"Here it is. The Honky Tonk "Holy Grail". Coveted, rare and brilliant, Johnny Paycheck's 1960s recordings for the Little Darlin' label are sometimes dangerous, sometimes stunningly beautiful, oftentimes both. Paycheck was the real deal, life and the recording studio revealed a man tortured and talented beyond compare. Paycheck cut his teeth on the road in the early 60s with the likes of Porter Wagoner and George Jones (some even insist that Jones copped his style, and Wagoner his content from Paycheck) until he burned out and hit skid row. Maverick producer Aubrey Mayhew discovered him sleeping it off under a bridge in Nashville, dusted Paycheck off and began the astounding story contained herein. Apocalyptic visions, murder/suicides, delirium, insanity and an awful lot of drinking - such was the haunting darkness that followed Johnny Paycheck. Deluxe collector's edition remastered from the original master tapes with exclusive scholarly liner notes and rare photos. Most tracks make their first official appearance on CD and are licensed direct from the Aubrey Mayhew estate. Dark, svelte and a little menacing, welcome to the spookiest Honky Tonk in town... the favourite watering hole of Mr. Johnny Paycheck." (label info) 29 track CD, with 28 pages full colour booklet
soon in stock - please pre-order | AU| 2009| THE OMNI RECORDING CORP. | 16.90

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