Still The King : Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Asleep at the Wheel

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March 2, 2015

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Nine-time GRAMMY award-winners Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel honour the legendary Bob Wills - one of the few artists in history to be inducted both into the Country Music and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For over 40 years, Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel have been the chief practitioners, conspirators, and caretakers of Western swing, carrying Wills' traditions well into the 21st century, reaching both their contemporaries and the next generation of artists inspired by the great bandleader. This album marks the band's third full-length Bob Wills tribute album following 1998's Ride with Bob and 1993's A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills, with four GRAMMY awards and over half a million copies sold collectively. The new album features genre-spanning collaborations with critically acclaimed artists, old friends and new favourites including Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Merle Haggard, George Strait, The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and Lyle Lovett.

Widely considered "The King of Western Swing," Bob Wills (1905-1975) and his Texas Playboys performed thousands of shows across the United Sates for nearly six decades and recorded prolifically in the late '30s and early '40s. Early stars of American country music, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys were a dance band with a country string section that played pop songs as if they were jazz numbers. "After 45 years of travelling and playing, it still amazes me how well this music, born in the 1920s and '30s, thrives in the present day," says Benson. "The artists playing and singing on this collection range in age from folks in their 20s to former Texas Playboys 92-year-old Billy Briggs and 86-year-old Leon Rausch?certain evidence that Western swing music is alive and well as it cruises through the next millennium."

Based in Austin, Asleep at the Wheel have won nine GRAMMY awards, released more than 20 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. In 1971, the band signed their first record deal after Van Morrison mentioned they "play great country music" in an interview in Rolling Stone! Owned by Ray Benson, Bismeaux Records has won "Best Local Record Label" three years consecutively in the Austin Music Awards. In 2007, Benson performed with Carrie Underwood & Johnny Gimble on the GRAMMY Awards Telecast in a special GRAMMY Salute to Bob Wills.


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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCD127
Barcode 0805520031271
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Intro: Texas Playboy Theme 01:14
2. I Hear Ya Talkin' 03:29
3. The Girl I left Behind Me 02:31
4. Trouble In Mind 04:07
5. Keeper Of My Heart 03:33
6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 03:19
7. Tiger Rag 02:56
8. What's The Matter With The Mill 03:07
9. Navajo Trail 03:06
10. Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight 03:27
11. Faded Love 04:21
12. South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way) 04:14
13. I Had Someone Else Before I Had You 02:45
14. My Window Faces South 02:32
15. Time Changes Everything 03:37
16. A Good Man Is Hard To Find 02:37
17. Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas 03:26
18. Brain Cloudy Blues 04:20
19. Bubbles In My Beer 02:39
20. It's All Your Fault 02:54
21. Twin Guitar Special 04:04
22. Bob Wills Is Still The King 02:24