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Album: Wounded Heart of America: Tom Russell Songs [Digipak] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Veteran's Day
2)    Blue Wing
3)    Gallo del Cielo
4)    Acres of Corn
5)    Outcaste, The
6)    Manzanar
7)    St. Olav's Gate
8)    Outbound Plane
9)    Canadian Whiskey
10)    Navajo Rug
11)    Sky Above and the Mud Below, The
12)    Haley's Comet
13)    Stealing Electricity
14)    Walking on the Moon
15)    Cuban Sandwich, The
16)    Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?
17)    Home Before Dark
18)    Death of Jimmy Martin, The
 

Album: Wounded Heart of America: Tom Russell Songs [Digipak] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Veteran's Day
2)    Blue Wing
3)    Gallo del Cielo
4)    Acres of Corn
5)    Outcaste, The
6)    Manzanar
7)    St. Olav's Gate
8)    Outbound Plane
9)    Canadian Whiskey
10)    Navajo Rug
11)    Sky Above and the Mud Below, The
12)    Haley's Comet
13)    Stealing Electricity
14)    Walking on the Moon
15)    Cuban Sandwich, The
16)    Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?
17)    Home Before Dark
18)    Death of Jimmy Martin, The
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Tom Russell (vocals, guitar); Tom Russell; Michael Martin (guitar, guitars, mandolin); Eliza Gilkyson (vocals, background vocals); Redd Volkaert (electric guitar); Stephen Belans (vibraphone); Rick Richards (drums); Mark Hallman (percussion, background vocals).
  • Recording information: The Congress House Studios, Austin, TX.
  • Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
  • Although Tom Russell remains a cult act, the folk-based singer-songwriter has had many well-known admirers. WOUNDED HEART OF AMERICA is a well-chosen compilation of covers of Russell's songs, including performances by Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Iris DeMent, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, and Dave Van Ronk. Highlights include a spoken-word reading of Russell's "Stealing Electricity" by the renowned beat poet Lawrence Ferlingheti and four previously unreleased tracks by Russell himself.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Dave Van Ronk's scarifying 'The Outcaste' and Ramblin'' Jack Elliott's 'The Sky Above And The Mud Below' that capture the sad, vivid realism of his best work."
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