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All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Charlie Robison is a strong branch on that ever-growing tree of Texas singer/songwriters. His brother, Bruce, and sister-in-law, Kelly Willis, also contribute to the strength of production that Charlie and Lloyd Maines bring forth on this project. But, overall, it is Charlie's raw emotion and exposed nerve endings that make this release on the independent Lucky Dog label so attractive. Devastating is his "Sunset Boulevard," just as his wry humor comes forth on the very honky tonk "Barlight." The border sounds of "Don't Call Me a Fool" are intoxicating, while the steel on the Bruce Robison tune "You're Not the Best" takes the listener back in time to 1959. Covering Damon ...
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All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Charlie Robison is a strong branch on that ever-growing tree of Texas singer/songwriters. His brother, Bruce, and sister-in-law, Kelly Willis, also contribute to the strength of production that Charlie and Lloyd Maines bring forth on this project. But, overall, it is Charlie's raw emotion and exposed nerve endings that make this release on the independent Lucky Dog label so attractive. Devastating is his "Sunset Boulevard," just as his wry humor comes forth on the very honky tonk "Barlight." The border sounds of "Don't Call Me a Fool" are intoxicating, while the steel on the Bruce Robison tune "You're Not the Best" takes the listener back in time to 1959. Covering Damon Bramblett's tune "Waiting for the Mail" allows Robison to show his bluesy side. Softer is "Indianola," and finishing the set, which started off with rip and roar via "Poor Man's Son," is "Molly's Blues." Overall, Charlie Robison turns in a well-layered performance of material that expresses a wide variety of emotions, situations, and characters. The musicianship here is first-rate; Maines on steel is well worth the price of admission in any event. A good introduction to the work of Charlie Robison and Texas singer/songwriters who are following in the footsteps of the outlaws Van Zandt, Clark, and Billy Joe Shaver.
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  • Release Date: 9/8/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646932728
  • Catalog Number: 69327

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poor Man's Son (3:08)
  2. 2 Sunset Boulevard (5:18)
  3. 3 Barlight (3:37)
  4. 4 My Hometown (4:23)
  5. 5 Don't Call Me A Fool (2:54)
  6. 6 Arms Of Love (2:43)
  7. 7 I Don't Feel That Way (3:30)
  8. 8 You're Not The Best (4:09)
  9. 9 Loving Country (6:29)
  10. 10 Waiting For The Mail (3:48)
  11. 11 Indianola (5:44)
  12. 12 Molly's Blues (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Robison Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Kelly Willis Background Vocals
Charlie Sexton Electric Guitar
Rich Brotherton Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Gene Elders Fiddle
David Grissom Electric Guitar
Lloyd Maines Steel Guitar
Mark Patterson Drums
Bruce Robison Background Vocals
Mark Rubin Tuba
Chip Dolan Accordion
John Ludwick Bass
Technical Credits
Frank Campbell Engineer
Randy LeRoy Mastering
Lloyd Maines Producer, Engineer
Charlie Robison Producer
Kevin Cochran Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Charlie Robison shows Nashville how it's done!!

    Every single song on this album will stick with you. You will laugh, cry, and reminisce about the good ol' days. This album is a favorite of college kids all over Texas and beyond.

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