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Turk Wilder | People Are the Dues

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People Are the Dues

by Turk Wilder

The musical equivalent to a bottle of bourbon.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. People Are the Dues
4:26 album only
2. Our Own Affair
3:34 album only
3. I'm Thinkin' Cause I'm Drinkin' About You
2:42 album only
4. I Can't Win for Losin'
3:43 album only
5. She's One Fine Girl
2:55 album only
6. Mediocrity Is the Currency of This World
1:53 album only
7. The Reason That I'm In Love With You
2:23 album only
8. Honky Tonk Man
1:51 album only
9. Let Me Know
2:46 album only
10. T-N-Tina
1:31 album only
11. Turkeys Gone Wild
3:20 album only
12. What's Wrong With You
2:53 album only
13. Now That You've Left Me
3:09 album only
14. The Down Side
3:41 album only
15. I Hope It Makes You Cry
6:39 album only
16. Small Batch Boogie
2:28 album only


Album Notes
The selections included in this compact disc, with the exception of one, are composed by Turk Wilder and performed by him and his able cohorts known as The Turkeys Gone Wild. We present this, although possibly against our better judgment, as we have become associated with Mr. Wilder by somewhat dubious means. In order not to mislead the public, we must admit that we first encountered Mr. Wilder at an all night poker game which, during the later stages of play, we acquiesced to allow him, after exhausting his available funds, to see a bet with a number of his compositions, which we were allowed to own in perpetuity. We have only had contact with him a few times since that evening. The only way we are able to entice him to join us at our house is to assure him an ample supply of small batch Kentucky whiskey, which he has never failed to exhaust while wearing out the grooves on our collection of Tennessee Ernie Ford and Jimmy Driftwood record albums. He has deprived us of a reasonable night’s sleep on each of these occasions. He is abetted in these recordings by a band of top flight musicians whom we can only wonder how he was able to persuade to participate in performing with him. We hope that we have succeeded in presenting a varied program of Wilder’s songs, which range from the cynical to the sentimental. The only selection that was not composed by the Turk is the classic Johnny Horton tune, “Honky Tonk Man.” Therefore, it is in the spirit of drained glasses and bared souls that we at Juniper Records humbly present this collection of songs by Turk Wilder and His Turkeys Gone Wild.



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People Are The Dues
Fun songs, tunes have you tempted to sing along. Close your eyes and listen, when you open them up, you become disenchanted that the "turkeys" aren't there. Can't put my finger on it - but there's something special about this music, A must hear for contemporary folk fans, with a twist of country music back when it was good. Unique sound, indeed! I feel lucky to have been "exposed"!


Just plain fun. If you remember the joy of playing with great musicians around the campfire, composing the most topical and irreverent tunes, many of which were as good an anything out, this is for you. David Bromberg, Dan Hicks, Jim Kweskin all come to mind. Enjoy.

Gary Highwater

People are the Dues
Fun and refreshing, this album offers a perspective on daily life through a combination of original folk spiced with a hint of jazz. That Turk serves up a banquet that I return to again and again.


People Are The Dues
It's rare to discover quality tunes that captures the esssence of that old-fashioned, down-home county music - this CD is provides that feeling that you're listening to a group that is bound for greatness! I can't reacall hearing anything better than this since the 60's. Thank you Mr. Wilder for this great selection of music - hope you'll do more - if the bourbon lasts!