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Rockin' Big Sandy

Rockin' Big Sandy

by Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
     
 
If Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, has ever made a bad record, he's done a fine job of keeping it under wraps, and whether it's vintage country & western, Western swing, R&B, rockabilly, or one of several stops in between, Big Sandy can belt it out sweet and hot and his band the Fly-Rite Boys know how to play it like they were born

Overview

If Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, has ever made a bad record, he's done a fine job of keeping it under wraps, and whether it's vintage country & western, Western swing, R&B, rockabilly, or one of several stops in between, Big Sandy can belt it out sweet and hot and his band the Fly-Rite Boys know how to play it like they were born to it. Rockin' Big Sandy compiles 15 cuts from six albums he cut for the Hightone label (including his solo album devoted to R&B and doo wop covers), along with one non-LP single (the "X-Rated" version of "Backdoor Dan," which achieves a truly impressive filth level -- the more "family-friendly" version from Feelin' Kinda Lucky is also included). While this compilation is something less than ideal -- the sound of the records involved is often different, and the jump from the punchy "Yama Yama Pretty Mama" to the comparatively sparse "Hey Lowdown!" could have been smoothed out with a better sequence or more careful mastering -- it's a fine introduction to Big Sandy's sound, and every cut shows off his strong voice, buoyant vocal style, and superb taste in backing musicians to their advantage. The original albums are more cohesive, but if you're looking for a sampler or a one-stop overview of his back catalog, Rockin' Big Sandy is just what you need, and it sure lives up to its title.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
Label:
Hightone Records
UPC:
0012928816922
catalogNumber:
8169

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys   Primary Artist
Dewey Terry   Guitar,Piano
Wally Hersom   String Bass
Brantley Kearns   Fiddle
Ashley Kingman   Electric Guitar
Bobby Mizzell   Piano
Bobby Trimble   Drums
Jeff West   String Bass
Adrian Demain   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lee Jeffriess   Steel Guitar
Calvanes   Background Vocals
Brian Nevill   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave Alvin   Producer
Buddy Blue   Liner Notes
Richard Berry   Composer
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys   Producer
Bruce Bromberg   Producer
E. Church   Composer
Bill Dashiell   Engineer
Paul DuGre   Engineer
Mark Linett   Producer,Engineer
Larry Sloven   Producer
Thomas Williams   Composer
Tim Maag   Engineer
Dick Reeves   Art Direction
Rusty Williams   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Hal Dickenson   Composer
C. Green   Composer
Curtis Williams   Composer

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