SHAKESPEARE WAS A BIG GEORGE JONES FAN: COWBOY JACK CLEMENT’S HOME MOVIES In Stores September 4
Starring… Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Bono, and many more!
“One of the funniest and most touching music films that I've ever seen.”—Elvis Costello
Riding the trail between Monty Python and Blazing Saddles, this off-the-wall feature about Nashville’s legendary Cowboy Jack Clement boasts hilarious home movies and skits made with longtime friends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Bono and many more. Producer/performer/artist Cowboy Jack has recorded Elvis Presley and U2. He’s been an Arthur Murray dance instructor, a slasher-film producer, best friend to Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips’ right-hand man, a US Marine, and he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride and Townes Van Zandt. And Cowboy Jack always took home movies.
“Jack would like to make a circus out of life,” says Kris Kristofferson, who appears in the film.
The Grammy-nominated filmmaking team of Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville have done just that with this show. Shakespeare romps through private rehearsals and rowdy sound stages, stands next to John Prine and Waylon Jennings as they create songs, and captures unlikely stars goofing around in unlikely roles.
In his ode to Jack, Johnny Cash hearkens, “Come along and ride this brain.”
Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan will be available on DVD in stores September 4, and will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide beginning July 2007 (check local listings). The film was screened at a select number of film festivals in 2005 such as New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival, where it received multiple awards.
Cowboy Jack isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The host of “The Cowboy Jack Clement Show” on Sirius Outlaw Country (Saturdays from 2 pm – 6 pm EST) was a recent artist in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. His home, The Cowboy Arms Hotel And Recording Spa, is always open to his friends, who drop by at all hours. With all his rooms wired for recording and filming, and a swimming pool in the yard, visitors know that the coffee’s always on and a good time is ready to be had.
Extras Feature Commentary with Cowboy Jack Clement & Alamo JonesBonus Interviews and Home Movies: U-Who? Waylon, Jesse & JackWabash Cannonball Jack's Rules. Jack, John Prine & The Air Conditioner Jack, Johnny Cash & Ring of Fire Some Of Jack’s Home Movies I’ve Done Some Silly Things In My Life Goodbye Out There Roberto Bianco, The Romantic Voice Of Our Time
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The LONG awaited LIVE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS release is finally HERE!
TWO-CD, HIGH FIDELITY LIVE SET ‘GRAM PARSONS ARCHIVES VOL. 1: THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS “LIVE” AT THE AVALON 1969’ OUT OCTOBER 30th ON AMOEBA RECORDS
MATERIAL FROM 1969 FOUND IN GRATEFUL DEAD VAULTS; FEATURES TEN SONGS NEVER RECORDED BY PARSONS AND NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE
Amoeba Records will release a major addition to Gram Parsons' discography with ‘Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: The Flying Burrito Brothers “Live” at the Avalon 1969’, due October 30th from the newly formed label. The two CD,27-track set includes a number of never-before-heard -- though long rumored-- rarities.
Gram Parsons, leading the Flying Burrito Brothers, opened for the Grateful Dead April 4, 5 and 6, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. The April 4th show has never been heard in any form. The bonus disc is the April 6th show. For years these tapes were rumored to exist and were finally unearthed in the Grateful Dead vault. The shows were recorded by the legendary sound engineer Bear (Owsley Stanley), and are the highest quality Gram Parsons live material available.
Rarities on ‘Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: The Flying Burrito Brothers“Live” at the Avalon 1969’ include Gram’s unique choice of mainly country standards, which are not on any other official Gram Parsons recording:
Undo The Right/Somebody’s Back In Town
She Once Lived Here
We’ve Got To Get Ourselves Together
You Win Again
Long Black Limousine
Sweet Dream Baby
When Will I Be Loved
Gram Parsons Archive Volume 1 Track Listing:
Disc 1 – [Live At The Avalon - April 4th 1969 (includes 2 bonus tracks!)]
1. Close Up the Honky Tonks
2. Dark End of the Street
3. Undo The Right/Somebody’s Back In Town
4. She Once Lived Here
5. We've Got to Get Ourselves Together
7. Hot Burrito #1
8. Hot Burrito #2
9. Long Black Limousine
10. Mental Revenge
11. Sin City
12. Sweet Dream Baby
13. Thousand Dollar Wedding
14. When Will I Be Loved
Bonus Disc: Disc 2 – [Live At The Avalon April 6th, 1969]
1. Undo The Right/Somebody’s Back In Town
2. She Once Lived Here
3. Mental Revenge
4. We've Got to Get Ourselves Together
6. Sin City
7. You Win Again
8. Hot Burrito #1
9. Hot Burrito #2
10. You're Still On My Mind
11. Train Song
12. Long Black Limousine
13. Sweet Dream Baby
14. Do Right Woman