Sunday, October 18, 2009

Joe Sun - Hank Bogart Still Lives (1989)



"Hank Bogart Still Lives" is Joe Sun's most Country sounding album. But as Joe himself explains in the liner notes, he had a bit of a theme going on here. Apparently this is the result of a decision to dedicate an album to everything he and his friends loved about the good ol'days, when Hank Williams and Humphrey Bogart were the hottest thing in town. If you know Joe Sun, you'll love this, regardless the theme. If you don't, you may want to check out his "Storms Of Life" album first. I think that's the record that will enthuse Southern Rock fans the most.

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If you dug this video ("Jimmy '93", not on the album, though "Jimmy '55" is...), enjoy the sound of The South being born..

3 comments:

Tommy C said...

Thanks for more Joe Sun. Your blog turned me on to Joe & got me more into Larry Jon Wilson who I only knew thru the Country Got Soul series. Do you have Old Flames? On vacation a couple of weeks ago in the Nashville area I came across The Best of Joe Sun (1982) that has 5 songs from Old Flames ( for $2). I also came across Loose Change for $1. Anyway, I can't get enough of both of those guys & would especially like to get Sojourner. So thanks for your great blog & keep up the good work!

Skydogg said...

I have "Old Flames" and I will post that. And do you mean Larry Jon's "Loose Change"? Cause I'm still looking for Loose Change, the band with Chris Hicks. Still looking for "Sojourner" as well. Good things will come...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Skydog!. I don't know what possessed me to come look here today but what aNew Year's Treat it was. Joe Sun, Tony Joe White, Don Bowman, Rick Cunha! I can't thank you enough for exposing me to these guys...I love it!

Kathleen