John Harrelson | Doc H and the Rio Laudanum Cowboys

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Doc H and the Rio Laudanum Cowboys

by John Harrelson

Old School Country: too much Honky Tonk to be "Country-Rock," too raw to be called "Americana."
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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1. If I Was A Cowboy
4:28 album only
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2. Serena
6:11 album only
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3. Lookin' for a Honky Tonk to Call Home
5:11 album only
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4. 91711
5:38 album only
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5. The Year that Clayton Delaney Died
4:23 album only
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6. Two-Sided Man
3:48 album only
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7. Girl, You Trouble Me
4:15 album only
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8. The Fading Lover's Waltz
4:00 album only
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9. Silver Dagger
4:23 album only
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10. Another Honky Tonk Song
2:56 album only
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11. Wes Barnett Breakdown
2:03 album only
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12. 19th Nervous Breakdown
6:06 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Doc H and the Rio Laudanum Cowboys” is genuine, old fashion, Country Music from a guy who has played Blues most of his life. Unremarkable if you know anything about the history of the Country and Western tradition. Doug Sahm played some Country, Solomon Burke played some Country. Elvis, the Rolling Stones, even the Dead Kennedys played some Country music.

The spirits of Hank Williams [the Elder] and Howlin’ Wolf are joined here by the kinship of Gram Parsons, Lowell George, and Lucinda Williams in a 12-song set that could only be produced by a veteran of American Music. “If I Was a Cowboy” is flavored by that Waylon Jennings drive. “Serena” could be Freddy Fender-meets-Ray Price. Wry commentary, Billie Joe Shaver style, is found in "Lookin' for a Honky Tonk to Call Home” and “Another Honky Tonk Song.” “Girl, You Trouble Me” is a nod to Ewan MacColl. “Two-Sided Man” was written by Harrelson in 1970, a true relic of his Hippie days. “Wes Barnett Breakdown” is an overt tip of the Cowboy hat to Joe Maphis. Jeff Ross [Desert Rose Band, Rank and File, Bellamy Brothers] provides some fantastic guitar and pedal steel-ed guitar that is worth the price of admission.

If you like the music of Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and Doug Supernaw you will hate this disc. If you love the Eagles, Alabama, or BR-549, you will hate this disc. If you’ve ever dropped some cocaine into your whiskey, danced with a hooker, or shot a gun into the air, I think you’ll feel right at home.

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John Hauge

Doc H
I've know John Harrelson for a number of years. I like his music. I always have. However, this particular CD is my favorite. Of all the music he's recorded this CD sings to me on numerous levels. Count on it. Buy this CD because if you haven't dropped some coke into your whiskey or played around with a hooker or shot that gun in the air, well then, shame on you. Buy the CD and live what you've missed because John and the band get it done.
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Harvey Kasser

Doc H
John does it again.This recording has become my favorite, it defines the standard,John attacks a genre and makes it his. hanks john
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