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  • Damron Dick - More Than Countryfied 3CD Boxset (CD)


    ”A comprehensive, complete collection of the early years of ’Canada’s Willie Nelson’: Dick Damron. The first of two Bear Family multi-disc collections to compile Dick Damron’s career. One of Canada’s greatest country music stars, and a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame. Everything Dick recorded between 1959-1976, from his debut rockabilly single ’Gonna Have A Party’ to his outlaw country era of the 1970s. Many performances reissued for the first time since their original vinyl release, including the rare ’1867-1967: Canadiana Souvenir Album’ of Canadian-Centennial celebration. Original versions of Dick Damron’s biggest hits, including ’Hitch Hikin”; ’Mother Love And Country’, ’The Long Green Line’, and his career hit ’Countryfied’, which was also a huge hit for George Hamilton IV. — Dick Damron is one of Canada’s musical treasures, with a long career in country music that spans six decades. Best known for his ’outlaw country’ era of the 1970s, his friend George Hamilton IV calls Damron ’Canada’s Willie Nelson.’ This 3-CD collection rounds up the early years of Damron’s career, from his 1959 rockabilly debut single ’Gonna Have A Party’ to his hard country recordings made at Starday Studios in Nashville in the 1960s, his biggest career hit ’Countryfied’ from 1970, and his ’outlaw’ era breakthrough recordings from the 1970s produced by Joe Bob Barnhill. Many of these recordings are reissued on compact disc for the first time, including Damron’s 1967 album of ’Canadiana’ produced for Canada’s Centennial celebration. 86 songs in all, this excellent collection is long overdue for one of Canada’s greatest exports, Dick Damron.”

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