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Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music / For All Our Cowboy Friends

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This CD pairs two prime Red Steagall records from the mid-1970s and reveals just why the Texan has become a pillar of Western music. The 1976 collection Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music marks the pinnacle of his recording career, offering a wonderful assortment of Western swing and Texas tonk. The title creed remains his biggest hit, but there are a number of other original songs--barroom ballads like "Neons and Nylons" and "Whatever Made Me Think" and two-steppers like "My First Night Without You" and "The Walls of This Old Honky Tonk"--that display his ample gifts as a direct, down-to-earth songwriter (he was a successful songwriter before he was a performer). Steagall enlisted a superlative cast of musicians including guitarist Leon Rhodes, fiddler Johnny Gimble, and steel man Sonny Garrish to help him carry out his vision. For All Our Cowboy Friends, from the following year, is a quaint and heartfelt tribute to the cowboy and rodeo lifestyle (he was a rodeo rider and horse breeder before he was a songwriter) that oozes personality and authenticity. Together, these two albums form a definitive Western music manifesto. --Marc Greilsamer


1. Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music
2. My First Night Without You
3. Under The X In Texas
4. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
5. Neons And Nylons
6. Truck Drivin' Man
7. Alexis From Texas
8. Whatever Made Me Think
9. I Saw Your Face In The Moon
10. The Walls Of This Old Honky Tonk
11. Rodeo
12. For All Our Cowboy Friends
13. Dawson Legate
14. Rodeo Blues
15. Two Pairs Of Levis And A Pair Of Justin Boots
16. Freckles Brown
17. My Adobe Hacienda
18. Bandito Gold
19. The Night The Copenhagen Saved The Day
20. Little Joe The Wrangler
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Records
  • ASIN: B00004785W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Per Berner on March 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I got the original album "Lone Star Beer.." back in '76, when I had just discovered western swing and hard core country as a young teenager. Unlike most albums, this one has never gathered any dust on the shelf. It is still on the turntable at least every three months or so, after nearly 25 years. Naturally, it is worn out by now, so I am getting the CD pronto. You should do the same. This is as real and heartfelt as it gets!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you appreciate Red Steagall you will appreciate this cd. It has some of his best Texas Swing music and his very best Rodeo Songs. After thousands of miles my tape of "All My Cowboy Friends" finally wore out and I thought I would never find another copy. Now I have another copy to help me get down the road again. Steagall's music is not for everyone but if you like his music this cd is what your looking for.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Clark on March 28, 2000
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The first 10 cuts -- the ones that comprise the wonderful 1976album Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music -- are as close to perfectionas honkytonk swing gets. As I hear it again after a long separation, the album sounds as good as it did when I bought the LP version nearly a quarter-century ago and spent the next few years playing it down to the grooves. "Neons and Nylons" holds its own against any country song about drinkin', dancin', and chasin' women -- an inexplicably neglected masterpiece of hillbilly art and a surprisingly subtle evocation of both good times and melancholy reflection. "Under the X in Texas" and "Alexis from Texas" swing jauntily, and "Whatever Made Me Think" is as powerful a catch-in-the-throat country weeper as you're ever going to hear. With its brilliantly imagined and executed stripped-down sound, the album wastes not a note or a lick, and it lays end to end one magnificent song after another, reminding the listener just how good country music can be when placed in the right hands. Perhaps inevitably, Red Steagall's follow-up, included here (the last 11 cuts), is something of a letdown, a decent though hardly outstanding collection of cowboy (mostly rodeo) songs, none bad but none especially memorable; certainly none gets close to the standards Ian Tyson set long ago in his own rodeo tales, notably "Someday Soon" and "Old Cheyenne." Steagall's cover of "My Adobe Hacienda" is just plain uninspired; on the other hand, he proves that you can't go wrong with the venerable Western folk ballad "Little Joe the Wrangler." His "My America," though no "This Land Is Your Land," is better than its title would lead you to believe. Steagall's heart may be on the Western plains, but his soul is in the honkytonk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Are you a fan of western swing? How 'bout cowboys and rodeo? If you can answer yes to either of these, and you like western music then you owe it to yourself to check this out. Red, quite simply, puts out the best. I've been following him since the late 70's, used to follow him to honky-tonks and rodeos, from Sayre, Oklahoma to the NFR. Had both on albums but just now found these on CD. Try this CD and see if it's not the best combo of western-swing and cowboy music you've ever heard. Red, if you see this, wishing you all the best and a great big thank you for your music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 13, 2005
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Red was never a big name in country music but he carved his own niche and made a good living in the process. He spent many years performing on the rodeo circuit. His main influences are western swing (especially Bob Wills) and cowboy music (especially Marty Robbins). The two albums presented here demonstrate Red's music superbly.

Lone star beer and Bob Wills music, the first album here, is a western swing album. Red wrote or co-wrote five of the songs here including the title track. One of the other songs is a brilliant cover of Truck driving man, perhaps the best-known song here. In its way, this album is a fitting tribute to Bob Wills although none of his songs are covered here.

For all our cowboy friends, the second album, is a collection of cowboy songs. Red wrote six of the ten songs here including the title track. There are covers of My adobe hacienda and Little Joe the wrangler but Red avoided all the cowboy classics. With original songs as good as Red contributed to this album, he had no need to record the oldies although I'm sure he could have done them superbly.

The albums presented here are far removed from the commercial mainstream but there is a significant market for this type of music. If you enjoy western swing music by such as Bob Wills or Asleep at the wheel, buy this. If you enjoy cowboy music by such as Marty Robbins or Michael Martin Murphey, buy this. If you enjoy traditional country music with plenty of steel guitar and fiddle, buy this. But if you don't enjoy any of those types of music, look for something else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 2000
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Two of the very best albums of Western Swing & Honky Tonk, recorded in the mid 1970s with the cream of Nashville's sessionmen. I've worn out my cassette copies of each, and am glad Koch has reissued them together. If you like early Chris Ledoux or Ian Tyson's cowboy albums, this cd is for you.
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Owing to the confusing and contradictory label identities of Dot, ABC and gigantic MCA in the 1970s, these singular releases never received the circulation or attention they deserved. Four intervening decades have only increased their appeal and Koch's CD coupling is logical, essential and unaccountably rare. Snap this up at any price, in any condition; it is deservedly an authentic collector's item.

FOR ALL OUR COWBOY FRIENDS was for its era a progressive landmark: serious musicmaking documenting the rodeo way of life. The concept and cover art support that goal, but the songs--excepting a great cover of "My adobe hacienda"--are not memorable, however committed and sincere Steagall's singing. Completists will note that this vinyl--FOR ALL OUR COWBOY FRIENDS only--has been reissued, almost integrally, on a CD which replicates the priceless period cover art. It is available at full CD list price from Big Bend Saddlery, Alpine, TX, on their user-friendly website. The CD evidently omits "Adobe hacienda" the keeper track and replaces it with "Tight Levis and yellow ribbons."

LONE STAR BEER, very much on the other hand, is a masterpiece of pure revisionist Western Swing and honkytonk. The session musicians are eminent Nashville cats, the superb backup is provided by the Jordanaires, and every song is a keeper. Steagall won his spurs with this release alone, and his entire career rests on its solid foundation. This is a reissue not to be missed; it is central to the whole Texas/Western Swing/cowboy music revival.
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