South Texas Swing

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Adolph Hofner's South Texas Swing is 26 tracks and 78 minutes of music by one of the Texas country swing greats, with most cuts dating from the late '30s and early '40s, although there are a few stragglers from the late '40s and early '50s. This could be heartily recommended to Bob Wills and Milton Brown fans, with the proviso that Hofner favored a slightly more pop-oriented sound; the inclusion of some polka-oriented material betrays his Czech ancestry. His vocal sound is supremely relaxed and easygoing; it sounds like the stage would have to catch fire before his voice betrayed any hint of nervousness. Interesting oddities are five tracks sung in Czech; other than ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Adolph Hofner's South Texas Swing is 26 tracks and 78 minutes of music by one of the Texas country swing greats, with most cuts dating from the late '30s and early '40s, although there are a few stragglers from the late '40s and early '50s. This could be heartily recommended to Bob Wills and Milton Brown fans, with the proviso that Hofner favored a slightly more pop-oriented sound; the inclusion of some polka-oriented material betrays his Czech ancestry. His vocal sound is supremely relaxed and easygoing; it sounds like the stage would have to catch fire before his voice betrayed any hint of nervousness. Interesting oddities are five tracks sung in Czech; other than their presentation in a foreign language, they sound quite in line with his usual material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1994
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297702925
  • Catalog Number: 7029

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adolph Hofner Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Bowers Drums
Cal Callison Accordion
J.R. Chatwell Fiddle
Cotton Cooper Banjo
Bert Ferguson Piano
Dave Frazier Guitar, Electric Guitar
Atlee Frazier Bass, Vocals
Dudly Frazier Bass
Emil Hofner Steel Guitar, Vocals
Walter Kleypas Piano, Accordion
Bell McKay Fiddle
Leon Merrit Bass, Vocals
George Pennington Piano
Charlie Poss Piano
Johnny Reeves Fiddle, Drums
Jimmie Revard Bass
Neal Ruff Banjo, Clarinet
Leonard Seago Fiddle
George Timberlake Piano
Buck Wheeler Bass
Eddie Whitley Piano, Steel Guitar
Curley Williams Guitar
Eddie Duncan Bass
John Williams [accordion] Fiddle
Charlie Gregg Fiddle
Johnny Williams Fiddle
Ronald "Slim" Wallace Fiddle
Technical Credits
Adolph Hofner Composer
Eddie Bowers Contributor
Tommy Duncan Composer
Charlie Harris Contributor
Leon Merrit Contributor
Tony Russell Liner Notes
Chris Strachwitz Producer
Bob Wills Composer
Wayne Pope Cover Design
Traditional Composer
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