Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 5: 1972

Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 5: 1972

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Overview

On the fifth volume of the seven-part country-rock history Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country-Rock, Bear Family shines a spotlight on 1972. In this telling, 1972 stands out as an austere counterpart to the cracking 1971, a year heavy with kicking combos. Some groups do indeed show up here, but New Riders of the Purple Sage's lazy stroll through "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)" indicates the pace of the proceedings: apart from Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks swinging through the speedy "Walkin' One and Only," this is one mellow year. Often, things turn quite introspective, too, with songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Chip Taylor, John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, and Kris Kristofferson emphasizing the lyricism that lies at the heart of a cowboy poet. Elsewhere, other singers strike the right balance between canny craft and amiable groove: J.J. Cale's original version of "After Midnight" shuffles slow and long, Bobby Charles gets funky on "Small Town Funk," and Rick Nelson captures the zeitgeist with "Garden Party." If this volume sometimes gets a little sleepy, that's fine: everybody can use a breather, particularly one as sweet and affecting as this.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2016
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 5397102173653
catalogNumber: 5027592
Rank: 87523

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delbert McClinton   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Norman Blake   Guitar,Mandolin
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Clarence White   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Doug Kershaw   Fiddle,Vocals
Roy Acuff   Vocals
Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Guitar,Vocals
John Hartford   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals
Bill Keith   Banjo,Lap Steel Guitar
Kris Kristofferson   Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Merle Travis   Guitar
Doc Watson   Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Butch Hancock   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Geoff Muldaur   Guitar
John Cale   Guitar,Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Rita Coolidge   Background Vocals
Jonathan Edwards   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Joe Ely   Dobro,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocal Harmony
Dan Fogelberg   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Don Henley   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Randy Meisner   Bass
Michael Nesmith   Guitar,Vocals
John Prine   Guitar,Vocals
John Sebastian   Guitar,Harmonica
Dave Holland   Bass
Don Randi   Piano
Tracy Nelson   Background Vocals
Thompson   Choir, Chorus
Amos Garrett   Guitar
Gene Parsons   Harmonica,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Skip Battin   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Rick Danko   Bass
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Don Everly   Vocals
Donnie Fritts   Piano,Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Dennis Linde   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Murray   Choir, Chorus
Rick Roberts   Guitar,Vocals
Mick Ronson   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Swan   Bass,Background Vocals
Chip Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Keltner   Drums
Bobby Wood   Piano,Keyboards
Ray Martin   Choir, Chorus
John McEuen   Mandolin
Troy Seals   Guitar
Ron Cornelius   Background Vocals
Tommy Hancock   Fiddle
Chandler Travis   Marimbas,Vibes
Dan Penn   Background Vocals
Richard Adelman   Drums
John Barbata   Drums
Stuart Basore   Steel Guitar
Matt Betton   Drums,Keyboards
Dianne Brooks   Vocals
Chuck Browning   Drums
Tom Brumley   Steel Guitar
Stephen Bruton   Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Cage   Dobro
John David Call   Steel Guitar
Tom Canning   Keyboards
Jerry Carrigan   Percussion,Drums
Jim Caughlan   Drums
Curly Chalker   Steel Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Johnny Christopher   Guitar
"Brisco" Clark   Steel Guitar
Glen Clark   Keyboards,Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
David Cohen   Guitar
Ed Colis   Harmonica
Michael Connor   Piano,Keyboards
Fred Cross   Choir, Chorus
Rick Cuhna   Acoustic Guitar
John Dawson   Guitar,Vocals
Shane Keister   Piano
James Luther Dickinson   Piano,Background Vocals
Spencer Dryden   Percussion,Drums
Thomas Dunstan   Banjo,Vocals
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Keyboards
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Jimmie Fadden   Harmonica
John Girton   Fiddle,Guitar
Jeff Hanna   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Walter Haynes   Dobro
Levon Helm   Drums
Dan Hicks   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Karl Himmel   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine
Billy Hinds   Drums
Milt Holland   Percussion
Garth Hudson   Organ,Accordion
David Jackson   Bass
Shaun Jackson   Violin
Tommy Jackson   Fiddle
Allen Kemp   Guitar
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar
Buddy Killen   Percussion
Leo LeBlanc   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Jim Lanham   Bass,Vocals
Shorty Lavender   Fiddle
Bernie Leadon   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Mike Leech   Bass
Jaime Leopold   Bass
Eric Lillequist   Guitar,Vocals
Stephen A. Love   Bass Guitar
Kenny Malone   Percussion
Richard Manuel   Keyboards
Jody Maphis   Drums
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy McClure   Bass
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Alice McEuen   Choir, Chorus
Roger McGuinn   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Michael Mindel   Fiddle
Gary Montgomery   Background Vocals
Daniel Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Weldon Myrick   Dobro
David Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Rick Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Harvey Newmark   Guitar
Gary Nicholson   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Ed Norman   Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Danny O'Keefe   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Michael O'Neill   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Spooner Oldham   Keyboards
Phil Olivella   Clarinet
Terry Paul   Bass,Background Vocals
Tony Pearson   Mandolin
Perkins   Steel Guitar
George Powell   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Maryann Price   Vocals
Wesley Pritchett   Bass,Vocals
Norbert Putnam   Bass
John Regan   Bass
Joe Renda   Keyboards
James Rolleston   Bass
Stuart Schulman   Bass,Fiddle,Keyboards
Gary Scruggs   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Randy Scruggs   Guitar,Autoharp,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Steve Scruggs   Choir, Chorus
Vic Serman   Saxophone
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Norman D. Smart   Drums
John Till   Guitar
Dave Torbert   Bass
Townes Van Zandt   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Wesson   Saw
Benny Whitehead   Background Vocals
Jerry Whitehurst   Piano
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Wilson   Piano
Norro Wilson   Background Vocals
Reggie Young   Guitar
Warren Zevon   Keyboards
Craig Fuller   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dean Adrian   Percussion
Bob Ringe   Percussion
Billy Carruthers   Drums
Jimmy Colvard   Guitar
Chet Flippo   Choir, Chorus
Charlie McCoy   Organ,Harmonica,Keyboards
Gerry McGee   Guitar
Orville Rhodes   Steel Guitar
Von Smith   Acoustic Guitar
Donnie Owens   Guitar
Gloria Belle   Choir, Chorus
Pete "Oswald" Kirby   Dobro
Louise Scruggs   Choir, Chorus
John Summer   Drums
Betty Travis   Choir, Chorus
Mike Carr   Choir, Chorus
Gary Smith   Guitar
Joe Allen   Bass
Junior Huskey   Bass
David Briggs   Organ,Piano
Jimmy Smith   Mandolin
John Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
James Howard "Speedy" McNatt   Fiddle
John Plantania   Electric Guitar
Jim Ibbotson   Choir, Chorus
Robert Charles Guidry   Vocals
Willie Ackerman   Percussion
Hayward Bishop   Percussion
Pat Shanahan   Drums
Roger Hawkings   Drums
Maybelle Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Kenneth Buttrey   Drums
Naomi Ruth Greenberg   Fiddle,Vocals
Timmy Martin   Choir, Chorus
Syl Rice   Bass
Steven Edney   Vocals
Starr Smith   Vocals
James "Westy" Westermyer   Vocals
David Hutchins   Guitar
Barbara Merrick   Vocals

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Composer
Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Composer
John Hartford   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Butch Hancock   Composer
Byrds   Producer
John Cale   Composer
Ry Cooder   Arranger
Dan Fogelberg   Composer
Michael Nesmith   Composer,Producer
John Prine   Composer
Don Randi   Arranger
Gene Parsons   Composer
Bobby Charles   Producer
Rick Danko   Composer,Producer
Don Everly   Composer
Rick Roberts   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer,Producer
Roger Tillison   Composer
Roger Troy   Producer
Rose Lee Maphis   Composer
John Simon   Producer
David Anderle   Producer
Audie Ashworth   Producer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Peter Casperson   Producer
John Dawson   Composer
James Luther Dickinson   Producer
Kevin Eggers   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Fred Foster   Producer
Dan Hicks   Composer
Buddy Killen   Producer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Daniel Moore   Producer
Rick Nelson   Composer,Producer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
Wesley Pritchett   Composer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Bob Rafkin   Composer
John Reed   Composer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
Schmitt   Producer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Craig Fuller   Composer
Bob Ringe   Producer
Clyde Beavers   Composer
Darrell Statler   Composer
Dinky Dawson   Composer
Robert Guidry   Composer
Max Fidler   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Allen   Composer
Clark Bentley   Producer
J. Henry Burnett   Producer
Este   Photo Restoration

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