Ghost of Clyde & Checkers
This is the 5th release by Denver's 'Hank AndThe Hankstirs'..The title of the CD is 'The Ghost Of Clyde & Checkers' which is also the title track... 'The Ghost Of Clyde & Checkers' is written about Denver's own favorite Italian Family that handled all the business during prohibition from the 20's threw the 60's.. The song takes place during prohibition when people would drive their Model A Fords from Denver to 'Black Hawk And Central City' to gamble, drink and just have some fun... This song is a great blues rocker in the vain of Mark Knopkler and John Fogerty!! 'Jilly Ann' is just typical, awesome, acoustic Hank & the Hankstirs.. Written very much and sounding very much in the Nick Nrake vein of music, lyrics and flow.. One can only imagine a woman so beautiful, precious and priceless that could inspire such a beautiful song.. If you've never felt this way about a woman, you've never had the God Given Luck To Have Had............ 'The Real Deal'!!!!!!!! 'We're The Best' show's how Hank has taken his songwriting to the next level.. The vocals, acoustic guitars, and just the overall sound is the best Hank has ever sounded!! This song was written about all our favorite gun slingers from the day... It has them all finally getting their respect in a song... Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Buffalo Bill...well, you listen and try too see if you can figure out who they all are!!! 'Thyme' is another example how Hank has taken his songwriting and vocals up a notch. If you're talking about Neil Young, Don Henley, Tom Petty you will see that Hank paints a picture as good as anyone of them... With Out A Doubt, Give This New CD By Hank & the Hankstirs A Shot!!!!! 'The Dice Are Rollin Doubles, So They Say...Give Me Another, Shot Anyway'