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Format: CD
Sku: 231378107
UPC: 662582506624
UPC 14: 00662582506624
Release Date: 7/17/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
4. That's What She Said Last Night ~ Billy Joe Shaver
10. Hottest Thing In Town ~ Billy Joe Shaver
13. Ride Me Down Easy ~ Billy Joe Shaver
16. Git Go, The ~ Billy Joe Shaver
18. You Asked Me To ~ Billy Joe Shaver
20. You Can't Beat Jesus Christ ~ Billy Joe Shaver
22. Git Go, The ~ Billy Joe Shaver

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Billy Joe Shaver (vocals, guitar); Jeremy Lynn Woodall (vocals, guitar); Jason McKenzie (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Bob Wright.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Pam Minick.
Muze PNote Recording information: Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth, TX (09/17/2011).
Muze PNote Directors: John H. Reynolds; Robert Gallagher.
Muze PNote Editor: John H. Reynolds.
Muze PNote When it comes to the vast majority of recording artists, the answer to the question, "how many officially released live albums do I really need," carries a simple answer: zero to one. In Billy Joe Shaver's case, the question doesn't even apply. Really, just ask any fan. Though far from a household name, Shaver is revered internationally for a catalog of songs that has been covered by an astonishing array of other artists, from rockers to country artists to jazz musicians and soul singers, though none of the cover versions of his songs do justice to his own live performances. Each Shaver performance is different, for almost inexplicable reasons. Whether playing alone or with a band, the combination of hard-earned humility, world weariness, spirituality, genuine compassion, rebelliousness, honesty, and a refusal to despair no matter the tragedy, pours forth from when he takes the stage and begins to sing. Live at Billy Bob's Texas, is a CD/DVD package recorded and taped at the Forth Worth venue (the world's largest honky tonk) on September 17, 2011. It features virtually all of his classic songs and a pair of new ones. Backed by lead guitarist Jeremy Lynn Woodall, bassist Matt Davis, and drummer Jason McKenzie, Shaver takes fans through a solid, often chilling set of stellar performances that run the gamut of Texas country, hard rocking honky tonk, and folk. For a man in his early seventies, he is in excellent voice. Check the effortless slide through his range on "Honky Tonk Heroes," the disciplined plaintive restraint in "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," and the command of authority that gospel demands in "Live Forever." But nowhere is Shaver's voice more effective than in one of the new songs, the a cappella "Star in My Heart," that is so tender it actually hurts. The other new track here, "Wacko from Waco," is a humorous account of his then-recent legal troubles that features a Johnny Cash-esque vamp. The video looks excellent and is worth seeing more than once, simply for the kind of awe and devotion the man inspires in his audience, as much as for the riveting performance. Billy Joe Shaver is one of a kind, and this set proves it; it makes an excellent introduction for anyone not familiar with his singular talent. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: John H. Reynolds; Bob Wright

Engineer: Bob Wright

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Muze Music Compilations Poet:tribute To Townes Van Zandt
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Associated Artists and Works

Dash Rip Rock
Nelson, Willie

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/17/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5066
Music Label Name Label : Smith Music Group
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00662582506624

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Shaver,Billy Joe
Product attributeLabel:   Select O Hits
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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