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

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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'."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018219228
  • Catalog Number: 82192
  • Sales rank: 100,188

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Frettin' Fingers - Jimmy Bryant (2:01)
  2. 2 Lover - Jimmy Bryant (2:18)
  3. 3 Two of a Kind - Jimmy Bryant (2:16)
  4. 4 Yodeling Guitar - Jimmy Bryant (2:08)
  5. 5 West of Samoa - Jimmy Bryant (2:32)
  6. 6 Opus 1 - Jimmy Bryant (2:15)
  7. 7 Truck Driver's Ride - Jimmy Bryant (2:11)
  8. 8 T-Bone Rag - Jimmy Bryant (2:14)
  9. 9 Skiddle-Dee-Boo - Jimmy Bryant (2:30)
  10. 10 China Boy - Jimmy Bryant (6:22)
  11. 11 Railroadin' - Jimmy Bryant (2:13)
  12. 12 Jammin' With Jimmy - Jimmy Bryant (2:29)
  13. 13 Deep Water - Jimmy Bryant (3:00)
  14. 14 This Ain't the Blues - Jimmy Bryant (2:08)
  15. 15 Rolling Sky - Jimmy Bryant (2:26)
  16. 16 Whistle Stop - Jimmy Bryant (2:15)
  17. 17 Hillcrest (Opus 3) - Jimmy Bryant (2:04)
  18. 18 Pushin' the Blues - Jimmy Bryant (3:11)
  19. 19 Swinging' on the Strings - Jimmy Bryant (2:17)
  20. 20 Caffeine Patrol - Jimmy Bryant (1:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Speedy West Primary Artist, Pedal Steel Guitar
Les Taylor Piano
George Burns Bass
Merrill Moore Piano
Cliffie Stone Bass
Billy Strange Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Bryant Guitar, Track Performer
Roy Harte Drums
Al 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
Elliott Federman Mastering
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes, Annotation
David Richman Art Direction
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