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20 Greatest Hits

20 Greatest Hits

by Asleep at the Wheel Asleep at the Wheel
20 Greatest Hits

20 Greatest Hits

by Asleep at the Wheel Asleep at the Wheel


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While Ray Benson's indefatigable Western swing revival outfit Asleep at the Wheel has recorded for a handful of labels over the course of a career that's spanned four decades (so far), they've cut enough stuff for Capitol and other labels currently under their ownership (United Artists and Liberty) that this compilation, if not definitive, certainly provides a healthy and accurate overview of their career. (Capitol also licensed one track each from the band's Epic and Arista back catalogs for good measure.) Though Asleep at the Wheel has dipped its toes ever so slightly into the country mainstream over the years, Benson and his crew have always stayed true to their love for the vintage sounds of hillbilly boogie, Western swing, and twang-infused blues, and these 20 cuts prove that despite dozens of lineup changes, this group's musical vision has remained consistently strong through the decades, and that both then and now they knew how to keep the sainted spirit of Bob Wills alive and dancing. While the sheer bulk of Asleep at the Wheel's back catalog would suggest that a box set is in order for this band, 20 Greatest Hits shows they started out with the right idea and have yet to lose it, and if it isn't the ideal AATW collection, it's a better-than-average cross section of their music and a pretty good introduction for beginners.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2003
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724354179129
catalogNumber: 41791
Rank: 6957


  1. Take Me Back to Tulsa
  2. Fat Boy Rag
  3. The Letter That Johnny Walker Read
  4. Bump Bounce Boogie
  5. Nothing Takes the Place of You
  6. Route 66
  7. Miles and Miles of Texas
  8. The Trouble With Loving Today
  9. One O'Clock Jump
  10. Texas Me and You
  11. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
  12. House of Blue Lights
  13. Keepin' Me Up Nights
  14. Corrina, Corrina
  15. Red Wing
  16. Blues for Dixie
  17. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
  18. Hightower
  19. You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
  20. If You See My Baby

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asleep at the Wheel   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Brooks & Dunn   Arranger
Loretta Lynn   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Freddie Slack   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Tommy Allsup   Producer
Denver Darling   Composer
Toussaint McCall   Composer
Tex Williams   Composer
Lester Barnard   Composer
Ray Benson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Andy Byrd   Producer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Chris Frayne   Composer
Milt Gabler   Composer
James Hicks   Composer
Diane Johnston   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Bob Morris   Composer
Leroy Preston   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Chuck Flood   Producer
Jim Haber   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Tommy Camfield   Composer
Bryan Kelley   Producer
Kevin Blackie Farrell   Composer
Byron Hill   Composer
Gregg Ogorzelec   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Tim Alexander   Composer
Shannon Ward   Producer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
O.W. Mayo   Composer
James Dean Hicks   Composer
Junior Barnard   Composer
Barnard Wills   Composer
James Haber   Composer
L. R. Bernard   Composer
Alan Robinson   Composer

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