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Reinventing the Wheel

Asleep At The WheelAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel have been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. In reviving the freewheeling, eclectic sensibility of Western swing godfather Bob Wills, the Wheel have earned enthusiastic critical praise throughout their lengthy career; they have not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but ... Read more in Amazon's Asleep At The Wheel Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Megaforce
  • ASIN: B000N3AW1G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

It may be 37 years and nine Grammys later, but the "Wheel" is still rollin' along at high speed. Enjoy our first collection of new recordings in nearly a decade! - Ray Benson.The new album from 9-time Grammy winning Ray Benson and his western swing gang, including young talents Jason Roberts & Elizabeth McQueen.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wheel rolls on ... and it's all good March 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
During their impressive 36-year run as Texas' premiere Western Swing band, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel have not rested on the laurels of their considerable talents. They continue to push the boundaries of what defines their unique genre. On their new CD, "Reinventing the Wheel," Benson and the band show their fans how Western Swing should be done.

"I asked the band to step up to the plate with the new album," Benson said. "Jason (Roberts) and Elizabeth (McQueen) really delivered."

The first cut is a rare Bob Wills tune, "The Devil Ain't Lazy." It features a rip-roaring turn by the Blind Boys of Alabama. (Think The Mills Brothers meet a steel guitar.) I dare you not to smile while listening.

Benson's bad boy image will surely be solidified with his turn on "Your Mind is on Vacation." Van Morrison might have cut the Mose Allison tune first, but Benson sure puts his stamp on it. Da-Da-Da-Dum. "If silence was golden, you couldn't raise a dime./Your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime." Da-Da-Da-Dum.

The band has a new girl singer and she is a keeper. Elizabeth McQueen's voice dances across the tunes on bright, shiny tippy toes. She lights up "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" and she gets a chance to wail on "I'm an Old Cowhand." She earned some new fans, based on the crowd's enthusiastic reactions the last three times I've seen them.

She and Roberts team up on "You're My Sugar," a toe-tapping number with some great guitar licks and some pretty fast fiddling.

The band rocks on the instrumental "Pop a Wheelie" as they get a chance to strut their musical stuff. Benson wrote the tune, which features Rolf Sieker on banjo.

The group tips its hat to Bob Wills with a fine rendition of "Misery.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A high caliber of muscianship" April 7, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Those are the words that AATW's new vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth McQueen used on joining the group. Heck this whole band is 1st chair/session caliber players that hone their musical craft night after night live across the USA. IMO this is one of their top 3 CD's ever, the other two being "Western Standard Time" & "A Ride With Bob". For a long time fan of AATW Brother Ray Benson, Elizabeth McQueen, Jason Roberts, Eddie Rivers,David Miller, John Michael Whitby & David Sanger are musicians, musicians. Buy this CD, see the play a "Ride With Bob", but above all else catch them LIVE. You WILL be amazed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Unbelievable!!! July 14, 2008
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One of the most talentless, unmusical groups of the year. The drumming guaranteed to send you up the wall. Absolutely Unbelievable!!!! Oh, sorry--I got these guys confused with Coldplay. AATW can always be counted on to deliver a solid, polished, and listenable recording. This one is no exception. Like Morton salt, AATW should be on every table and in every home. Buy your copy today!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new recording to be savored August 29, 2007
By Bruce
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Finally, a new studio released from Asleep at the Wheel. New member Elizabeth McQueen brings back the "girl singer" role for the band after a long absence. She sings lead on "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" (which she heard Dean Martin sing on Bob Dylan's radio show, of all places). She also covers the classic Cole Porter tongue-in-cheek rip on faux cowboys -- "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)" in the style of Maryann Prices of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Wonderful! Fiddle player Jason Roberts sings lead on a song he penned, "Am I Right (or Amarillo)." Had George Strait found this song first, it would be another #1 hit. Its very typical of the type of song he records. When you hear this song, you'll ask aloud, "Why isn't Country Radio playing this version outside of Texas?" and you won't have a good answer. Another song ready for Country Radio (I think) is AATW's cover of "This Ol' Cowboy," the Marshall Tucker Band classic to which AATW added a bouncy latin beat. If you're expecting the usual AATW jazz instrumental, you get that here with "Pop a Wheelie" and those wanting a Bob Wills tune, there is "Misery." Yes, the CD is called "Reinventing the Wheel," and there are some great improvements, but it still rolls just like the Wheel always has.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Great New Album March 17, 2007
By Mo
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoyed this new AATW album. Elizabeth McQueen is a wonderful addition to the band, Jason Roberts shines with "Am I Right (Or Amarillo)", and Ray Benson is his same great self. The instrumentals are magnificent and remind you why this is the best band around to see live.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wheel Reinvented January 7, 2008
By Jacalyn
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this CD based on hearing this group in a concert with Merle Haggert. I was so impressed with the music (and I am generally not a country music fan) that I got this CD. And, since then I have purchased more of this group's work and given several CDs as gift to friends. The music is refreshing and has more of a swinging country style to it. It is upbeat and easy to listen to. I was and continue to be very pleased with this CD and this group overall.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Asleep at the Wheel are Back With a Great Album November 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
There are some fantastic cuts on this CD especially the cuts with new member Elizabeth McQueen. Ray Benson and company have put out their first studio album in several years and it was well worth the wait. The songs flow perfectly from one to the other. My favorite is This Old Cowboy. Boy does that song really move! Bravo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reinvented or not it is great March 27, 2014
By james
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Asleep at the Wheel is always a good sound. The fact that they play music you can listen to or dance to makes them great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad when they reinvented the "Wheel" that it's still rolling ...
I'm glad when they reinvented the "Wheel" that it's still rolling down that Texas Swing trail that I love.
Published 8 days ago by Robert E Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars More really fun music
This is our 2nd Asleep at the Wheel, the first being their greatest hits. They both get a lot of airtime. It's country with a twist, that would be West Texas swing. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Alvin Kramer
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent music
If you are familiar with this music then you already know your going to love this CD I recomend this to any Asleep at the Wheel fan
Published 22 months ago by HHA
5.0 out of 5 stars Asleep at the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel is a great old style country type album. It is truly easy listening. I highly recommend it.
Published on May 27, 2009 by Harold D. DeHart
5.0 out of 5 stars It has not arrived
I would love to review this Asleep at the Wheel CD but it has not yet been delivered. It is only one day over your delivery date ,so lets hope it turns up next week.
Published on December 6, 2007 by C. G. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Asleep at the Wheel-CD
This is an excellent CD by the Wheelers! They haven't put a new one out in years and it was worth the wait. Read more
Published on September 28, 2007 by 5Strings
4.0 out of 5 stars great album
saw this band recently and the new girl singer is wonderful. She is on the album and it is great.
Published on September 21, 2007 by Jennifer Lindsley
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