Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got a Lot of Love [Bonus Disc]

Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got a Lot of Love [Bonus Disc]

by James TalleyJames Talley


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Reissued on its 30th birthday, James Talley's 1975 debut is now viewed as one of the defining documents of what has become the Americana movement. Buttressed by a stirring, Talley-penned essay on the life's journey that forged him as an artist, as well as a bonus disc containing an unabridged period interview, it's an impressive package honoring a landmark work by a still-vital artist who continues to conduct his career with an uncompromising vision of himself, his music, and his message. Mainstream country was in the first throes of the Outlaw movement in 1975, and though Talley was never lumped in with Willie, Waylon, and the boys, he possessed (and still does) the same reverence for the music's deepest roots, its link with the working class, and an unswerving self-assurance when it came to presenting his music his way. The music lives on the shoulders of giants, such as Woody Guthrie (both in the populist sentiments of the folkish, strutting title song and in the clever nursery rhyme wordplay of "Daddy's Song"); Bob Wills (in the spirited western swing of "W. Lee O'Daniel and the Light Crust Doughboys"); and any number of classic country tunesmiths whose influence is evident in tender, beautifully crafted love songs such as "Take Me to the Country" (with an aching pedal steel line every bit as sensitive and nuanced as Talley's heartfelt vocal) and the honky-tonk heartbreaker "No Opener Needed." This is where the soul of a man resides. Bear witness.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/21/2006
Label: Cimarron Records
UPC: 0693249100121
catalogNumber: 1001
Rank: 78848

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Talley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Interviewee
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Mandolin,Electronic Mandolin
John Hiatt   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Smith   Trumpet
Ralph Childs   Tuba
Rick Durrett   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Electric Piano
Doyle Grisham   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Karl Himmel   Drums
Steve Mandell   Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Jerry McKuen   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Dave Poe   Clarinet
Lisa Silver   Fiddle
Michael Martin   Spoons
Steve Mendel   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Wayne Secrest   Electric Bass
Steve Hostak   Electric Guitar
Tonya Lyons   Vocal Harmony
Gregg Thomas   Drums
Steve Hostack   Electric Guitar
Johnny Bell   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dave Gillon   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dave Poe   Clarinet
Tommy Silver   Trumpet
Tony Lyons   Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Gimble   Composer
James Talley   Composer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Mike Hanes   Interviewer
Lee Hazen   Engineer
Richie Cicero   Engineer
Chet Flippo   Liner Notes
Steve Mendel   Audio Production
Tonya Lyons   Engineer

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