Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore was one of the three Lubbock songwriters (with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock) who formed the Flatlanders (his Dallas and Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown are the highlights of their 1972 sessions). While the other two went on to become stars, Gilmore enrolled in a philosophy degree. His recording debut did not occur until Fair And Square (Hightone, 1988) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Hightone, 1989), which were unfortunately mostly collections of covers, performed in a rather traditional manner.

Gilmore found his true voice on After Awhile (Elektra, 1991), an album that includes some of his best material (Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown, Treat Me Like A Saturday Night, After Awhile, Don't Be A Stranger To Your Heart, Midnight Train) and runs the gamut from blues to rock.

After yet another collection of covers, Spinning Around The Sun (Elektra, 1993), Gilmore gave his bolder album, Braver Newer World (Elektra, 1996), that incorporates psychedelic rock and rhythm'n'blues. One Endless Night (Rounder, 2000) is another collection of covers. His tasty arrangements of other people's tunes are far less valuable than his own compositions, but somehow Gilmore has never believed in his own music.

Come On Back (Rounder, 2005) collects his interpretations of country classics.

Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmy Gilmore reformed the Flatlanders for Hills And Valleys (New West Records, 2009).

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Matteo Nicoli)

Jimmie Dale Gilmore fu uno dei tre cantautori di Lubbock (con Joe Ely e Butch Hancock) a formare i Flatlanders (le sue Dallas e Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown sono il meglio delle loro sessioni del 1972). Mentre gli altri due diventarono delle star, Gilmore si laureò in filosofia. Per il suo debutto bisognò attendere Fair And Square (Hightone, 1988) a cui fece seguito Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Hightone, 1989), che erano sfortunatamente perlopiù raccolte di cover, eseguite in maniera molto convenzionale.

Gilmore trova la sua vera voce in After Awhile (Elektra, 1991), un album che include parte del suo materiale migliore (Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown, Treat Me Like A Saturday Night, After Awhile, Don't Be A Stranger To Your Heart, Midnight Train) ripercorrendo la strada che porta dal blues al rock.

Dopo un'altra collezione di cover, Spinning Around The Sun (Elektra, 1993), Gilmore pubblicò il suo album più audace, Braver Newer World (Elektra, 1996), che comprende rock psichedelico e R'n'B. One Endless Night (Rounder, 2000) è un'altra collezione di cover. I suoi gustosi arrangiamenti di suoni di altri autori valgono molto meno delle sue composizioni, ma per qualche motivo Gilmore non ha mai creduto nella propria musica.

Come On Back (Rounder, 2005) colleziona le sue interpretazioni dei classici del country.

Hancock, Joe Ely e Jimmy Gilmore ricompongono i Flatlanders per Hills And Valleys (New West Records, 2009).

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