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Johnny Too Bad [Single]

Steve EarleAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 8, 1997)
  • Format: Single
  • Label: E Squared
  • ASIN: B000003QCW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,815 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Johnny Too Bad (Sunshine Mix)
2. Johnny Too Bad (Hillbilly Mix)
3. Straight Highway - The V-roys
4. Ellis Unit One - Steve Earle & The Fairfield Four

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Johnny Too Bad and MORE! January 1, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
...[T]here is more to this CD than "Johnny TooBad".
Steve Earle and the V-Roys do a great version of theSlickers' song "Johnny Too Bad" with RNT & C. Fax. Theycall this the "Sunshine Mix".
Next is another versioncalled the "Hillbilly Mix", which is just Steve with theV-Roys.
The third song on the disc is "Straight Highway"by The V-Roys. This previously unreleased song was an out-take fromtheir debut album.
The fourth (and final) track is "Ellis UnitOne" by Steve Earle and The Fairfield Four. I love the original"Ellis Unit One" that appears on the Dead Man WalkingSoundtrack, but I think this version has even more impact. Theaddition of The Fairfield Four and some additional background musicreally add to the beauty and sadness of this song.
I talked to Steveabout this CD once, and he suggested that I also buy the soundtrackThe Harder They Come. It has the original version of "Johnny TooBad" by the Slickers and it also has the song "Rivers OfBabylon"- another song that Steve later covered for his Train A'Comin' album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ellis Unit One a Gem November 10, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you're a Steve Earle fan, don't let this bargain slip by. Steve and the V-Roys do two versions of the classic "Johnny Too Bad", and a great cover of Steve's "Ellis Unit One", which is hard to find anywhere but the soundtrack for 'Dead Man Walking'. This one might not make you change your mind on any death penalty issue, but it'll sure make you think about prison guards and bad karma.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rastaman Steve April 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Whether you love Steve Earle or whether you love reggae, this EP with The V-Roys is a can't miss. The mix places a big, booming drum beat way up front and Earle and The V-Roys just lock into a pretty authentic sounding groove. Earle continues to stray from the beaten country path and hasn't stumbled yet. Turn it up!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love that Beat July 7, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This a great single, when you sit down and listen to the song, you are taken over by the great beat. The lryics of the song a very comical, and they are great to sign along too. This is a great purchase not only for the price, but for the excellent music.
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