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Joe Ely: Joe Ely

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, September 1977

HAVE YOU heard of Joe Ely before? Thought not. I certainly haven't. His past history is a total blank as far as I'm concerned. And ...

Joe Ely: Honky Tonk Masquerade

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, March 1978

'T FOR Texas, T for Tennessee' sang Jimmie Rodgers back in '28, cementing the blues alongside country music, thus helping himself to a million-seller. ...

Texas Country Rock: Texas Twisters

Overview by Martin Hawkins, Melody Maker, November 1978

THE ECHOES of rock get older; and likewise those consumers who, like me, retain an interest in them – rather than giving in to the ...

Joe Ely: Down On The Drag (MCA)

Review by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, April 1979

THIS TIME last year Joe Ely played the Wembley Country Festival and toured Britain as Merle Haggard's bemused support. I saw him in the Brighton ...

Joe Ely: The Venue, London

Live Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, March 1980

THEY BOP, they hop, they bounce like rampaging 'roos. They sing songs bearing titles as profound as 'She's My Baby, She's My Girl' and 'Do ...

Joe Ely

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1980

SITTING on a curb with a fuming Joe Ely... ...

Joe Ely: Past And Present

Retrospective by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, May 1980

Texan star JOE ELY is not quite the newcomer to recording that we think. MARTIN HAWKINS reveals the tale of the FLATLANDERS' sessions of 1972 ...

Joe Ely: Musta Notta Gotta Lotta

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1981

ALL THE ROCKABILLY revivalists have been clinging to every neo-rockabilly act (Matchbox, Crazy Cavan) and every honky-tonk hack (Delbert McClinton, Gary Stewart) so loudly for ...

Joe Ely: Hi-Res

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, July 1984

JOE ELY'S Hi-Res has a feverish, jittery seediness, a buzz you can't shake off. Remember the first episode of Cheers, where the guys argued about ...

Career Heats Up For Joe Ely

Interview by Charles Bermant, Globe and Mail, The, September 1987

WITH ITS OWN hot brand of Texas rock and roll, the Joe Ely Band has transformed the tiny stage of this rural club into a ...

Joe Ely: I’m A Honky Tonk Man…

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, Country Music People, October 1992

The career of Joe Ely, one of the most dynamic performers in the world and a leading light of the Texan singer/songwriter genre, has largely ...

The Other Country

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, October 1992

YOU KNOW THE country boom has gone too far when stadium-busting hat acts like Garth Brooks start wearing those clamp-on microphones sported by Madonna and ...

Lubbock on Everything: The Best Little Neo-Country Town in Texas?

Retrospective and Interview by Richard Gehr, unpublished, 1996

In 1996, Richard Gehr went down to Texas to explore the history and mythology of Buddy Holly’s home town. This was his unpublished report for ...

Lubbock on Everything: The Evocation of Place in Popular Music (A West Texas Example)

Essay by Blake Gumprecht, Journal of Cultural Geography, Fall 1998

Landscape into Art THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE and the importance of place in literature, poetry, the visual arts, even cinema and television, is well established ...

Guy Clark/Joe Ely /John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett: State Theatre, Cleveland

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, May 2007

YOU HAVE TO start at the end — where they paid respects to Townes Van Zandt, the songwriter/compadre who captured the essence of life after ...

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