Friday, June 19, 2015

The Friday Mystery Box

"June Is Covers Month" continues and these are the best cover tunes you've never heard. Chris Gaffney was a self described "Army brat" living in Europe and New York as a child, but his adopted home was the Southwestern states of Arizona and California.  He learned to play the accordion and listened to norteno, country, and rock & roll and  played in various bands and eventually released his first album in 1986. Before his untimely death in 2008, Chris Gaffney had worked with a wide range of musicians including Dave Alvin, James Cotton, Sonny Burgess, The Iguanas, , Candye Kane, and Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs. This mystery box is a sample of the heart of Chris Gaffney.
The Chris Gaffney Box* is:
The Iguanas - Get Off My Back Lucy
Alejandro Escovedo - 1968
Boz Scaggs - Midnight Dream
Joe Ely - Lift Your Leg
Calexico - Frank's Tavern 
Robbie Fulks - King Of The Blues 
James McMurtry - Fight (Tonight's The Night) 
The Texas Tornadoes - The Gardens

*All selections from the 2009 tribute album:

We just barely squeezed all of these into the box!

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