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Thursday 6 November 2014
Hey Pretty Baby Are You Ready For Me
Steve Earle has had over twenty albums in his long and illustrious career.
There was Copperhead Road from 1988 perhaps his most famous and most successful album
Then there is 1995's album Train a Comin' a comeback album after five years of prison and heroin addiction.
Or there is The Mountain his bluegrass album with the Del McCoury Band
I Feel Alright and El Corazon are clearly worth a mention.
However, my favourite and one of the ten best albums of all time is his debut album from 1986 Guitar Town -twenty eight your ago for goodness sake.
And here is the proof, the title track Guitar Town, the haunting Hillbilly Highway and My Old Friend the Blues brilliantly covered later by The Proclaimers.
What a brilliant debut album and an introduction to one of the best songwriters of his generation.
My mother when hearing the name Steve Earle thought he was the singer from Hot Chocolate - close but no cigar!
Steve Earle - Guitar Town
Steve Earle - Hillbilly Highway
Steve Earle - My Old Friend The Blues