SIMPSON,RED: HELLO I'M RED SI'MPSON (IMPORT) by Red Simpson on CD
EU five CD box set from the cult Country great with 108 page hardcover book, The very best recordings from a giant of the Bakersfield scene ... a scene that gave us Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, and inspired Dwight Yoakam and many others. Bob Dylan called Red Simpson 'the forgotten man of Bakersfield.' Merle and Buck recorded over 40 of Red Simpson's songs! The set includes 26 previously unissued songs. Nearly all of the other recordings are previously unissued on CD! Most have been unavailable since the '70s and '80s! Red Simpson made a name for himself in country music with a string of blacktop anthems like 'Roll Truck Roll', 'The Highway Patrol', 'Diesel Smoke', 'Dangerous Curves', 'Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer', 'Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin'', and 'Truck Driver's Heaven'. He popularized the romanticized image of the trucker as a modern-day cowboy of the open road. But there was much more to Red Simpson... Bear Family.