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On The Edge Of Country


UNCUT May 2012, p. 92 


omni re-releases first two Monument lps on cd

The omni recording corporation re-releases "New Beginnings" and "Let Me Sing My Song To You" on June 21, 2011 - the first anniversary of Larry Jon's passing in 2010.

"20 Track CD Anthology - Smoky, elegant storytelling that drifts through a southern gothic haze and over a funky backbeat. Such is the unique and criminally underappreciated songcraft of Larry Jon Wilson. Ahead and possibly outside of his time Wilson cut a handful of stellar yet neglected LPs for Monument Records in the mid-1970s. The first two are presented here in all their smouldering soul groove glory. From the windswept country-fried funk of Sheldon Churchyard to the heartfelt muse of Bertrand My Son, Wilson was praised and revered by his peers (Kristofferson, Van Zandt, Newbury et. al.) but passed over by the Nashville mainstream."

"This deluxe collector’s edition is remastered from the original Monument master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes and rare photos."

"Larry Jon Wilson, ambassador for the soul country."

read more here


Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Black Swans "Sing Larry Jon Wilson" (Joel Oliphint 08/23/2010)

Many are still mourning the passing of immensely talented and woefully overlooked country singer Larry Jon Wilson. But to celebrate his music, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Columbus’s the Black Swans “Sing Larry Jon Wilson” on this new Drag City seven-inch. The Bonnie Prince, with some help from Cheyenne Mize, tackles “Bertrand My Son” off Wilson’s 1975 Monument Records debut New Beginnings. Jerry DeCicca, who produced LJW’s self-titled “comeback” album released on Drag City last year (my fav of '09), enlisted his Black Swans to do “The Man I Wish For You,” an unreleased song that DeCicca says he found “rotting away on a reel-to-reel in the EMI basement in Nashville.” read more here

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Larry Jon Wilson links:

footage of 2007 recording session on Oregonia Pictures

London promotion live gigs on www.paulmurff.com

different stuff on www.youtube.com

record company 1965 Records

article by Lisa Jordan in Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA

Georgia's Backroads


The New Georgia Encyclopedia


interview in Vice Magazine

Joel Oliphint: whatever happened to larry jon wilson?

Stephen M. Deusner on the 9513 Country Music blog: 30 years later, Larry Jon Wilson is still an outlaw

the tennesseean

april 2010 interview in augusta chronicle


larry jon wilson on twitter

larry jon wilson on facebook

Jerry DeCicca interview by Mike Escoto Jan 10 2011



joel oliphint

the tennessean

the augusta chronicle

don rhodes, augusta chronicle

dave cantor, time out chicago

kevin scheyer, music that matters

drag city

efe eme diario de actualidad musical, Spain

qobuz magazine, France 

chris swanson, marathon packs

remembering Larry Jon Wilson, Noel Brown for Georgia Public Broadcasting

saving country music

mesages at the soul bar

memorial service, augusta chronicle

ross allen, caught by the river

doug wallen, citysearch melbourne

steven uhles, augusta chronicle

walt trott, nashville country music scene


Wilson-izer and Wilson-ized at Rough Trade West record store in London, UK - July 16, 2008


links to other artists:

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