American Music: The Hightone Records Story (4CD+DVD)

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5
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2-5 days
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Hightone
Released
October 2, 2006

Format: Compact Disc

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Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg started HighTone Records in 1983. Since that time, the label has gone on to produce over 300 albums in a broad range of roots music styles. The label found success initially with blues guitar hot shot Robert Cray and produced one of the biggest selling blues albums of all time, 1986's 'Strong Persuader'.

Since that time, HighTone has been instrumental in developing the careers of such artists as Dave Alvin, Tom Russell, Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Dale Watson, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The Hot Club of Cowtown, and Heather Myles.

HighTone produced the first and longest running number one album on the Americana Chart - 'Tulare Dust: A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard' (HCD8058), which included Tom Russell, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Joe Shaver, Dave Alvin, Marshall Crenshaw, John Doe and others doing their interpretations of Haggard classics.

The label has also played a role in rejuvenating the careers of surf guitar legend Dick Dale, the original roots rock band The Blasters, '60s songwriting mystery man PF Sloan, and Dylan influence Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

HighTone's influence on the development and cross-pollination of traditionally-influenced music over the last three decades has been very significant, particularly in fusing roots rock, blues, country and folk into new directions.
4CDs + 1 DVD + 124 page booklet, packaged in 6x12 longbox.

More than 64 artists, 79 audio tracks, 16 music videos, over five hours of music.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number HCD8195
Barcode 0012928819527
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 498g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Phone Booth - Robert Cray Band -
2. Stoned, Cold, & Blue - Frankie Lee -
3. Tore Up - Otis Rush -
4. Smoking Gun - Robert Cray Band -
5. 747 - Joe Louis Walker -
6. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark - Phillip Walker -
7. I Want To (Do Everything For You) - King Cotton And The Swamp Coolers -
8. I'll Get To Heaven On My Own - Joe Louis Walker -
9. Moaning And Groaning - Johnny Shines -
10. They Call Me Sundown - Lonesome Mountain -
11. Sugar Bee - Chris Gaffney -
12. The Devil's Livin' There - James Armstrong -
13. Going Down South - R.L. Burnside -
14. It's A Minor Thing - Redd Volkaert -
15. Fast Food Slow Death - Clarence Brewer -
16. Eyesight To The Blind - Kim Wilson -
17. Miss Ida B. - Pinetop Perkins -
18. How Could You Do It - Henry Gray -
19. September 11th Blues - Louisiana Red -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. American Music - The Blasters -
2. Lord Of The Highway - Joe Ely -
3. Flattop Joint - Sonny Burgess -
4. Blue Collar Blues - Billy Lee Riley -
5. Lickin' Stick - The Loved Ones -
6. California Sun - Dick Dale -
7. Sparkling City - Ted Roddy -
8. I Ain't Lyin' - The Skeletons -
9. Lonely Guy - Big Sandy -
10. Telewacker - Redd Volkaert -
11. Bullet From A Gun - Teddy Morgan & The Pistolas -
12. Open The Door To Your Heart - Little Willie G. -
13. The Honky Tonk Wine - Carl Sonny Leyland -
14. Saturday Jump - Kim Lenz -
15. Hot Rodder's Lament - Deke Dickerson -
16. Rockabilly Funeral - Bill Kirchen -
17. Fourth Of July - Dave Alvin -
18. Hollywood Bed - The Blasters -
19. Little Bitty Kiss - Buddy Miller -
20. Jug Hustler Blues - Seth Kauffman -
21. Eye Of Destruction - Frank Black -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Let's Start A Rumor Today - Bobby Durham -
2. Rainin' Rainin' Rainin' - Gary Stewart -
3. Goodbye Lonesome, Hello Baby Doll - The Lonesome Strangers -
4. The Garage Sale - Buddy Miller -
5. Stay Out Of My Arms - Heather Myles -
6. Room 309 - Reverend Billy C. Wirtz -
7. Honky Tonk Queen - Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys -
8. Ramblin' Fever - Billy Joe Shaver -
9. I'm Pretending - Buddy Miller -
10. Corpus Christi Bay - Johnny Rodriquez -
11. Wine Don't Lie - Dale Watson -
12. The Greatest Story Ever Told - Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys -
13. Comin' On Thru - Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys -
14. Little Ole You - The Hollisters -
15. Sting In This Ole Bee - Hank Thompson -
16. Here I Am In Dallas - Dallas Wayne -
17. Truck Drivin' Man - The Twangbangers -
18. It Stops With Me - The Hot Club Of Cowtown -
19. Dark End Of The Hallway - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown -
20. Walk Away If You Want To - The Domino Kings -
21. Birth Of The Blues - Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Dallas - Jimmie Dale Gilmore -
2. Blue Blvd - Dave Alvin -
3. West Texas Plains - Rosie Flores -
4. Link Of Chain - Chris Smithers -
5. Gallo De Cielo - Tom Russell -
6. By Way Of Sorrow - Julie Miller -
7. Louise - Tom Waits -
8. The Wild Ox Moan - Geoff Muldaur -
9. No Love Today - Chris Smithers -
10. The Walls Of Red Wing - John Prine -
11. Beyond The Blues - Tom Russell -
12. All My Tears - Julie Miller -
13. Padre Prays For Rain - Aztex -
14. Midnight And Lonesome - Buddy Miller -
15. Gone In Pawn - Po' Girl -
16. Since You Went Away - Laurie Lewis -
17. En La Central De Colima - Los Reales Del Rancho -
18. Tonight We Ride - Tom Russell -