Billy Joe Shaver

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Billy Joe Shaver - Old Five And Dimers Like Me Old Five And Dimers Like Me
Pop New - LP MG 7421 Monument
Factory Sealed 1973 Original. Cut Corner. Songs Are: “Black Rose,” “Old Five And Dimers Like Me,” “L. A. Turnaround,” “Jesus Christ, What A Man,” “Played The Game Too Long,” “I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train,” “Willy The Wandering Gypsy And Me,” “Low Down Freedom,” “Jesus Was Our Saviour And Cotton Was King,” “Serious Souls” And “Bottom Dollar." “Billy Joe Shaver Slipped Onto The Recording Scene Very Quietly In 1973. He Was Already Heralded A Fine Songwriter By Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, And Waylon Jennings, But Even They'd Recorded One Or Two Songs Of His Up To That Point. After The Issue Of This Debut Album, However, The Floodgates Opened For Shaver With The Aforementioned Trio And Johnny Cash Himself Recording Billy Joe's Songs -- A Trend That Continued 30 Years Later. Old Five And Dimers Like Me Reveals A Songwriter At The Height Of His Power, A Songwriter Who Undersells His Case Via Quiet Melodic Music Steeped In Texas Country, Folk, And The Blues. Shaver Was A Study In Contradictions On This Album And Proved To Be So In Life As Well. He Was A Big Man On The Cover, A Rough And Tumble Farmer Who Liked His Music Hot And Simple And Wrote Words Like A Poet Laureate. His Performances Of His Own Songs Have Been Derided In The Past Because Of The Supposed Limitations In His Voice. But Though He May Not Produce The Performance Drama That Some Of His Peers Can, His Versions Of These Songs Are Far More Poignant Than Any Cover Version Of Them. Old Five And Dimers Like Me Is A Masterpiece Not Only As A Genesis For Outlaw Country, But Of American Songwriting At Its Very Best.” Thom Jurek, AMG.... more details
 

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