alan Ramsey (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kaleidoscope Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Ian Tyson Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
Bobby Darin Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Willis Alan Ramsey Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Larry Collins Composer
Jim Ford Composer
Donnie Fritts Composer
Thomas Jefferson Kaye Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Dick Cooper Composer
Patrick McCarthy Producer, Photo Courtesy, Archival Materials
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Joanne Vent Composer
Ernie Shelby Composer
Alex Harvey Composer
Matt Sullivan Producer, Executive Producer, Photo Courtesy, Archival Materials
Josh Wright Executive Producer
Zach Cowie Producer, Photo Courtesy, Archival Materials
John Baldwin Remastering
Lydia Hyslop Archival Materials
Jess Rotter Illustrations
Bill Wilson Composer
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