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1998
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Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills

Bob Wills own daughter, Rosetta, gave their efforts her blessing as "the best tribute to my father's music I've ever heard."  No, we did not pay or threaten her to say that.

THIS CD IS SOLD OUT AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE DIGITAL REALM

Join the PVC as they erect a worthy monument to one of the most versatile and beloved figures in all of American music. 19 Bob Wills nuggets that show the breadth of his musical magic, from C & W, to western swing, to jazz, to blues, and to all points in between.

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CDs and LPs are done sold out.  Available only in the digital realm.

Join the PVC as they erect a worthy monument to one of the most versatile and beloved figures in all of American music. You get 19 Bob Wills nuggets that show the breadth of his musical magic, from C & W, to western swing, to jazz, to blues, and to all points in between.

Here's the lowdown: In addition to the usual crew, Sub-Commandante Mark Durante ( Waco Brothers) sits in on pedal steel and revives the spirit of Leon McAuliffe, and some crack local players add tasty guitar, fiddle, horns, and piano.

Here's the kicker: handling the vocal duties is a powerhouse line-up of greats and near-greats. Here's a quick listing of some of the guest stars: Texas legends Jimmie Dale Gilmore and  Alejandro EscovedoKelly HoganRobbie Fulks, Bob Boyd (from the archetypal Chicago swing masters  The Sundowners),  Sally Timms (Mekons),  Jane Baxter Miller, Brett Sparks (Handsome Family),  Neko CaseEdith FrostThe Meat Purveyors, and  Rico Bell (Mekon accordion man).

All of this masterful stuff is contained within a package of super-cool Langford art that is worth the price of admission alone!!! It is a spot-on classic and puts mainstream country tributes to the masters that they have otherwise forsaken to shame. Word.

Short Description
  • The band conjures up an almost magical aura of easy authenticity, never letting their deep respect for Wills get in the way of having a grand time.

    — Raygun
  • — Antonio Current
  • One of the brightest homages I've heard in a long time... not a bad or boring track to be found.

    — Stomp and Stammer
  • Somewhere beyond the pearly gates, Bob Wills is stretched out in a rocking chair, a cigar in his left hand, a glass of Jack Daniels in the other, tapping his foot and grinnin' from ear to ear.  This new recording is blessed relief ... 19 songs all told, each executed with the wild abandon and excellent musicianship that characterized Wills and the Playboys

    — San Antonio Current
  • The band conjures up an almost magical aura of easy authenticity, never letting their deep respect for Wills get in the way of having a grand time.

    — Raygun
  • One of the brightest homages I've heard in a long time... not a bad or boring track to be found.

    — Stomp and Stammer
  • Damn, it's good. [One highlight is] badass goofball Robbie Fulks, who knows better than most that country music needs a touch of Viet Cong attitude: Sometimes you've got to burn the village in order to save it. Good times are assured.

    — Playboy

Track List

  • 1. Home in San Antone (vocals by Chris Mills)
  • 2. Trouble in Mind (vocals by Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
  • 3. Texas Playboy Rag (instro)
  • 4. Drunkard's Blues (vocals by Kelly Hogan)
  • 5. Across the Alley from the Alamo (vocals by Robbie Fulks)
  • 6. Sweet Kind of Love (vocals by Jon Langford)
  • 7. Time Changes Everything (vocals by Jane Baxter Miller)
  • 8. Hang Your Head in Shame (vocals by Bob Boyd of The Sundowners)
  • 9. Steel Guitar Rag (instro)
  • 10. Brain Cloudy Blues (vocals by Deano of Dollar Store & The Waco Brothers)
  • 11. Right or Wrong (vocals by Sally Timms)
  • 12. Roly Poly (vocals by Brett Sparks of The Handsome Family)
  • 13. Pan Handle Rag (instro)
  • 14. Bubbles in My Beer (vocals by Tracey Dear of The Waco Brothers)
  • 15. Stay a Little Longer (vocals by Neko Case and Bob Boyd)
  • 16. My Window Faces the South (vocals by Edith Frost)
  • 17. San Antonio Rose (vocals by Alejandro Escovedo)
  • 18. Take Me Back to Tulsa (vocals by the Meat Purveyors)
  • 19. Faded Love (vocals by Rico Bell and Jane Baxter Miller)

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