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DAVID ALLAN COE

David Allan Coe on Bear Family Records We are truly proud to be the only label to offer Coes best recordings in this comprehensive form. (Bear Family Records) David Allan Coe The eternally rebellious outsider is one of the most dazzling and unpredictable artists in country music and the entire music scene.

A pioneer of the outlaw movement, David Allan Coe himself had no hits, but wrote several for other performers, including Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone and Take This Job And Shove It. Coe was hyperactive: During his 13 years with Columbia he released two albums almost every year. Castles In The Sand' and'Hello In There' were released in 1983 and critics agree:'Castles In The Sand' is one of the most underrated albums of its time - and one of the most unusual. Coe wrote only three songs for this album, and co-wrote another one. The title song is dedicated to Bob Dylan, one of the two most misunderstood artists of her generation - the other is Coe herself. David Allan Coe imitates Dylan's voice during the complete verses and sings the choruses with his own. Title 2 is a funky version of Dylan's Gotta Serve Somebody, recorded with Lacy J. Dalton. Another highlight is the eerie cover version of The Ride, a No. 4 country hit from 1983, in which the spirit of Hank Williams appears to offer his help.

Hello In There runs on two tracks: Province & City. Once again David Allan Coe mixes his own compositions with cover versions and excavations that reflect his feelings at that time. Play tips are Hello In There by John Prine, Jerry Butlers He (Will Break Your Heart) and Gotta Travel On by Billy Grammer.

DAVID ALLAN COE

Epic self-mythologist David Allan Coe arrived in Nashville on November 3, 1968, one year and one day after his release from Marion Correctional Institute in Ohio. He signed with music publisher Audie Ashworth, who'd just signed J.J. Cale. After trying to land a contract for Coe without any success, Ashworth encouraged him to get a day job. Coe resisted. "If you get a steady job you start living like citizen people," he said. "You run up debt, and then you need the steady job to pay off the debt." And so Coe stayed with friends and got by on little.

"Columnist Jack Hurst was the guy that really got me started," said Coe. "He'd seen my car, the hearse, parked down at the Grand Ole Opry. He come down, wrote a story about me." Hurst's piece piqued the interest of producer-label owner Shelby Singleton, who was flush with money from Harper Valley PTA. With that money, he bought the old Sun Records catalog, and along with the Sun tapes came a would-be producer from Memphis named Teddy Paige, who'd been in one of the last acts on Sun, the Jesters. "I talked to Coe," said Singleton, "and he told his stories. He wanted to be a country singer. I said, 'Lemme hear something.' He started singing all these songs about prison life. I said, 'Hell, ain't none of them songs country.' He said he had hundreds more prison songs up in Ohio, so I give him and Teddy Paige two hundred dollars and told them to bring 'em back." This was the only song on Coe's first LP that he didn't write or cowrite. It was the work of one of Ashworth's songwriters, Hank Mills, who'd written the best song ever about Nashville, Kay. Like the rest of the LP, it was set to an insistent Jimmy Reed beat.

 

Coe went on to write Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone and Take This Job And Shove It. There were rumors that Paige died in the Jonestown massacre, but the truth was stranger. He went to Hastings, England where he became a medievalist named Count Edward MacDonald. Forsaking the guitar for the lute, he played at restaurants and medieval festivals. In June 2003, he was arrested for wounding a neighbor with a sword. Jailed for life, he was taken to Ashen Hill medium secure psychiatric hospital in Sussex, England.



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David Allan Coe: Tattoo - Family Album
Art-Nr.: BCD15839
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 21 tracks. Playing time approx. 79 mns. Two long playing records, originally released in 1977, and 1978 on Columbia, ,'Tattoo' and 'Family Album', on one CD. Personnel 'Tattoo': David Allan Coe , The Nashville Edition - vocals; Billy...

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David Allan Coe: Castles In The Sand - Hello In There ... plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16127
 

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1-CD with 36-page booklet, 21 tracks. Playing time 79:53 mns. An outlaw pioneer's best work… un-reissued on CD until now. Soulful songs and rock 'n' roll attitude –  a sharp contrast to the sterility of today’s country music. Include classic hits, such as The...

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David Allan Coe: Human Emotions - Spectrum VII
Art-Nr.: BCD15840
 

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 67 mns. Two long playing records, originally released in 1978, and 1979 on Columbia, 'Human Emotions' und 'Spectrum VII' on one CD. Personnel 'Human Emotions': David Allan Coe , The Nashville Edition ,...

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David Allan Coe: Rough Rider - DAC , plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16126
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns. An outlaw pioneer's best work… un-reissued on CD until now. Soulful songs and rock 'n' roll attitude –  a sharp contrast to the sterility of today’s country music. Include classic hits, such as...

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David Allan Coe: Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy - Once Upon A Rhym
Art-Nr.: BCD15706
 

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1-CD with 44-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 72 mns. Two long playing records, originally released in 1974 on Columbia, "The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy", and "Once Upon A Rhyme", on one CD. David Allan Coe is the writer of Would You Lay With Me ,...

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David Allan Coe: Longhaired Redneck - Rides Again
Art-Nr.: BCD15707
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 21 tracks. Playing time approx. 63 mns. Two long playing records, originally released on Columbia, "Longhaired Redneck" (1976), and "Rides Again" (1977), on one CD. Comes with extensive liner notes and many photos.

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David Allan Coe: Invictus (Means) Unconquered - Tennessee Whiskey (CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15842
 

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 21 tracks. Playing time approx. 64 mns. Two long playing records, originally released in 1979, and 1980 on Columbia, 'Invictus (Means) Unconquered' and 'Tennessee Whiskey'on one CD. Personnel 'Invictus (Means) Unconquered': David Allan...

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David Allan Coe: A Matter Of Life, plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16133
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx.77 mns. The final album in our series, ‚A Matter of Life And Death … Plus‘ features David Allan Coe 's last LP for Columbia, together with some truly amazing bonus tracks. There's a single that he recorded...

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David Allan Coe: Just Divorced - Darlin', Darlin', plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16128
 

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1-CD with 36-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 78 mns. An outlaw pioneer's best work… un-reissued on CD until now. Soulful songs and rock 'n' roll attitude –  a sharp contrast to the sterility of today’s country music. Include classic hits, such as...

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David Allan Coe: Unchained - Son Of The South, plus
Art-Nr.: BCD16129
 

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1-CD with 40-page booklet, 25 tracks.Total playing time 79:02 mns. Concludes Bear Family's exclusive documentation of the outlaw pioneer's best work…mostly unreissued on CD until now. The soulful songs and rock 'n' roll attitude are  a sharp contrast to the...

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David Allan Coe: The Complete Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0566
 

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(2017/Real Gone) 31 tracks 1974-1987. Chart hits from Country's biggest outlaw.

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David Allan Coe: Texas Moon (1977)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0143
 

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(​2012/Real Gone) 10 tracks (33:41). A long-lost album recorded by David Allan Coe before Sun Records sold his contract to Columbia Records, Texas Mooin is the missing link in the alt-country chain, an amazing collection of covers and original tunes performed with...

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David Allan Coe: Compass Point - I've Got Something To Say
Art-Nr.: BCD15841
 

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 61 mns. Two long playing records, originally released in 1979, and 1980 on Columbia, 'Compass Point' und 'I've Got Something To Say' on one CD. Personnel 'Compass Point': David Allan Coe - vocals; Wesley...

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David Allan Coe: 20 All Time Greatest
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0701
 

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(2002/KING9 20 tracks / re-recordings

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David Allan Coe: For The Record - The First 10 Years
Art-Nr.: CDCO36579
 

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(2008/SONY BMG) 20 tracks 1974-84 / ecopac (100% recycled paperboard)

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David Allan Coe: Live At Billy Bob's Texas
Art-Nr.: CDSMG5017
 

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(2003/Smith) 20 tracks Say whatever the hell you want about David Allan Coe, but he's one of a kind as a singer, songwriter and performer. In his early sixties, Coe hasn't slowed a bit and is experiencing another of his periodic renaissances as an artist and live...

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David Allan Coe: Sings Johnny Cash's Biggest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT0536
 

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(2003/KING) 10 tracks

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David Allan Coe: Sings Haggard
Art-Nr.: CDKING0304
 

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David Allan Coe: The Original Outlaw Of Country Music 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDKING3520
 

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(2001/KING) 34 tracks new recordings !

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