It's A Good Day CD (2010)

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Label Bismeaux Records/red
SKU 216377777
UPC 678572967023
UPC 14 00678572967023
Format CD
Release Date 7/20/2010
Author Asleep At The Wheel
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Rausch, Leon
Associated Artist/Work Riders In The Sky
Associated Artist/Work Riders in the Sky
Technical Info
Engineer Sam "Lightning" Seifert
Producer Ray Benson
CatalogID BR9600
Lable Name Bismeaux Productions
Released 07/20/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 5s
Studio/Live Studio
Musical Guests
Ray Benson
Willie Nelson
Elizabeth McQueen
Eddie Rivers
Dan Walton
Jonathan Doyle
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Sam "Lightning" Seifert; Ray Benson.
Liner Note Author: Ray Benson.
Recording information: Bismeaux Studio, Austin, TX.
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
Disc 1
1 It's a Good Day
2 Truck Driver's Blues
3 Alright, Okay, You Win - (featuring Willie Nelson)
4 Rosetta
5 Basin Street Blues
6 I Didn't Realize
7 Mean Woman With the Green Eyes
8 Sugar Moon
9 Cotton Patch Blues
10 Snap Your Fingers
11 Get You Kicks (On Route 66) - (featuring Ray Benson)
12 Osage Stomp - (featuring Eddie Rivers/Dan Walton/Ray Benson/Jonathan Doyle)
Product Attributes
Artist Asleep At The Wheel
Music Format Compact Disc
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