Sanford Clark

They Call Me Country

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Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood- produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They Call Me Country. Recorded between 1965-67 and originally released as a series of singles for Phoenix’s Ramco label, the 12 tracks on this LP borrow Bakersfield’s outlaw sound and ignore Nashville’s countrypolitan flair, standing as a true lost masterpiece of country music’s third generation.

Clark’s booming baritone tells tales of bar fights, heartaches, and drinking til you can’t stand, while Waylon Jennings provides a backdrop of fuzzed out guitar twang. Mastered from the original session tapes and back on vinyl for the first time since the Nixon administration. 

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1. The Fool
2. Shades
3. They Call Me Country
4. Climbin’ The Walls
5. Step Aside
6. Once Upon A Time

SIDE B
1. It’s Nothing To Me
2. Look Out Floor
3. The Big Lie
4. Callin’ All Hearts
5. Big Big Day Tomorrow
6. Black Jack County Chain

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