Brewed In Texas: The Original Texas Happy Hour

Brewed In Texas: The Original Texas Happy Hour

     
 

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Ever since the day some nameless string band got the idea of playing in a beer joint, drinking has been one of the most enduring themes of country music, and Brewed in Texas is a compilation from Houston-based indie label Compadre Records that features 20 acts from the Lone Star State weighing in on the pros and cons of getting drunk. For the most part, this isSee more details below

Overview

Ever since the day some nameless string band got the idea of playing in a beer joint, drinking has been one of the most enduring themes of country music, and Brewed in Texas is a compilation from Houston-based indie label Compadre Records that features 20 acts from the Lone Star State weighing in on the pros and cons of getting drunk. For the most part, this is top-drawer honky tonk stuff, and while a few well-known names are on board -- most notably Jerry Jeff Walker, Wayne Hancock, Todd Snider, and John Rich, formerly of the group Lonestar -- many of the lesser-known acts shine just as bright, particularly Slaid Cleaves on "Horseshoe Lounge," Beaver Nelson's "Forget Thinkin'," Roger Creager's inspired story-song "The Everclear Song," and Tommy Alverson's "Un Mas Cerveza." Brewed in Texas also gives something close to equal time to songs celebrating the joys of getting plastered (such as Adam Carroll's "Ol' Milwaukee's Best") and others that concern themselves with getting loaded to drown out the sorrows of life and love gone wrong (most notably Chris Wall's "Turns to Tears"). Brewed in Texas is a super-sized portion of high-octane hard country the way they used to cut it back in the 1950s and '60s, and nearly every cut satisfies (and even the weakest cuts beat out the work of the hat-wearing lames Nashville coughs up like hairballs these days). If this disc isn't on the juke at your favorite watering hole, then they just don't know what's good for business.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Compadre Records
UPC:
0616892527923
catalogNumber:
925279

Tracks

  1. Stayin' Out Late
  2. One Bud Wiser
  3. Sangria Wine
  4. Juke Joint Jumpin'
  5. Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern
  6. Drink Your Whiskey Down
  7. Horseshoe Lounge
  8. Forget Thinkin'
  9. Turns to Tears  - Chris Wall
  10. Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound  -  Cooder Graw
  11. Raise Hell Drink Beer
  12. Whiskey River
  13. The Everclear Song  - Roger Creager
  14. The Honky-Tonk Life I Lead  - John Evans
  15. 50 Dollars and a Flask of Crown
  16. Una Más Cerveza
  17. Ol' Milwaukee's Best  - Adam Carroll
  18. Quervo's Gold  - Rusty Wier
  19. Barroom Lament  - Hayes Carll
  20. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink  - Seth James

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rusty Wier   Track Performer
Beaver Nelson   Track Performer
Slaid Cleaves   Track Performer
Todd Snider   Track Performer
Clay Baker   Track Performer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Track Performer
Wayne Hancock   Track Performer
Tommy Alverson   Track Performer
Matt Powell   Track Performer
Reckless Kelly   Track Performer
Cory Morrow   Track Performer
Adam Carroll   Track Performer
Kevin Fowler   Track Performer
Cross Canadian Ragweed   Track Performer
Bleu Edmondson   Track Performer
Jason Boland   Track Performer
Doug Moreland   Fiddle
Eleven Hundred Springs   Track Performer
Seth James   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Hank Williams   Composer
Billy Stull   Mastering

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