Monday, September 03, 2007

Alvin Crow on the turntable

This is High Riding, Polydor PD-1-6102, Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys, along with several members of the Texas Playboys, although there's no mention of these guests on the cover. I guess that Alvin Crow's voice is an acquired taste, but I've acquired it, and the music is very, very snappy. I always forget what should be remembered in case of sudden need: this album has a version of Cotton-Eyed Joe. Tommy Allsup is the producer. Th back sports a picture of the old tour bus with the fiddle-clutching crow. This from the days when the big labels scouted Austin frequently and still had money to advance for studio time.


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