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The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney
 : The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney

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by: Various Artists


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Binding: Audio CD
Brand: CD
EAN: 0634457219823
Item Dimensions: 5050019575
Label: Yep Roc Records
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Yep Roc Records
MPN: CDYEP2198
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: May 26, 2009
Publisher: Yep Roc Records
Release Date: May 26, 2009
Studio: Yep Roc Records




Disc 1:
  1. Lift Your Leg
  2. Midnight Dream
  3. Man of Somebody's Dreams
  4. Artesia
  5. Six Nights a Week
  6. If Daddy Don't Sing Danny Boy
  7. Frank's Tavern
  8. Fight (Tonight's the Night)
  9. The Gardens
  10. Glass House
  11. Get off My Back Lucy
  12. 1968
  13. King of the Blues
  14. Quiet Desperation
  15. Tired of Being Me
  16. Silent Partner
  17. I'm So Proud
  18. The Guitars of My Dead Friends
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Product Description:
A founding member of the Hacienda Brothers and a renowned west coast country-soul singer/songwriter, Chris Gaffney moved people as much with his smile as with his trademark croon. Gaffney passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with liver cancer and is survived by his family and the litany of musical heroes he called friends and collaborators. Upon learning of his diagnosis, Chris' close friend and musical compatriot Dave Alvin set forth reaching out to roots music's finest players to put together an album of Gaffney's songs to raise money for his mounting medical bills. Unfortunately, the project became a posthumous tribute after Gaffney's passing, but that only gives more meaning to these interpretations of Chris' songs from some of American music's most influential artists. The track list reads like a who's who of country, rock and Americana, with heavyweight friends like Alvin, Joe Ely, Los Lobos, Calexico, Alejandro Escovedo, Boz Scaggs, Tom Russell, James McMurtry, fellow Hacienda Brother Dave Gonzalez and more, all weighing in with their versions of Gaffney's classic country tunes. Dave Alvin's Yep Roc label mates, Peter Case, Jim Lauderdale, The Iguanas, John Doe, Big Sandy w/ Los Straitjackets and Robbie Fulks also contribute tracks that, much like the man, range from fiercely rocking to hair-raisingly poignant. All proceeds from this album will benefit the non-profit group Hungry for Music and the surviving members of Chris' family.



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