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dimanche 4 février 2018

Fais Do Do

During the '70's, fiddlin' Vassar Clements was in such high demand as a side man that it was damned near impossible to purchase an album that did NOT feature his remarkable playing.In addition to his key roles in ground breaking efforts such as "Will the Circle be Unbroken" and "Old and in the Way", Vassar made the rounds among such disparate pop stars as Paul McCartney, Elvin Bishop, and Dickie Betts - and put out some product of his own, as well.
"Hillbilly Jazz" mostly features the Bob Wills/Texas swing side of Vassar's playing, ably assisted by a strong backup group featuring David Bromberg on acoustic and slide guitars and some great pedal steel work by Doug Jerrigan. In addition to covering the Wills hits "San Antonio Rose" and "Take Me Back to Tulsa", there's a great version of Benny Goodman's "Breakfast Feud" (Jerrigan particularly shines on this one), a bluesy "Sittin' on Top of the World", and closes with a gorgeous instrumental version of Bromberg's "Last Song for Shelby Jean." What really makes this collection work is while there's some wonderful picking going on, nothing ever sounds forced. The vocals (shared by Vassar and Gordon Terry) give the session a relaxed feel that someone still keeps the listener's attention.

01 - San Antonio Rose
02 - Texas Blues
03 - Take Me Back To Tulsa
04 - Delta Blues
05 - Fais Do Do
06 - Breakfast Feud
07 - Brown's Ferry Blues
08 - It's Dark Outside
09 - Panhandle Rag
10 - Blues For Dixie
11 - Sentimental Journey
12 - Back Home In Indiana
13 - Sitting On Top Of The World
14 - Crazy 'Cause I Love You
15 - Hang Your Head
16 - Vassar's Boogie
17 - Little Rock Getaway
18 - Yellow Sun
19 - Gravy Waltz
20 - C Jam Blues
21 - Tippin' In
22 - You All Come
23 - Last Song For Shelby Jean

Posted by dernorweger

6 commentaires:

Robert Henry a dit…

I am hoping that you might be able to reload this
I still have the original LP but my digital file has gone missing
Thank you Kinfly


dc_animal a dit…


Mike Anderson a dit…

Nice one, western swing is always welcome!

gerry a dit…

I bought this in a used record store, but there was only one disk. After all these years I can hear the other songs!

Pat a dit…

Superbe album. Merci

jose arboleda a dit…

Muchas gracias.