Saturday, October 31, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Billy Joe Shaver

Born: August 16, 1939 - Died: October 28, 2020

Billy Joe Shaver never became a household name, but his songs -- including "Good Christian Soldier," "Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me," and "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train" -- became country standards during the '70s and his reputation among musicians and critics didn't diminish in the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver's upbringing is his own song "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train." When he sings, "My grandma's old-age pension is the reason that I'm standing here today," he ain't kidding. The "good Christian raising" and "eighth grade education" -- not to mention being abandoned by his parents shortly after being born, working on his uncles' farms instead of going to high school, and losing part of his fingers during a job at a sawmill -- are all part of his life story. "I got all my country learning," he sings, "picking cotton, raising hell, and bailing hay."

1985 - The Essential Billy Joe Shaver
CD01 - CD02

2013 - The Complete Columbia Recordings ('81-'87)


Vera Lane said...

i have just replaced the Billy Joe Shaver albums that i lost a few years ago when one of my hard/drives decided to die. Thank you very much for posting them. RIP Billy Joe.
Vera x

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Vera,
Nice to hear from you again x
And glad that you are able to again have his albums.


REP1974 said...

Thank You for the Billy Joe Shaver.
He is such an underrated songwriter and performer.

Ozzieguy said...

Hello REP1974,
Yes he was very nice.
I enjoyed his music.