The Proper Years

Bill Kirchen

Telecaster master Bill Kirchen was right there at the BIG BANG of Americana as a founding member Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1967. Playing guitar has been his only job ever since. Over a ten-year period commencing in 2006, he made albums exclusively at Proper Records’ SPECIFIC SOUND studio in London – until it was demolished when we moved premises.

All thirty-eight tracks including some bonus material are available in this two-CD set. Guests include Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Paul Carrack, Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, Butch Hancock and more in this tour-de-force of Americana.

Tracklisting: CD 1:
 
1.     Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:28
2.     Rocks Into Sand (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:27
3.     Get A Little Goner (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:44
4.     Skid Row In My Mind (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 4:23
5.     Working Man (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:57
6.     Soul Cruisin’ (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:36
7.     Truth Be Told (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:54
8.     Devil With The Blue Dress (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:25
9.     One More Day (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:57
10.  Heart Of Gold (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:36
11.  If It’s Really Got To Be This Way (withNick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:11
12.  Bump Wood 4:11
13.  Shelly’s Winter Love (with Paul Carrack and Nick Lowe) 4:32
14 . Man In The Bottom Of The Well (with Elvis Costello) 4:36
15.  I Don’t Work That Cheap (with Commander Cody) 2:53
16.  Time Will Tell The Story 4:17
17.  Husbands And Wives (with Chris O’Connell)3:14
18.  Open Range (with Blackie Farrell) 4:29
19.  Arkansas Diamond 3:34
 
CD 2
1.     Word To The Wise (with Dan Hicks) 2:49
2.     Ain’t Got Time For The Blues (with MariaMuldaur) 3:53
3.     Valley Of The Moon (with Norton Buffalo) 2:54
4.     Too Much Fun 2:41
5.     Tell Me The Reason 3:04
6.     Down To Seeds And Stems 4:02
7.     Semi-Truck 2:10
8.     Rockabilly Funeral 4:16
9.     Womb To The Tomb 3:59
10.  Flip Flop 3:30
11.  Swing Fever 3:14
12.  It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 5:17
13.  Truck Stop At The End Of The World 3:14
14.  Mama Hated Diesels 4:56
15.  Hot Rod Lincoln 7:45
16.  Talkin’ About Chicken 3:06
17.  Think It Over (with Austin de Lone) 2:47
18.  Oxblood (with Butch Hancock) 3:47
19.  The Times They Are A-Changin’ (with Austin de Lone) 5:26

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Telecaster master Bill Kirchen was right there at the BIG BANG of Americana as a founding member Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1967. Playing guitar has been his only job ever since. Over a ten-year period commencing in 2006, he made albums exclusively at Proper Records’ SPECIFIC SOUND studio in London – until it was demolished when we moved premises.

All thirty-eight tracks including some bonus material are available in this two-CD set. Guests include Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Paul Carrack, Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, Butch Hancock and more in this tour-de-force of Americana.

Tracklisting: CD 1:
 
1.     Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:28
2.     Rocks Into Sand (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:27
3.     Get A Little Goner (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:44
4.     Skid Row In My Mind (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 4:23
5.     Working Man (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:57
6.     Soul Cruisin’ (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:36
7.     Truth Be Told (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:54
8.     Devil With The Blue Dress (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:25
9.     One More Day (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 2:57
10.  Heart Of Gold (with Nick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:36
11.  If It’s Really Got To Be This Way (withNick Lowe and Geraint Watkins) 3:11
12.  Bump Wood 4:11
13.  Shelly’s Winter Love (with Paul Carrack and Nick Lowe) 4:32
14 . Man In The Bottom Of The Well (with Elvis Costello) 4:36
15.  I Don’t Work That Cheap (with Commander Cody) 2:53
16.  Time Will Tell The Story 4:17
17.  Husbands And Wives (with Chris O’Connell)3:14
18.  Open Range (with Blackie Farrell) 4:29
19.  Arkansas Diamond 3:34
 
CD 2
1.     Word To The Wise (with Dan Hicks) 2:49
2.     Ain’t Got Time For The Blues (with MariaMuldaur) 3:53
3.     Valley Of The Moon (with Norton Buffalo) 2:54
4.     Too Much Fun 2:41
5.     Tell Me The Reason 3:04
6.     Down To Seeds And Stems 4:02
7.     Semi-Truck 2:10
8.     Rockabilly Funeral 4:16
9.     Womb To The Tomb 3:59
10.  Flip Flop 3:30
11.  Swing Fever 3:14
12.  It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 5:17
13.  Truck Stop At The End Of The World 3:14
14.  Mama Hated Diesels 4:56
15.  Hot Rod Lincoln 7:45
16.  Talkin’ About Chicken 3:06
17.  Think It Over (with Austin de Lone) 2:47
18.  Oxblood (with Butch Hancock) 3:47
19.  The Times They Are A-Changin’ (with Austin de Lone) 5:26

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