Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 2: 1969

Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 2: 1969

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The second volume of Bear Family's seven-disc country-rock history Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels focuses on 1969, a crucial year in the music's development. It was the year Gram Parsons broke free from the Byrds to form the Flying Burrito Brothers, it was the year Bob Dylan released "Lay, Lady Lay," the year where the Band consolidated their success with their second album and its single "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," the year when the San Francisco-exiled Doug Sahm started to pine for "Texas Me," and, just as crucially, Glen Campbell adopted cinematic Hollywood production for "Galveston" as Buck Owens drenched "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass' with fuzz guitars. Every one of these developments illustrated how country-rock was breaking into the mainstream and not from any one direction, either: there are bunches of Bakersfield twang but also Southern-fried soul, sultry Nashville production, a bit of proto-outlaw storytelling, and plenty of stuff that lies somewhere in between. What impresses most about this second volume of Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels -- because this, like its predecessor, doesn't dig deep as much as it establishes history -- is how vibrant and exciting all these cultural cross-currents feel. The two years covered on Vol. 1 were the preamble: this is year zero of country-rock and in this excellent history, it still sounds invigorating and surprising.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 5397102173622
catalogNumber: 2784159
Rank: 70526

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doug Dillard   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals
Clarence White   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Glen Campbell   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Leader,Vocals
Buck Owens   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Gene Clark   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Dylan   Guitar,Vocals
Randy Meisner   Bass,Background Vocals
Jim Messina   Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Gram Parsons   Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Elvis Presley   Vocals
Robbie Robertson   Guitar
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Doug Sahm   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Lyle Ritz   Bass
Gene Parsons   Banjo,Harmonica,Drums,Vocals
Rick Danko   Bass,Vocals
Chris Darrow   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Augie Meyers   Keyboards
Red Rhodes   Steel Guitar
Bobby Wood   Piano
Richie Furay   Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Pedal Steel Guitar
Mary Arnold   Vocals
Earl Poole Ball   Piano,Electric Harpsichord
Byron Berline   Fiddle
Charlie Daniels   Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums,Leader
Tommy Cogbill   Guitar
Jon Corneal   Drums
DeLory   Conductor
Henry Diltz   Electric Banjo
Chip Douglas   Bass,Leader
Bobby Emmons   Organ
Chris Ethridge   Bass,Piano,Leader,Vocals
Gib Guilbeau   Fiddle,Guitar
George Grantham   Drums,Leader
Jeff Hanna   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Levon Helm   Drums,Vocals
Mary Holladay   Choir, Chorus
Garth Hudson   Organ,Bugle,Clavinet,Melodica
John Hughey   Steel Guitar
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Kenny Rogers   Vocals
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Mike Leech   Bass
Ed Logan   Trombone
John London   Bass,Leader
Andrew Love   Saxophone
Richard Manuel   Piano,Vocals
Roger McGuinn   Guitar,Leader,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Frank Morin   Horn
John Perez   Drums
Popeye Phillips   Drums
Susan Pilkington   Choir, Chorus
Dick Rosmini   Guitar
Mike Settle   Vocals
Donna Thatcher   Choir, Chorus
John Ware   Drums
Donna Washburn   Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Jerry Wiggins   Drums
Reggie Young   Dobro,Guitar
Rusty Young   Dobro,Piano,Steel Guitar,Leader,Background Vocals
Charlie McCoy   Bass
Mary Greene   Choir, Chorus
R.F. Taylor   Trumpet,Leader
Jackie Thomas   Saxophone
Michael Ronstadt   Background Vocals
Peter Ronstadt   Background Vocals
Albert "Al Bruno" Bruneau   Guitar
Doyle Floyd Hendricks   Guitar
Wayne Moore   Bass
Norman L. Blake   Guitar
John York   Electric Bass,Vocals
Sanland Brothers   Vocals
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich   Fuzz Guitar
Harvey Kagan   Bass
Thomas Rexton Brumley   Steel Guitar
Robert D. "Bob" Morris   Bass
Eddie Hoh   Drums
Kenneth Buttrey   Drums
Terry Williams   Vocals
John Disterdick   Guitar
Robert S. Wilson   Organ
John Barbara   Drums
Gretchen Jacome   Background Vocals
David Jackson   Piano

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Gene Clark   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Flying Burrito Brothers   Producer
Jim Messina   Composer,Producer
Michael Nesmith   Producer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Doug Sahm   Composer
Chris Darrow   Composer
Augie Meyers   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Richie Furay   Composer
John Simon   Producer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Glen D. Hardin   Arranger
DeLory   Orchestral Arrangements
Chip Douglas   Producer
Kevin Eggers   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations,Discographical Information
Chris Ethridge   Composer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Henry Lewy   Producer
Jim Malloy   Producer
Larry Marks   Producer
Roger McGuinn   Composer
Chips Moman   Producer
Frank Morin   Composer
John Perez   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
John Ware   Composer
Barry Feinstein   Cover Photo
Richard Weize   Discographical Information
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Russ Wapensky   Discographical Information
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Dickie Garland   Composer
Gary Paxton   Producer
Amigos De Musica   Producer
Dick Reynolds   Composer

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