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Hillbilly Voodoo, Cowboy Mambo: Tom Russell and Barrence Whitfield

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Track List:

Disc One: Hillbilly Voodoo

  1. Long Black Train (Larry Green)
  2. The Cuban Sandwich (Tom Russell)
  3. Jack Johnson (Tom Russell)
  4. I Just Want To See You Bad (Lucinda Williams)
  5. You Can’t Get That Stuff No More (Jordan & Theard)
  6. Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan)
  7. Ice Water (Words-Lightning Hopkins; Music-Peter Case)
  8. The Definition of a Fool (Tom Russell)
  9. Chocolate Cigarettes (Tom Russell, Sylvia Tyson)
  10. What is the Color of the Soul of a Man? (Jimmy Driftwood)
  11. Mississippi You’re On My Mind (Jesse Winchester)
  12. Cleaning Windows (Van Morrison)
  13. Cuban Sandwich

Live originally released on Wounded Heart of America 1997

Disc Two: Cowboy Mambo

  1. The Cowboy Mambo (Tom Russell)
  2. A Little Wind (Peter Case & Tom Russell)
  3. Daniel and the Sacred Harp (Robbie Robertson)
  4. Black Rose (Billy Joe Shaver)
  5. Desert Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
  6. The Devil’s Right Hand (Steve Earle)
  7. Home Before Dark (Tom Russell)
  8. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (Richard Thompson)
  9. Insufficient Sweetie (Tribute to Ukulele Ike)
  10. Red, Red, Run (Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller)
  11. Brass Buttons (Gram Parsons)
  12. Freedom Highway (Pop Staples)
  13. Cowboy Mambo

Live Belfast 1994

When I met Tom Russell, I was amazed by his presence and the knowledge of this man who can tell stories at the blink of an eye with such skill. His song writing is top notch, and to be part of the two projects we did together back in the ’90s (Hillbilly Voodoo and Cowboy Mambo), has made me an even more well rounded musician. Thank you Tom, you still sit tall in the saddle my friend!

—Barrence Whitfield

“I met Barrence Whitfield back in the late 1980’s. I was playing the bars of New York City and Oslo, Norway, and Barrence was tearing up the scene in Boston with his group: The Savages. He’s still tearing it up today. We created our own genre we called “Hillbilly Voodo,” sometimes, and “Cowboy Mambo,” at other times. Tear down those generic walls, mama! I still agree with the original liner notes…and the records sound as fresh, and soulful, as they did in 1992. Long live Barrence Whitfield!”

—Tom Russell