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|Up From the Skies: The Polydor Years|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||July 7, 1998|
Live at The Bitter End, New York City
Tracks 7–9, 11–20
Record Plant Studios, New York
Burmese Records Studio, New York
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York
|Genre||Folk, funk, blues|
|Producer|| Peter K. Seigel (original recordings)|
Jerry Rappaport (compilation)
Up From the Skies: The Polydor Years is a 1998 compilation album featuring the music of Ellen McIlwaine during her 1972–1973 recording years with Polydor Records. The first half of the album is made up of her debut solo album Honky Tonk Angel while the second half consists of her second album We the People .
All tracks are written by Ellen McIlwaine except where noted.
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Shadowland is the debut solo album by k.d. lang, released in 1988. The album included her collaboration with Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee on "Honky Tonk Angels' Medley" and was produced by Owen Bradley, who produced Patsy Cline's best-known work.
Ellen Muriel Deason, known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier to women in country music with her 1952 hit recording "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Wells is the only artist to be awarded top female vocalist awards for 14 consecutive years. Her chart-topping hits continued until the mid 1960s, paving the way for and inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" is a 1952 country song written by J. D. "Jay" Miller, and originally recorded by Kitty Wells. It was an answer song to the Hank Thompson hit "The Wild Side of Life."
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The Guitar Album is a 1974 double compilation album featuring live performances of popular guitarists. It features eighteen tracks from artists Eric Clapton, Roy Buchanan, Rory Gallagher, T-Bone Walker, Ellen McIlwaine, Link Wray, Stone the Crows, John McLaughlin and Area Code 615. The album was issued by Polydor in a gatefold pressing. Though it was originally released in the United States it was later reissued in the United Kingdom.
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Out of the Storm is the fourth studio album by Scottish musician Jack Bruce. It was Bruce's first solo effort in over three years and was recorded and released in 1974, following the dissolution of the power trio West, Bruce and Laing. Originally Bruce had wanted to title the album Into The Storm but, according to Bruce, "we couldn't find any stormy weather. We gave up and instead we found a little wood".
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