Give Me My XXX is a grassroots movement intended to give “outer-edge” artists a common umbrella to call home as well as a place for fans of a band to try and find other “like sounded” bands. They’ve been releasing some compilations under the “Southern Independent” moniker and offering them up for free download over on givememyxxx.com. Last week, they released Vol. 3 which features a track from the upcoming Scott H. Biram album, Bad Ingredients, as well as a track from a band we champion the shit out of around here, Have Gun Will Travel. If that wasn’t reason enough to grab the compilation, it also features an unreleased track from Waylon Jennings in which The Old 97’s acted as his back up band. Rhett Miller describes:
The Old 97’s were touring behind our second album, Wreck Your Life, in 1995 when we wound up playing a radio convention where who should appear in the front row of our showcase, but the great Waylon Jennings. He introduced himself after the set and was such a cool down-to-earth dude. He had an idea that we would be a good backing band for him on the record he was hoping to make next. Needless to say, we were into the idea.
“The Other Shoe” and a few other tracks were recorded a few weeks later but never saw a release cause Waylon’s health began to deteriorate shortly after.
Anyhow, if you’re into the idea of checking out some new music along with some familiar artists with no fiscal risk check out the Southern Independent Vol. 3 Compilation available for free download here.
01. The Other Shoe / Waylon Jennings & The Old 97’s
02. I Want My Mojo Back / Scott H. Biram
03. Officer Guererro / Lucky Tubb
04. What Happened Last Night? / Amanda Shires
05. Another Love Song / Ted Russell Kamp
06. To The Victor Go The Spoils / Have Gun Will Travel
07. Run Around / Austin Lucas
08. Hard Times / Tyler Childers
09. Nola / High or Hellwater
10. Gettin’ By / Six Shot Revival
11. Lesson In A Bottle / Blackberry Smoke
12. The Devil’s Gotta’ Earn / Brett Detar
13. Jumping The Sharks / Carter Falco
14. Heaven Anywhere / Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
15. Outlaw Shit / Struggle feat. Yelawolf