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CD released: May 18, 2018

Tracklisting:
1. Whitey Gallagher - Searching (I'm Always Looking)
2. Bobby Grove - Whistle Of The Gravy Train
3. Jimmy Griggs - The Beginning Of The End
4. Jim Ed Brown - The Enemy
5. Ed Bruce - Puzzles
6. Ray Sanders - My World Is Upside Down
7. Johnny Darrell - Jimmy Jacob
8. Billy Rufus - Low Down Blues
9. Sammi Smith - Saunders Ferry Lane
10. George Kent - Hello, I'm A Jukebox
11. Johnny Dollar - Meeting Of The Bored
12. Curly Putman - Talking To The Grass
13. Lonnie Holt - Water Under The Bridge
14. Johnny Collier - Nobody Touches Me
15. Bob Fry - I'm Gonna Be Gone
16. David Price - National Everybody Hate Me Week
17. Clay Hart - Free
18. Gene Savage - I Started At The Bottom And Worked My Way On Down
19. Diane Mccall - You'll Not Take Nothin' Out
20. Jimmy Griggs - Footprints In The Sands Of Time
21. George Kent - Running With The Wind
22. Johnny Darrell - It's A Rough Old Road To Travel
23. Mel Tillis - Survival Of The Fittest
24. Clay Hart - Wine, The River And You
25. Jerry Irby - A Man Is A Slave
26. Johnny Skiles With The Harmony Ranch Hands - Ghosts Of My Lonely Past
27. Buddy Starcher - I Still Write Your Name In The Sand
28. Dave Dudley - The Farmer's Prayer
29. Tony Gavin - The Oldtimer
30. James Gallagher - Searching
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THE BEGINNING OF THE END: THE EXISTENTIAL PSYCHODRAMA IN COUNTRY MUSIC (1956-1972)
Label: OMNI
Cat No: OMNI195
Barcode: 934334406071
Packaging: CD Regular

From the people who brought you 'Hillbillies In Hell'...
30 timeless tales of existential angst wrought from backwoods outsiders and Nashville misfits. Plaintive fiddles, furtive banjos and lonesome voices soundtrack a turbulent vista of eternal questions and unquenchable wanderlusts.
Apocalyptic laments, harrowing self-examinations, faltering ids and devastated inebriates. Many originally waxed on private press labels and distributed in tiny amounts, these troubled, marginalised troubadours sing of collapsing egos and stygian landscapes of molten self-doubt.
Years in the making - 'The Beginning Of The End' presents existential howls and Freudian diatribes from forgotten 45s, broken preachers and disrupted transgressives. All for your bewildered listening pleasure.
"WITNESS Whitey Gallagher and his endless SEARCHING!

"HEAR Bobby Grove chase THE WHISTLE OF THE GRAVY TRAIN!

"SEE Jim Ed Brown confront THE ENEMY!

"Limited Edition Deluxe CD with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!

"Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!

*20 page full-colour booklet with rare photos and memorabilia!

*30 Original Recordings (1956-1972)
Executive Producer: David Thrussell

Layout and design: David Landis for Shake It Design

Remastered 2018 by Warren Barnett @ Mountain Moss Mastering




This release (P) + (C) The Omni Recording Corporation 2018