Back to the Future Now: Live at Arizona Charlie's

Back to the Future Now: Live at Arizona Charlie's

by Asleep at the WheelAsleep at the Wheel


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"Why another live record?" asks bandleader Ray Benson in his liner notes to Asleep at the Wheel's fourth concert disc, and he has two answers, both valid. First, with hundreds of gigs per year, Asleep at the Wheel is essentially a live band, and live records reflect that. Second, Benson has cooked up a reunion performance in which original bandmembers Lucky Oceans and LeRoy Preston sit in with the current lineup, along with departed veterans Chris O'Connell, Floyd Domino, Tony Garnier, and Tim Alexander, as well as guest stars Tracy Byrd, Wade Hayes, the McGuire Sisters, and Johnny Lee Carpenter. Of course, the defining element in the group's sound remains Benson's big baritone, which he puts at the service of many of the band's hits, including "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read," "House of Blue Lights," "Miles and Miles of Texas," "Boogie Back to Texas," and "Hot Rod Lincoln." The recordings are taken from a December 1996 club date, which gives the show an unusual intimacy. Given that warmth and the survey the album provides of the band's career, Back to the Future Now makes a good primer of Asleep at the Wheel, even if the question Benson should have asked is, "Why not another live record?," to which the answer would be, "because it's redundant."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646798126
catalogNumber: 67981
Rank: 100284

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asleep at the Wheel   Primary Artist
McGuire Sisters   Vocals
Lucky Oceans   Steel Guitar
Tracy Byrd   Vocals
Ray Benson   Guitar,Vocals
Cindy Cashdollar   Steel Guitar
Floyd Domino   Piano
Michael Francis   Saxophone
Tony Garnier   Bass
Chris O'Connell   Vocals
Leroy Preston   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
David Sanger   Drums
Wade Hayes   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Booher   Fiddle
David Earl Miller   Bass,Background Vocals
Tim Alexander   Piano,Background Vocals
John Lee Carpenter   Fiddle
Jason Roberts   Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Benson   Composer,Producer
Frank Campbell   Engineer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Chris Frayne   Composer
Leroy Preston   Composer
Larry Seyer   Engineer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
David Gratz   Engineer
Allen Crider   Engineer
Junior Barnard   Composer
Barnard Wills   Composer
Christopher Powell   Composer
L. R. Bernard   Composer

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