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|Jimmie Dale Gilmore|
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
For his second solo record, Jimmie Dale Gilmore brought steel guitarist, coproducer, and fellow Texan Lloyd Maines with him to Nashville in 1989, resulting in an album that fuses Gilmore's dreamy "cosmic cowboy" progressiv... more »
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For his second solo record, Jimmie Dale Gilmore brought steel guitarist, coproducer, and fellow Texan Lloyd Maines with him to Nashville in 1989, resulting in an album that fuses Gilmore's dreamy "cosmic cowboy" progressivism with good, old-fashioned honky-tonk (both heavy-grinding Nashville style and nimbly swinging Texas style) and a tinge of rockabilly. Gilmore revisits his own Flatlanders contribution "Dallas" and adds two other originals, two songs from buddy Butch Hancock, and two he cowrote with Hancock. In many ways, Jimmie Dale Gilmore builds important musical bridges, bringing together both the fans and the sounds of stone traditional country with those of rootsy, twangy 1980s rock. It also presages the "alternative country" movement, not so much sonically but psychologically, helping to redefine both audience and performers of soulful, honest country music. --Marc Greilsamer
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"This'un is the purest honky tonky I've heard in 40 years or more. Listen to it and you can see the longnecks being served with those little pony beer glasses popular in all the better dives during the fifties. Listen to Gilmore and you know that Hank Williams is smiling down, if not channeling. Hot damn that boy can sing. Honky Tonk Song, Dallas, and Deep Eddy Blues (an Austin swimming hole) are all highpoints, but Red Chevrolet is my pick of all. Great instrumentation throughout. In the terms of the brokers, "buy and hold"."
A great listen
wwwweberelain | Dyersville, Ia United States | 05/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jimmie Dale Gilmore is an undiscovered treasure, reminiscent of
the great country/folk artists of the fifties. His "Hardwood
Floor" and "Doors are Open Wide" are wonderful. The accompanyment is perfect."
I just don't understand........
R. Bartlett | California USA | 05/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"why Jimmie isn't a star in the country field. His music ranges from the rockin' rolling "Honky Tonk" song to the mournful "Deep Eddy Blues", to the Hank Thompson-like "That Hardwood Floor, to the very beautiful "Beautiful Rose", which should have been heard all over every country radio station in the country. Why wasn't it? He is a bit reminiscent of Hank Williams, and a whole lot better than many of the country "singers" who have blurted out their nasal twang to the tune of great wealth and stardom. There is no telling the taste of the American people, is there?"