Curless recorded an album with German country musician Tom Astor in 1991. During the later part of his life, he performed often at the Cristy Lane Theater in Branson, Missouri. Curless died of stomach cancer in 1995, aged 6. .Songs of the Open Country.
The Long Lonesome Road. Arriving three years after Dick Curless' big breakthrough hit "A Tombstone Every Mile," the 1968 album The Long Lonesome Road is something of a trucker classic: a rough-and-tumble pseudo song cycle about the pleasures and perils of the road. Curless cut the record in Memphis after a prolonged spell on the West Coast and the LP is appealingly caught between these two worlds, retaining the lean, lanky masculinity of Bakersfield but given a cinematic sweetness that points the way toward the Music City
Dick curless, vintage sealed lp, end of the road,life goes on, nine pound hamme.
Background information. Richard William Curless. March 17, 1932 Fort Fairfield, Maine, . The Soul of Dick Curless. Travelin' Man. - At Home with Dick Curless. A Devil Like Me Needs an Angel Like You (w/ Kay Adams). All of Me Belongs to You. - Ramblin' Country. The Long Lonesome Road. It's Just a Matter of Time.
05. Just For The Record. When Dick Curless became an overnight sensation in 1965, he had already invested 15 years of hard work in the music business. All but lost in the hype and hoopla surrounding his hit record A Tombstone Every Mile were the formative years and nearly 100 previous recordings that yielded paydirt when Curless finally aligned his efforts to the public's taste. The first 20 years of Dick Curless' career, including the earliest recordings by 'The Tumbleweed Kid,' are presented in detail in Bear Family's 5 CD boxed set (BCD 15882).
Dick Curless recorded his swan song on Christmas Day 1994 and passed away five months later, just before the record was released. Wrapped within a tasteful, pared-down setting and with an utter lack of pretension, his full and flexible baritone wrings an incredible amount of feeling from these honky-tonk weepers, cowboy ditties, gospel songs, and blues . I had seen Dick Curless perform many years ago and was very impressed with his voice and style of playing guitar. When I read this was the last album he had recorded just months before his death, I had to own it. I have been listening to it and must say it is another winner for Mr. Curless.
album Weekly Top. album Pop Hotlist. music noteChords for Dick Curless - Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. Diagram Slider. albumYou may also like to play. Dick Curless - Easy Woman. Dick Curless - Truck Stop.
Dick Curless:Big Wheel Cannonball. Dick Curless:Just One Time. Dick Curless:King Of The Road. Dick Curless:Last Roundup. Dick Curless:Lazy Bones.
|A1||End Of The Road||1:27|
|A2||Six Times A Day (The Trains Came Down)||2:30|
|A3||Nine Pound Hammer||1:59|
|A4||How Do I Say Goodbye||2:51|
|A5||Life Goes On||2:56|
|B1||Bummin' On Track E||3:17|
|B3||Just For The Record||3:00|
|B4||King Of The Road||2:40|
- Liner Notes, Photography By – Ellis Nassour
NotesPickwick International is the label listed on the front an back cover. Hilltop is the label shown on the label of the record.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout): JS-6417-A ESS-1260-A BHM
- Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout): JS-6147-B ESS-1260-B KMB
|JS-6147||Dick Curless||End Of The Road (LP, Album, RE)||Pickwick International, Hilltop||JS-6147||US||1974|
|JS-6147||Dick Curless||End Of The Road (LP, Album, RE)||Pickwick International, Hilltop||JS-6147||Canada||1974|