JAMES BURTON - CANNONBALL RAG EARLY GROUPS AND SESSIONS
Cat. no: JASCD1086
Release Date: 9th October 2020
Genre: Rock & Roll
A consummate picker and the master of economic understatement and pristine taste, guitar-for-hire James Burton has carved out a reputation as the ultimate sideman, whose eloquent licks embellished and enhanced everything he played on.
Rightly deified for his work with Ricky Nelson and much later, Elvis Presley, he laid down the blueprint for late 60s/early 70s Country-Rock, and has continued to ply his trade into the 21st Century. This compilation presents a unique snapshot of his early career as a sideman, initially as a teenager, recording in Louisiana.
Featured artists include Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, David Houston, Bobby Lee Trammell, Ricky Nelson, Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell, alongside less readily-known names like James Wilson & The Jimmie-Cats, The Shadows, Maylon Humphries, Tommy Cassel and The Shacklefords, plus a rare, live solo performance recorded at the Town Hall Party. As you would doubtless expect, this set includes a number of collectable rarities you’ll be hard pushed to find elsewhere on CD.
Tracks: James Wilson & The Jimmie-Cats - You Won’t Know Why Till I’m Gone / James Wilson & The Jimmie-Cats - Wilson Blues / The Shadows - Jumping With Shadows (Demo) / The Shadows - Shadow Rock (Demo) / Dale Hawkins - If You Please Me (Demo) / Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q (Alternate Take) / Dale Hawkins - Don’t Treat Me This Way / Bob Luman - All Night Long / Bob Luman - Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache / Bob Luman - This Is The Night / The Shadows - The Creep / David Houston - One And Only / David Houston - The Teenage Frankie & Johnnie / Maylon Humphries - Worried ‘Bout You Baby / Bobby Lee Trammell - Shirley Lee / Bobby Lee Trammell - I Sure Do Love You Baby / Ricky Nelson - Believe What You Say / Ricky Nelson - My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It / Ricky & James Playing Acoustic Guitar - Trambone (Live) / Tommy Cassel - Go Ahead On / Tommy Cassel - Run Along Little Girl / Tommy Cassel - Rockin’ Rock And A Rollin’ Stone / Tommy Cassel - It Ain’t What You Got / Dorsey Burnette - Misery / Dorsey Burnette - Way In The Middle Of The Night / Ricky Nelson - Just A Little Too Much / Bob Luman - I Got A Woman (Live) / Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou / Bob Luman - My Baby Walks All Over Me (Live) / Bob Luman - Band Intros/Milk Cow Blues (Live) / James Burton - Cannonball Rag (Live) /
Rick Nelson - Summertime / The Green River Boys feat. Glen Campbell - Truck Drivin’ Man / The Green River Boys feat. Glen Campbell - Lonesome Jailhouse Blues / The Shacklefords - Big River
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