This new CD features 16 cuts of classic Western Swing that provides pure musical enjoyment. Louise is featured with so many Western Swing legends from her appearance at the 2016 Cowtown Society of Western Swing Music Annual Event, cuts from previous albums and also unissued items. In addition, included is a classic unissued version of Tommy Allsup and the Southernaires from 1958 with Louise on vocal doing Ivory Tower. So many other legendary names are heard on this album including Johnny Case, Leon Rausch, Billy Briggs, Bobby Boatright, Leon Chambers, Moon Mullican, Teresa Anderson and so many others including steel guitar greats, Bobby Koefer, Joan Cox, Albert Talley, Hambone Cunningham, Tommy Morrell and Chuck Caldwell.
The album opens live from the 2016 Cowtown event with the Texan Playboys doing the Rowe Brothers Theme Song. Others from this event are (borrowed from Bob Wills) Maiden's Prayer, Milk Cow Blues and What Makes Bob Holler. Also from this event are heard Miles and Miles of Texas and Red Wing. Other items (both issued and unissued) are the instrumentals Night Train and from Glenn Miller, In the Mood. Also brought back from pop music and the big bands are All of Me and from Duke Ellington, Don't Get Around Much Anymore. Then there is also Sweet Kind of Love from Bob Wills. The remaining gems are Teresa Anderson doing Blues in the Night, Marci Beasley singing Tell Me I'm Crazy, Leon Rausch singing I Still Cry and Sassy Texas Music with Marci Beasley on vocal.
This album can be ordered for $15 plus $3 for s&h from Louise Rowe, c/o Mercandante, 430 Arbor Creek Dr., Euless, TX 76039.
Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX, KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA and www.swinginwest.com