Article successfully added.

Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD)

Listen to sample now:
 
0:00
0:00
$20.31 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDOV453
  • 0.1
(Omnivore Recordings) 22 tracks (64:06) digipac. Recorded February 19-21, 2002 in Sydney,... more

Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD)

(Omnivore Recordings) 22 tracks (64:06) digipac. Recorded February 19-21, 2002 in Sydney, Australia.

Before Billy Joe Shaver’s death in 2020, Willie Nelson called Shaver the greatest living songwriter. That isn’t out of line, as Billy Joe is a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award. Aside from his own recordings, his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, and more, and even featured in Academy Award winning films like Crazy Heart.

Kinky Friedman is another singer, songwriter, novelist, and satirist. He holds the distinction of being the only artist who was recorded for Austin City Limits, but the show was never aired due to fears of the content being too controversial. He even ran for the office of Governor of Texas in 2006. His spiritual advisor for that campaign? Billy Joe Shaver. But, that wasn’t the first time they worked together.

“Ladies and gentlemen, two Texas legends, Billy Joe Shaver and Kinky Friedman!” announced Jeff “Little Jewford” Shelby before the nightly coin toss to decide who in this dynamic double-bill, quadruple heart bypass contender Billy Joe or singing crime novelist Kinky would go first. The spotlight then passed back and forth between the duo, supported in Vaudevillian fashion by guitarist Jesse Taylor, Washington Ratso and of course Little Jewford.

Depending on how you look at it or who’s talking, the Live Down Under tour probably shouldn’t have happened or it was the best thing that could’ve happened. Either way, it was a minor miracle most would say and now a thing of myth and legend.

It started when Shaver, still recovering from the loss of his mother, wife and son was lured out of mourning in 2001 by the Kinkster to do their “Two For Texas” tour that ended with Billy Joe unexpectedly suffering a heart attack at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas that August. Angioplasty was performed but Shaver, fearing the risks, was resisting medical advice to have quadruple heart by-pass surgery taking karmic instruction from Willie (Nelson) to get out and stay active. Soon commitments to bring the tour to Australia were made.

Kinky Friedman: “The doctors wanted him to have the surgery but he said no. And they didn’t want him going to Australia with Kinky. That it was the wrong thing to do. But Billy Joe was in a dark place; the recent family tragedies, the health concerns. Staying home with the curtains drawn and all its temptations seemed as risky as going. Willie and I both agreed, the best therapy he could have was to get out and have a good time.”

And it was.

Billy Joe performed every night like his life depended on it. And it did. And it pushed everyone to the same level of intensity. Featuring hits like ”Honky Tonk Heroes,” “You Asked Me To,” ”Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed,” “Sold American” and more, showcasing some of the best material from both writers’ storied careers, and delivered in a way that only these best friends and odd couple could. So put on Live Down Under, sit back, listen and perhaps come to appreciate these two unique artists in a way you hadn’t before. A one-of-a-kind experience.

Article properties: Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD)

Shaver, Billy Joe - Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD) CD 1
01 Intro Coin Toss Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
02 Georgia on a Fast Train Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
03 Western Union Wire Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
04 Star in My Heart Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
05 Rapid City, South Dakota Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
06 Old Chunk of Coal Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
07 Sold American Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
08 Ride Me Down Easy Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
09 Wild Man from Borneo Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
10 When the Fallen Angels Fly Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
11 Marilyn and Joe Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
12 You Asked Me to Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
13 Before All Hell Breaks Loose Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
14 Honky Tonk Heroes Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
15 Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
16 Live Forever Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
17 You Wouldn't Know Love (If You Fell in It) Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
18 Ride 'Em Jewboy Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
19 Old Five and Dimers Like Me Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
20 Keep on the Sunny Side Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
21 Try and Try Again Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
22 Outro Thanks and Goobye! Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
Billy Joe Shaver Geb. 16.8. 1941 in Corsicana - Texas Record Labels: MGM, Monument,... more
"Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman"

Billy Joe Shaver

Geb. 16.8. 1941 in Corsicana - Texas
Record Labels: MGM, Monument, Capricorn, Columbia
Erster Hit: Georgia On A Fast Train (1973)

Ende der 60er Jahre von Bobby Bare entdeckt, hat sich der Sänger und Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver innerhalb kurzer Zeit zu einem der wichtigsten und tiefgründigsten Komponisten der Country Szene entwickelt. Nachdem er anfänglich nur für Bare gearbeitet hatte, übernahmen bald auch andere Stars die Songs von Shaver. Kris Kristofferson war nach Bare einer der ersten, er sang die Shaver-Komposition "Good Christian Soldier“. Tom T.Hall sang "Old Five And Dimers Like Me“, Waylon Jennings "Honky Tonk Heroes“, Elvis Presley „You Asked Me To“, Johnny Cash "Old Chunk Of Coal“ und die Allman Brothers Band über- nahm "Sweet Mama“.

Anfang der 70er Jahre begann Billy Joe Shaver dann auch seine Songs selbst zu singen. Er verfügt über eine ausdrucksstarke Stimme, erinnert manchmal etwas an Waylon Jennings, doch wie bei so vielen Komponisten vor ihm schon erlebt, mit der eigenen Interpretation klappt es meist nicht so recht. Hervorragend produzierte Platten, von den Kritikern hoch gelobt, dennoch nur niedrige Plätze in den Charts. Vielleicht mag es daran liegen, dass die Songwriter nicht genügend Zeit aufbringen, um auf Tourneen ihre Musik an's Publikum zu bringen."

Billy Joe Shaver

Old Five And Dimers Like Me

The tipping point in Billy Joe Shaver's career came when Waylon Jennings recorded 'Honky Tonk Heroes.' They first met at the Dripping Springs Reunion, the event that preceded Willie's annual picnics. After that, Shaver bugged Waylon so often, Waylon reportedly offered him a hundred bucks to go away. "I was always in a meeting or on another call or 'not in.'" Waylon said."This went on for months….He caught me one night at RCA recording. 'I got these songs,' he said, 'and if you don't listen to them, I'm going to kick your ass right here in front of everybody.' He could have been killed there and then by some of my friends lining the walls, but I took Billy Joe in a back room and said, 'Hoss, you don't do things like that. I'm going to listen to one song, and if it ain't no good, I'm telling you goodbye. We ain't never going to talk again.' Billy played me 'Old Five And Dimers,' and then kept on going. He had a whole sackful of songs, and by the time he ran out of breath, I wanted to record all of them." Old Five And Dimers was Shaver's everyday poeticism at its best. Waylon had every reason to be impressed.

Various Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels - The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock, Vol. 6: 1973 (2-CD)
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.com/various-truckers-kickers-cowboy-angels-the-blissed-out-birth-of-country-rock-vol.-6-1973-2-cd.html
Copyright © Bear Family Records

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman
Honky Tonk Heroes (CD)
Billy Joe Shaver: Honky Tonk Heroes (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15775

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.05 * $15.79 *
The Collection (2-CD)
Billy Joe Shaver: The Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6396

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.58 *
Live From Austin, TX (CD&DVD)
Billy Joe Shaver: Live From Austin, TX (CD&DVD) Art-Nr.: CDNW6225

Item must be ordered

$21.22 *
Long In The Tooth
Billy Joe Shaver: Long In The Tooth Art-Nr.: CDLRR25423

Item must be ordered

$16.92 *
Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe) by Glosimodt Søren Mosdall
Hank Williams: Lost Highway - Graphic Novel (Gebundene... Art-Nr.: 0023044

only 2x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$27.16
The Jim Reeves Radio Show: Monday Feb.24,1958 (CD)
Jim Reeves: The Jim Reeves Radio Show: Monday Feb.24,1958 (CD) Art-Nr.: ACD25002

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.26 $18.05
The Jim Reeves Radio Show: February 25-28,1958 (CD)
Jim Reeves: The Jim Reeves Radio Show: February 25-28,1958... Art-Nr.: ACD25005

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.26 $18.05
Outlaws Of The Old West (CD)
Dickson Hall: Outlaws Of The Old West (CD) Art-Nr.: ACD25006

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$5.60 $18.05
Greetings From Oklahoma (CD)
Various - Greetings From: Greetings From Oklahoma (CD) Art-Nr.: ACD25013

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$9.00 $18.05
Hint!
NEW
At The BBC (3-CD)
Amy Winehouse: At The BBC (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3541565

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.31 $24.84
Together Again (CD)
Jeannie Seely & Jack Greene: Together Again (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCRR223

Item must be ordered

$18.05
Bass'd On A True Story (CD)
Running From Daylight: Bass'd On A True Story (CD) Art-Nr.: CDAHIT002

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.92 $19.18
Semi-Acoustic Suitcase (CD)
Andy Macfarlane: Semi-Acoustic Suitcase (CD) Art-Nr.: CDAHIT006

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.92 $19.18
Jimmy Cavallo - Rocks (CD)
Jimmy Cavallo: Jimmy Cavallo - Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17648

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$19.18
Honky Tonk Heroes (CD)
Billy Joe Shaver: Honky Tonk Heroes (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15775

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.79 $18.05
Live From Austin, TX (CD&DVD)
Billy Joe Shaver: Live From Austin, TX (CD&DVD) Art-Nr.: CDNW6225

Item must be ordered

$21.22
Did I Shave My Legs For This? - 25th Anniversary Edition (CD)
Deana Carter: Did I Shave My Legs For This? - 25th... Art-Nr.: CDCAP34274

Item must be ordered

$20.31
A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver - Live
Billy Joe Shaver & Friends: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver - Live Art-Nr.: CDCOMPA6312

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$20.31
The Collection (2-CD)
Billy Joe Shaver: The Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6396

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$22.58
Tracklist
Shaver, Billy Joe - Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman - Live From Downunder (CD) CD 1
01 Intro Coin Toss
02 Georgia on a Fast Train
03 Western Union Wire
04 Star in My Heart
05 Rapid City, South Dakota
06 Old Chunk of Coal
07 Sold American
08 Ride Me Down Easy
09 Wild Man from Borneo
10 When the Fallen Angels Fly
11 Marilyn and Joe
12 You Asked Me to
13 Before All Hell Breaks Loose
14 Honky Tonk Heroes
15 Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed
16 Live Forever
17 You Wouldn't Know Love (If You Fell in It)
18 Ride 'Em Jewboy
19 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
20 Keep on the Sunny Side
21 Try and Try Again
22 Outro Thanks and Goobye!