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Thomas Stern Red River Dave recordings (3) Red River Dave 22 Oct 17


FYI - RED RIVER DAVE cd from OMNI(Australia),

Many of his 1940's recordings of Cowboy, folk and topical songs
are available on CD, drawn from commercial 78's recorded for
Decca, Continental, Musicraft, etc.

This OMNI release contains recordings for his own and other
small labels.

Red River Dave: Authentic Hillbilly Ballads & Topical Songs Vol.1 (CD)
(2017/Omni) 27 tracks 1964-1976 (79:09) with 12 page booklet.

"Notorious for his 1970 song 'California Hippie Murders!' ? a ghoulish, harrowing, yodelling retelling of the infamous (Charles Manson masterminded) Tate-La-Bianca slayings ? Red River Dave was a genuine cowboy singing star turned tabloid balladeer. While 'California Hippie Murders!' might seem chilling and bizarre, within the body of Red River Dave' McEnery epic saga songs (collected here for the very first time), it makes perfect sense.
The Moon landings, the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, the Vietnam conflict, the assassination of JFK, the murder of young Emmett Till, Korean War anchurian Candidate' brainwashing, patriotic tirades and Cold War dirges ? all grist for the great Red River Dave Hillbilly song-mill. Often cut within hours or days of the event and pressed as minuscule edition private 45s: the tall, flamboyant, ?Buffalo Bill? bearded McEnery cut a dashing figure in his gold-sprayed cowboy boots and cracking lariat ? as he hawked these handcrafted cuts from the boot of his steer-horned Cadillac.
Some sides presented here are so rare as to be near-mythical ? you'll hear Red River Dave wax about the death of Marilyn Monroe and the Bay of Pigs ? in an eccentric and forgotten chronicle of the 20th century experience. "

1: California Hippie Murders!
2: Flight of Apollo 11
3: Bay of Pigs
4: Ballad of Patty Hearst
5: Ballad of John Birch
6: Ballad of Emmett Till
7: Great Society
8: Ballad of Billy Graham
9: Ballad of Francis Powers(Star Spangled Banner Waving No 2)
10: Trial of Francis Powers
11: Searching for You Buddy
12: Answer to the Death of a President!
13: Ballad of Lee Oswald
14: Red Deck of Cards
15: Moon O?er the Wall (In East Berlin)
16: We?ll Bury You
17: Keep That Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
18: Vietnam Guitar [45 Version]
19: James Dean (The Greatest of Them All)
20: Ballad of Marilyn Monroe
21: (A Tribute to Elvis' Mother) New Angel Tonight
22: Ol? Tex Ritter and His Deck of Cards
23: Somewhere I Hear Angels Singing the San Antonio Rose
24: I?d Like to Give My Dog to Uncle Sam
25: Beautiful America
26: Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
27: (I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now

Thomas.


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