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Sweet Sad & Salty

Sweet Sad & Salty

by Burl Ives
     
 
Omni Recording Corporation specializes in digging out the oddities in an established veteran's catalog, and their 2012 Burl Ives compilation Sweet Sad & Salty is no exception. Concentrating on his Owen Bradley-produced Nashville sessions of the '60s, this 31-track collection samples from eight different LPs released between

Overview

Omni Recording Corporation specializes in digging out the oddities in an established veteran's catalog, and their 2012 Burl Ives compilation Sweet Sad & Salty is no exception. Concentrating on his Owen Bradley-produced Nashville sessions of the '60s, this 31-track collection samples from eight different LPs released between 1961 and 1973, adding four previously unreleased tracks -- "Time to Bum Again," "Born for Trouble," "Unemployment Check," and "Hobo Jungle," none given specific copyrights in the liner notes -- to the mix. Many of these songs were written by Nashville heavyweights -- there's a ton of songs credited to Harlan Howard, and many more to Hank Cochran, Jack Clement, Boudleaux Bryant, Hank Cochran, and Mel Tillis -- which, combined with the role of Bradley and the omnipresent Anita Kerr Singers, goes a long way in explaining how firmly entrenched this music is within Music City, no matter what the candy-colored psychedelic artwork suggests. Only a handful of these cuts date from the back half of the '60s, and if the songs sometimes address the shifting tides (granddad Burl reads a "Girlie Magazine" in his easy chair; he sings a ditty about the "longhair boys and screaming females" on "The Sixties"), the bulk of the record consists of amiable country-pop performed with panache and a sly wink. Bradley's productions are a little more adorned than Ives' early folkier work, but this is still in that vein -- it's just that the songs are a little more varied musically and thematically, the productions a bit fuller. It's enjoyable and sometimes curious, but not revelatory.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2012
Label:
Omni
UPC:
9326425806210
catalogNumber:
157
Rank:
51261

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. The Almighty Dollar Bill
  2. Forty Hour Week
  3. Bury The Bottle With Me
  4. Mama Don't Want No Peas, No Rice
  5. Lynching Party
  6. Who Done It?
  7. Lower Forty
  8. Time To Bum Again
  9. Born For Trouble
  10. I'm the Boss
  11. Wishin’ She Was Here (Instead Of Me)
  12. Hard Luck And Misery
  13. Unemployment Check
  14. Hobo Jungle
  15. The Atlantic Coastal Line
  16. Poor Boy In a Rich Man's Town
  17. A Hundred And Twenty Miles From Nowhere
  18. That's All I Can Remember
  19. Ninety Nine
  20. What You Gonna Do, Leroy?
  21. A Little Bitty Tear
  22. Lenora, Let Your Hair Hang Down
  23. The Long Black Veil
  24. Delia
  25. Oh, My Side
  26. Girlie Magazine
  27. Back To Nashville, Tennessee
  28. Mean, Mean Man
  29. All Aboard
  30. The Sixties
  31. Mrs. Johnson's Happiness Emporium

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burl Ives   Primary Artist
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Bill Pursell   Piano
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Velma Smith   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Bob Moore   Bass
Fred Carter   Guitar
Joe Sinkan   Bass

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Paul Clayton   Composer
Burl Ives   Composer
Johnny Russell   Composer
Andy Badale   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Carl Belew   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Charles L. Cooke   Composer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Harlan Howard   Composer
David Landis   Layout
Ed Penney   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Fred Carter   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Tommy Blake   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Frank Stanton   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Dixie Deen   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lyle Moraine   Composer
Alvin Lucia   Liner Notes
Murray Semos   Composer
John Dorurad   Composer
Ernie Wymer   Composer

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