Mr. Bojangles / Five Years Gone / Bein' Free (Double) RVCD-375

On great value Double CD, three outstanding original albums from acclaimed singer / songwriter JERRY JEFF WALKERMr. Bojangles (1968), Five Years Gone (1969) and Bein’ Free (1970). Widely known as the writer of the oft-covered and immensely popular ‘Mr. Bojangles’, Walker came to prominence in the early 1970s as part of the progressive “outlaw” Country scene around Austin, Texas. His landmark mid-70s albums Jerry Jeff Walker (RVCD-320), Walker’s Collectibles / Ridin’ High (RVCD-349) and It’s a Good Night for Singin’ / Contrary to Ordinary (RVCD-354) marked his transition to bona fide Texas hero. Prior to that, in 1968 he had recorded the first of three albums for ATCO Records in New York with producer Tom Dowd.

Mr. Bojangles remains an enduring mix of folk and country containing several of his most famous songs, the bitter-sweet ‘Mr Bojangles’, ‘Gypsy Songman’ and ‘Round and Round’. Session players included Ron Carter and David Bromberg. Five Years Gone was more in line with contemporary singer / songwriters Bob Dylan, John Stewart and Danny O’Keefe, a mix of folk-rock backed by Nashville session players Weldon Myrick, Hargus Robbins, David Briggs, Norbert Putnam etc. Bein’ Free is more bluesy and countrified, featuring contributions from Jim Dickinson, Mike Utley and Don Brooks on rambunctious songs ‘I’m Gonna Tell on You’, ‘Stoney’ and ‘Vince Triple-O Martin’. “Bein’ Free is a freewheeling and fun affair from one of country music’s most original Yankee practitioners” – All Music Guide. Superb audio, liner notes and two bonus tracks, this collection is a must have for the Jerry Jeff Walker aficionado.

Track Listing
Mr. Bojangles (1968)
1. Gypsy Songman
2. Mr. Bojangles
3. Little Bird
4. I Makes Money (Money Don’t Make Me)
5. Round And Round
6. I Keep Changin’
7. Maybe Mexico
8. Broken Toys
9. The Ballad Of The Hulk
10. My Old Man
Five Years Gone (1969)
11. Help Me Now
12. Blues In Your Mind
13. Seasons Change
14. About Her Eyes
15. Janet Says
16. Dead Men Got No Dreams
Five Years Gone (Continued)
1. Tracks Run Through The City
2. Happiness Is A Good Place To Visit But It Was So Sad In Fayetteville
3. Courage Of Love
4. A Letter Sung To Friends
5. Mr. Bojangles
6. Born To Sing A Dancin’ Song
Bein’ Free (1970)
7. I’m Gonna Tell On You
8. Stoney
9. Where Is The D.A.R. When You Really Need Them?
10. A Secret
11. Nobody’s
12. Some Go Home
13. But For The Time
14. Vince Triple-O Martin
15. Harmonica Talk
16. Please Let Me Be
17. More Often Than Not
Bonus tracks – Original mono single versions
18. Mr. Bojangles
19. Round And Round

Also available
Jerry Jeff Walker (RVCD-320)
Walker’s Collectibles / Ridin’ High (RVCD-349) Double
It’s a Good Night for Singin’ / Contrary to Ordinary (RVCD-354) Double
No Leavin' Texas 1968-1982: The Classic Jerry Jeff (RVCD-387) Double

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