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Corn Pickin & Slick Slidin
James Burton & Ralph Mooney
Corn Pickin & Slick Slidin
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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Famed guitarist James Burton and storied pedal-steel man Ralph Mooney were first-call session men for a staggering array of stellar artists, including Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, and many others. Burton?s jaw-dropping Te...  more »

      
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All Artists: James Burton & Ralph Mooney
Title: Corn Pickin & Slick Slidin
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Release Date: 3/22/2005
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Instrumental, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090771900920

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Famed guitarist James Burton and storied pedal-steel man Ralph Mooney were first-call session men for a staggering array of stellar artists, including Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, and many others. Burton?s jaw-dropping Telecaster had given Ricky Nelson?s early hits their rockabilly zest, and Mooney?s ethereal pedal-steel was a staple in countless country sessions. Since the duo?s sound was so easy to spot, Burton and Mooney were urged to cut an album?s worth of originals and instrumental covers of country hits in late ?66?and here they are in all their inimitable glory: corn pickin? and slick slidin? together like nobody?s business!

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CD Reviews

Ground Zero for The Bakersfield Sound of the 60's
John E. Beland | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was my bible for tele playing. Both Ralph and James were the rulers of the tele and steel, as far as I was concerned. Nobody played like them..nobody!
Recorded at the Capitol Records Tower in the mid 60's, this album, while perhaps sounding corny to some, laid down a true blueprint for west coast country playing.
Burton's dobro (both fretted and with slide) transends good taste and originality, while Ralphs one-of-a-kind steel guitar weaves its way around the great selection of songs.
James and Ralph helped establish a sound that put LA on the map as a true contender for west coast country music hit recording. These guys were simply the best at their ax..and this album captures then in their prime. I highly reccomend this CD. It sits on my studio shelf as a reminder of it's influence on my playing.
JOhn Beland
Flying Burrito Brothers
Austin Texas
www.johnbeland.com"
Two instrumental country greats
Mark | Ohio | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great snapshot of late-'60s country, especially the "Bakersfield" sound created by Burton, Buck Owens and carried on today by Dwight Yoakum. No fancy strings or choirs here, just straight ahead Telecaster pickin' by Burton and cryin' steel guitar by Mooney. This is the way country music is supposed to sound, my friends. Completely the opposite of what you hear on country radio, today.

My favorite track on the disc is "Corn Pickin'", but they are all great and are the perfect showcase for this duo's talent. I wish country today sounded like this. If you like no B.S., bare bones country, give this disc a try."
A Wonderful Addition
M. Peterson | Houston, TX | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lot of times, you only get to hear musicians such as Ralph Mooney and James Burton, when they did session work for somebody's album. Here, you get to hear them uninterrupted by the singer. This allows the listener to really hear how talented these two individuals were/are. There are plenty of licks on this CD to keep anyone busy for awhile. Not to mention that this is a unique CD to have in a collection."