Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ten stars... at least!!
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 07/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of my favorite country reissues ever. An incredible collection of obscure old country singles originally recorded for the tiny Houston independent, Macy's Records. You can imagine these long-forgotten musicians slogging away at day jobs -- fixing cars, or maybe out in the oil fields -- just waiting to bust loose playing at a Saturday night dance. Everybody tears away at their tunes, ranging from swinging instrumentals such as "Pickin," by Dolores Farriss to priceless novelty tunes like "Steppin On Feet For Fun" and weepy honkytonkers like the Vance Brothers' "Can't Get You Out Of My Dreams." Sometimes the musicians flub their licks, but this only adds to the charm -- these are real people really playing music, unlike the tediously re-re-reprocessed digital pop of today. This high calibre compilation succeeds on every level: great sound, great material, great chance to hear some excellent old-time country, and to stump your snooty "No Depression"-reading buddies."
Dolores and The Bluebonnet Boys on the cover!
tbird | Austin, Tx, USA | 04/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The picture on the album cover is that of my husband's parent's band, Dolores and the Bluebonnet Boys who played in the Austin, TX area in the 1950's. I came across this being sold on [...] as I was searching for ANY copies of their old 78's. Obviously this CD used an old 78 to get the recording here of "Pickin". I believe the person who did this album came to Texas and met Dolores and Lee before producing this album. I would love to have copies of any of their Macy or Lasso label records for their grandchildren. I happen to have a copy of this CD and it is very entertaining and fun to see their songs still popping up!"