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

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • UPC: 011661964228
  • Catalog Number: 619642
  • Sales rank: 69,457

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't See for Lookin' (4:40)
  2. 2 TV Light (5:46)
  3. 3 Damn Traffic (3:43)
  4. 4 Natural Born Lover (3:38)
  5. 5 Player Got Played (6:31)
  6. 6 Texas Cadillac (4:13)
  7. 7 Walk with You (4:51)
  8. 8 Got My Mind Back (4:11)
  9. 9 Walk on (5:23)
  10. 10 If You Know What I'm Sayin' (4:24)
  11. 11 Corn Palace (4:39)
  12. 12 Hands on It (3:02)
  13. 13 One Night Affair (5:40)
  14. 14 Big Legs (3:13)
  15. 15 I'm in an Awful Mood (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band Primary Artist
Smokin' Joe Kubek Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, 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
Les 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
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
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