Hot Club Of Cowtown :: What Makes Bob Holler

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 In drie dagen tijd, tijdens een tournee door Engeland, nam de Hot Club Of Cowtown hun zevende CD op. What Makes Bob Holler is een fantastisch eerbetoon aan Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing, de man die wat jazz aan country toevoegde en samen met zijn Texas Playboys unieke dansmuziek creëerde. Wills was vanaf het begin het voorbeeld en de held van dit uit Austin, Texas opererende trio, dus deze CD moest er vroeg of laat komen. Wat we niet konden weten was dat het resultaat zo goed zou worden. Dit is een feestplaat van de bovenste plank.

Recorded in three days but 12 years in the making, the new CD by Hot Club Of Cowtown is a tribute to their foremost influence and inspiration, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.  Taking time out from a recent tour in the United Kingdom, the band holed up in London’s Specific Sound studio, set up the microphones and hit record! The idea was to capture the jubilant energy and fine musicianship as if the band was playing at a dance or in concert. This is the way Western Swing was meant to be played and heard!
The Tiffany Transcription recordings Bob Wills made in 1946 were the fundamental inspiration for HCCT’s repertoire and style. On “What Makes Bob Holler”, the band meets fans’ requests for HCCT renditions of Bob Wills hits balanced with less familiar songs and pays homage to the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills. This is what would make Bob holler!

Tracklist
SHE’S KILLING ME (Claude Nichols)
IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT (Cindy Walker)
TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING (Tommy Duncan)
MAIDEN’S PRAYER (Bob Wills)
OKLAHOMA HILLS (Jack Guthrie, Woody Guthrie)_
BIG BALL IN COWTOWN (Hoyle Nix)
KEEPER OF MY HEART (Bob Wills, Jerry Irby)
SMITH’S REEL (Traditional, Arr. Elana James, Whit Smith)
THE DEVIL AIN’T LAZY (Fred Rose)
ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL (Larry Marks, Dick Charles, Edward DeLange)
FADED LOVE (Bob Wills, John Mills)
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH THE MILL  (Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan)
OSAGE STOMP (Bob Wills)
STAY A LITTLE LONGER (Tommy Duncan, Bob Wills)

Downloads
Hot Club of Cowtown – What Makes Bob Holler – Proper Records
HCCT fact sheet Oct 2010 – Gallo

Links
www.hotclubofcowtown.com
www.myspace.com/hotclubofcowtown

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