Piano player Johnny Case and his wonderful group of musicians have just issued this new CD comprising ten very exciting cuts. In addition to Johnny the band includes the tenor saxophone of former Bob Wills Texas Playboy, the fantastic 92 year old, Billy Briggs and the guitar of the talented Walter Lyons. Former Tom Morrell Time-Warp Tophand and current Brazos Valley Boy, Greg Hardy is the album drummer and the vocalist on all of the vocals, half of the ten cuts. Chris Clarke plays acoustic bass.
The album opens with the first of the five vocals by Greg, Kokomo Arnold's Milk Cow Blues, from both Bob and Johnnie Lee Wills. Also from Bob Wills is Cindy Walker's Bluebonnet Lane, and again Greg's vocal on You Don't Love Me But I'll Always Care, Corrine, Corrina and Fred Rose's Hang Your Head in Shame. The group goes to the big bands for C Jam Blues from Duke Ellington and Little Coquette from Guy Lombardo. Also included are pop standards, Charmaine and Al Jolson's Avalon. Greg's vocal again takes the spotlight on My Adobe Hacienda from Louise Massey and her Westerners.
You can order this CD for $15.00 (postpaid) from Johnny Case, 6828 Robinhood Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112
Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX, KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA