One of my all-time favorite albums. A cassette of this one didn’t leave the car for two years in the early 80s, and it took a half-decade of trolling Ebay before finding an original vinyl copy of this excellent, feel-good album by surviving members of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. What I find most appealing about this LP, recorded “under the direction” of steel guitarist Leon McAuliffe, is its smooth, faultless execution, captured – for once – with modern recording technology. The high-energy, free-wheeling Western Swing of the 40s may be tempered by age, but this new strain features most of the elements necessary to keep the tradition alive and well. In a way, despite the lively fiddles, this isn’t really Texas Swing (save the two instrumental Bob Wills covers), as this album was devised with modern audiences in mind. As a result, much of Texas Swing’s cartoon-like harmonies and trademarked mix of strings and steel guitars is largely missing. And, while I adore the old style, I almost prefer this easy-going alternative, primarily because of vocalist Leon Rausch, who is a professional miracle – delivering a rich, casual vocal with a veteran’s ease that, at times, suggests the easy-going air of Willie Nelson (though, there are surely more appropriate comparisons, but since I’m not a student of the genre you’re stuck with the broad strokes). This is a vinyl rip, so there’s a little surface noise. For the full impact effect of its worth, listen to this almost every day for a few years, like I did. Never on CD, but Amazon’s still got the vinyl HERE. We’ve got more Wills & The Playboys in the archives, HERE.
Walking On New Grass (2:27)
Played The Game Too Long (2:13)
Blue Bonnet Rag (1:53)
I’m Satisfied With You (1:59)
That’s My Home (2:43)
Big Beaver (2:34)
It’s My Life (3:10)
Heaven, Hell Or Houston (2:33)
Silver Bells (That Ring In The Night) (2:20)
Blues So Bad (3:14)
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