Various Artists - The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney album download
The 18 songs here capture the flinty honesty and hard-won compassion that was a major part of Gaffney's best work, and Alvin proves to be a fine casting agent, fitting each song to the artist with unerring skill.
Album · 2009 · 18 Songs. Guitars of My Dead Friends. 18 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes.
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Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney. Chris Gaffney, who died in April 2008 at age 57 from liver cancer, is the country-rock cult archetype laid bare: a brilliant songwriter, mighty singer, and ace musician cut down way too young by illness and survived by famous friends who just want to see the guy get some friggin’ props so his legacy can have the security it never attained when. Alvin started work on the album while Gaffney was still alive; its proceeds were to go toward his mounting medical bills. That Alvin saw it through to its conclusion and masterminded the song selection and artists for the album definitely shows - everything’s a glove fit or close to it, from Joe Ely’s blast-off Lift Your Leg to James McMurtry’s ragged honky tonk sketch Fight (Tonight’s the Night).
Torn between his love of the classic country songs of George Jones and Merle Haggard and the pleading soul music of Otis Redding, Chris and his band The Hacienda Brothers simply split the difference. When the virtually unknown Gaffney died last April of liver cancer, Alvin rounded up a bunch of buddies to record his fallen comrade’s songs. The resulting album, A Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney, highlights why the man was so special. These are sad, poignant, joyous, stomping songs. With any luck, this tribute album will go a long way to ensure that the songs of this dead man will be ringing out for years to come.
|1||Lift Your Leg Chris Gaffney||Joe Ely||3:00|
|2||Midnight Dream Chris Gaffney / Dave Gonzales / Jeb Bley Schoonover / Jeb Schoonover||Boz Scaggs||4:13|
|3||Man of Somebody's Dreams Chris Gaffney||Los Lobos||3:58|
|4||Artesia Chris Gaffney||Dave Alvin||5:13|
|5||Six Nights a Week Dave Alvin / Chris Gaffney||Peter Case||3:27|
|6||If Daddy Don't Sing Danny Boy Chris Gaffney||Tom Russell||2:48|
|7||Frank's Tavern Chris Gaffney||Calexico||4:28|
|8||Fight (Tonight's the Night) Chris Gaffney||James McMurtry||3:14|
|9||The Gardens Chris Gaffney||Freddy Fender||3:15|
|10||Glass House Chris Gaffney||Jim Lauderdale / Ollabelle||4:26|
|11||Get off My Back Lucy Chris Gaffney||The Iguanas||3:10|
|12||1968 Dave Alvin / Chris Gaffney||Alejandro Escovedo||5:09|
|13||King of the Blues Chris Gaffney / Wyman Reese||Robbie Fulks||3:52|
|14||Quiet Desperation Chris Gaffney||John Doe||3:29|
|15||Tired of Being Me Chris Gaffney||Dave Gonzales||4:28|
|16||Silent Partner Chris Gaffney / Greg Gaffney||Big Sandy / Los Straitjackets||2:36|
|17||I'm So Proud Chris Gaffney / Dave Gonzales / Teddy Morgan / Jeb Bley Schoonover / Jeb Schoonover||Dan Penn||3:05|
|18||The Guitars of My Dead Friends Michael Berberet / Stanley Wykoff||Chris Gaffney||4:32|
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