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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Billy Strange Strange Country
Born in the "backwoods" of Long Beach, California, Billy Strange had a completely different take on country picking. While Strange spent his formative years on the "hillbilly" circut, his musical arrangements for the likes of Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra infused his instrumental music with a sound we could only start to describe as "lounge-a-billy" from a strange country. This album is a hidden treasure, from start to finish. It's acoustic instrumental music that is folky (but not overly so) with a definite lounge twist. Very unique, toe-tapping, finger-snapping music. Makes you want to drink a Manhattan while sitting on a horse. Hipsters in the mood for a change of pace can't go wrong here.
1. Don't Think Twice It's Alright 2. Guitar Country 3. Allentown Jail 4. Tom Cat 5. If I Were Free 6. Strange Country 7. Daddy Roll 'Em 8. Sing Hallelujah 9. Green, Green 10. Stranger In Your Town 11. Dont' Anyone Know My Name 12. Sangaree
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.