I’ve written a couple times about the new Chuck Prophet record but was unaware of the tour-only CD he’s been selling on the road. The record is a re-recording of the entire Waylon Jennings album Dreaming My Dreams With You and comes with a funny story. Apparently Chuck and friends got locked in Tim Mooney’s (Red House Painters) studio with a jar of peanut butter, some stale beer and that album. They listened to it a couple of times and having nothing better to do decided to re-record it. The whole story can be found here.
What’s interesting about the Chuck Prophet version is that it sounds just like Chuck Prophet (surprise, surprise!). The ringing guitars, the ever present reverb and Chuck’s unusual phrasing and cadence are all there. Also it’s interesting to note how the song “You Sure Hank done It This Way”, with it’s feeling of despair and tales of too many one nighters on the road with the band, could easily have been written by and applies so well to Chuck Prophet. More info here at Evangeline Records. This record is a limited edition and there are only so many copies left.
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