Charley Crockett – Lil G.L.’s Honky Tonk Jubilee (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:55 minutes | 772 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Son of Davy
Charley Crockett’s blues-infused country singing gives old songs new beginnings on Lil G.L’s Jonky Tonk Jubilee, a collection of sixteen songs from the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn, just to name a few. Crockett pays his dues, honouring the greats with this release and establishing himself as a true-blue country music traditionalist.
For those who’ve been to a Turnpike Troubadours show over the last year or two, or were somehow otherwise tuned into the throwback country soul of Charley Crockett through his first few self-released records, they need not be assuaged to the idea that he could be the next big thing in roots music. A direct descendant of American pioneer and Texas hero Davey Crockett, and of varied Jewish/White/Creole descent, Charley was instilled with the indelible mark of roots music when growing up in impoverished conditions in San Benito, Texas—also known as the hometown of Freddy Fender. Charley also spent his early years in Dallas with his single mother who was a blues singer, and an uncle who introduced him to the sounds of the French Quarter in New Orleans until he knew nothing different than banishing your heartbreak through song and story. Charley Crockett recently signed to Thirty Tigers, and somewhere in the offing you can expect a new, national debut album full of original songs from Crockett’s repertoire. But in the interim, Charley has decided to take a take a step back from his own music to pay some dues and respects, and pay the songs of his country music heroes forward to a new generation in a record called Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L’s Honky Tonk Jubilee.
A collection of songs from Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce, and others, the 16 tracks of the album find Charley Crockett interpreting timeless compositions with such love, you would have thought they were his own. Not just your average traditional covers album, the Honky Tonk Jubilee is Charley building a country music foundation, and proving his studious discipline and appreciation for the past greats before he ventures to contribute his own compositions to the American songbook in earnest.
“Not just your average traditional covers album, the Honky Tonk Jubilee is Charley building a country music foundation, and proving his studious discipline and appreciation for the past greats before he ventures to contribute his own compositions to the American songbook in earnest.” – Saving Country Music
01 – Night Train to Memphis
02 – Jamestown Ferry
03 – I Saw the Light
04 – Honky Tonk Blues
05 – Just a Drink Away
06 – Ramblin Man
07 – You Must Be Drunk Again
08 – I Ain’t Never
09 – The Lost Highway
10 – Am I That Easy to Forget
11 – Honky Tonk Man
12 – You’re Still on My Mind
13 – I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Living
14 – Brothers of a Bottle
15 – Honky Tonkin
16 – I Cast a Lonesome Shadow
Co-Produced by Charley Crockett, Jay Moeller, and Billy Horton at Fort Horton. Engineered by Billy Horton. Mastered by Jim Wilson.
NOTE: Recorded in 24/48, mastered to 96kHZ.