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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127167552
  • Catalog Number: 16755
  • Sales rank: 143,472

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, Toy Piano
Ronnie Hawkins Vocals
Ringo Starr Voices
Ron 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
Al 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
Michael Price Background Vocals
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
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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