VA - Delta Swamp Rock, Vol. 2: More Sounds From The South 1968-75: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Countr
Bear Family has issued critically acclaimed and top-selling year-by-year anthologies of R&B ('Blowin' The Fuse' 1945-1960) and Soul ('Sweet Soul Music' 1961-1975), and country music ('Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music' 1945-1970). Now it's the turn of Country Rock. In 1966, rock groups began turning away from the self-indulgence of early psychedelia to the timeless values embodied in country music, but they brought a counter-culture sensibility to it. It was a trend that began slowly in 1966, picked up steam in '67 when Bob Dylan released his groundbreaking 'John Wesley Harding' album and The Band's first LP appeared, and became a phenomenon in 1968 when the Byrds released 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo,' and Dillard & Clark's first album appeared. Heritage acts like the Everly Brothers and Rick Nelson came early to the party. And then, in 1969, the Flying Burrito Brothers' first LP appeared, Dylan released 'Nashville Skyline,' and the Band's epochal second LP appeared. Suddenly, Country Rock was a phrase on everyone's lips. That's the story we tell in the first two volumes of this series. All the big names are here, but so are the Corvettes (a super group that never made it, produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees), Doug Sahm fusing western swing and rock, Clarence White coming to rock from country and bluegrass with his group Nashville West, Hearts & Flowers with future Eagles founder Bernie Leadon, and Gram Parsons' first group, the International Submarine Band, and many more! Not only is Bear Family able to license from great and small labels to bring you the complete story of Country Rock, but the story is told as only Bear Family can tell it: pristine sound, previously unpublished photos, full liner notes with first-person accounts from those who were there. The set is produced and annotated by Grammy-award winning writer-producer Colin Escott.
VA - Delta Swamp Rock, Vol. 2: More Sounds From the South 1968-75: At the Crossroads of Rock, Countr