The Jayhawks were formed in 1985 in Minnesota, with Mark Olson ( guitar and vocals), Gary Louris (guitar and vocals), Marc Perlman (bass) and Norm Rogers (drums). Their first album, “The Jayhawks”, was released by Bunkhouse Records in 1986. Their music at the time was mostly written by Olson with a strong country rock influence. Rogers was replaced by Thad Spencer, and the band were searching of a major label recording contract. “ Blue Earth” was released on the Minneapolis label Twin Tone in 1989. On this album Louris shared more of the songwriting with Olson. After touring the U.S. in support of “Blue Earth”, Spencer left the band and was replaced in 1988 by Ken Callahan.
In 1992 their great breakthrough came with “Hollywood Town Hall” was released on the American label and the following albums were released on that label.
Key Band Members:
Gary Louris: Born 1955, guitars, vocals and composer.
Matrk Olsson: Born 1961, guitars, vocals and composer.
Tracks: 1. Falling Star / 2. Tried and True Love / 3. Let the Critics Wonder / 4. Let the Last Night be the Longest / 5. Behind Bars / 6. Cherry Pie / 7. The Liquor Store Came First / 8. People in This Place on Every Side / 9. Misery Tavern / 10. Prison / 11. King of Kings / 12. Good Long Time
Tracks: 1. Two Angels / 2. She's Not Alone Anymore / 3. Will I Be Married / 4. Dead End Angel / 5. Commonplace Streets / 6. Ain't No End / 7. Five Cups of Coffee / 8. The Baltimore Sun / 9. Red Firecracker / 10. Sioux City / 11. I'm Still Dreaming, Now I'm Yous / 12. Martin's Song" / 13* Fingernail Moon / 14. Two Minute Pop Song* / 15. Nightshade*[*] = bonus-tracks
Tracks: 1. Waiting for the Sun / 2. Crowded in the Wings / 3. Clouds / 4. Two Angels / 5. Take Me with You / 6. Sister Cry / 7. Settled Down Like Rain / 8. Wichita / 9. Nevada, California / 10. Martin's Song / 11. Leave No Gold* / 12. Keith and Quentin* / 13. Up Above My Head* / 14. Warm River* / 15. Mother Trust You to Walk to the Store* [*] = bonus-tracks
Tracks: 1. Blue / 2. I'd Run Away / 3. Miss Williams' Guitar / 4. Two Hearts / 5. Real Light / 6. Over My Shoulder / 7. Bad Time / 8. See Him on the Street / 9. Nothing Left to Borrow / 10. Ann Jane / 11. Pray for Me / 12. Red's Song / 13. Ten Little Kids
Rating : 7
Tracks: 1. The Man Who Loved Life / 2. Think About It / 3. Trouble / 4. It's Up to You / 5. Stick in the Mud / 6. Big Star / 7. Poor Little Fish / 8. Sixteen Down / 9. Haywire / 10. Dying on the Vine / 11. Bottomless Cup / 12. Sound of Lies
Tracks: 1. Smile / 2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me / 3. What Led Me to This Town / 4. Somewhere in Ohio / 5. A Break in the Clouds / 6. Queen of the World / 7. Life Floats By / 8. Broken Harpoon / 9. Pretty Thing / 10. Mr. Wilson / 11. Wildest Dreams / 12. Better Days / 13. Baby, Baby, Baby
Tracks: 1. Stumbling Through the Dark / 2. Tailspin / 3. All the Right Reasons / 4. Save It for a Rainy Day / 5. Eyes of Sarahjane / 6. One Man's Problem / 7. Don't Let the World Get in Your Way / 8. Come to the River / 9. Angelyne / 10. Madman / 11. You Look So Young / 12. Tampa to Tulsa / 13. Will I See You in Heaven / 14. Stumbling Through the Dark (Reprise)
Tracks: 1. Hide Your Colours / 2. Closer to Your Side / 3. Tiny Arrows / 4. She Walks in so Many Ways / 5. High Water Blues / 6. Mockingbird Time / 7. Stand out in the Rain / 8. Cinnamon Love / 9. Guilder Annie / 10. Black Eyed Susan / 11. Pouring Rain at Dawn / 12. Hey Mr Man
Tracks: 1. Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces / 2. Lost the Summer / 3. Lovers of the Sun / 4. Pretty Roses in Your Hair / 5. Leaving the Monsters Behind / 6. Isabel's Daughter / 7. Ace / 8. The Devil Is in Her Eyes / 9. Comeback Kids / 10. The Dust of Long-Dead Stars / 11. Lies in Black & White / 12. I'll Be Your Key
Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - September 13 - 2016
30 Tomorrow the Green Grass - 1995
45 Hollywood Town Hall - 1992
72 Rainy Day Music - 2003
129 Sound of Lies - 1997
212 Mockingbird Time - 2016
549 Blue Earth - 1989
638 Smile - 2000
693 The Jayhawks - 1986 Check and Rate Here!
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation: ( Tracks will be added in near future)
1. Save it for a Rainy Day ( Louris ) - Rainy Day Music
2. Blue ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
3. Waiting for the Sun ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
4. Nevada California ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
5. Martin's Song ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
6. I'd Run Away ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
7. Clouds ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
8. Miss Williams' Guitar ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
9. Two Angels ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
10. Real Light ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
11. Take Me With You ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
12. Over My Shoulder ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
13. Sister Cry ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
14. Bad Time ( Farrar ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
15. Settled Down Like Rain ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
16. See Him in the Street ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass
17. Wichita ( Olson/Louris ) - Hollywood Town Hall
18. Pray For Me ( Olson/Louris ) - Tomorrow the Green Grass