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(2017/Omni) 27 tracks 1964-1976 (79:09) with 12 page booklet.  ,- Notorious for his 1970 song... more

Red River Dave: Authentic Hillbilly Ballads & Topical Songs Vol.1 (CD)

(2017/Omni) 27 tracks 1964-1976 (79:09) with 12 page booklet.
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Notorious for his 1970 song 'California Hippie Murders!' – a ghoulish, harrowing, yodelling retelling of the infamous (Charles Manson masterminded) Tate-La-Bianca slayings – Red River Dave was a genuine cowboy singing star turned tabloid balladeer. While 'California Hippie Murders!' might seem chilling and bizarre, within the body of ed River Dave' McEnery epic saga songs (collected here for the very first time), it makes perfect sense.
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The Moon landings, the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, the Vietnam conflict, the assassination of JFK, the murder of young Emmett Till, Korean War anchurian Candidate' brainwashing, patriotic tirades and Cold War dirges – all grist for the great Red River Dave Hillbilly song-mill. Often cut within hours or days of the event and pressed as minuscule edition private 45s: the tall, flamboyant, »Buffalo Bill« bearded McEnery cut a dashing figure in his gold-sprayed cowboy boots and cracking lariat – as he hawked these handcrafted cuts from the boot of his steer-horned Cadillac.
Some sides presented here are so rare as to be near-mythical – you'll hear Red River Dave wax about the death of Marilyn Monroe and the Bay of Pigs – in an eccentric and forgotten chronicle of the 20th century experience.

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  • Interpret: Red River Dave

  • Album titlle: Authentic Hillbilly Ballads & Topical Songs Vol.1 (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Label OMNI

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0934334405838

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Red River Dave - Authentic Hillbilly Ballads & Topical Songs Vol.1 (CD) CD 1
01 California Hippie Murders!
02 Flight of Apollo 11
03 Bay of Pigs
04 Ballad of Patty Hearst
05 Ballad of John Birch
06 Ballad of Emmett Till
07 Great Society
08 Ballad of Billy Graham
09 Ballad of Francis Powers (There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving No 2)
10 Trial of Francis Powers
11 Searching for You Buddy
12 Answer to the Death of a President!
13 Ballad of Lee Oswald
14 Red Deck of Cards
15 Moon O’er the Wall (In East Berlin)
16 We’ll Bury You
17 Keep That Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
18 Vietnam Guitar [45 Version]
19 James Dean (The Greatest of Them All)
20 Ballad of Marilyn Monroe
21 (A Tribute to Elvis' Mother) New Angel Tonight
22 Ol’ Tex Ritter and His Deck of Cards
23 Somewhere I Hear Angels Singing the San Antonio Rose
24 I’d Like to Give My Dog to Uncle Sam
25 Beautiful America
26 Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
27 (I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now
Red River Dave born: San Antonio, Texas, December 15, 1914; died: January 15, 2002... more
"Red River Dave"

Red River Dave

born: San Antonio, Texas, December 15, 1914; died: January 15, 2002

 

A veteran western entertainer whose career spans seven decades, Red River Dave is best known as a prolific com-poser of topical, patriotic, and sentimental ballads.

A native of San Antonio, David McEnery toured the rodeo circuits as a youth, winning Texas championships at rope twirling and yodeling. With interest in singing cow-boys at a peak, McEnery began his broadcasting career in San Antonio and on BORDER RADIO before moving east in the mid-1930s. After performing on stations in Virginia and Florida, he landed a regular slot on WOR–New York, in 1938; the Mutual Radio Network fed his program to its nationwide affiliates.

Encouraged by songwriter-publisher Bob Miller, McEnery began writing and recording topical songs; "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" became a country- folk standard. In May 1939 he sang on an experimental television broadcast at the New York World's Fair.

Returning to Texas after World War II, McEnery re-corded for numerous postwar labels, appeared in several low-budget westerns, and began performing over WOAI–San Antonio. He also cut transcriptions for Mexi-can border stations. McEnery was a popular San Antonio television personality through the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1967 he largely retired from music to concentrate on his real-estate business, although he continued producing self-accompanied topical singles on his own labels. He re-turned to music in the late 1970s in Nashville; he then moved to California, where he occasionally performed at Knott's Berry Farm near Anaheim. — Dave Samuelson

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Tracklist
Red River Dave - Authentic Hillbilly Ballads & Topical Songs Vol.1 (CD) CD 1
01 California Hippie Murders!
02 Flight of Apollo 11
03 Bay of Pigs
04 Ballad of Patty Hearst
05 Ballad of John Birch
06 Ballad of Emmett Till
07 Great Society
08 Ballad of Billy Graham
09 Ballad of Francis Powers (There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving No 2)
10 Trial of Francis Powers
11 Searching for You Buddy
12 Answer to the Death of a President!
13 Ballad of Lee Oswald
14 Red Deck of Cards
15 Moon O’er the Wall (In East Berlin)
16 We’ll Bury You
17 Keep That Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
18 Vietnam Guitar [45 Version]
19 James Dean (The Greatest of Them All)
20 Ballad of Marilyn Monroe
21 (A Tribute to Elvis' Mother) New Angel Tonight
22 Ol’ Tex Ritter and His Deck of Cards
23 Somewhere I Hear Angels Singing the San Antonio Rose
24 I’d Like to Give My Dog to Uncle Sam
25 Beautiful America
26 Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
27 (I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now