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The Best of Joe Ely


Download links and information about The Best of Joe Ely by Joe Ely. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Outlaw Country genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:16:42 minutes.

Artist: Joe Ely
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Country, Outlaw Country
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:16:42
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No. Title Length
1. She Never Spoke Spanish to Me 3:34
2. Suckin' a Big Bottle of Gin 3:15
3. Tennessee's Not the State I'm In 3:03
4. Boxcars 4:02
5. Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown 2:12
6. Honky Tonk Masquerade 3:45
7. West Texas Waltz 5:01
8. Fools Fall In Love 4:11
9. Standin' at the Big Hotel 4:09
10. Musta Notta Gotta Lotta 2:35
11. Dallas 3:29
12. Fingernails (Live) 2:54
13. Long Snake Moan (Live) 5:13
14. Cool Rockin' Loretta 3:23
15. Settle for Love 4:25
16. Me and Billy the Kid 3:23
17. If You Were a Bluebird (Live) 4:12
18. Letter to Laredo 4:40
19. Roll Again 5:01
20. All Just to Get to You 4:15



It’s ironic that Joe Ely may now be best recognized as a member of the reunited Flatlanders — once so unknown they were called “more a legend than a band” — than for his three decades of solo recordings. This packed Best Of, however, makes the case for Ely as one of the finest artists trading in what was once called “progressive country.” Drawn from two separate stays at MCA, the 20 sharply chosen tracks include a number of classics from the pens of Ely and Flatlander cohorts Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, mixing large doses of rock and folk and sheer Texas poetry. Ely’s admirers have even included the Clash; the versions of “Fingernails” and “Long Snake Moan” featured here were cut on a UK tour he spent opening for the band. A true inheritor of Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, Joe Ely equally deserves hearing.