The Odessa Tapes

The Flatlanders

Release Date: 2012

Label: New West

Thought lost for nearly 4 decades, The Odessa Tapes pristine recordings capture without any polish the special blend of country, folk, roots and cosmic energy The Flatlanders pioneered. In January 1972 a newly formed grassroots band The Flatlanders (comprised of the nucleus of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock) travelled to Tommy Allsup’s Odessa, TX studio at the urging of a local radio DJ. The 14 songs recorded on reel-to-reel tape arguably marked the birth of alternative country music.

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Heirloom Music

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Wronglers

Release Date: 2011

Label: Neanderthal Records.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and his friend, Warren Hellman, a banjo player who founded and funded San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, made a record early 20th-century, folk-rooted country music … from a time before country music got really commercialized. Warren Hellman, a banjo player who founded and funded San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

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Hills and Valleys

The Flatlanders

Release Date: 2009

Label: New West

The Flatlanders -- Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock -- produced by old friend and fellow-Lubbock-ite Lloyd Maines, return with their new album Hills And Valleys. Eight of the songs are co-written by Joe, Jimmie and Butch.

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Come on Back

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 2005

Label: Rounder

Produced by Joe Ely, Come on Back was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. The music is a collection of songs Jimmie's father loved. Most of the songs were written and/or made popular by classic country artists such as Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, and Ray Price. But Jimmie makes each song his own with the same soulful, timeless delivery which has made him an American treasure since his early days with The Flatlanders.

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Wheels of Fortune

The Flatlanders

Release Date: 2004

Label: New West

The Flatlanders, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, produced by Joe Ely, singing songs they wrote themselves plus one by fellow Lubbock-ite Al Strehli.

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Now Again

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 2002

Label: New West

The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore) second album, reunion album, first in 30 years. Produced by Joe Ely.

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One Endless Night

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 2000

Label: Rounder/Windcharger

Produced by Buddy Miller, the title cut features harmony vocals by Emmy Lou Harris. Mack the Knife was subsequently featured in The Prophet. Songlist: 1. One Endless Night 2. Banks Of The Guadalupe 3. No Lonesome Tune 4. Goodbye Ole Missoula 5. Georgia Rose 6. Your Love Is My Rest 7. Blue Shadows 8. Defying Gravity 9. Ripple 10. Ramblin' Man 11. Darcy Farrow 12. Mack The Knife 13. Bonus Track - DFW

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Braver Newer World

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 1996

Label: Elektra

Braver Newer World earned Jimmie his second grammy nomination for Contemporary Folk. It was the last year Contemporary folk was a category in the grammy's and Bruce Springsteen won for Ghost of Tom Joad that year. T-Bone Burnett produces.

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Spinning Around the Sun

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 1993

Label: Elektra

Spinning Around the Sun earned Jimmie his first grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Named "one of the 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own" by Rolling Stone magazine. Produced by Emory Gordy, this album does not grow old. Song List:

"Where You Going" (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, David Hammond) "Santa Fe Thief" (A. B. Strehli, Jr.) "I Was the One" (Hal Demetrius, Bill Peppers, Aaron Schroeder) "So I'll Run" (Strehli) "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams) "Mobile Line" (Traditional) "Nothing of the Kind" (Butch Hancock) "Just a Wave, Not the Water" (Hancock) "Reunion" (Jo Carol Pierce, Harry Porter) with Lucinda Williams "I'm Gonna Love You" (Gilmore) "Another Colorado" (Gilmore) "Thinking About You" (Gilmore)
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After Awhile

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Release Date: 1991

Label: Elektra Nonesuch

Produced by Stephen Bruton. Says Apple Music editor, "Aside from the clever bluegrass rave-up “My Mind’s Got A Mind of Its Own” (written by Gilmore’s longtime pal and collaborator Butch Hancock), this album features only Gilmore originals. The backing band is led by Stephen Bruton, the journeyman picker and longtime running buddy of Kris Kristofferson. Bruton and the rest of the band — including Tish Hinojosa and other mainstays of the Austin scene — make After Awhile feel like a gentle, late-night jam session. Nothing rushed, nothing forced, and no jagged edges. Gilmore’s signature warble is matched here with warm acoustics and lulling rhythms. He is able to embody the most timeless elements of country music — especially the poignancy and wisdom of Hank Williams — but Gilmore exudes a level of faithfulness and sincerity rarely found in any genre. “Treat Me Like A Saturday Night” and “Don’t Be a Stranger to Your Heart” are statements of true love, but “Story of You” is more: “Love I am alone and I am not afraid / To walk this world with anyone and never walk it crying / To live my life with all the world and never live it lying.” Country music has never had a humbler vow."

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Two Roads

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock

Release Date: 1990

Label: Virgin/Caroline

Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock recorded live in Australia with special guest Paul Kelly.

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