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The Lost Masters: Collection

The Lost Masters: Collection

The Lost Masters: Collection by Johnny Paycheck

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The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin’ Years

Produced 1996 by Little Darlin’ Record Company. CD has 24 songs.The years have been unkind to the former Donald Eugene Lytle, who seems destined to be remembered for his legendary travails with drugs, liquor, and the law rather than his vital musical contributions. By the time the first of these 24 songs was cut for Hilltop in 1964, Johnny Paycheck had already: run away from home at 15; hopped endless freight trains to sing in dive bars across the country; received a court martial from the navy for fracturing an officer’s skull; escaped twice from military prison; toured alongside George Jones, Ray Price, Porter Wagoner, and Faron Young; and been fired by all of them for excessive drinking and a hot temper. Impressive credentials indeed for a honky-tonk singer. He formed the Little Darlin’ label with producer Aubrey Mayhew in 1966 and created some of the world’s most impudent, painfully genuine honky-tonk, distinguished by Lloyd Green’s pedal-steel pyrotechnics and his own agony-ridden vocals. His emotive pronunciations will immediately call to mind George Jones, who he toured with on and off for six years (and who, according to the liner notes, actually copped his inimitable vocal style from Paycheck). Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of Paycheck’s talent is his songwriting, which shows a knack for turning a classic country phrase. He reprises hits he wrote for Tammy Wynette (“Apartment #9”) and Ray Price (“Touch My Heart”) and offers such startling titles as “(Pardon Me) I’ve Got Someone to Kill,” “It Won’t Be Long (And I’ll Be Hating You),” and “If I’m Gonna Sink (I Might as Well Go to the Bottom).” Play this at your next dinner party. –Marc Greilsamer

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Johnny Paycheck: A Country Legend by Johnny Paycheck

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Johnny Depp Says Amber Heard Has 'Far Too Many Amazing Qualities'
When asked what he loves most about Amber, Johnny told E! News he couldn't choose because she has “far too many amazing qualities.” One thing that did … Launch the gallery to see Johnny and Amber attend the Los Angeles premiere of The Danish Girl …
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Review: WQYK Guitar Pull showcases a stripped-down Charles Kelley, Lee Brice
Brice challenged the crowd to follow him into a crushing, campfire-intimate take on Johnny Paycheck's Old Violin, and they did, in awed silence. Paslay threw down a version of U2's With or Without You that had the entire stage strumming and plucking …
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MARY BRASWELL: In 1962, the starting salary for RNs at Phoebe was 5 per
#Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or mary.braswell@albanyherald.com. Follow @ABH_MBraswell on Twitter. #This week is a look back at …
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Ranking the Biggest Bargains so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season
The first month of the 2015-16 NHL season has allowed the cream to rise to the top of the statistics. Perusing some of those top players so far and the contracts they hold reveal some serious bang for the buck. That definition comes with some subjectivity.
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Country-Rocker Corb Lund Shows Off His Wit and High-Lonesome Voice
Among the high points: "Weight of the Gun," a loping tale of regret in the spirit of vintage Johnny Cash, "Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues," a hilarious unofficial sequel to Johnny Paycheck's "Take This Job and Shove It," and the haunting war story …
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A Granite State of Mind
So, the ego drives north to Concord and lathers itself up along the way with some old Johnny Paycheck or that “Punk Rock Warlord” Joe Strummer. I think of the acts I booked for the night. “Are they from Henniker?” “How many amps did I agree too?” “Will …
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Johnny Paycheck Had It Right…

Johnny Paycheck Had It Right…
I have some advice for the female lawyers who said in an American Lawyer study on workplace inequality that they are often treated like assistants at work: quit your jobs. I say that as someone whose legal career spans almost four decades in which I …
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Grange Fair preview: Entertainer Sammy Kershaw
After a period of doubt about whether there was still a place for him in country music, Kershaw said, he heard an old Johnny Paycheck song called “Old Violin.” “Then, the last line in the song came on, and it said, 'We'll give our all to music, and we …
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Johnny Paycheck “(Don’t Take Her) She’s All I Got”

Johnny Paycheck

All I’ve heard on YouTube is re-records of this classic Paycheck song, a #2 hit in 1971. Here is the original recording! Enjoy!
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Dixie Dawn to perform this Saturday
There will be plenty of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Sr. and Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Paycheck and much more during the performance. The band members include the "faithful five”: Darrel Bryant, Billy Smith, Ronnie Black, Kevin Rash and …
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Who Earns What: TV Guide Magazine's Annual Salary Roundup of TV's Highest
The new deals for The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, which pay each $ 1 million per episode, make them the top-earning actors in TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of stars' salaries. But will the trio be the last to …
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The 6 'soft skills' that today's adjusters need
What skills do adjusters need for professional success in 2014? Certainly, technical skills are a must. This includes a working knowledge of law, medicine, construction, insurance policy content and interpretation, and subject-matter expertise specific …
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JOHNNY PAYCHECK Old Rugged Cross

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11 Months & 29 Days: Slide Off Your Satin Sheets

11 Months & 29 Days: Slide Off Your Satin Sheets

Raven presents for the first time on CD two of the finest US “outlaw country” albums ever made. 11 Months And 29 Days was much more than the length of (one of) JOHNNY PAYCHECK’S sentences for lawless behaviour. Recorded for Columbia in 1976 it marked a turning point for the singer dubbed “one of the greatest honky tonkers of his time”. It and 1977’s Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets, defined a new era in country music that reverberates with contemporary artists to this day. With five bonus tracks from Paycheck’s stunning tribute to Merle Haggard Mr. Hag Told My Story this top value 2-for-1 captures the distinctive voice of a rebellious and influential country artist at the peak of his craft. Superb quality audio, 25 tracks, over 75 minutes of music with detailed liner notes and period photographs.

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Johnny Paycheck – “I Can’t Quit Drinking”

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Merle Haggard & Johnny Paycheck - Merle Talks About Paycheck's Little Cocaine Habit

Merle Talks About Paycheck’s Cocaine Habit.
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