COWBOY BOOTS: NEVER OUT OF FASHION | TBAMFW 21.1

One thing (James) Brown still wasn't ready to give up was his annual toy giveaway in the Imperial Theatre. So it was, on Tuesday 22, 1998, that his stretch limo pulled up JB wearing a red leather suit and silver-tipped black cowboy boots … 
Don Rhodes
From: Say It Loud! The Life of James Brown, Soul Brother No.1 (Lyons Press, 2014)

James Brown
The Next Step (Fome Records Inc., 2002)

I look out at the audience now and see nose rings, shaved heads, punk rockers, as well as folks in cowboy boots and hats with that middle-aged spread. 

From: Johnny Cash FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Man in Black by C. Eric Banister (Backbeat Books, 2014)


Itchy Feet - 20 Foot-Tappin' Greats (CBS, 1978 - Columbia, 2002)

Jason & The Scorchers
4 Track EP 10" (A&M, 1989)
UK Edition - Same photograph used for the Thunder & Fire album of the same year

Various Artists
Big Time Country (CBS, 1979)


When I finally moved to New York in 1955, I was playing with Charles Mingus, the great jazz bassist. One morning in the fall of 1956, a friend who was staying with me said, "You want to go see Woody?" and I said " Do you mean Woody Herman?" and he said, "No, Woody Guthrie". We went over to this little place, about a block or two from where I lived. There, sitting in the kitchen, was Woody Guthrie, a small wiry guy; he had on cowboy boots, which I'd never seen in New York at that time. It made such an impression.

David Amram
From: Caffe Lena: inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffehouse by Jocelyn Arem (powerHouse Books, 2013)


Woody Guthrie
Bed On The Floor (Verve/Folkways, 1965)

Silver Spurz Orchestra
S/T (Aurum Records, 1979)

Patti Palladin
Trial By Fire/Siamese Lovers 12" (The Lone Corporation)
Photograph: Nic Tompkin

Acuff's Rose
Never Coming Down (Torn & Frayed, 1992)
Cover design and photography by Skeet and Weebie


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Jimmy Nail
Crocodile Shoes (EastWest, 1994)


 

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