Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well, isn't this interesting...

One of my favorite Texas singers doing one of my favorite Texas country classics, just the way it was recorded, LIVE, at Outlaw Country, Sirius Ch. 63: "He sure does like his Falstaff beer....likes to chase it down with that Wiiiild Turkey liquor...."
Of course, that's the Ray Wylie Hubbard classic "Up Against The Wall Redneck." The definitive version was on Jerry Jeff Walker's 1973 live album Viva Terlingua, recorded in Luckenbach. I did not know this, but it seems that a bunch of Texas/Americana guys got together a few years ago and recorded almost a song-for-song remake of that entire album. Cory Morrow does the honors on this track and he did pretty well. The lineup looks quite solid...Tommy Alverson, Ed Burleson, Brian Burns, and the Derailers, among others. I might have to check that one out.