Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection, Vol. 2

Swingin' on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection, Vol. 2

by Speedy West
     
 
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant recorded a wealth of quality material in the 1950s, in enough quantity to dispel any notions of regarding them as a novelty act. Those who want more West/Bryant instrumentals after hearing their Stratosphere Boogie collection (also on Razor & Tie) but don't want to spring for the Bear Family box

Overview

Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant recorded a wealth of quality material in the 1950s, in enough quantity to dispel any notions of regarding them as a novelty act. Those who want more West/Bryant instrumentals after hearing their Stratosphere Boogie collection (also on Razor & Tie) but don't want to spring for the Bear Family box set will be happy to own this second volume of 1951-1956 tracks. The caliber of these 20 selections is almost uniformly high, whether it's the blazing leads and slightly dissonant accents of "Frettin' Fingers," the faster-than-bejesus run-through of Rodgers & Hart's "Lover" (one of five cuts previously unavailable in the U.S.), the pre-exotica jungle/bird noises created on West's steel for "West of Samoa," or the six-minute "China Boy," on which Bryant disregarded the producer's gestures to "cut." The slow numbers tend to impress less than the flashier workouts, but even on those they can throw in some head-spinning licks, like the steel guitar facsimile of a train whistle that opens "Railroadin'."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/1999
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018219228
catalogNumber:
82192

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Speedy West   Primary Artist,Pedal Steel Guitar
Taylor   Piano
George Burns   Bass
Merrill Moore   Piano
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Billy Strange   Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Bryant   Guitar,Track Performer
Roy Harte   Drums
Williams   Bass
Muddy Berry   Drums
George Bruns   Bass
Eddie Kirk   Rhythm Guitar
Billy Liebert   Organ,Piano,Accordion
Jimmie Widener   Rhythm Guitar
Deuce Spriggins   Bass
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes,Annotation
David Richman   Art Direction

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