Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Rick (Bat) Masterson "Comin' Home Ruby" (Stage 4)

Heading off the beaten path we end up in Charleston, West Virginia to visit blue eyed funkateer Rick Masterson. If Elvis was a truck driver listening to CCR on the eight track with a Tony Joe White on deck, he may have been inspired to write this song. Recorded in the back of a Greyhound bus station, it's as raw as any funk track you could find with its gut bucket drums, scraggly guitar and manic organ playing,
but it's core is pure country. "Comin' Home Ruby" is possibly one of the best examples one could find of a pure country-funk hybrid...straight from the hills of WVA.

Rick "Bat" Masterson "Comin' Home Ruby"

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