SALE

Who was/is John Prine ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more


JOHN PRINE

Angel From Montgomery

recorded probably July 8, 1971 at American Recording Studio, Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee; produced by Arif Mardin

with John Prine: vocal, guitar; Reggie Young: lead guitar; Leo LeBlanc: pedal steel guitar; John Christopher: guitar; Bobby Emmons: organ; Bobby Wood: piano; Mike Leach: bass; Gene Chrisman: drums; Bishop Heywood: percussion

Atlantic SD 8296 (LP)

 

In Chicago, John Prine befriended folkie Steve Goodman, who played one of Prine's songs at a show attended by Kris Kristofferson. Blown away by the song, Kristofferson and his unlikely pal, Paul Anka, went to see Prine at the Earl in Chicago. "The club had closed, but the door was open,” Prine said. "The chairs were turned up on the tables, and I was waiting around to get paid.” When Kristofferson and Anka arrived, Prine pulled his guitar out of the case and ran down a few songs. Kristofferson invited Prine and Goodman to perform with him in New York. Atlantic's Jerry Wexler was in the audience. "The next day, I signed a record contract,” Prine said. "It was just that quick.” Anka became his first manager.

 

Angel from Montgomery was one of thirteen varied, consequential, and above all evocative songs on Prine's first album. It has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and many others, most of them women. Talking to Paul Zollo, Prine said that the song was almost a cowrite with another Chicago folkie, Eddie Holstein. One afternoon, they tried to write a song together, and Eddie suggested a song about an older person. Prine said he'd already done that with Hello In There. Then he said, "How about a song about a middle-aged woman who feels older than she is.” Holstein laughed it off, but Prine stuck with it. "I went home. I had this real vivid image of a woman standing over dish water with soap on her hands, walking away from it all. I let it pour out of that character's heart. She just wanted an angel to come to take her away from all this." Why Montgomery? Because everyone knows Hank Williams was from there. Elaborating later, Prine said, he likes to write from the point of view of characters other than himself. Male fiction writers create female characters, so songwriters should have the same freedom. "There's no gender when it comes to being a writer,” he said.  

 

Various - Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels Vol.04, The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock 1971 (2-CD)

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-truckers-kickers-cowboy-angels-vol.04-the-blissed-out-birth-of-country-rock-1971-2-cd.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records

 



More information about John Prine on Wikipedia.org
 
 
   
 
John Prine: John Prine
Art-Nr.: CD19156
 

Item in stock

CD on WEA USA RECORDS by John Prine - John Prine

Instead of:$19.94 * $15.28 *

John Prine: For Better, Or Worse (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOBR044
 

Item in stock

(2016/Oh Boy) 15 tracks. The follow up to Prine's Grammy award winning record, In Spite of Ourselves, For Better, or Worse features duets with Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Alison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi, Lee Ann Womack and others. Two time Grammy Award winner,...

$20.00 *

John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers - Early (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDOBR040
 

Item in stock

(2011/OH BOY) 24 tracks - gatefold ecopac with 12 page booklet. Fantastic live & studio recordings from 1970 one year before his debut, with classic hits & one unreleased song.

$20.65 *

John Prine: Angels From Montgomery 1971-1975 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRV383
 

Currently not available

(2014/Raven) 49 tracks, 4 essential albums 1971-1975 with detailed liner notes.

$27.08 *

John Prine: In Person & On Stage
Art-Nr.: CDOBR039
 

Currently not available

(2010/OH BOY) 14 tracks feat. Emmylou Harris, Iris Dement, Sara Watkins, Josh Ritter & Kane Welch Kaplan. ecopac

$17.64 *

   
 
 
Viewed