Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Dangerous Spirits

1997 release by the great RWH. This one is a little more country than blues (not a bad thing at all) and includes one of my all time favorite RWH songs "The Last Younger Son". If you're questioning whether or not you want to check this guy out then that song's a hell of a place to start, as well as "Last Train To Amsterdam", "The Ballad Of The Crimson Kings", etc...

"Hubbard may have written "Up Against the Wall Red-neck Mother," but the song couldn't be farther from the meaning of his music. He's lived much of his life on the road--touring steadily for some 25 years now--leading from the birth of progressive country in Dallas and Austin, to fitful honky tonk recordings, to his country folk masterpieces Loco Gringo's Lament and the recent, and perhaps best, Dangerous Spirits. Hubbard has a wind scratched voice and a disposition both philosophical and spiritual that celebrates the beauties that, as he sings in "Ballad of the Crimson Kings," "sparkle and fade away." Hubbard's lyrical vision is fierce and unflinching, encompassing the existential shock of Flannery O'Connor and the mystery of fellow Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt." --Ray Francis Kasten

  1. Dangerous Spirits
  2. If Heaven Is Not A Place To Go
  3. Without Love ( We're Just Wastin' Time)
  4. Hey That's All Right
  5. Last Train To Amsterdam
  6. The Last Younger Son
  7. Ressurrection
  8. Crimson Dragon Tatoo
  9. The Sun Also Rises
  10. The Ballad Of The Crimson Kings

RWH - Awright.....

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