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FRONT ROOM MUSIC CATALOG
COUNTRY SINGLES ~ 1985-2015

2016 Country/Americana/Red Dirt/Western Swing

Country Singles CD cover

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SONG SAMPLES AND VIDEO LINKS:

YOUR HIDING PLACE Your Hiding Place single shuck

SETTLES HOTEL

TALLEST TALE IN TEXAS

TEXAS HAS IT ALL

HOLLY

SONG OF THE BIG BEND

NINETEEN 82 video

HOME ON THE RANGE video Jim at the Buckhorn with Steve and Russ

COLORADO video

WORKING WITH THE WOOD video

GIVE UP, GIVE IN

CREDITS:
All songs written and arranged by Jim Stricklan, except:
Home on the Range is traditional, arranged by Jim
Hey Good Looking written by Hank Williams, used by permission
Stained Glass Heart written by Larry Rothwell, used by permission

Players:
Jim ~ vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

COLORADO SESSIONS:Oklahoma Kid, Swamp Thang, Your Hiding Place
Gordon Burt ~ fiddle on Oklahoma Kid Jim Stricklan 1988
Jerry Mills ~ mandolin on Oklahoma Kid
Kenny Vaughan ~ electric guitar on Swamp Thang
John Macy ~ steel guitar on Swamp Thang, Your Hiding Place electric guitar on Your Hiding Place
Tim O'Brien ~ fiddle on Your Hiding Place
Bob Abbott ~ bass
Steve Croes ~ drums
Ann and Lloyd Barnett ~ backing vocals on Your Hiding Place
Produced by John Macy

LOUISIANA SESSIONS: Tallest Tale in Texas
Fred Yawn, Richard Wells,Steffins Sisters
Produced by Ron Capone and Charles Smith

TEXAS SESSIONS:Settles Hotel, Hey Good Looking, Dancing Me Home, Chinook Wind, Texas has it All, Holly, Song of the Big Bend,
Nineteen 82, Home on the Range, Absentee Lover, Stained Glass Heart, Colorado, Working with the Wood, Give Up Give In.
Johnny Gimble ~ fiddle on Texas has it All
Traci Lamar ~ accordian on Texas has it All
Ted Arbogast ~ guitar solo and bass on Texas has it All
Richard Bowden ~ fiddle on Hey Good Looking
Danny Hawk ~ steel guitar on Settles Hotel, Dancing Me Home, Absentee Lover, Stained Glass Heart
Mark Viator ~ National steel guitar on Nineteen 82
Herb Steiner ~ steel guitar on Holly
Greg Lowry ~ dobro on Working with the Wood; gut string guitar and accordian on Song of the Big Bend; Jim Stricklan at Arklatex Roundup 1988
Jaime Hilboldt ~ keyboards on Chinook Wind
Charles Ditto ~ piano on Give up Give in, Home on the Range, Stained Glass Heart
Beth Galiger ~ flute on Colorado
George Coyne ~ acoustic and electric guitars on many tracks
Mike Roberts ~ bass on many tracks
Doug Taylor ~ bass on Settles Hotel, Song of the Big Bend, Home on the Range, Give up Give in
Kevin Hall ~ drums on many tracks
Gary DeVries ~ drums on Settles Hotel, Texas has it All
Ernie Durawa ~drums on Home on the Range
Larry Rothwell ~ rhythm guitar and harmony vocal on Texas has it All, Home on the Range, Song of the Big Bend
Beth Freeman ~ harmony vocal on Texas has it All
Terri Fann ~ harmony vocal on Dancing Me Home, Absentee Lover
Maryann Price ~ scat vocal on Home on the Range
Phil and Debi Jones ~ backing vocal on Colorado
Christine Albert ~ duet vocals on Working with the Wood,

Produced by George Coyne and Jim Stricklan except for: Jim Watts produced Settles Hotel ;
Ted Arbogast produced Texas has it All, Holly

Compilation mastered by Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova Digital Audio

Artwork design by Michelle Rahbar, Mothership Arts Austin, TX
Photos by Kelly Zant

Released by Kokobilly Music, a subsidiary
of the publisher Front Room Music

Copyright 2016 Front Room Music(BMI). All rights reserved.



LINER NOTES:

Jim Stricklan and Johnny Gimble While serving as music director at KBRQ radio in Denver during the 1980s, I had the privilege of recording many of my original country songs with engineer/guitarist John Macy. Your Hiding Place was released as a 45rpm single in 1986, earning an impressive amount of national airplay exposure and becoming a popular jukebox record in several markets before breaking into the national charts.

Moving on to KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana I enjoyed similar progress recording a number of tracks at Red River Studio in Bossier City (1988-89). Famed studio engineer Ron Capone turned the knobs on my song Tallest Tale in Texas, an up-tempo shuffle tune, intended as a single but un-released due to budget concerns. Im really proud to finally feature it on this collection nearly three decades later.

Settles Hotel, already penned, was recorded after our move to Austin, Texas, and engineered by Jim Watts, then finished at Parrot Tracks Studio under the direction of George Coyne. Released as a video single (video by Tom Arcand), it appeared on an enhanced CD in 2006. Holly and Texas Has it All were recorded at Music Lane in Austin during the early 90s, for my CD, Elysian Fields.

The Oklahoma Kid and Swamp Thang, from my Colorado sessions, were also singles that waited decades to see the light of day. All the other songs on this collection were recorded at Parrot Tracks during the past decade. My thanks to George Coyne for co-producing all my 21st Century albums thus far. The list of players on all these tracks is truly amazing! I thank them all for helping make this music.

My early country LPs, Honky Tonk Fantasies (with duet partner Stephen L. Fulton) and Tails Out, were digitally remastered in 1999 and released as The West of Jim Stricklan. In 2006 the Country Man CD added even more country songs to my discography. Now, a decade later, Country Singles features the best of my country releases. Sit back and enjoy!


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