The Kingston Springs Suite

by Vince Matthews and Jim Casey

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An amphetamine-fueled, prophetic, previously unreleased, loose & gritty 1972 Polaroid snapshot into the lives of a small town of an America gone by.

Championed by Johnny Cash, produced by Shel Silverstein (along w/ Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Jack Clement), the "Suite" was the toast of the Nashville outlaw underground, then, mysteriously shelved for 40 years.

Featuring the original version of "Laid Back Country Picker", recorded by, and live staple of Waylon Jennings (and performed recently by Shooter Jennings, and by Father John Misty).

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released 19 May 2014

Produced by
SHEL SILVERSTEIN, JOHNNY CASH,
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & JACK CLEMENT

VINCE MATTHEWS: Vocals
JIM CASEY: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
DANNY FLOWERS: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Slide, Harmonica
"WILD" BILL EMERSON: Electric, Acoustic & Slide Guitar
JIM ALTHOUSE: Bass Guitar
JOHN HARRIS: Piano, Organ
MIKE UTLEY: Organ
STEVE "TEENER" KRAWCZYN: Drums
SAMMY CREASON: Drums
TOMMY WILLIAMS: Fiddle & String Section
THE GARY PAXTON SINGERS: Background Vocals
RITA COOLIDGE: Background Vocals
JOHN HARRIS: Piano, Organ
SHEL SILVERSTEIN Harp on "FLOATIN'", Hand Claps on "FIVE HUNDRED HOUSES"
JOHNNY CASH: Whistles & Footsteps on "THE OLD MAN AND THE BOY"
THE KINGSTON CARDINALS: Vocals on "I'M A LITTLE PIECE OF TIN"

Recorded October, 1972
House of Cash Studio, Hendersonville, TN
Additional Recording: Jack Clement Recording Studio B, Nashville, TN
Engineered by Charlie Bragg
Produced for release in 2015 by Mark Linn
Mastering: John Baldwin
Graphic Design: Marc Argenter

The Kingston Cardinals are Becky Beck, Diane Finch, Jennifer Harris,
Leslie Liles, Rhonda Mays, and Beverly Tibbs

Special thanks to Jim Casey for picking up the tape reels on Cowboy’s front lawn and preserving the suite for all these years. Without you and your wonderful tales, the suite would not be complete.

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Delmore Recording Society exists to expose singular artists that don’t quite fit in to the world. The pursuit and discovery of lost tapes is another side of that mission.

We strive to bring something of value into the world…music that might enhance our appreciation of an artist that was under recorded, or whose recordings were never released due to some vagary of the business.
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