1-CD-Album Digipac (4-palted) with 52-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 74 minutes.
Long overdue retrospective of a forgotten West Coast label! Includes alternative country stars like Whitey Pullen, Jenks Tex Carman, the Georgia Crackers, Lonnie Barron, and many more! Plus the guitar wizardry of Roy Lanham! Many songs on CD for the first time! Biographies by Colin Escott and many previously unseen photos!
Sage & Sand Records operated from an upstairs office on Hollywood Boulevard near Capitol Records, but only scored one hit in the fifteen years it was in existence. Sage & Sand recorded an eclectic mix of hillbilly, western, and rockabilly, and the best of the uptempo country recordings are here (the best of the rockabilly recordings are on our companion volume, 'That'll Flat Git It', Sage & Sand, BCD 16838).
This is the sort of collection that sets collectors' hearts racing: songs they've never heard-of together with records they could never afford in one generously full package ... plus all the stories and photos you'd ever want! What about Lonnie Barron, who called himself the Elvis of Muttonville, and who was shot by a jealous husband just as his newest Sage & Sand record was becoming a hit. And what about Al Muniz who recorded half-a-dozen incredible singles for Sage & Sand before leaving music to work with the poor in central America They're all here alongside oddballs like Jenks Tex Carman, and wild men like
Gene Vincent's former road manager, Whitey Pullen. Incredible stories, incredible music, incredibly restored and packaged... just like you'd expect from Bear Family.