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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx. 65 mns. Perhaps the most innovative... more

Tom T. Hall: Ballad Of Forty Dollars - Homecoming

1-CD with 28-page booklet, 23 tracks. Playing time approx. 65 mns.

Perhaps the most innovative songwriter in country music, Tom T. Hall brought the narrative drive of folk music to country. They called him 'The Singing Storyteller' back in the Seventies, and even after his own incredible hit streak (more than 50 hits over 20 years) ended, he continued to write hit songs for Alan Jackson and others. The consensus is that his earliest albums are his best, and we've gathered his first four LPs on two CDs

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  • Interpret: Tom T. Hall

  • Album titlle: Ballad Of Forty Dollars - Homecoming

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AH
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127156310

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Hall, Tom T. - Ballad Of Forty Dollars - Homecoming CD 1
01 That's How I Got To Memphis Tom T. Hall
02 Cloudy Day Tom T. Hall
03 Shame On The Rain Tom T. Hall
04 Highways Tom T. Hall
05 Forbidden Flowers Tom T. Hall
06 Ain't Got The Time Tom T. Hall
07 Ballad Of Forty Dollars Tom T. Hall
08 I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew Tom T. Hall
09 A Picture Of Your Mother Tom T. Hall
10 The World The Way I Want It Tom T. Hall
11 Over And Over Again Tom T. Hall
12 Beauty Is A Fading Flower Tom T. Hall
13 A Week In The Country Jail Tom T. Hall
14 Strawberry Farms Tom T. Hall
15 Shoeshine Man Tom T. Hall
16 Kentucky In The Morning Tom T. Hall
17 Nashville Is A Groovy Little Town Tom T. Hall
18 Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn Tom T. Hall
19 Home Coming Tom T. Hall
20 The Carter Boys Tom T. Hall
21 Flat-Footin' It Tom T. Hall
22 George (And The Northwoods) Tom T. Hall
23 I Miss A Lot Of Trains Tom T. Hall
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Tom T. Hall

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"He was like a human demo," said Mercury's Jerry Kennedy of Tom T. Hall. "His music publisher, Jimmy Key, would bring him in.  Jimmy had brought us Dave Dudley, and he would bring in Tom with songs he thought would fit Dave. Then one day Jimmy said, 'What would you think about recording Tom?'  It hadn't crossed my mind. He was so quiet and shy. He'd sing his demos and leave." At Kennedy's insistence, Tom Hall became Tom T. Hall to differentiate him from Tom Tall and Tompall Glaser.

Signed in 1967, Hall first cracked the Top 10 with Ballad Of Forty Dollars. He wrote prolifically, and one morning sang an untitled song to his wife, Dixie Deen. “It was a bitter and hard look at old time funerals that took place in my town when I was a kid,” he said. “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I worked in a graveyard as a summertime job. I helped dig the graves and carry the chairs. It dawned on me then how much hypocrisy was involved. Yesterday, he was a son-of-a-bitch. Today, he was a great old guy that meant well. I didn't take that song with me when I went to see Jimmy Key. We were listening to tapes when Key went to answer the phone. When he came back, he said, 'That was Dixie. Sing the one about forty dollars.' I sang it. He snapped his fingers and said, 'That's the one.'” And so it was.

It reached #4, establishing Hall in his niche. He would relate cracker barrel homilies, short stories, and tall tales. He'd sing them in a comfortable, rumpled voice that made you feel as if you were sitting across the table. The rhymes were often weak, betraying the speed with which he wrote, but the songs had an engaging humanity.

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Tracklist
Hall, Tom T. - Ballad Of Forty Dollars - Homecoming CD 1
01 That's How I Got To Memphis
02 Cloudy Day
03 Shame On The Rain
04 Highways
05 Forbidden Flowers
06 Ain't Got The Time
07 Ballad Of Forty Dollars
08 I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
09 A Picture Of Your Mother
10 The World The Way I Want It
11 Over And Over Again
12 Beauty Is A Fading Flower
13 A Week In The Country Jail
14 Strawberry Farms
15 Shoeshine Man
16 Kentucky In The Morning
17 Nashville Is A Groovy Little Town
18 Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn
19 Home Coming
20 The Carter Boys
21 Flat-Footin' It
22 George (And The Northwoods)
23 I Miss A Lot Of Trains