Live at Billy Bob's Texas

Live at Billy Bob's Texas

by Asleep at the Wheel
     
 

Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel have become prolific in the 21st century. In 2003 alone the band has issued a new studio album in Remembers the Alamo, this live CD, and an accompanying DVD from a gig at Billy Bob's Texas in April 2003. In addition, Benson's solo album hit the street earlier that summer. It doesn't appear…  See more details below

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Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel have become prolific in the 21st century. In 2003 alone the band has issued a new studio album in Remembers the Alamo, this live CD, and an accompanying DVD from a gig at Billy Bob's Texas in April 2003. In addition, Benson's solo album hit the street earlier that summer. It doesn't appear that the Wheel has lapsed in its quality control, however. This live show at Billy Bob's is scorching hot; full of tight, Western swing, R&B, blues, and honky tonk, it is one of the finer Asleep at the Wheel live outings available. As an added bonus, the Wheel performs with former pedal steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar as a guest, along with current steel chair Jim Murphy, who also doubles on saxophone. Sonically, this disc sounds better than most folks' studio recordings. The material is a great grab bag: there are the standards "Miles and Miles of Texas," "Get Your Kicks on Route 66," "Take Me Back to Tulsa," "Boogie Back to Texas," "Don't Fence Me In," and "Cotton Eyed Joe." There's a great read of Hank Thompson's "Six Pack to Go," as well as the jump blues of "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens." But it's in the unexpected tracks, such as a moving version of Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You," the Venna Keith/Ben Peters hit "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" so closely associated with Freddy Fender (with beautiful vocals in Spanish by Haydn Vitera), and a killer version of "Amarillo by Morning" (the George Strait hit) that make this collection such a delight. Once again Asleep at the Wheel surprises and enchants, all the while bringing a slice of the great Western swing tradition to the masses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2003
Label:
Smith Music Group
UPC:
0662582502329
catalogNumber:
5023
Rank:
70740

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asleep at the Wheel   Primary Artist
Ray Benson   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Cindy Cashdollar   Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Jason Roberts   Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
David Earl Miller   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Jim "Miracle" Murphy   Steel Guitar,Saxophone,Group Member
Jeremy Richardson   DJ
John Michael Whitby   Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Haydn Vitera   Fiddle,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bobby Troup   Composer
Terry Stafford   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Ray Benson   Composer,Producer
Jim Buchanan   Video Technician
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Jim Finney   Road Manager
Diane Johnston   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Paul Whitehead   Engineer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Rick Smith   Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
Ben Peters   Composer
Bob Wright   Engineer
Jeffery Newberry   Operation,Stage Crew
Joan Whitney   Composer
Paul Fraser   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Randy Cole   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
A. J. Latterell   Lighting Director
Billy Minick   Executive Producer
Rhonda Kennedy   Operation,Stage Crew
Kenny Rector   Stage Crew
Jeremy Richardson   Camera Operator
Robert Fletcher   Composer
Pam Minick   Liner Notes
Brandon Sossamon   Stage Manager
Vivian Keith   Composer

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