The Best of… William Elliott Whitmore / A greatest hits style compilation

Best Of William Elliott Whitmore Front insert

Best Of William Elliott Whitmore Front insert

Best Of William Elliott Whitmore back insert

Best Of William Elliott Whitmore back insert

So after making my Best of… The Black Keys insert a few days ago I really wanted to do another one. This is an artist that I have been listening to a ton lately, William Elliott Whitmore. A musician like Whitmore doesn’t really have “hits” so I go by what songs I think are the best and his concert setlists. Whitmore has five proper records out now including a nice amount of supplemental stuff that is available, the most noteworthy being the album Magical Mind by his band Hallways of Always. Hallways places 2 songs on this 19 song compilation.

Animals In The Dark and Hymns for the Hopeless each have 4 songs while Whitmore’s latest album Field Songs has 3 including what may be his best song of his career; “Not Feeling Any Pain.” I took a couple songs form Whitmore’s excellent daytrotter sessions that can be had for a small fee on daytrotter.com.

Here is the list in a little easier to read form:

  1. Cold and Dead
  2. South Lee County Brew
  3. Black Iowa Dirt
  4. Old Devils
  5. Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors
  6. When Push Comes To Love
  7. Don’t Need It
  8. Dry
  9. Lee County Flood
  10. Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)
  11. Johnny Law
  12. Not Feeling Any Pain
  13. You’ve Already Gone
  14. Bury Your Burdens In The Ground
  15. Hell or High Water
  16. That Train That Carried Away My Girl
  17. Pine Box
  18. Hard Times
  19. Our Paths Will Cross Again
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2 Responses to The Best of… William Elliott Whitmore / A greatest hits style compilation

  1. quickdex says:

    Awesome selections! I saw him open for a Chris Cornell acoustic show at the Sixth & I in Washington DC and I was blown away! Which tracks did you take from Daytrotter Sessions? I haven’ heard these sessions before, I’m eager to check them out!

  2. VocalsOnTop says:

    They are “South Lee Country Brew” and “The Train That Carried My Girl Away” it is really a crime these aren’t on any records as they are both killer tracks.

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