They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore

They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore

by Kinky Friedman
     
 

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The venerable Bear Family label from Germany begins its Kinky Friedman reissue series with the two-fer reissue of two of the Texas songwriter's recordings, Kinky Friedman released in 1974 on the ABC Dunhill label and Lasso from El Paso from Epic in 1976. These two offerings are the most essential of the infamous legend's songwriting gift and hisSee more details below

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The venerable Bear Family label from Germany begins its Kinky Friedman reissue series with the two-fer reissue of two of the Texas songwriter's recordings, Kinky Friedman released in 1974 on the ABC Dunhill label and Lasso from El Paso from Epic in 1976. These two offerings are the most essential of the infamous legend's songwriting gift and his outrageous personality. The former boasts the title track, "Rapid City, South Dakota," and the ribald "Homo Erectus." The latter features what is perhaps his finest song, "Sold American," and "Dear Abbie." Along the way are choice covers as well, including readings of Peter la Farge's "Ballad of Ira Hayes," Bob Dylan's "Catfish," and Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab." The Texas Jewboys were a formidable band, playing tough, tight country music with great reverence for the tradition in spite of Kinky's provocative lyrics. In addition to the two previously issued albums are a pair of new songs, "Kasey" and "If I Have Another Hit." The package is handsome and includes a fine liner essay by Colin Escott, and the sound is beautifully remastered, warm, and full. This is a fine introduction to one of the most idiosyncratic and left-field songwriters to come out of the 1970s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
0790051675523
catalogNumber:
16755

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kinky Friedman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Douglas & the Rebel Rousers   Horn
Waylon Jennings   Background Vocals
Willie Nelson   Background Vocals
Dr. John   Keyboards,Toy Piano
Ronnie Hawkins   Vocals
Ringo Starr   Voices
Ronnie Wood   Guitar
Rick Danko   Bass,Vocals
Mick Ronson   Guitar
Rob Stoner   Bass
Billy Swan   Background Vocals
Tompall Glaser   Background Vocals
Bobby Russell   Background Vocals
Nino Tempo   Horn
Steven Soles   Guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Steel Guitar
Jim Atkinson   Guitar
Terry Balin   Vocals
Gary Barone   Horn
Ben Benay   Guitar,Harmonica,Conductor,Jew's Harp
Ginger Blake   Background Vocals
Major Boles   Drums
Gary Burke   Drums
T Bone Burnett   Guitar
Andy Cahan   Drums
Eric Clapton   Dobro
Brian Clarke   Bass
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Randy Cullers   Drums
Tom Culpepper   Guitar
Terry Danko   Bass
Michael DeTemple   Guitar
Teddy Jack Eddy   Drums
Garth   Violin
Bill Ham   Guitar
Levon Helm   Guitar
Snakebite Jacobs   Horn
David Kemper   Drums
Ken Lauber   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
David Mansfield   Pedal Steel Guitar
Richard Manuel   Drums
Roger McGuinn   Banjo
Darrell Norris   Drums
Michael Omartian   Organ,Piano,ARP
Ron Oates   Piano
Alan Rush   Bass
Sid Sharp   Concert Master
Jewford Shelby   Synthesizer,Accordion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Lee Sklar   Bass
Dan Walsh   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Roscoe West   Vocals
Ira Wilkes   Bass
Howie Wyeth   Drums
Red Young   Keyboards
Rusty Young   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dick Hyde   Horn
Dan Beck   Background Vocals
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
Willie Fong Young   Background Vocals
Buttocks Texas Philharmonic   Strings
Jay Miguori   Horn
Michael Price   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Producer
Ray Stevens   Composer
Kinky Friedman   Composer,Producer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Ronnie Hawkins   Composer
Peter La Farge   Composer
Panama Red   Composer
Billy Swan   Composer
Steve Barri   Producer
Major Boles   Composer
Colin Escott   Biographical Information
Howard Gale   Engineer
Phil Kaye   Engineer
Jacques Levy   Composer
Huey P. Meaux   Producer
Steve Popovich   Executive Producer
Ben Tallent   Engineer
Roscoe West   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Jay Wise   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Dylan Ferrero   Contributor
Ulrich Gladisch   Mastering
Buck Fowler   Composer

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