This group has a unique and ongoing preservationist mission. That would be to bring the earliest style of Western Swing forward, with all it's quaintly rowdy and somewhat disjointed quirkiness. So here, straight from what could have been an Edison cylinder or pancake-thick 78 rpm recording, is the newest recording from the Curio Cowboys!
The collection celebrates some of the many early Fred Rose songs, including some from the period he used the pseudonym “Floyd Jenkins.” Rose became known later to another generation for such standards as “Kaw-liga,” “Roly Poly,” “Take These Chains From My Heart” and “Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain.” He also was responsible for the now standardized arrangement of “Cattle Call.”
Pick tracks in the style include “Rootie Tootie,” “Low & Lonely,” “I Can't Go On This Way,” “Home In San Antone,” “Deed I Do,” “Blues In My Mind” and the instrumental “Deep Henderson.” Jordan Ripley's vocal on “”Deed I Do” is a nice plus and she and husband Byron (from The Tumbleweeds) do the honors on “Texarkana Baby” to its benefit.
When approaching this style, just set your tuning fork aside and relax! Eighteen tracks.
CD: $15 from amazon, cdbaby and “wherever Western Music is sold!”