Hello I'm Red Si'mpson
Who did Bob Dylan call "the forgotten man of Bakersfield"? Why do you think we’re asking?—it’s Red Simpson! Red was right there alongside Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, putting Bakersfield on the map and leaving behind a heap of hot licks, sizable hits and truckers’ anthems. Red also wrote hundreds of songs; together, Buck and Merle recorded more than 40 of ’em. This comprehensive set offers way more than a friendly "hello"—it rounds up every recording he made from ’57 until ’84 (the year he retired from touring). All the tracks from his seven Capitol LPs join his singles for Capitol, Portland and a variety of independent labels. You also get 26 unissued recordings (165 tracks in all) and a 108-page hardcover book documenting Red’s life and sometimes volatile career. Includes every hit—"Rock Truck Roll," "The Highway Patrol," "Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves," "I’m a Truck," "Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer," "Awful Lot to Learn About Truck Drivin’," "Truck Driver’s Heaven" and "The Flying Saucer Man and the Truck Driver"—and a whole lot more! Bear Family.
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