Liner notes from Hill and Range
- MT ELEPHANT BLUES -(Derrinallum Song)- Tom Forsell
This song came from two different trips driving down the
Hamilton Highway near Derrinallum. It's a guy driving all night
with his rig seeing Mt Elephant in the distance, thinking of his
- JUST LITTLE BOY BLUE - Jimmy Fox
A great early George Jones rocker which on first hearing knew
we had to do it.
- YOU'RE LEAVING - Tom Forsell
Song about two people and their relationship and how today
people can get busy doing their own thing, but the problem is
the clock keeps on ticking and time moves them on.
- l'M JUST DRIVIN' NAILS IN MY COFFIN - Jerry Irby
An old time favourite tune done different ways, pitched for a
late 194D's semi acoustic Texas sound.
- HUGGING THIN AIR - Doug Sahm
Doug Sahm was one of my all-time favourite heroes who
covered all American music both black and white a real product
of Texas, a great singer, musician on many instruments and led
great bands. A song my friend Jackie Coyle had me learn for a
Doug Sahm tribute show she did. Off Doug's last recording.
- HAULING FREIGHT ON THE INTERSTATE - Nick Summers
Well, a real truck driving song, written by non- other than our
truck drivin' steel man, Nick Summers. It's a good, well written
song, we love ii and John does a great version of it on his vocals.
- TAKE A CITY BRIDE - Gib Gilbeau
Great song I have been carrying around since my old friend Steve
Gilchrist played it to me in 1974 from the Gene Parsons great
"Kindling" album. So 40 years later we got it right and recorded
ii. It's a Cajun classic.
- AM I FOOL NUMBER ONE - Kathryn R. Fulton
Well, this one is a surprise, a great song done by my daughter
Gabby who sings with us. Brenda Lee's classic version Gab
learned after uncle Len suggested Brenda to her. Gab and the
band do ii well.
- LET'S GO DOWN TO ROWVILLE - Tom Forsell
This song came to me while driving and hearing someone on the
ABC playing what he thinks was blues, so I stopped the car and
this tune came out, with radically different lyrics- how white
guys can't play the blues. So I swung it around at home to be a
tongue in cheek bluesman's pipedream. Great solos!
- SITTIN' ON MY LA LA, WAITIN' FOR MY YA YA
- Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson
An old home town Detroit favourite since it came out. I used to
listen to clear channel New Orleans stations after 1D pm back
in the Big D. I just messed around at home here with it and we
did it at the gig.
- CATTY TOWN - Dick Glasser & Nick Baldi
The great Pee wee King, one of his best tunes done by many but I
think we have our own Drifters way.
- YEARNIN' BURNIN' HEART - Farmer Boys
A gem from the Farmer Boys I liked since I first heard it and a
good harmony song done in a 'folky' way.
- RAIN RAIN - Bobby Miller
Great song done by George but we like Wynn Stewart's and lean
to that one more, trying to see a girl.
- MOONEE VALLEY TWO-STEP - Tom Forsell
A little tune done around the house and live at the gigs,