One Dead Man Ago/ Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
2008 release, the first single-disc anthology showcasing this great down-home stylist from Country Music's golden age! This collection is packed with up tempo '50s Honky Tonk classics from Capitol, Decca and Mercury master tapes, plus vintage rarities from Radio Artists. Includes Skinner's biggest chart hit 'I Found My Girl in the U.S.A.' plus such enduring originals like 'Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler' and 'You Don't Know My Mind'. Jimmie Skinner drew the map that today's Alt-Country singer songwriters follow. Inspired by the bluesmen of his youth, Skinner wrote songs of melancholy, despair and anger, framing them with catchy, unforgettable melodies. The consummate Country Music outsider, Skinner stripped Country to it's raw essentials, much as Sun Records did with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and especially Johnny Cash and His Tennessee Two. 33 tracks. Bear Family.