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Tom T. Hall - Watergate Blues FLAC album

Performer: Tom T. Hall
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Watergate Blues
Country: US
Released: 1973
Style: Country
FLAC version ZIP size: 1984 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1765 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1193 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 706

Tom T. Hall ‎– Watergate Blues. Genre: Folk, World, & Country. Watergate Blues, Spokane Motel Blues ‎(7", Promo). Watergate Blues ‎(7").

B. Spokane Motel Blues.

Hall retired eight years ago, but his final album, Tom T Hall Sings Miss Dixie and Tom T, might well be his best. Played superbly, with the settings all redolent of the bluegrass music he grew up with, the album included new songs that underscored everything that was great about Hall’s work: matter-of-fact explanations of how changing times and old songs can make someone feel blue, stories of ordinary people from the Kentucky hills, and wry looks at how life sometimes doesn’t. Despite songs such as Watergate Blues or The Monkey That Became President, Hall has never been a dogmatic or large-P Political writer: A Hero in Harlan shows both the wisdom of that approach and how necessary a voice like his is today, amid the increasing clamour between embedded ideologies, where the substance gets lost in the point-scoring.

Hall was an English major who said he learned to write songs by osmosis, soaking up everything from Dickens to Hemingway. struts into the local junior high and exposes small-town hypocrisy by asking why Mrs. Taylor uses so much ice when her husband's out of town. One of Nashville's most overtly political songwriters, he was a liberal who recorded "Watergate Blues" and turned a drink in a bar after the 1972 Democratic convention into a Number One country hit called "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine. Missy hasn't released a new album for 10 years, but she and Timbaland have dropped hints that they've got something brewing.

In 1973, country er Tom T. Hall revisited this idea with Watergate Blues. In three minutes, Hall sums up the entire 1972 election, and the subsequent break-in and wire-tapping of the Democratic National Committee that exploded into the political scandal of the century. You can hear it here. But Watergate didn’t go away.

Performed by Tom T. Hall Recorded 1973 Written by Tom T. Hall

1. Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine - Single Version. 10. Watergate Blues - Single Version. 11. I Want To See The Parade. 12. 100 Children - Single Version.


A Watergate Blues 3:00
B Spokane Motel Blues 2:40

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Mercury Record Productions, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Mercury Record Productions, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Published By – Hallnote Music
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria


  • Producer – Jerry Kennedy
  • Written-By – Tom T. Hall

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): 2-50206
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): 2-49943
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched): 2-50206-CS-5-MS [email protected] sssss
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): 2-49943-CS-5-MS [email protected] ssssss
  • Pressing Plant ID (Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria): s
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
73394 Tom T. Hall Watergate Blues ‎(7", Pit) Mercury 73394 US 1973
73394 Tom T. Hall Watergate Blues / Spokane Motel Blues ‎(7", Promo) Mercury 73394 US 1973
73394 Tom T. Hall Watergate Blues ‎(7", PRC) Mercury 73394 US 1973
6052 335 Tom T. Hall Water Gate Blues ‎(7", Single) Mercury 6052 335 New Zealand 1973
6052335 Tom T. Hall Watergate Blues ‎(7") Mercury 6052335 Australia 1973