Wounded Heart Of America

Tom Russell

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Format: CD

Cat No: HCD8196

Release Date:  10 September 2007

Label:  Hightone

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  012928819626

Genres:  Country  

  • Description

    A compelling walk through the song library of one of America's greatest songwriters. The world's best singers have paid their respects to Tom Russell over the years and a strong cross section is included here. From Johnny Cash's amazing take on "Veteran's Day" to Suzy Boguss' hit version of "Outbound Plane", from Dave Alvin's growling "Blue Wing" to beat poet legend Lawrence Ferlinghetti's absolute cool reading of "Stealing Electricity" and Doug Sahm's "St. Olav's Gate", Tom's genius shines through.

    Bonus tracks include Tom's own recording of "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall", his personal commentary on the illegal immigration issue which he performed to a huge crowd and critics reaction at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2006 and has previously only been available on a limited edition EP. Also "The Death Of Jimmy Martin", the rocking "Home Before Dark" and a great rave up version of "Cuban Sandwich" with Barrence Whitfield on vocals and Amos Garrett on guitar.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Veteran's Day - Johnny Cash
      • 2. Blue Wing - Dave Alvin
      • 3. Gallo Del Cielo - Joe Ely
      • 4. Acres Of Corn - Iris DeMent
      • 5. The Outcastle - Dave Van Ronk
      • 6. Manzanar - Laurie Lewis
      • 7. St. Olva's Gate - Doug Sahm
      • 8. Outbound Plane - Suzy Bogguss
      • 9. Canadian Whiskey - Nanci Griffith
      • 10. Navajo Rug - Jerry Jeff Walker
      • 11. The Sky Above And the Mud Below - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
      • 12. Haley's Comet - The Texas Tornados
      • 13. Stealing Electricity - Lawrence Ferlighetti
      • 14. Walking On the Moon - Eliza Gilkyson
      • 15. The Cuban Sandwich - Tom Russell
      • 16. Who's Gonna Build Your Wall - Tom Russell
      • 17. Home Before Dark - Tom Russell
      • 18. The Death Of Jimmy Martin - Tom Russell