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Del Rio Texas 1959
Radney Foster
Del Rio Texas 1959
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Radney Foster
Title: Del Rio Texas 1959
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista
Release Date: 9/29/1992
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Today's Country, Neotraditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078221871327, 078221871341

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All that and a bag of pork rinds
Steven Clem Haley | Stillwater, Oklahoma United States | 07/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not a country aficionado. And the fact that I used the word aficionado proves that I am far too pretentious to be an expert on the Nashvillian ilk. But dad-gum there are times when you just have to stick the Miles Davis and Alan Hovhaness back in the jewel case and drive the ol' Chrysler with the windows down across the Panhandle. And when those times come, this is the cd you need to be listening to. Foster is Country and Western's answer to Marshall Crenshaw. He cannot write a bad tune. He cannot write an unclever phrase. But alas, he also cannot get the publicity he so richly deserves.The pictures he paints in his songs makes you actually concerned about the people who live 6 miles from I-40 on FM1643. They make you hope things turn out for them. They make you want to call your grandfather and talk about the wheat crop. They make you want to go just out of town and hear "the lonesome sound of diesels winding up the grade". I will probably never become a fan of country music. But if country turns more like Foster's work, I may indeed buy me a hat and some snakeskins."
An Essential Album For Any Real Country Fan
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 09/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ask any kid these days who claims to be a Country fan if they know who Radney Foster is and they'll probably give you a silly answer like, "Isn't that Tim McGraw's bassplayer?" or "He related to Kenny Chesney?" Yes, unfortunately, one of the greatest songwriters and singers of our time will probably fall to the wayside of artless, manufactured performers such as McGraw and Chesney. It's just the sad state of country music these days.

Radney Foster is heads and tails over ninety-five percent of today's country stars. This album, "Del Rio, TX 1959," released in the early 90's, is proof enough of that. Lest we forget Foster's contributions to "Foster & Lloyd" and all of his other albums, old and new. Songs like "Just Call Me Lonesome," "Louisiana Blue," and "Hammer and Nails" scream true country. The slower tracks here, especially "Easier Said Than Done" remind folks of what makes a real country song. Also, unlike many of the plastic stars of today, Foster either wrote or had a hand in writing every song on this disc. And with contributions from solid artists like Kim Richey and George Ducas, Foster lays down a set of tracks that'll make any Texas country fan proud.

Foster belongs in the same group of respected Texas and Tex-influenced songwriters and performers such as Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. He's pure and intelligent country. That's a rare thing these days, and we need more artists like him.

Higlhly recommended."
If I could only own one CD . . .
Valerie | Columbus, OH USA | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to believe it's been more than 10 years since this record was released - it sounds better and fresher than 99% of what's currently on the radio. Despite a lot of excellent work recently by Jack Ingram, Pat Green, Chris Knight, and oh, yeah, Radney Foster - this is still the all time best of the best. There is not one bit of filler on this one - every song, every phrase, every word is perfect! I would strongly recommend this disc to anyone, and have given it as a gift to several very different family and friends, and they all love it too!"