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|Asleep at the Wheel|
Collision Course/The Wheel
Genres: Country, Pop
Featuring 2 original LP's on one CD. Asleep At The Wheel are known for their pivotal role in the western swing revival and were formed by Ray Benson in 1969. Originally released in 1976 and 1977 this is the first time on... more »
Featuring 2 original LP's on one CD. Asleep At The Wheel are known for their pivotal role in the western swing revival and were formed by Ray Benson in 1969. Originally released in 1976 and 1977 this is the first time on CD for both albums. 2002.
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One o'clock jump a Grammy Winning Classic
J. Petty | Middle of Nowhere Wyoming | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Collision Course is one great album, when this band had started to really jell. One O'Clock Jump won the Grammy for best instrumental that year and you have to hand it to Ray Bensen and Leroy Preston, who collaborated on most of the arraigning, to recognize the importance of the pedal steel in carrying the tune. The rest of the album is superb as well, with some country standards and the ever present fiddle, pedal steel and honky tonk piano. My Baby Thinks She's a Train on the Wheel (written by Leroy Preston) is one of the best original tunes this band ever did. In fact the band was never the same after Preston left, his voice and song writing skills were irreplaceable. The only album that came close to these two was an album done with Maryann Price (of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks) called Framed, which Ray took the art form to a higher level with Maryann's and Chris O'Connell's sweet feminine voices. If you like the country swing/honky tonk that Bob Wills invented, these two albums are must haves.