Fiddle greats Frank Maloy, Paul Anastasio and Casey Driscoll are in the spotlight in this 14 tune album of mostly Western Swing instrumentals with three vocals by producer Tom Mindte. The other musicians are lead guitarists Brennen Ernst and Billy Puckett, mandolinists Danny Knicely and Taylor Baker and Ralph Gordon- bass.
The album opens with Franks' Bibb County Polka and then goes on to the big Guy Lombardo band with Coquette. Also borrowed from the big bands is Sophisticated Lady from Duke Ellington. Tom is featured on the wonderful vocals Old South Georgia Home, Stop, Look and Listen and One Moment Please. Other interesting instrumentals include Old Georgia Rag, City of Albany Waltz, Paul Aiken Breakdown, Heartbreak Waltz and Georgia Two-Step. There is also a 7.39 minute version of Wabash Blues and two pop standards, I Want to Be Happy and There'll Be Some Changes Made.
The cost of the cd is $13.50 plus $4.00 s&h. Mail to Patuxent Music, PO Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848 or www.pxrec.com
Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX & KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA