ropelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood-produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford
Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he
swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots onThey Call Me Country.
Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles
for Phoenix’s Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow
Bakersfield’s outlaw sound and ignore Nashville’s countrypolitan flair,
standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music’s third generation.
Clark’s booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and
drinking til you can’t stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop
of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and
back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration.
They Call Me Country
Climbin’ the Walls
Once Upon a Time
It’s Nothin’ to Me
Where’s the Door
The Big Lie
Calling All Hearts
Big, Big Day Tomorrow
Black Jack County Chain