Don Imus w/Superstar Benefit LP

 

Includes Lucinda,
Willie, Patty, Delbert, John Hiatt, Little Richard and those annoying Republicans
from Big & Rich.

By Fred Mills

 

Didn’t we get rid of this motherfucker? Don Imus, that is.
Well, say what you will of that nappy headed redneck ho Imus (and some of do
say a lot about shock jock bigots
such as Imus, including my late mom, who would have taken him over her knee and
then washed his mouth out with soap if she’d had the chance), he still has a
long, admirable history of helping out children via his Imus Ranch. Maybe eventually there wil be a spot in heaven for him some day, in fact: judge a man more by
his deeds and actions than his ill-considered words, perhaps.

 

So without further editorializing, here’s an official
announcement of the impending Sept. 16 release of The Imus Ranch Record (New West Records), a 13-track album designed to benefit the Imus Ranch (run by
Imus and his wife Deirdre Imus), which hosts children who are afflicted with
cancer or other serious blood diseases.

 

Here’s the scoop:

 

 

The album boasts eight Grammy® Award winning artists including Patty Loveless, singing the Stevie Nicks penned
“Silver Springs,” Dwight Yoakam putting his signature sound to “Give Back The
Key To My Heart,” and Lucinda Williams singing “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow
Up To Be Cowboys” which was made famous by Waylon Jennings.  Big &
Rich cover the Beastie Boys classic “Fight For Your Right To Party” playing
with the lyrics to work in a line about the Ranch. Little Richard, Delbert
McClinton, Willie Nelson and Randy Travis all recorded standards.

 

The compilation was produced by
Imus along with Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, George Jones) and Tracy Gershon
(well known A & R executive). Imus selected each song and matched it to a
specific artist. A complete list of the tracks follows:

 

Tracks & Artist List:

 

Silver Springs – Patty Loveless

Lay Down Sally – Delbert McClinton

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up
To Be Cowboys – Lucinda Williams

You Better Move On – Levon Helm

Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs –
Raul Malo

I Ain’t Never – Little Richard

I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
– Randy Travis

You’ve Got To Fight For Your Right
To Party – Big & Rich

What A Difference A Day Makes –
Willie Nelson

Give Back The Key To My Heart –
Dwight Yoakam

What Happened – Bekka Bramlett

Welfare Music – John Hiatt

A Satisfied Mind – Vince Gill

 

 

About The Imus
Ranch: 

 

 

“Imus Ranch is an authentic working
cattle ranch nestled beneath a majestic mesa in the rolling hills near Ribera, New Mexico, fifty
miles northeast of Santa Fe. 
The ranch was conceived and designed with the sole purpose of providing the
experience of the great American cowboy to children suffering from cancer or
serious blood disorders, and children who’ve lost brothers and sisters to
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  The objective is to encourage in them a
sense of achievement, responsibility and self-esteem and to instill pride and
restore their dignity as they become aware of just how much they are able to
accomplish.  The Imus Ranch is totally and completely organic, serving a
strict vegan diet and using cleaning agents that are non-toxic, biodegradable,
naturally derived materials.  They use no pesticides of synthetic
chemicals of any kind in their gardening, farming, or infrastructure and plant
maintances. For more information visit: www.imusranchfoods.com.”

 

 

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