The cover of Mack Vickery's album Live at the Alabama's Women Prison, 1970. Background information. 1938-06-08)June 8, 1938 Town Creek, Alabama United States. Born in Town Creek, Alabama, Vickery moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1957 and, considered leading man material, recorded for Sun Records, although nothing was initially released. Vickery continued to record for a number of minor labels and under various aliases, including "Vick Vickers" and "Atlanta James". Vickery first scored a songwriting hit when Faron Young recorded Vickery's song "She Went A Little Bit Further", which reached number 14 on the Country Music charts in 1968. Vickery followed this with songs for artists like Johnny Cash, George Jones,.
Complete your Mack Vickery collection. Alabama Women's Prison Blues.
Live at the Alabama Women's Prison. Like those B-movies, Live at the Alabama Women's Prison is a shameless knock-off of a hit, as Vickery decided to cut an album in a prison after Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison turned into smash.
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Mack Vickery's recording history way predates 'Live At The Alabama Women's Prison. Born in Town Creek, Alabama, on June 8, 1938, he moved around the Ohio valley and Tennessee before eventually settling in the Detroit area. In 1957, he and some buddies auditioned at Sun, and Vickery says that Sam Phillips told him to stick around, but he returned home instead. Vickery might have performed in front of bigger audiences, but never one so passionate. The idea came after hearing Cash's 'Live At Folsom Prison' and it took some serious effort to get permission to bring musicians and recording equipment inside the building. According to Vickery's long-time associate, songwriter Merle Kilgore, Vickery went down to Alabama and got buddy-buddy with the female warden. After a few drinks she was talked into letting the singer come down to record.
This album was actually compiled from two live performances at different prisons, but we'll cut Thornton a break. She finally gets to perform her hit, "Ball 'n' Chain"-which was made famous by Janis Joplin and The Holding Company-where it was made to be played: Jail. 04) Live at Chelmsford Top Security Prison by The Sex Pistols (1990). This album was made during the Sex Pistols' peak of popularity, and one would think a prison mob would be the perfect audience for a band openly proclaiming a love for anarchy. Country performer Mack Vickery probably expected the lust of a prison full of females when he headed to the Alabama Women's Prison for his 1970 live album. Vickery sounds good airing out sexualized tunes such as "A Woman Who Walks on The Wild Side" and "Meat Man," a track he penned originally for Jerry Lee Lewis. His audience probably thought he did more than just sound good. The Very Best Of. Jimmy Bowen. Joe Tate with the Blue Monday Band and the Hippie Voices. Angel Love (Remastered) - Single.
Mack Vickery first came to Memphis to try his luck in the music business in late '57, cutting three songs for Sun Records, Fool Proof, Drive In and Have You Ever Been Lonely. No single was forthcoming though and they remained unissued for a couple of decades. The cover photo of his 70's album cut Live At The Alabama Women's Prison shows him one side of the prison bars with four lusty jailbirds the other side, and it's hard to tell whether they want to get out of their cell more than he wants to get in! In recent times he wrote a song with Chief Bearheart of the Perdido Bay Tribe of Lower Muscogee Creek Indians called I Knew We Could All Get Along When An Indian Sings a Cowboy Song so the humour still seems to be there.