Asleep At The Wheel - Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys
Still The King is maybe the ultimate Western Swing collection from the folks who know it better than just about anybody else, Ray Benson's Asleep At The Wheel. This 22 song collection celebrates the music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Anyone who things that country and western music is low brow and simple needs to sit down and listen to this album from front to back. This swing era jazz sounds on this album are as musically sophisticated as anything coming out of Chicago or New York City. And the vocals are smooth and sultry form every performer. Speaking of which, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel serve as the backing band / musical glue that brings the whole album togther, but the album features a who's who of Texas singers on almost every track.
I'm adding "I Hear Ya Talkin' (Featuring Amos Lee)," "Trouble in Mind (Featuring Lyle Lovett)," "Keeper of My Heart (Featuring Merle Haggard & Emily Gimble," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Featuring Kat Edmonson & Ray Benson)," "What's the Matter with the Mill (Featuring Pokey LaFarge)," "Navajo Trail (Featuring Willie Nelson & The Quebe Sisters)," "Faded Love (Featuring The Time Jumpers)
I Had Someone Else Before I Had You (Featuring Elizabeth Cook),"Time Changes Everything (Featuring Buddy Miller)," "A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Featuring Carrie Rodriguez & Emily Gimble)," and "Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas (Featuring Robert Earl Keen & Ray Benson)" to rotation.
- "What's The Matter With The Mill" is featured on Americana Music Show #236.
- "Trouble In Mind" is featured on Americana Music Show #238.
- "I Had Someone Else Before I Had You" is featured on Americana Music Show #239.
- "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is featured on Americana Music Show #242.
- "Time Changes Everything" is featured on Americana Music Show #253.
- "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" is featured on Americana Music Show #255.
Preview Still The King by Asleep At The Wheel on Amazon.