V/A: SASSY AND STRONG - FORGOTTEN SIDES FROM NASHVILLE'S FINEST LADIES [1967-73] (RSD JULY 2021) LP
In the long shadow of anthems like ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking‘ and ‘Ode To Billie Joe‘…
Here are some of the finest, most forgotten moments from Nashville’s best known and most unknown Ladies. An incredible compendium of seldom heard Countrypolitan Triumphs: Fuzztone Fables to the great God of Avarice – Mammon, totally Boss bass-string belters for Hard-Working Beer-Joint Babes, fearless Existential tracts of Mortality and jaded, jaundiced Serenades for Jilted Lovers.
Years in the making – ‘Sassy & Strong’ presents 16 timeless tirades from when Nashville put the Pedal Steel to the Metal, when Rubber hit the Country Road: Burnished Broken tales of Celebrity, fumbling, faltering Crises of Identity, Deep, Deep, Probing Lamentations, exhilarating Celebratory Gospel Exaltations and feisty epic Biblical Emancipations.
Upfront and uplifting, profound, proud, reflective and questioning – some of these original 45s are extremely rare and are reissued here for the very first time. All for your rumbling, righteous listening pleasure.
• WITNESS Norma Jean cry HEAVEN HELP THE WORKING GIRL!
• HEAR Anita Carter declare I WON’T CHANGE FOR YOU!
• SEE Judy West sing bittersweet to the NASHVILLE WIVES!
• Limited Edition Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!
• Full dynamic range 2021 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!
• Limited Edition 500 LPs! 250 ‘Nashville Gold’ Gold LPs! / 250 ‘Black Pearl’ Black LPs! (randomly inserted)!
Norma Jean – Heaven Help The Working Girl
Jeannie C. Riley – Shed Me No Tears
Anita Carter – It’s My Life (And I’ll Live It)
Judy West – Nashville Wives
Arlene Harden – Would You Walk With Me Jimmy
Sammi Smith – The Toast Of ’45
Wanda Jackson – The Hunter
Lorene Mann – Slip Away
Jeannie C. Riley – The Rib
Arlene Harden – Money, Money, Money
Donna Fargo – The Awareness Of Nothing
Sammi Smith – Brownville Lumberyard
Judy West – Tomorrow (I’m Going Have A Talk With My Heart)
Anita Carter – I Won’t Change For You
Margie Singleton – (When Mama Socked It To The) Harper Valley P.T.A.
Wanda Jackson – Oh Happy Day
Available instore from 8am on Saturday the 17th of July, on a fist come fist served basis.
Remaining copies available online from 6pm 17th of July.
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