High Noon – A 50-Year Retrospective
Release date: November 11, 2016
Everybody say yeah!
The first-ever career-spanning boxed set, produced and compiled to celebrate 50 years of the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet—NRBQ!
Founded in 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky, NRBQ has given their dedicated fan base decades of great recordings and exceptional live shows in countless festivals, clubs, colleges, and concert halls. No style of music is safe around NRBQ—their first Columbia album, for example, ranged from Eddie Cochran to Sun Ra and their own diverse compositions have been covered by artists including Bonnie Raitt, Dave Edmunds, She And Him, Steve Earle, Los Lobos, and Widespread Panic. There are very few bands that have lasted for half a century, and the list of those that are still at the top of their creative game is even smaller.
Their legendary live shows are programmed on the spot, drawing on their own classics (“Me And The Boys,” “RC Cola And A Moon Pie,” “Wacky Tobacky,” “Ridin’ In My Car,” “12 Bar Blues” and “Christmas Wish”) along with great new material and countless other surprises. Their fans include Keith Richards, Wilco, The Replacements, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., and Bob Dylan among others and their songs have been featured on The Simpsons, Weeds, and Wilfred.
With more than 30 albums recorded, they have proven themselves to be peerless musicians, songwriters and performers. So to celebrate NRBQ, Omnivore Recordings is proud to present High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective consisting of five CDs of hits, rarities, concert staples and previously unissued gems (106 songs in all), all lovingly remastered, alongside extensive booklet notes and many previously unseen photos.
After so many years of brilliant, unpredictable, joyfully exciting musical explorations on stage and in the studio, it’s time to honor NRBQ. Fifty years of celebrating is worth celebrating!
Love In Outer Space* Never Cop Out(Live) Waitin’ On My Sweetie Pie Ruby, My Dear I’d Like To Know Boozoo And Leona(Live)* I’m Alone Can’t Wait To Kiss You Everybody Say Yeah! In Every Dream Here I Am The Animal Life Getting To Know You Talk Snowfall(Live) Keep This Love Goin’ Fightin’ Back Let Go(Live)* Dutchess County Jail– Terry Adams & Steve Ferguson Ain’t It All Right Rocket Number 9 Tina I Say Gooday Goodnite Down In My Heart Have You Heard Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard(Live) Get On The Right Track Baby(Live)* You Move So Fast(Live) Flat Foot Flewzy You Got Me Goin’ On The Farm You Can’t Hide Step Aside(Live) Benellie* I Feel Good(Live)* Fergie’s Prayer C’mon Everybody Stomp Stay With We Heartbreaker(1966 Home Recording)* The Waiting Song– The Seven Of Us* We Are Brothers(Live)* That’s Neat, That’s Nice Green Lights Help Me Somebody Only You This Old House Ridin’ In My Car Things To You Do You Feel It? Howard Johnson Got His Ho-Jo Workin’ Electric Train Magnet Honey Hush(Live)* Get That Gasoline Blues(Unedited Single Version) It’s Not Too Late* It Feels Good Still In School Be My Woman Tonight(Live)* RC Cola And A Moon Pie(Single Version) Get Rhythm You And I And George It’s Not So Hard Captain Lou– NRBQ with Lou Albano Me And The Boys Talk To Me I Love Her, She Loves Me Smackaroo(Instrumental) This Love Is True Feel You Around Me Crazy Like A Fox(Live) Rain At The Drive-In S’posin’(Live) Wacky Tobacky The One And Only How Can I Make You Love Me I Got A Rocket In My Pocket(Live) Boy’s Life Never Take The Place Of You Want You To Feel Good Too I Want You Bad She Got The House(Live)* 12 Bar Blues My Girlfriend’s Pretty Christmas Wish Little Floater Sail On Sail On Next Stop Brattleboro What You Mean To Me If I Don’t Have You One Big Parking Lot Love Came To Me Dummy Terry Got A Muffin It’s St. Patrick’s Day 21-50 To Headquarters Do The Primal Thing Goodbye Puddin’ Truck Ain’t No Horse Blame It On The World Imaginary Radio Always Safety First Advice For Teenagers Paris(Live)* See You Soon