Stay All Night: Buddy Holly's Country Roots

Stay All Night: Buddy Holly's Country Roots

     
 
This 20-track CD, without a catalog number and with its "label" origins hidden inside -- but a fully legitimate release -- will probably turn up in the "Buddy Holly" bins of most music stores, à la the typical tribute album. On the other hand, there are a pair of 1953 vintage, previously unissued Buddy Holly tracks, cut with Jack Neal. But

Overview

This 20-track CD, without a catalog number and with its "label" origins hidden inside -- but a fully legitimate release -- will probably turn up in the "Buddy Holly" bins of most music stores, à la the typical tribute album. On the other hand, there are a pair of 1953 vintage, previously unissued Buddy Holly tracks, cut with Jack Neal. But all of that is a little misleading, inviting the uninitiated purchaser to think that the contents of this CD are made up of vintage country tracks that influenced Holly. Rather, Stay All Night consists of current (2004 vintage) recordings by the artists represented. These aren't bad -- and there is something affecting about hearing Larry and Travis Holley doing "Remember Me," the current incarnation of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys isn't bad, and Judy Luis Watson is superb on "Suitcase Blues" -- but they also lack some of the interest that historical recordings would have. Instead, what you get is current versions of the country, country-blues, gospel, Western swing, and hillbilly songs, which make for an interesting and entertaining document, but nothing as informative or revealing as what one hoped for. The sound is state-of-the-art on the new sides, of course, and the band (including Tommy Alsup, Al Perkins, et al.) is first-rate, so it's difficult to complain too loudly; the record ends up being a close cousin to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken, with an honesty about the work and the music that is compelling in its own right, and the annotation in the accompanying booklet is very thorough.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
WESTERN EDGE RECORDS
UPC:
0783707972428
catalogNumber:
1

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Vocals
Joe Ely   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Leon Rausch   Vocals
Bobby Baranowski   Drums
Curly Hollingsworth   Piano
Tom Morrell   Steel Guitar
Robert Reynolds   Bass
Bob Boatright   Fiddle
Gary Herman   Bass
Mark Abbott   Fiddle
Ronny Ellis   Bass
Bee Bee   Percussion,Drums
Robbie Gjersoe   Dobro,Guitar
Carl Bunch   Drums

Technical Credits

Sippie Wallace   Composer
Tex Ritter   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Tommy Allsup   Producer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Little Johnny Fader   Engineer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
A. Greisham   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Jim Wilson   Engineer
Gene Sullivan   Composer
Paul Biese   Composer
Jan Crutchfield   Composer
Jerry Irby   Composer
Jack Neal   Composer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Joe Shelton   Composer
Wiley Walker   Composer
Arthur Sizemore   Composer
Timothy Erwin   Engineer
John Wills   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Mary Jean Shurtz   Composer
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Frank Hartford   Composer
Will L. Thompson   Composer
Russ Hull   Composer

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