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Instant Armadillo Blues: Best Of 1971-1975 (2CD)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   I Don't Know You   MP3 sample
  2   Whatcha Gonna Do?   MP3 sample
  3   Portland Woman   MP3 sample
  4   Henry   MP3 sample
  5   Dirty Business   MP3 sample
  6   Glendale Train   MP3 sample
  7   All I Ever Wanted   MP3 sample
  8   Last Lonely Eagle   MP3 sample
  9   Louisiana Lady   MP3 sample
  10   Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)   MP3 sample
  11   Rainbow   MP3 sample
  12   California Day   MP3 sample
  13   Sweet Lovin' One   MP3 sample
  14   I Don't Need No Doctor   MP3 sample
  15   Contract   MP3 sample
  16   Willie And The Hand Jive   MP3 sample
  17   Gypsy Cowboy   MP3 sample
  18   Groupie   MP3 sample
  19   Sutter's Mill   MP3 sample
  20   Linda    
Disc 2:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Superman    
  2   She's No Angel    
  3   Long Black Veil    
  4   Sailin'    
  5   Panama Red    
  6   Lonesome L.A. Cowboy    
  7   Kick In The Head    
  8   You Should Have Seen Me Runnin'    
  9   Teardrops In My Eyes    
  10   Cement, Clay And Glass    
  11   Hi, Hello, How Are You    
  12   Truck Drivin' Man    
  13   Hello Mary Lou    
  14   School Days    
  15   Ashes Of Love    
  16   You Angel You    
  17   Instant Armadillo Blues    
  18   Singing Cowboy    
  19   Mighty Time    
  20   I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady    
  21   Up Against The Wall, Redneck    
  22   Farewell, Angelina    

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For the best summation of the early career of the legendary NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, look no further than Raven’s excellent new Double CD collection Instant Armadillo Blues: Best Of 1971–1975. The New Riders emerged in 1969 as an offshoot of the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia joined forces with core members David Nelson and John Dawson. Garcia bowed out in 1972 to concentrate on the Dead. The band’s initial sound was twangy country-styled acid-rock, later moving into boot-kickin’ country rock. Like the Dead and Commander Cody they became associated with dope-smoking hippiedom, exemplified by their anthemic ‘Panama Red’.

The Riders were a strong concert attraction and their albums sold well with The Adventures of Panama Red (1973) going gold. Other key members included Spencer Dryden (drums), Dave Torbert (bass), Buddy Cage (steel guitar) and Skip Batten (guitar). 1971–1975 is considered to encompass the height of the band’s creativity. On a great value Double CD, with 42 tracks (over 140 minutes) culled from seven albums recorded for Columbia, Instant Armadillo Blues is a near perfect encapsulation of the band’s earthy and free-wheeling sound. Among the highlights are ‘Portland Woman’ and ‘Louisana Lady’ (from the classic self-titled debut album, 1971), ‘Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)’ (from Powerglide, 1972) and the title track from Gypsy Cowboy (1973). With superb quality audio, color booklet and informative liner notes.

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Artist: New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Album: Instant Armadillo Blues: Best Of 1971-1975 (2CD)
Cat #: RVCD345
Date: 22/05/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 2
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Country
Normally: $29.95
SmokeCDs Price: $26.90
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