Sunday, February 15, 2009

Willie & The Wheel

Looking forward to getting this one:

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At 2/16/2009 7:23 AM, Anonymous A Y said...

I never knew you were a fan of Western Swing! Asleep at the Wheel has done a great job preserving the sounds of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. I will definitely have to check this album out as well.

It is refreshing for me to find someone who enjoys the same type of music that I do. I am 22 years old, and have enjoyed this type of music for a number of years, having come across it by listening to the music of Merle Haggard. Unfortunately, I know very few people in person that have the same taste of music. That's why I enjoy the internet so much; I can hear people praise good music!

At 2/16/2009 9:01 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I grew up in Texas, so Western Swing and Texas roots music is in my blood.


Of course, I love Merle, Bob Wills, Willie and Waylon and the boys, etc. I'm also a fan of Texas artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc., etc.

At 2/16/2009 6:28 PM, Anonymous A Y said...

I have never been to Texas, but definitely love its music tradition, that is for sure. I have always got the sense that it is more genuine than Nashville, which after the death of Hank Williams became largely a big marketing ploy.

Did you get the "Last of Their Breed" 2 disc set a couple of years ago which had Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Ray Price? That is perhaps my favorite album of of the decade.

At 2/16/2009 7:22 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Unfortunately, my music purchases have been curtailed significantly over the past several years, so I've missed out on "Last of Their Breed" so far. Hopefully, I'll get around to buying it some day.

Just as an idea of where the priorities are in the Anderson family at the moment, the last CD purchased in our household prior to Willie and the Wheel (which I still need to buy this week) was Christmas with Alvin and the Chipmunks.


I've bought one CD for myself in the last year, and that was "Davy Crockett's Fiddle", which I have featured in my sidebar.

At 2/16/2009 9:05 PM, Anonymous A Y said...

I hear you there! I don't really buy many CDs either, especially now that I am in school and jobless, which is not a good combination for the wallet. So, CDs are pretty low on the list. I did take advantage of Christmas, however, and had my mom get me several Merle Haggard CDs. I don't generally collect things, but if I could complete my collection of Haggard releases I would be content.

I will have to check out that "Davey Crockett's Fiddle." Nothing is more aesthetically pleasing for me than a good fiddle song.

At 2/17/2009 12:17 AM, Anonymous Big Tex said...

Asleep at the Wheel :-)

Willie Nelson :-)

This is going to be a must-have.


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