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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
Composer: Max Fidler / Joe Maphis / Rose Lee Maphis

A regular song in the New Riders of the Purple Sage repertoire. Also played on December 9, 1971 at Scotty's Music Store, St. Louis by New Riders of the Purple Sage with Jerry Garcia, Buddy Cage and Bob Weir.


New Riders of the Purple Sage

info Powerglide, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1972
info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music / Rainbow, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1972
info Wasted Tasters, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1998
info The New Riders Of The Purple Sage / Powerglide, The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2002
info Veneta, 8/27/1972, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2004
info Armadillo World HQ Austin, TX, 6/13/1975, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2005
info Stonybrook, NY 03/17/1973, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info Instant Armadillo Blues: Best of 1971-1975, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2011

Other recordings

no info Single (Flint Hill Special / Dim Lights Thick Smoke (And Loud loud Music)), Flatt & Scruggs, 1952
no info EP (Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Dim Lights Thick Smoke / Earl's Breakdown / Flint Hill Special), Flatt & Scruggs, 1958
no info The Thin Man From West Plain, Porter Wagoner, 1965
no info Ballads and Bluegrass, Buck Ryan & Smitty Irwin, 1965
info Here's Conway Twitty and His Lonely Blue Boys, Conway Twitty, 1968
no info Flying Again, Flying Burrito Brothers, 1975
info Sleepless Nights, Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers, 1976
info Pistol Packin' Mama, Good Old Boys, 1976
info Bluegrass Festival, Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, 1977
no info The Golden Years, Flatt & Scruggs, 1977
no info Dim Lights Thick Smoke, Joe Maphis, 1978
no info Big Daddy of the Fiddle & Bow, Benny Martin, 1979
no info Country & Western Classics, Flatt & Scruggs, 1982
no info Bluegrass Sounds of Buzz Busby: Yesterday & Today, Buzz Busby, 1982
no info The Storyteller And The Banjo Man, Earl Scruggs and Tom T. Hall, 1982
no info Single (Dim Lights Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music) / For A Minute There), Vern Gosdin, 1985
no info Bluegrass, Roy McGinnis & the Sunnysiders, 1985
no info Vern Gosdin's Greatest Hits, Vern Gosdin, 1986
info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 1987
no info Country Special, Roy Cobb & the Coachmen, 1987
no info Songs & Tunes of the '50's, Bobby Atkins & the Countrymen, 1988
info Farther Along, Flying Burrito Brothers, 1988
no info From Another Time, Flying Burrito Brothers, 1991
info Close Encounters To The West Coast, Flying Burrito Brothers, 1991
info Frank Wakefield & Good Old Boys, Frank Wakefield & Good Old Boys, 1992
info 1948-1959, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, 1992
no info The Golden Era 1950-55, Flatt & Scruggs, 1992
no info 50 Years of Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists, 1992
info Once Upon A Time, Marty Stuart, 1992
no info Grassy Box, Boxcar Willie, 1993
no info The Truly Great Hits, Vern Gosdin, 1994
no info Live at Adair's, Jack Ingram and The Beat Up Ford Band, 1995
no info Hillbilly Fever, Vol. 4: Legends of the West Coast, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 1995
no info 50 Years of Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Bobby Osborne and Benny Martin), 1995
no info Legends of the West Coast, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 1996
no info Livin' or Dyin', Livin' Or Dyin', 1997
no info Live on the Radio: Excerpts from 1953 Radio Broadcasts, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, 1998
no info Tryin' to Get to You, Weldon Rogers, 1998
info Bicentennial, Flying Burrito Brothers, 1999
no info Sweet Dreams, Tommy McLain, 1999
no info Swingwest!, Vol. 1: Bakersfield, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 1999
no info The Name is Ned, Handsome Ned, 2000
info Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 2000
no info History of the Future, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, 2001
no info Back to the MAC, IIIrd Tyme Out, 2001
no info Tied to the Wheel, Bill Kirchen, 2001
no info That's Why I Sing This Way, Daryle Singletary, 2002
no info Missouri Rockabilly, Glen Glenn, 2003
no info Time Stood Still, Vern Gosdin, 2003
no info Live at the Spring Valley Inn, 1983, Beat Farmers, 2003
no info 100 Greatest Bluegrass Hits, Various Artists (Bobby Osborne and Benny Martin), 2003
no info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud Loud Music, Glen Glenn, 2004
no info Road to Bakersfield, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 2004
no info Sun Keeps Shining: Vintage Country, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 2004
info Blazing Bluegrass, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2004
info On The Road: April 3, 2005, Park City, UT (afternoon show), String Cheese Incident, 2005
info On The Road: Travelogue Spring 2005, String Cheese Incident, 2005
no info King of Dieselbilly: Classic Kirchen, Bill Kirchen, 2005
no info Foggy Mountain Special, Flatt & Scruggs, 2005
no info Tales of the New West, Beat Farmers, 2005 (bonus track)
no info There Stands the Glass: Country Drinkin' Songs, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2005
info On The Road: July 15, 2006, Mansfield, MA, String Cheese Incident, 2006
no info Airborne / Flying Again, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 2006
no info The Talk of the Town, Johnny Daniels, 2006
no info Texas by Night, The Cornell Hurd Band, 2006
no info Treating Her Wrong: Sweetheart and Heartbreak Songs, Various Artists (Margie Colie), 2006
no info Totally Bluegrass, Various Artists (Bobby Osborne and Benny Martin), 2006
no info Honky Tonky Nights, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 2007
info The Essential Guide To Bluegrass, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2007
no info Got a Light, Mac: Vintage Songs About Smoking 1926-1954, Various Artists (Maddox Brothers & Rose), 2007
no info 40 Years of the Voice, Vern Gosdin, 2008
no info On the Air, Red Barker & The Blue Mountain Boys, 2008
no info Oh Brother, Here Art Thou Bluegrass, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2008
no info Relix Collection, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 2009
no info Manassas Pieces, Manassas, 2009
no info The Roots of Gram Parsons, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2009
no info Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 2, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 2009
no info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1953, Various Artists (Joe & Rose Lee Maphis), 2009

 
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