Sunday, July 18, 2010

Billy Strange Strange Country

Born in the "backwoods" of Long Beach, California, Billy Strange had a completely different take on country picking. While Strange spent his formative years on the "hillbilly" circut, his musical arrangements for the likes of Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra infused his instrumental music with a sound we could only start to describe as "lounge-a-billy" from a strange country. This album is a hidden treasure, from start to finish. It's acoustic instrumental music that is folky (but not overly so) with a definite lounge twist. Very unique, toe-tapping, finger-snapping music. Makes you want to drink a Manhattan while sitting on a horse. Hipsters in the mood for a change of pace can't go wrong here.

1. Don't Think Twice It's Alright
2. Guitar Country
3. Allentown Jail
4. Tom Cat
5. If I Were Free
6. Strange Country
7. Daddy Roll 'Em
8. Sing Hallelujah
9. Green, Green
10. Stranger In Your Town
11. Dont' Anyone Know My Name
12. Sangaree



bobbysu said...

thank you very much

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ said...

By golly Boss, this is right up my alley. Thanks

Danny BoyToy said...

Too bad the link is gone ... and so is Billy

I would be grateful for a reup

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