October 22, 2010

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The New Bye & Bye
The Best of the Train Wreck Years 2002 – 2007

Carrie Rodriguez & Chip Taylor
Carrie Rodriguez & Chip Taylor in 2003 - photo: Todd Wolfson

Most people will forever associate Chip Taylor as the writer of the Sixties classics Wild Thing and Angel Of The Morning. He has released six memorable solo albums in the the 70's and 80's, before becoming a professional gambler, specializing in blackjack and horse racing handicapping. Lured back into the songwriting business in 1993, he took up music again, A chance meeting with fiddler an singer Carrie Rodriguez at the SXSW Festival in Austin 2002 resulted in a string of collaborative albums, from which a best of is compiled. The New Bye & Bye - The Best of the Train Wreck Years 2002 – 2007 is just that, and more. A quartet of four new songs opens this collection, and it sounds like they never parted ways in late 2006.

High quality country is never boring and it's nice to this starter kit for the uninitiated, so that they can hear songs like Let's leave This Town and the compassionate Don't Speak in English. And yes, the big hits are on it, recorded for a live album with an all-star line-up at the Ruhr Triennale in Germany in 2005.

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The New Bye & Bye The Best of the Train Wreck Years 2002 – 2007

The New Bye & Bye – The Best of the Train Wreck Years 2002 – 2007 is released on Train Wreck Records.

Tracks:
  1. Your Name is on My Lips
  2. On An Island
  3. Play it Again Sam
  4. The New Bye and Bye
  5. Sweet Tequila Blues
  6. Him Who Saved Me
  7. Don't Speak in English
  8. All the Rain
  9. Let's Leave this Town
  10. Memphis, Texas
  11. eep Your Hat on Jenny
  12. Must Be the Whiskey
  13. Big Moon Shinin
  14. Laredo
  15. We Come Up Shining
  16. Angel of the Morning (Live)
  17. Wild Thing (Live)
  18. The New Bye and Bye (Reprise)

Chip Taylor is on tour this Fall. He is joined by Carrie Rodriguez on a couple of dates.

  • 11/19 New York, NY @ The Living Room
  • 11/20 New York, NY @ The Living Room
  • 11/21 Turner Falls, MA @ The Shea Theater (w/ Carrie Rodriguez)
  • 12/01 Austin, TX @ The Cactus Café
  • 12/02 Austin, TX @ The Cactus Café (w/ Carrie Rodriguez)
  • 12/03 Houston, TX @ Mucky Duck (w/ Carrie Rodriguez)
  • 12/11 Wellsville, NY @ Wellsville Creative Arts Center

» trainwreckrecords.com
» carrierodriguez.com

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