His songs are among the most familiar in country music, yet he hasn't even recorded some of them. He counts bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs and novelist Kurt Vonnegut among his friends. He has been the most unusual singer songwriter... one who didn't recycle himself after the first album. He married folk music's narrative drive to country music's melodicism and economy. And when Alan Jackson took his song Little Bitty to the top of the country charts in 1996, it proved that it's always a little premature to write off Tom T. Hall. Country music began with narrative ballads, but no one has stretched the medium or used it as a vehicle to say something trenchant about the human condition like Tom T. Hall. If most country songwriters look inward, he looks outward with ironic detachment. He was raised on traditional bluegrass music, and still says that it's his favorite music, but bluegrass is rife with judgments. Tom T. Hall's music is almost entirely free of judgments. He relates the story, leaving you to draw what conclusion you will.
His songs are among the most familiar in country music, yet he hasn't even recorded some of them. He counts bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs and novelist Kurt Vonnegut among his friends. He has been the most unusual singer songwriter... one who didn't recycle himself after the first album. He married folk music's narrative drive to country music's melodicism and economy. And when Alan Jackson took his song Little Bitty to the top of the country charts in 1996, it proved that it's always a little premature to write off Tom T. Hall. Country music began with narrative ballads, but no one has stretched the medium or used it as a vehicle to say something trenchant about the human condition like Tom T. Hall. If most country songwriters look inward, he looks outward with ironic detachment. He was raised on traditional bluegrass music, and still says that it's his favorite music, but bluegrass is rife with judgments. Tom T. Hall's music is almost entirely free of judgments. He relates the story, leaving you to draw what conclusion you will.
602498880531

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Format: CD
Label: HIPP
Catalog: 594302
Rel. Date: 06/06/2006
UPC: 602498880531

Definitive Collection
Artist: Tom Hall T
Format: CD
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1. Ballad of Forty Dollars
2. Homecoming
3. Week in a County Jail, A
4. Shoeshine Man
5. Salute to a Switchblade
6. Year That Clayton Delaney Died, The
7. Me and Jesus
8. Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
9. Ravishing Ruby
10. I Love
11. That Song Is Driving Me Crazy
12. Country Is
13. I Care
14. Deal
15. I Like Beer
16. Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)
17. Fox on the Run
18. Your Man Loves You, Honey
19. What Have You Got to Lose
20. Old Side of Town, The
21. Jesus on the Radio (Daddy on the Phone)
22. You Show Me Your Heart (And I'll Show You Mine)
23. Harper Valley P.T.A.
24. P.S. I Love You

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His songs are among the most familiar in country music, yet he hasn't even recorded some of them. He counts bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs and novelist Kurt Vonnegut among his friends. He has been the most unusual singer songwriter... one who didn't recycle himself after the first album. He married folk music's narrative drive to country music's melodicism and economy. And when Alan Jackson took his song Little Bitty to the top of the country charts in 1996, it proved that it's always a little premature to write off Tom T. Hall. Country music began with narrative ballads, but no one has stretched the medium or used it as a vehicle to say something trenchant about the human condition like Tom T. Hall. If most country songwriters look inward, he looks outward with ironic detachment. He was raised on traditional bluegrass music, and still says that it's his favorite music, but bluegrass is rife with judgments. Tom T. Hall's music is almost entirely free of judgments. He relates the story, leaving you to draw what conclusion you will.