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Served Up Texas Style: The Best of the Smokin' Joe Kubek Band
     

Served Up Texas Style: The Best of the Smokin' Joe Kubek Band

by The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band
 
Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King first hooked up in 1987, and their musical association has lasted nearly 20 years. Their albums are dependable affairs that stick close to good old barroom Texas blues, and if they seldom deviate from that, well, that's fine, because they do it as well as anyone this side of

Overview

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King first hooked up in 1987, and their musical association has lasted nearly 20 years. Their albums are dependable affairs that stick close to good old barroom Texas blues, and if they seldom deviate from that, well, that's fine, because they do it as well as anyone this side of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Served Up Texas Style collects key tracks from the seven albums they recorded during the their ten-year stay at the Bullseye Blues label, an association that ended in 2003 when the band jumped to Blind Pig. The tone of this body of blues rock is so consistent that Served Up Texas Style unwinds as a unified, cohesive sequence, with a steady march of good old Texas roadhouse fun. Highlights include "Damn Traffic" from 1998's Take Your Best Shot, a loose as a goose cover of Jimmy Reed's "Natural Born Lover" from 1991's Steppin' Out Texas Style, the blistering "Texas Cadillac" from the 1994 album of the same title, and "Corn Palace," a delightful blues funk instrumental from 1995's Cryin' for the Moon. Nothing here will change your idea of modern music (the band follows the blues-rock template so faithfully that it is actually almost startling when Kubek uses a guitar talk box on "If You Know What I'm Sayin'" from 2000's Bite Me!), but there is a lot to be said for keeping things basic, and like the cover art for Served Up Texas Style, which shows a big ol' plate of barbecue servings, this band delivers music that will stick to your bones and you won't wander around afterward wondering what you just ate.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Bullseye Blues
UPC:
0011661964228
catalogNumber:
619642
Rank:
66756

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokin' Joe Kubek Band   Primary Artist
Smokin' Joe Kubek   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Hammond Organ,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Piano (Grand),Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar Effects,Guitar (Tremolo)
Gregg Wright   Bass,Electric Bass
Tino Barker   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Campbell   Drums,Telephone Voice
Bobby Chitwood   Bass,Electric Bass
Sax Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Hancock   Percussion,Electric Bass
Paul Jenkins   Bass
Jackie Johnson   Background Vocals
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Harmonica,Tenor Saxophone
Bnois King   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ron Levy   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Susan Marshall   Background Vocals
Rusty McFarland   cowbell
Ralph Power   Drums
Jim Spake   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Scott Thompson   Trumpet
Mark Hays   Drums
Izmore   Baritone Saxophone
Gary Slechta   Trumpet
Jas Stephens   Percussion,Drums
Guthrie Kennard   Bass
Jimmy "Blue Shoes" Pendleton   Drums
Tino Barker   Baritone Saxophone
Jas Stephens   Percussion,Drums
Keith Stern   Drums
Jerry Hancock   Percussion,Electric Bass
Jimmy "Blue Shoes" Pendleton   Drums
Paul Jenkins   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Smokin' Joe Kubek   Author
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Ron Levy   Producer

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