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Artist: Red River Dave
Title: Authentic Hillbilly Ballads And Topical Songs - Volume One (1954-1976)
Format: CD
Label: OMNI RECORDING CORP.
Catalog Number:192
Barcode:934334405838 itemnumber=1000121674
Price: $19.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: FOLK/BLUEGRASS
Release Date: 9/15/2017
Availability: In Stock
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Notorious for his song ‘California Hippie Murders!’ - a ghoulish, harrowing, yodeling retelling of the infamous (Charles Manson masterminded) Tate-LaBianca slayings - Red River Dave was a genuine cowboy singing star turned tabloid balladeer. While ‘California Hippie Murders!’ might seem chilling and bizarre, within the body of ‘Red River Dave’ McEnery epic saga songs (collected here for the very first time), it makes perfect sense. The Moon landings, the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, the Vietnam conflict, the assassination of JFK, the murder of young Emmett Till and Korean War ‘Manchurian Candidate’ brainwashing - all grist for the great Red River Dave Hillbilly song-mill. Often cut within hours or days of the event and pressed as minuscule edition private 45s: the tall, flamboyant, ’Buffalo Bill’ bearded McEnery cut a dashing figure in his gold-sprayed cowboy boots and cracking lariat - as he hawked these handcrafted cuts from the boot of his steer-horned Cadillac. Some sides presented here are so rare as to be near-mythical - you’ll hear Red River Dave wax about the death of Marilyn Monroe and the Bay of Pigs - in an eccentric and forgotten chronicle of the 20th century experience. •Reissued for the very first time: the fascinating, outrageous and heart-wrenching private-press 45s of Hillbilly poet laureate Red River Dave! •Limited Edition Deluxe CD with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia! •Full Dynamic Range 2017 Remaster direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!

Track Listing
 1. 
California Hippie Murders!

 2. 
Flight Of Apollo 11

 3. 
The Bay Of Pigs

 4. 
The Ballad Of Patty Hearst

 5. 
The Ballad Of John Birch

 6. 
The Ballad Of Emmett Till

 7. 
The Great Society

 8. 
The Ballad Of Billy Graham

 9. 
Ballad Of Francis Powers (There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving #2)

10. 
Trial Of Francis Powers

11. 
Searching for You Buddy

12. 
Answer To The Death Of A President!

13. 
Ballad Of Lee Oswald

14. 
The Red Deck Of Cards

15. 
Moon O’er The Wall (In East Berlin)

16. 
We’ll Bury You

17. 
Keep That Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere

18. 
The Vietnam Guitar (45 version)

19. 
James Dean (The Greatest Of Them All)

20. 
The Ballad Of Marilyn Monroe

21. 
(A Tribute To Elvis' Mother) New Angel Tonight

22. 
Ol’ Tex Ritter And His Deck Of Cards

23. 
Somewhere I Hear Angels Singing The San Antonio Rose

24. 
I’d Like To Give My Dog To Uncle Sam

25. 
Beautiful America

26. 
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight

27. 
(I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now


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