Misfit Scarecrow

Sammy Walker

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Ramseur Records
October 13, 2008

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A mixture of new songs, a few older ones and some in between, this is Sammy's US first relese in 29 years. He wrote all but two of the songs plays guitar, harmonica, piano, tiple, bass and 5 string banjo, accompanied by Tony Williamson on mandolin.
A Norcrosse Georgia native, Walker was born in 1952. He begain singing and writing original tunes at an early age, drawing inspiration heavily from the music of Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Doc Watson. In 1974 he decided to put a tape of his songs together and sent it to Sis and Gordon Friesen at Broadside where they were warmly received and subsequently published. Gordon gave a copy of the tape to Bob Fass at WBAI radio in New York City and Walker was invited to appear on Fass's show. Phil Ochs heard him for the first time on this show, and the two soon met and exchanged songs and stories.
Within two months, Ochs had arranged a recording of Sammy's album for Folkways and convinced Warner Brothers to sign him for two records. He was managed by the late Harold Leventhal (manager of Woody Guthrie, The Weavers and Pete Seeger). Walker currently lives, writes and breathes in the hills of North Carolina.
Tracks: Crazy Billy / Another Sad Song About You / Misfit Scarecrow / Superstitions Mine / And The Mississippi Delta Cried / Homer Byron McGuthrie / Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone / If Jesus Don't Show / Marvin And Paula / Proud And Poor / Song For Jessie / Little Town In Luxembourg / In the Year Twenty-O-Four / A Cold Pittsburgh Morning / Chuggin' Locomotion / Someday I'm Gonna Rock And Roll.

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Catalogue number RR2723
Barcode 0775020869127
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm