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Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys

Asleep At The Wheel, All the VoiceAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Big Ball's In Cowtown 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Yearning (Just For You) 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bring It On Down To My House 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Deep Water 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Blues For Dixie 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Billy Dale 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Across The Alley From The Alamo 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Old Fashioned Love 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ida Red 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Misery 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hubbin' It 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Corine, Corina 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Still Water Runs The Deepest 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • ASIN: B000002URC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,296 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ray Benson's Asleep At The Wheel deserve admiration for keeping alive the sounds of western swing, but with a rhythm section that's usually straight-up-and-down stiff, The Wheel's recordings mainly just leave you craving their inspirations. The 18-song Tribute overcomes this problem by loading up on singers who do their best to swing even when the band doesn't. George Strait, doing "Big Balls In Cowtown," is a natural, of course, as are the offerings from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett and Dolly Parton. Even Garth Brooks' go at "Deep Water," who mimics Strait to perfection here, is a pleasant surprise. --David Cantwell

Product Description

Performing 19 Wills favorites like Corine, Corina and Ida Red are-hold on to your ten-gallon-Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and George Strait just to name a few!

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Ray Benson and various aggregations of Asleep at the Wheel have been making records for almost 30 years now. The truth is that there are a bunch of standards of Western Swing that just have to be done and done again. Recently he has tried to get the variety in by doing live albums, and so-called tribute albums like this one, a tribute to Bob Wills. They are a nice excuse to do covers of Bob Wills Songs that Asleep at the Wheel has already recorded.
This works well because a lot of the people he uses on the record are veterans of the Western Swing revival Merle Haggard and Ray launched in the 1970s from different directions, although you might not know it now. It works because the band sounds looser, a bit wilder, and not as concerned with perfection and style as it does on their studio records, which, by the way I think are terrific.

Of course the Amazon listing here is incorrect. All of these tunes have guests. Red Wing for example has the one the only, the Tyler Rose, the greatest living Western Swing musician, the guy that Bob Wills had play Faded Love rather than himself, Johnnie Gimble on both fiddle and Mandolin. Ray gets by the problem of the racial insensitivity of "Across the Alley from the Alamo" by having Johnny Rodriguez sing it, and Susie Bogus does a great job on the early Wills Tune "Old Fashioned Love."
Marty Stuart has always been a great musician, starting out playing in Lester Flatt's band when he was 15, and being an ace on both guitar and mandolin. Besides some good picking on some of the other tunes, he does a great version of the great tune Misery, a tune from the days of the Wills/Duncan reunion in the late 1950s and early 1960s that should be better known.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swing boys, Swing! April 19, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I went to Tulsa on business a couple years back, and made a pilgrimage to Cain's Ballroom, where Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys were the "house band" whenever they were in town. The place was dark and dusty (I went on a Sunday morning), but I could almost hear the distant echoes of that joyful music from years gone by. Asleep at the Wheel, in my opinion, captures the exuberance of the Texas Playboys. For years, they have been at the forefront of "western swing," and they revere this material. They have also gathered some outstanding guests for this venture. Suzy Boggus singing "Old Fashioned Love" is my favorite. Boy howdy, can that lady SING?!! I've got several Bob Wills reissues and compilations; this music has the same feel, but benefits from modern recording techniques. (Bob's stuff sounds kind of "hissy and poppy" these days.) If you like that western swing - treat yourself to this CD!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First of two great tributes to the king of western swing September 6, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ray Benson and the other members of Asleep at the Wheel had never made any secret of the fact that Bob Wills was their biggest influence, but they emphasized the point by recording two tribute albums in the nineties devoted entirely to his music, of which this is the first. Both albums featured a star-studded line-up of guests.

Big names featured here include George Strait (Big ball's in Cowtown), Vince Gill (Yearning just for you), Garth Brooks (Deep water), Dolly Parton (Billy Dale), Merle Haggard (I wonder if you feel the way I do), Huey Lewis (Hubbin' it), Brooks and Dunn (Corrine Corrina) and Willie Nelson (Still waters run the deepest). Huey and Willie also feature on Ida Red. All of their performances are superb, although my favorite track here is Old-fashioned love (Suzy Bogguss).

All the tracks here are brilliant. Your favorites may be different from mine, but if you like real country music that swings, Texas style, this is for you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Real Swing Thing! December 7, 1999
By W. Ward
Format:Audio CD
Don't let the condescending pseudo-intellectual musician wannabe sour grapes babble of some of the other reviewers deter you; this is a bona fide swing band with one of the tightest and best rhythm sections around. They maintain the integrity that AATW has always had, given the huge guest list (they even overcame the obvious record company intrusion of the talentless Brooks and Dunne). Buy this record if your a true western swing fan, or if you just want to be.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I think the 'professional' reviewer could very well be technically correct. I have serious doubts however about said reviewer's ability to be any less 'stiff' than he percieves A@TW to be. I have the kind of swing music collection you'd expect of someone who loves the music & programs & DJs his own 6 hour weekly radio show... so I tell you as a professional music lover that A@TW & their guests swing this in the best tradition- FUN! Now... if you're someone who enjoys music, & if you're someone who enjoys GOOD music, & if you're someone who can just have fun like the band & singers obviously are having fun, then BUY THIS ALBUM! & buy Ride with Bob (I will as soon as my wife gives me the money! = > ) This is a bunch of people having fun playing & singing. I especially liked Garth Brooks' & Huey Lewis' numbers, but there isn't a song on this disc that isn't excellent. I kinda wish Johnny Cash would get in on the next one... I think that'd be a kick!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Fun!
What a collection! They pulled out all the stops on this album. It is quite superior to other Asleep At The Wheel releases. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bob Eberwein
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Swing
This is GREAT "TEXAS SWING" in my opinion. I wish I was back in Texas. This reminds me of when I was!
Published 4 months ago by Ralph Hupfer
5.0 out of 5 stars Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills
Love This Album, You Would Never Regret Buying it Or any Of His albumbs...So Buy And Have Hours Of Enjoyment...
Published 8 months ago by Nancy Gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars AATW and "The All-Stars"
Fantastic music and too many 'extra specials' to count. I play this one often when I'm sewing/quilting. It's very 'moody' for that sort of work.
Published 10 months ago by Wanda Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
These guys are so underknown. They are wonderful, no matter what they sing. They are one of my all time favorite groups
Published 12 months ago by Nancy C. Van Wyck
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Best album by the best band ever. Great lineup of guests singers doing great Western Swing. This my second CD of the same. Someone stole my first.
Published 15 months ago by Paul Backor
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd time i've bought this
it got stolen from me so i had to replace it. i love it. it's awesome. super awesome. really. i mean it.
Published 15 months ago by Jessica Hewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars In five words or less...
The solo work within these songs is enough to make this compilation classic.
What a mutha-load of talent ! Read more
Published on December 1, 2011 by R. Bernal
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
I had this record on tape and I am very pleased with the CD. It was received timely and in good condition
Published on May 21, 2010 by W. Herod
4.0 out of 5 stars tribute to the music of bob wills
this product wae as advertised. I was already familiar with it so it was nothing new to me.
Published on October 19, 2008 by Russell Rutledge
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