Monday, March 30, 2009
Johnny Paycheck- Wherever You Are
You probably already know that Johnny Paycheck was a genuine outlaw. Hits like "She's All I Got", "Colorado Kool-Aid" and of course, "Take This Job and Shove It" , are great. But in the sixties Paycheck recorded an even tougher round of songs when he worked with raconteur Aubrey Mayhew. Yesterday my pal BGO sent me Mayhew's amazing obituary. What a life! Mayhew was mixed up with everything from the Texas School Book Depository building to Charlie Parker. He also owned the Little Darlin' record label, the source of this essential compilation.
Have you nabbed the free download of Bob Dylan's "Beyond Here Lies Nothing"? It's good. Really good.
Kansas City Click: Megan Birdsall appears with Clint Ashlock at the Blue Room tonight.