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John Prine - Sam Stone Album

John Prine - Sam Stone Album
Sam Stone
John Prine
MP3 album size:
2172 mb
FLAC album size:
1904 mb


1Sam Stone (Stereo)3:40
2Sam Stone (Mono)3:40


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
45-2815John Prine Sam Stone/Blue Umbrella ‎(7", Promo)Atlantic45-2815US1971
45-2815John Prine Sam Stone / Blue Umbrella ‎(7", Promo)Atlantic45-2815US1971


  • Written-ByJohn Prine


Blue label, stereo. Red label, mono.
Says 7-30-71 with matrix


  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 1 A-side): A-22571-6 AT (indistinguishable markings)
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 1 B-side): ST-A-22571-1 AT (indistinguishable markings)
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 2 A-side): S̶T̶-A-22571-6 7•29•71 AT-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Version 2 B-side): ST-A-22571-6 7•30•71 AT-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): A-22751 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ST-A-22751 SP


  • Published By – Walden
  • Published By – Sour Grapes
  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation


Sam Stone is a song written by John Prine about a drug-addicted veteran with a Purple Heart and his death by overdose. It appeared on Prine's eponymous 1971 debut album. The song was originally titled Great Society Conflict Veteran's Blues. The song's refrain begins, There's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes. The song is usually interpreted as a reference to the phenomenon of heroin or morphine addiction among Vietnam war veterans. An identical surge of addiction followed the Civil. John Prine is the debut album by American countryfolk singer-songwriter John Prine, issued by Atlantic Records in 1971. In 2012, the album was ranked number 452 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Prine was offered a recording contract by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records after the record executive saw the singer perform several of his own songs at a Kris Kristofferson show at the Bitter End. The song Paradise was recorded at A&R Studios in New York. John Prine performing Sam Stone from his debut album John Prine in the 1970's. johnprine samstone veterans Get this single on the album Souvenirs Stone - John Prine. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Sam StoneLive at the Singer-Songwriter Festival, Frutigen, Switzerland, 13th May 1996. John Prine. Текст песни: Sam stone came home To his wife and family After serving in the conflict overseas And the time that he the video for Sam Stone from John Prine's John Prine for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Sam stone came home, to the wife and family after serving in the conflict overseas. and the time that he served, had shattered all his nerves, andWatch the video for Sam Stone from John Prine's John Prine for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. and the time that he served, had shattered all his nerves, and View full lyrics. Similar Tracks. Hello In There. Play track. Spanish Pipedream. Prines G. junkie song. Sam Stone, is already known by some and is favored in other singers repertoires. I find it too heavily contrived, not up to Prines standard. Then theres Angel from Montgomery. where again the narrator is old. The album is well-produced, with a small back-up band used throughout. Though after seeing John perform solo at Paul Colbys Bitter End, accompanying himself on guitar, its obvious that he can do well with or without. Its good to have such a fine new talent around who is both interesting and provocative. If hes this good this young, time should be on his side. Popular on Rolling Stone. In This Article: John Prine. Want more Rolling Stone . Album: John Prine 1971. Get the Sheet Music License This Song . songfacts . Sam Stone is about a drug-addicted war veteran, presumably from the Vietnam War although it's not explicitly mentioned, who dies of an overdose. Prine was drafted into the Army during the conflict in the late '60s and was inspired by his fellow soldiers to write the song. There's no one person who was the basis for Sam Stone, more like three or four people like a couple of my buddies who came back from Vietnam and some of the guys I served with in the Army, he told Performing Songwriter. Sam Stone by John Prine, released 24 October 2016 Sam Stone came home, To his wife and family After serving in the conflict overseas. And the time that he served, Had shattered all his nerves, And left a little shrapnel in his knee. But the morphine eased the pain, And the grass grew round his brain, And gave him all the confidence he lacked, With a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back. Chorus: There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes, Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose. Little pitchers have big ears, Don't stop to count the years, Sweet songs never last. Sam Stone is the forth track on Prines self-titled debut album, released in 1971. The song was originally titled Great Society Conflict Veterans Blues. Its told in the third person, about an American Vietnam War veteran who dies of a heroin overdose. Considered by many to be one of the most depressing and morose songs Prine ever wrote, it stands as a testament to his feelings about the treatment of Vietnam War veterans by the American government, as well as their treatment by protesters and protest songwriters. The song is often described as the best Dylan song Dylan never wrote