Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills CD (1993)

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Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60134977
UPC 077778147022
UPC 14 00077778147022
Format CD
Release Date 11/2/1993
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
Artist Influence Bob Wills
Artist Influence Ernest Tubb
Artist Influence Floyd Tillman
Artist Influence Hank Thompson
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Milton Brown & His Brownies
Artist Influence Moon Mullican
Artist Influence Spade Cooley
Artist Contemporary Ace in the Hole Band
Artist Contemporary Alabama
Artist Contemporary Bill Boyd
Artist Contemporary Billy C. Farlow
Artist Contemporary Clint Black
Artist Contemporary Commander Cody
Artist Contemporary Dan Hicks
Artist Contemporary Dwight Yoakam
Artist Contemporary Electric Range
Artist Contemporary George Strait
Artist Contemporary Johnnie Lee Wills
Artist Contemporary Keith Whitley
Artist Contemporary Merle Haggard
Artist Contemporary NRBQ
Artist Contemporary Prairie Oyster
Artist Contemporary Ricky Van Shelton
Artist Contemporary Riptones
Artist Contemporary Rodney Crowell
Artist Contemporary Sammy Kershaw
Artist Contemporary The Bellamy Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Kentucky Headhunters (Country)
Artist Contemporary Uncle Walt's Band
Artist Contemporary Vassar Clements
Artist Contemporary Waylon Jennings
Artist Contemporary Willie Nelson
Artist Follower Big Sandy
Artist Follower Lyle Lovett
Artist Follower Riders in the Sky
Artist Follower Squirrel Nut Zippers
Artist Follower The Hot Club of Cowtown
Technical Info
Engineer Larry Seyers; Larry Seyer; Lou Bradley; Mark Miller; Ray Benson
Producer Allen Reynolds; Ray Benson
CatalogID CDP 7814702
Lable Name Liberty (USA)
Released 11/01/1993
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 10s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077778147022
Musical Guests
Chet Atkins
Suzy Bogguss
Vince Gill
Garth Brooks
Willie Nelson
George Strait
Lyle Lovett
Dolly Parton
Merle Haggard
Album Notes and Credits
Full Title: Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys.
Asleep At The Wheel: Ray Benson (guitar, background vocals); Cindy Cashdollar (Hawaiian steel guitar); Rickey Turpin (electric mandolin, fiddle); Michael Francis (saxophone); Tim Alexander (piano, background vocals); David Miller (bass, background vocals); Tommy Beavers (drums).
Additional personnel: Huey Lewis, Brooks & Dunn, Marty Stewart, Suzy Bogguss, Johnny Rodriguez, Jody Nix, Leon Rausch, Riders In The Sky (vocals); Larry Sayers (guitar, bass); Eldon Shamblin, Clint Strong, Bucky Meadows, Mark Casstevens, Chris Leuzinger (guitar); John Ely, Tommy Morrell, Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); Reuben "Lucky Oceans" Gosfield, Herbie Remington (Hawaiian steel guitar); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle); Larry Franklin (fiddle, background vocals); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Floyd Domino, Bobby Wood (piano); Mike Chapman (bass); Milton Sledge, Dave Sanger (drums); Chris O'Connell, Dawn Sears (background vocals); Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Lyle Lovett, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard.
Recorded at Bismeaux Studio, Austin, Texas and Jack's Tracks Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by Ray Benson and Robert K. Oermann.
"Blues For Dixie" won 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, and TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BOB WILLS AND THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS won the Grammy for Best Recording Package. The album was also nominated for Best Country Album.
Asleep At The Wheel includes: Ray Benson, Cindy Cashdollar, Rickey Turpin.
Additional personnel includes: Lyle Lovett, Brooks & Dunn, Johnny Gimble, Huey Lewis, Riders In The Sky, Johnny Rodriguez, Marty Stuart, Eldon Shamblin, Lucky Oceans, Leon Rausch, Jody Nix, Herb Remington, Chet Atkins, Suzy Boggus, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton.
Contains dance remixes of the selections featured on Asleep At The Wheel's tribute to the music of Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys.
"Red Wing" won the 1994 Grammy Award for "Country Instrumental Award."
Personnel: Ray Benson (vocals, guitar); Vince Gill (vocals, electric guitar); Johnny Gimble (vocals, mandolin, fiddle); Marty Stuart (vocals, mandolin); Larry Franklin (vocals, fiddle, background vocals); Tim Alexander (vocals, piano, background vocals); Chris O'Connell, Dawn Sears, David Miller (vocals, background vocals); Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Huey Lewis, Jody Nix, Johnny Rodriguez, Kix Brooks, Leon Rausch, Lyle Lovett, Merle Haggard, Riders in the Sky, Ronnie Dunn, Suzy Bogguss, Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn (vocals); Chet Atkins (guitar, gut-string guitar); Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar); Chris Leuzinger, Eldon Shamblin, Larry Seyers, Larry Seyer, Clint Strong (electric guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, lap steel guitar); Herb Remington, Lucky Oceans (steel guitar, Hawaiian steel guitar); John Ely, Tom Morrell (steel guitar); Cindy Cashdollar (Hawaiian steel guitar); Ricky Turpin (mandolin, fiddle); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Michael Francis (saxophone); Floyd Domino, Bobby Wood (piano); David Sanger , Tommy Beavers, Tom Beaver, Milton Sledge (drums); Larry Sears (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Larry Seyer; Mark Miller ; Richard Aspinwall; Bob Bullock.
Audio Remasterer: Jimmy Bowen.
Audio Remixer: Larry Seyers.
Recording information: Austin Recording Studio, Austin, TX; Bismeaux Studios, Austin, TX; Imagine Sound Studio, Nash; Jack's Tracks Recording Studio.
Photographer: Jim McGuire .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chet Atkins; Cindy Cashdollar; Dolly Parton; Eldon Shamblin; Garth Brooks; George Strait; Huey Lewis; Jody Nix; Johnny Gimble; Johnny Rodriguez; Leon Rausch; Lucky Oceans; Lyle Lovett; Marty Stuart; Merle Haggard; Ray Benson; Riders in the Sky; Suzy Bogguss; Vince Gill; Willie Nelson; Brooks & Dunn.
Arrangers: Johnny Gimble; Kix Brooks; Ray Benson; Ronnie Dunn; Bob Wills.
Although Texas' Asleep at the Wheel spent their career keeping the music of Bob Wills alive, the band waited 20 years before recording their first full-fledged tribute to Western swing's king. 1993's star-studded TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BOB WILLS is an absolute gem, one that perfectly captures the spirit of Wills' music while avoiding the too-reverent approach that has handicapped similar efforts by others.
From the opening instrumental number "Red Wing," TRIBUTE carves out a happy medium between tribute and jam session. "Red Wing" is kicked off in the traditional manner by Playboy alums Eldon Shamblin and Johnny Gimble, who are soon joined by Chet Atkins and Vince Gill, each of whom turns in a tasteful, blistering guitar solo. Next up is George Strait singing "Big Balls in Cowtown" and sounding like he's having the time of his life. Before the party is over, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and plenty of others have contributed understated, elegant performances. Next to Wills' original recordings, country doesn't get much better than this.
Artist Overview
Since the release of its first album in 1974, Asleep at the Wheel has remained steadfast in its devotion to the music of Bob Wills and other Western Swing greats of the past. Best-known as a killer live act, Asleep at the Wheel also produce quality studio albums.
Professional Reviews
Q (1/94, p.89) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Current Nashville fashion favours dance tunes, traditional instruments and crooners, so this star-studded tribute could well do for western swing what the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN did for country in 1972...."
Musician (12/93, p.87) - "...amidst the current glut of `tribute' records out today that suggust thinly disguised marketing schemes, this one is the real thing....Asleep At The Wheel is a model of taste and economy, yet capable of surprising emotional force...."
Disc 1
1 Red Wing - (TRUE instrumental, with Chet Atkins/Vince Gill/Marty Stuart)
2 Big Balls In Cowtown - (with George Strait)
3 Yearning (Just For You) - (with Vince Gill)
4 Bring It On Down To My House
5 Deep Water - (with Garth Brooks)
6 Blues For Dixie - (with Lyle Lovett)
7 Billy Dale - (with Dolly Parton)
8 Across The Alley From The Alamo - (with Johnny Rodriguez)
9 Old Fashioned Love - (with Suzy Bogguss)
10 Ida Red - (with Jody Nix/Huey Lewis/Willie Nelson)
11 Misery - (with Marty Stuart)
12 I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do - (with Merle Haggard)
13 Hubbin' It - (with Huey Lewis)
14 Corine, Corina - (with Brooks & Dunn)
15 Still Water Runs Deepest - (with Willie Nelson)
16 All Night Long - (with Leon Rausch)
17 Got A Letter From My Kid Today
18 Dusty Skies - (with Riders In The Sky)

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