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Live in Texas: Asleep At The Wheel – ACL 5-8-20

Asleep At The Wheel, the modern masters of Western Swing, held this concert of classical music in Austin. As an additional accompaniment, the original members of the band Bob Wills, Texas Playboys joined with great pleasure, which makes this concert a must for Western Swing fans.

 

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  1. Black and White Rag
  2. Miles and Miles of Texas
  3. Boot Scoot Boogie
  4. You Don’t Know Me
  5. Hot Rod Lincoln
  6. Boogie Back to Texas
  7. The House of Blue Lights
  8. Fat Boy Rag
  9. Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)
  10. Corrine, Corrina
  11. Blues for Dixie
  12. Roly Poly
  13. Misery
  14. Sugar Moon

 

AllMusic Review

What more can you ask for? Asleep at the Wheel playing on Austin City Limits running through a smoking program of rocking, strolling Western swing tunes — with special guests like Eldon ShamblinJohnny GimbleLeon Rausch, and Herb Remington no less. Asleep at the Wheel have performed on Austin City Limits numerous times — including the very first broadcast program back in 1976 — but this show, recorded gorgeously from 1992, is special. The bandmembers are so relaxed, open, and in the groove here that this stands out among their live recordings. It’s true that the program is familiar, full of favorites and legendary swing tunes, though “Boot Scoot Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn‘s Ronnie Dunn is also here. Some of the standouts include “Roly Poly,” “Corrine, Corrina,” “Blues for Dixie,” and the closing read of the Cindy Walker/Bob Wills tune “Sugar Moon.”

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