Texas Legend

Texas Legend

by Don Walser
     
 
Texan Don Walser has been called "the Pavarotti of the Plains," a title that may look good on a marquee but is really fairly wide of the mark. Walser's clear tenor was a remarkable instrument, certainly, but he wavered off-pitch enough (usually deliberately) to make the Pavarotti parallel mostly ridiculous. Specializing in a sort of stripped

Overview

Texan Don Walser has been called "the Pavarotti of the Plains," a title that may look good on a marquee but is really fairly wide of the mark. Walser's clear tenor was a remarkable instrument, certainly, but he wavered off-pitch enough (usually deliberately) to make the Pavarotti parallel mostly ridiculous. Specializing in a sort of stripped down western swing which mixed cowboy and honky tonk elements into a crowd-pleasing veneer, and always traditional to the core, Walser stood outside of the contemporary country scene, and by not embracing it, he actually managed to sound refreshingly different. This generous set collects the best of his 1990s recordings for Watermelon Records, including his signature "Rolling Stone from Texas," the bustling "Big Ball in Cowtown," a pair of unassuming story-songs, "Cowboy Ramsey" and "Fuzz Dixon," and an interesting version of the faux Appalachian ballad "Long Black Veil." It would be remiss not to mention that Walser also yodels freely through many of these tracks, further distancing himself from the world of contemporary country music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206676426
catalogNumber:
066764

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Walser   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ronnie Brown   Drums
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Floyd Domino   Piano
Rick McRae   Guitar
Chris O'Connell   Vocal Harmony
Maryann Price   Vocal Harmony
Jason Roberts   Fiddle
Howard Kalish   Fiddle
Don Keeling   Bass
Bill Nadeau   Drums
Bert Rivera   Steel Guitar
Billy Bowers   Banjo
Chip   Harmony
Gary Delz   Drums

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Bryon Davis   Producer
Don Walser   Composer,Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Lee Ross   Composer
Tex Owens   Composer
Pat Baughman   Composer,Producer
Howard Kalish   Arranger
Danny Dill   Composer
Hoyle Nix   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Nancy Fly   Producer
Alan Callaway   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer

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