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Format: CD
Sku: 216377777
UPC: 678572967023
UPC 14: 00678572967023
Release Date: 7/20/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. It's a Good Day ~ Asleep at the Wheel
2. Truck Driver's Blues ~ Asleep at the Wheel
3. Alright, Okay, You Win - (featuring Willie Nelson) ~ Asleep at the Wheel
4. Rosetta ~ Asleep at the Wheel
5. Basin Street Blues ~ Asleep at the Wheel
6. I Didn't Realize ~ Asleep at the Wheel
7. Mean Woman With the Green Eyes ~ Asleep at the Wheel
8. Sugar Moon ~ Asleep at the Wheel
9. Cotton Patch Blues ~ Asleep at the Wheel
10. Snap Your Fingers ~ Asleep at the Wheel
11. Get You Kicks (On Route 66) - (featuring Ray Benson) ~ Asleep at the Wheel
12. Osage Stomp - (featuring Eddie Rivers/Dan Walton/Ray Benson/Jonathan Doyle) ~ Asleep at the Wheel

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Sam "Lightning" Seifert; Ray Benson.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ray Benson.
Muze PNote Recording information: Bismeaux Studio, Austin, TX.
Muze PNote One of Ray Benson's great strengths as bandleader of Western swing stalwarts Asleep at the Wheel is his willingness to cede the spotlight to others when appropriate; his band's previous album with Willie Nelson was a match made in Texas music heaven, in part for that reason, and this is another one. Here Benson and the band are backing up singer Leon Rausch, former vocalist for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; Rausch and Benson trade turns on lead vocals with the very fine Elizabeth McQueen, and perform such standard fare as "Basin Street Blues" and the Wills composition "Osage Stomp," along with such nicely chosen adaptations as the Peggy Lee song "It's a Good Day" and "Truck Driver's Blues" (on which Willie Nelson makes a surprise appearance alongside Rausch). Asleep at the Wheel is a professional band in absolutely the best sense of the word: their ensemble sense is watertight but their swing is confident and relaxed; their arrangements are period-appropriate but never stodgy; and they always sound like they're having the time of their lives. Even material as tired as "Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)," which has become the band's theme song, sounds like a breath of fresh air when this band is playing and singing it. But Rausch himself is the centerpiece on this album, and he makes the most of it: his voice may have aged some in the decades since he sang with Wills, but it's lost none of its elegantly swinging expressiveness and the band knows how to showcase it perfectly. ~ Rick Anderson

Producer: Ray Benson

Engineer: Sam "Lightning" Seifert

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ray Benson
Muze Guest Artist Willie Nelson
Muze Guest Artist Elizabeth McQueen
Muze Guest Artist Eddie Rivers
Muze Guest Artist Dan Walton
Muze Guest Artist Jonathan Doyle

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Associated Artists and Works

Nelson, Willie
Willie & The Wheel [Digipak] ~ Nelson, Willie
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel (Deluxe Editio ~ Nelson, Willie
It's A Good Day [Digipak] ~ Rausch, Leon
It's A Good Day ~ Rausch, Leon
Riders In The Sky
Riders in the Sky

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/20/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : BR9600
Music Label Name Label : Bismeaux Productions
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00678572967023

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Asleep At The Wheel
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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