American Music

American Music

by The Blasters

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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Overview

American Music

Right from the beginning, with Dave Alvin's title song, the Blasters made their statement, that basic rock & roll was as contemporary in 1980 as it had been in the mid-'50s. The other 12 tracks, which mixed Dave and Phil Alvin originals with covers like "I Wish You Would" and "Never No More Blues," reiterated the opening remark, re-creating the feel of a biker bar after a couple of tall ones. Actually, the Blasters didn't have much to say beyond this record, of which only a couple of thousand copies were pressed, but they went on to a few years with Warner Bros. [In the late '90s, the debut was released on CD with six bonus tracks, all covers, and that statement seemed just as valid as it had at first.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/1997
Label: Hightone Records
UPC: 0012928808620
catalogNumber: 8086
Rank: 37289

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blasters   Primary Artist
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Taylor   Piano

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
James Harman   Contributor
Dave Alvin   Liner Notes
Phil Alvin   Contributor
John Gray   Composer
Johnny Legend   Contributor
Bill Bateman   Contributor
Chris Morris   Liner Notes
Robert Byrd   Composer
Ronny Weiser   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Ted Jarrett   Composer
David Zalkus   Engineer
Unknown   Composer
L.P. Weaver   Composer
Ron Volz   Composer
Ron Wemsman   Composer
R. Harris   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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American Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slash Records added more polished production values to some of these tunes later, but this is great rockin' rhythm & blues/rockabilly/roots - let's just call it American music!