The great second chapter of Sonny Burns' too-short career in music – material record
ed in the 60s, after Sonny had dropped out of music after burning too brightly in the 50s – and tracks that show an even more mature, fully-formed artist overall! The style here is decidedly country, but still with a deep Texas twang and some of the rougher edges that made Burns so great in the early days – and the material here was record
ed for TNT, MGM, and United Artists – all different labels that Sonny hopped around while trying to hit big, which never really seemed to happen. Yet the lack of big fame is what also makes these tracks great – under-discovered gems supported by the usual great Bear Family attention to detail and vivid notes and packaging – which makes for a really great set overall. The music often has a nice Bakersfield sort of vibe, especially on some of the later cuts – and titles include "Bricks & Mortar", "Devil's Disciple", "Patches On My Heart", "Leave The Door Open", "Bottom Of The Bottle", "I Left One On The Bar", "Room Next To Mine", and "I'm Losing My Mind".