Cold Dog Soup

Cold Dog Soup

by Guy Clark

CD

Overview

Guy Clark, who with friends Townes van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker defined the Texas mix of folk, blues, country, and rock of the early '60s that was the forerunner of today's alt country scene, knows a lot about writing songs and about singing them. A standout track on this disc is Clark's cover of Steve Earle's tribute to Van Zandt, "Fort Worth Blues," performed with Emmylou Harris. Clark has lost count of the number of songs he's written himself, but this sparely arranged disc adds a number of keepers to a catalog that includes the classics "LA Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train." "Cold Dog Soup" is as enigmatic as its title, invoking a time trip to a surreal honky-tonk gathering, while "Fiddlin' Sis Draper" will get you dancin' in admiration for the title character. In "Red River" Clark explores the geographic and emotional landscapes of his family's Texas past, and "Men'll Be Boys" is a humorous take on the foibles of adulthood.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891106328
catalogNumber: 1063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Guy Clark   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Vocal Harmony
Verlon Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonica,Vocals,Guitar (Resonator),Vocal Harmony
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Darrell Scott   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Accordion,Autoharp,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Mandocello,Guitar (Nylon String),Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Producer
Verlon Thompson   Sound Effects,Producer
Darrell Scott   Producer
Chris Latham   Producer,Engineer

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