Hedy West & Bill Clifton - Getting Folk Out Of The Country (CD) 1

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1-CD-Album Digipak with 36-page booklet, 12 tracks. Playing time 35:06 mns

In the '70s I booked various American artists to play the German folk clubs. Now, on the occasion of Bear Family's 35th anniversary, I'm getting sentimental and would like to look back on that era.

Among others, the artists included Bill Clifton, Hedy West, Bonnie Dobson, The Strange Creek Singers, Tracy & Eloise Schwarz, Bill Monroe, and Ed McCurdy.

Over the years Bear Family has released several productions by Hedy West, Bill Clifton, Tracy & Eloise Schwarz. Hedy West produced an album by Ed McCurdy for Bear Family, which included his composition Last Night I Had The Strangest Deam, sung by himself for the first time. For years, this anti-war-song had been covered by many other artists, including Pete Seeger and Johnny Cash - it was even sung in 1989 at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ed, who was watching the scene on TV in Canada, rang me and was totally enthusiastic.

Apart from Bill Monroe's German concerts (4-CD / 1-DVD Box-Set), we have published his complete studio recordings on a series of CD box-sets. Among these was a fascinating great moment in country music - as expressed by Walter Fuchs: This memorable meeting of two legends - Hedy West and Bill Clifton - is now revived again: Hedy West, who died in 2005, and Bill Clifton, who was inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame in Nashville, had met in a London studio in 1972 to produce an album together. These recordings were first issued by Richard Weize on Folk Variety and soon afterwards on Bear Family.

The album caused quite a stir on the scene. It was even referred to as an exceptional great moment in country music. After all, both artists came from completely different social backgrounds and different music scenes. Bill Clifton was upper class, Hedy West was more working class...Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/

Track Listing

    • Free Little Bird
    • Maid On The Shore
    • Whitehouse Blues
    • Little Sadie
    • Blow Ye Gentle Winds
    • Curley Headed Baby
    • S-A V-E D
    • Mary Of The Wildmoor
    • Mississippi Sawyer
    • Pictures From Life's Other Side
    • Pity Me All Day
    • Angel Band

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: Country

    Run Time: 35 mins

    Release Date: 06/01/10

    UPC: 4000127167545

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