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Out of the Vault: Twofers #3 – February 23, 2013

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Joe Ely – DALLAS – Written by Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s, “Dallas” never made it to the top of any charts in 1972. It was the lead-off tune and lone single from an album by a Lubbock trio called the Flatlanders, which included Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch HancockJoe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.  He has had a genre-crossing career, performing with Bruce Springsteen, Uncle Tupelo, Los Super Seven, The Chieftains and James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash and more recent acoustic tours with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Guy Clark.  From his “Musta Notta Gotta Lotta” CD, re-mastered and rereleased in 1981.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore – DALLAS - Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a country singer, songwriter, actor, recording artist and producer, currently living in Austin, Texas.  He was a founding member of The Flatlanders. The group has been performing on and off since 1972. The band's first recording project, from the early 1970s, was barely distributed. It has since been acknowledged, through Rounder's 1991 reissue (More a Legend Than a Band), as a milestone of progressive, alternative country. The three friends continued to reunite for occasional Flatlanders performances, and in May 2002 released a long-awaited follow-up album, Now Again, on New West Records.  Taken from “Tombstone After Dark”, Demon Records compilation, 1992

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The Beatles – BABY IT’S YOU - "Baby It's You" is a song written by Burt Bacharach (music), and Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams) and Mack David (lyrics). It was recorded by the Shirelles and the Beatles, and became hits for both.  From their album “Please Please Me”, 1963.

Nick Lowe with Elvis Costello & The Attractions – BABY IT’S YOU - A pivotal figure in UK pub rock, punk rock and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" (a US Top 40 single), and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" (a top 10 UK hit), as well as his production work with Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and others. Lowe also wrote "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", a hit for Costello.  From the Costello CD “Goodbye Cruel World”, re-mastered and re-released in 1995.

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Don Henley – THE END OF THE INNOCENCE -- "The End of the Innocence" is the lead single and title track from Don Henley's third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence, in 1989. The song was written by Bruce Hornsby, with lyrics added by Henley, and both perform the song live in their respective concerts. The Henley version became his fifth solo top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any of the other Eagles members. 

Bruce Hornsby with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – THE END OF THE INNOCENCE – Recorded live at Bruce’s annual Christmas Benefit in Asbury Park, 12/8/01.  Unreleased.

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John Hiatt – HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME - "Have a Little Faith in Me" is a song written and performed by John Hiatt that appears on his 1987 album Bring the Family. His version of the song has also appeared on the soundtracks of the movies The Theory of Flight (1998), Look Who’s Talking Now (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), My Best Friends’s Girl (2008) and Love Happens (2009). Live versions were included on 1994’s Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan? and 2005’s Live from Austin, TX. The song has been included in all of his greatest hits collections, including 1998’s The Best of John Hiatt (as a new, rerecorded version) and Greatest Hits - The A&M Years ’87-’94, 2001’s Anthology, 2003’s 20th Century Masters and the 2005 box set Chronicles.  The song has been covered by many artists.

Delbert McClinton – HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME – Delbert McClinton (born November 4, 1940) is an American blues rock an electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  Taken from his 1992 CD “Never Been Rocked Enough”.

The Pretenders – LIVE & LET DIE -  "Live and Let Die" is the main theme song of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Paul's band Wings. It was one of their most successful singles, and the most successful Bond theme to that point.  Commissioned specifically for the movie and credited to McCartney and his wife Linda, it reunited the former with Beatles producer George Martin, who both produced the song and arranged the orchestral break. It has been covered by several bands, with Guns N' Roses' version being the most popular. Both McCartney's and Guns N' Roses' versions were nominated for Grammys.  Unreleased.

Guns N’ Roses – LIVE & LET DIE - Taken from Use Your Illusion I, the third studio album by the American rock band Guns N' Roses. It was the first of two albums released in 1991 in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, the other being Use Your Illusion II. The two are thus sometimes considered a double album - in fact both were double albums consisting of 2 vinyl albums each (Warman's Records Field Guide) . The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts, selling 685,000 copies in its first week, behind Use Your Illusion II's first week sales of 770,000.

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The Mavericks with Trisha Yearwood – SOMETHING STUPID - "Somethin' Stupid" is a song written by C. Carson Parks and originally recorded in 1966 by Parks and his wife Gaile Foote, as "Carson and Gaile". The most successful and best-known version of the song was issued as a single by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra in 1967, and subsequently appeared on Frank's album The World We Knew. Their rendition was recorded on February 1, 1967. Al Casey played guitar on the recording. Hazlewood and Jimmy Bowen were listed as the producers of the single, with arrangement by Billy Strange.  Released by The Mavericks with Trisha Yearwood on their 1995 album Music for All Occasions.

Frank Sinatra – SOMETHING STUPID -  Taken from his 4 CD set “The Reprise Collection”, 1990.

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