Lost Highway Saloon

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
An ongoing bout with spastic dysphonia, a disorder that wreaks havoc on the vocal cords, hasn't diminished Texas honky-tonk legend Johnny Bush's ability to sell a song. Even if he can't leap octaves as he once did, Bush remains one of the finest traditional country singers around, a fact he proves again and again on Lost Highway Saloon. "Wish I'd Seen Your Going Coming" finds the band including legendary country sidemen Bobby Emmons on steel guitar and Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano laying down a wistful rhythm as Bush evokes the heartbreak of a man whose love blinded him to his partner's faithlessness. The honky-tonk heartbreaker "The Wall" gets some added juice from a ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
An ongoing bout with spastic dysphonia, a disorder that wreaks havoc on the vocal cords, hasn't diminished Texas honky-tonk legend Johnny Bush's ability to sell a song. Even if he can't leap octaves as he once did, Bush remains one of the finest traditional country singers around, a fact he proves again and again on Lost Highway Saloon. "Wish I'd Seen Your Going Coming" finds the band including legendary country sidemen Bobby Emmons on steel guitar and Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano laying down a wistful rhythm as Bush evokes the heartbreak of a man whose love blinded him to his partner's faithlessness. The honky-tonk heartbreaker "The Wall" gets some added juice from a searing vocal guest shot by Leona Williams, whose voice blends beautifully with Bush's to lay on the ache. Kate McCarthy joins Bush for a lusty, blues-drenched version of Bush's low-down reading of "I'll Never Be Free," originally a 1951 hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kay Starr. When all else fails, the swinging "Home to Texas" is Bush's humorous prescription for healing.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
At age 65, a rejuvenated Johnny Bush continues to purvey styles of country music that had begun to go out of fashion before he was 25. He begins with "The Same Ole Me" aka "The Same Old Me", which was a number one country hit for Ray Price in 1959, and which he no doubt played as part of Price's backup band in the early '60s. Going even further back, there is a version of the 1950 hit "I'll Never Be Free," originally sung as a duet by Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie Ford, here performed by Bush with Leona Williams. Just to reiterate the point, there is a second version of the song included as a hidden track, complete with scratchy sound as if transferred from an old single. Bush isn't always reviving 1950s chestnuts, but his choices among more recent material reflect his vintage sensibilities, notably on the title song, a ghost story in which a man travels back to a barroom where Hank Williams and Bob Wills are holding forth on the bandstand. In the past or the present, Bush never gets too far away from a bar, and the songs are drenched in alcohol and tears, though they often proceed at a danceable pace. Despite the vocal problems of the past, Bush is in good voice here, especially for his years, and anyone with a taste for old-time honky tonk country is advised to have a listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Texas Music Group
  • UPC: 049891400124
  • Catalog Number: 4001
  • Sales rank: 16,857

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Same Old Me - Duane Wavra (2:51)
  2. 2 When It's Your Turn to Fall - Jerrad Green (4:28)
  3. 3 Wish I'd Seen Your Going Coming - Hargus Robins (3:09)
  4. 4 Maybe, Maybe Not - Allen Chapman (2:45)
  5. 5 The Wall - Martin Steitle (3:53)
  6. 6 You've Got 'Til Sundown - Jerrad Green (3:38)
  7. 7 Lost Highway Saloon - Jerrad Green (4:28)
  8. 8 Hands Can a Say Lot Beneath the Table - Junior Usky (3:08)
  9. 9 They're Hanging Me Tonight - Jerrad Green (3:53)
  10. 10 I'll Never Be Free - Kate McCarthy (4:14)
  11. 11 Home to Texas - Martin Steitle (3:53)
  12. 12 Pride Goes Before a Fall - Martin Steitle (3:30)
  13. 13 So This Is the Fall (That Pride Goes Before) - Martin Stietle (4:12)
  14. 14 Wine into Water - Martin Steitle (8:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Bush Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Buddy Caldwell Guitar
George Chambers Rhythm Guitar
Gene Chrisman Drums
Floyd Domino Piano
Duke Dumas Bass
Bobby Emmons Track Performer
Bunky Keels Piano
Dave Kirby Electric Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Kenny Sears Fiddle
Herb Steiner Steel Guitar
Pete Wade Electric Guitar, 6-string bass
Leona Williams Vocals
Tommy Hill Rhythm Guitar
Larrie Londin Drums
Bobby Flores Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Tommy Detamore Steel Guitar
Randy Reinhart Piano
Justin Trevino Bass
Bobby Caldwell Track Performer
Domino Track Performer
fiddle Flores Track Performer
Ma Steitle Track Performer
Duane Wavra Track Performer
Sandra Carroll Track Performer
Cham Track Performer
Chambers Track Performer
Chapman Track Performer
Kate McCarthy Track Performer
Martin Steitle Track Performer
Martin Stietle Track Performer
Junior Usky Track Performer
Technical Credits
Johnny Bush Producer
Clay Baker Composer
Jimmy Johnson Composer
Tommy Hill Producer
Bill Green Engineer
Low Composer
Doodle Owens Composer
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