John Anderson Download
Apr 12, 1983Roxy (Hollywood, CA)
John Anderson Download
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Total Length:
1:42:22
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John Anderson Download

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Sample this concert
  1. 1Swinging'03:16
  2. 2She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs02:49
  3. 3Your Lying Blue Eyes03:14
  4. 4Goin Down Hill03:59
  5. 5She Never Looked That Good02:48
  6. 6Band Chatter01:07
  7. 7Chicken Truck03:06
  8. 8I Love You A Thousand Ways03:05
  9. 9Jack Daniels Drowned03:55
  10. 10I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)03:55
  11. 11195904:36
  12. 12You Can't Judge A Book (By The Cover)05:05
  13. 13I Just Came Home To Count The Memories04:30
  14. 14Just For You02:45
  15. 15Band Chatter01:39
  16. 16Catch a Falling Star03:35
  17. 17A Stop In The Road03:31
  18. 18The Waltz You Save For Me04:44
  19. 19Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down03:37
  20. 20Wild And Blue03:29
  21. 21Swingin'05:11
  22. 22Shoot Low, Sherriff02:39
  23. 23If A Broken Heart Could Kill03:56
  24. 24July 12th04:21
  25. 25I Danced With A San Antone Rose03:01
  26. 26Fox On The Run02:17
  27. 27Statue Of A Fool04:17
  28. 28Swingin'03:30
  29. 29Going Down Hill04:25
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Item Number:
  • 20049483-3462-AD
Date:
  • Apr 12, 1983
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Swinging'03:16
  2. 2She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs02:49
  3. 3Your Lying Blue Eyes03:14
  4. 4Goin Down Hill03:59
  5. 5She Never Looked That Good02:48
  6. 6Band Chatter01:07
  7. 7Chicken Truck03:06
  8. 8I Love You A Thousand Ways03:05
  9. 9Jack Daniels Drowned03:55
  10. 10I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)03:55
  11. 11195904:36
  12. 12You Can't Judge A Book (By The Cover)05:05
  13. 13I Just Came Home To Count The Memories04:30
  14. 14Just For You02:45
  15. 15Band Chatter01:39
  16. 16Catch a Falling Star03:35
  17. 17A Stop In The Road03:31
  18. 18The Waltz You Save For Me04:44
  19. 19Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down03:37
  20. 20Wild And Blue03:29
  21. 21Swingin'05:11
  22. 22Shoot Low, Sherriff02:39
  23. 23If A Broken Heart Could Kill03:56
  24. 24July 12th04:21
  25. 25I Danced With A San Antone Rose03:01
  26. 26Fox On The Run02:17
  27. 27Statue Of A Fool04:17
  28. 28Swingin'03:30
  29. 29Going Down Hill04:25
Total Length:
1:42:22
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

John Anderson - lead vocals, guitar; Mike Jordan - piano; Ax Lincoln - tack bass; Larry Emmons - bass; Jim Wolf - drums; Tom Morley - fiddle; Vern Pildren - lead guitar; Bucks Reed - pedal steel

New traditionalist John Anderson, one of the brightest country stars of the mid-1980s, delivers a very hot performance here at famed Los Angeles rock club the Roxy. Known for its legendary early career shows of David Bowie, Bob Marley, Iggy Pop and the Police, the Roxy seemed like an odd place to showcase one of the rising honky-tonk stars of that era. But Anderson stepped out to see a full house eager to hear his Bakersfield-styled country tunes. Opening with "Swinging" and "Cheatin' Songs," his set includes many of his radio hits, such as "Your Lying Blue Eyes," "She Never Looked That Good When She Was Mine," "Highway 65," "I Love You," "I'm Almost Jack Daniels Drowned," "1959" and "I'm Just An Old Chunk of Coal." He played a number of interesting covers, including a country read of the Willie Dixon blues standard "You Can't Judge A Book (By The Cover)" and the classic 1966 Merle Haggard hit "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down."

After moving from his native Florida to Nashville, Tennessee in the mid-1970s, Anderson transitioned from having an interest in rock to developing a full-blown love of country music. He attached himself to the famed Bakersfield, California sound that had been made famous by Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, among others. He was already an established star by the time this show was recorded for the Silver Eagle Cross Country Radio Concert Series in April, 1983 - three years after breaking out his first self-titled Warner Brothers album. Critics soon called him, along with Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle, a pioneer of "the New Traditionalists," and this show is proof as to why. They don't get more down home than this.

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