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Dave Alvin & Various Artists - Chris Gaffney Tribute: The Man of Somebody's Dreams

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Dave Alvin & Various Artists Chris Gaffney Tribute: The Man of Somebody's Dreams - CD
$12.99
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$9.99

Dave Alvin & Various Artists  - Chris Gaffney Tribute: The Man of Somebody's Dreams

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01. Joe Ely - Lift Your Leg

02. Boz Skaggs - Midnight Dream

03. Los Lobos - Man of Somebody’s Dreams

04. Dave Alvin - Arteisa

05. Peter Case - Six Nights a Week

06. Tom Russell - If Daddy Don’t Sing Danny Boy

07. Calexico - Frank’s Tavern

08. James McMurty - Flight (Tonight’s the Night)

09. The Texas Tornadoes - The Gardens

10. Jim Lauderdale and Ollabelle - Glass House

11. Iguanas - Gett Off My Back Lucy

12. Alejandro Escovedo - 1968

13. Robbie Fulks - King of the Blues

14. John Doe - Quiet Desperation

15. Dave Gozalez - Tired of Being Me

16. Big Sandy and Los Straitjackets - Silent Partner

17. Dan Penn - I’m So Proud

18. Chris Gaffney - Guitars of My Dead Friends

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A founding member of the Hacienda Brothers and a renowned west coast country-soul singer/songwriter, Chris Gaffney moved people as much with his smile as with his trademark croon. Gaffney passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with liver cancer and is survived by his family and the litany of musical heroes he called friends and collaborators.

Upon learning of his diagnosis, Chris' close friend and musical compatriot Dave Alvin set forth reaching out to roots music's finest players to put together an album of Gaffney's songs to raise money for his mounting medical bills. Unfortunately, the project became a posthumous tribute after Gaffney's passing, but that only gives more meaning to these interpretations of Chris' songs from some of American music's most influential artists.

The track list reads like a who's who of country, rock and americana, with heavyweight friends like Alvin, Joe Ely, Los Lobos, Calexico, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Russell, James McMurtry, fellow Hacienda Brother Dave Gonzalez and more, all weighing in with their versions of Gaffney's classic country tunes.

Dave Alvin's Yep Roc label mates, Peter Case, Jim Lauderdale, The Iguanas, John Doe, Big Sandy w/ Los Straitjackets and Robbie Fulks also contribute tracks that, much like the man, range from fiercely rocking to hair-raisingly poignant.

All proceeds from this album will benefit the non-profit group Hungry for Music and the surviving members of Chris' family.

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Track List (use ordered list)

01. Joe Ely - Lift Your Leg
02. Boz Skaggs - Midnight Dream
03. Los Lobos - Man of Somebody’s Dreams
04. Dave Alvin - Arteisa
05. Peter Case - Six Nights a Week
06. Tom Russell - If Daddy Don’t Sing Danny Boy
07. Calexico - Frank’s Tavern
08. James McMurty - Flight (Tonight’s the Night)
09. The Texas Tornadoes - The Gardens
10. Jim Lauderdale and Ollabelle - Glass House
11. Iguanas - Gett Off My Back Lucy
12. Alejandro Escovedo - 1968
13. Robbie Fulks - King of the Blues
14. John Doe - Quiet Desperation
15. Dave Gozalez - Tired of Being Me
16. Big Sandy and Los Straitjackets - Silent Partner
17. Dan Penn - I’m So Proud
18. Chris Gaffney - Guitars of My Dead Friends