In a Honky-Tonk Mood

In a Honky-Tonk Mood

by Lucky Tomblin BandLucky Tomblin Band


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Yes, they certainly are in a honky tonk mood, and if that makes for an album that sounds a bit samey and formulaic by the end, so be it -- some structures become formulas because they work so well, and this is one of them. Make no mistake: these are not innovators, not hungry youngsters out to set the world of country music and Western swing on its ear. They're pros. And they know that being professional honky tonkers means that you have to have fun, so that's what they do, and of course it's infectious. Tomblin himself sings lead on about half the songs, and does a good job, but apart from his brilliant performance on "There She Goes," the best moments come when Redd Volkaert stretches out and shows his mettle on the Telecaster, and when bassist Sarah Brown gets her turn at the mike (on the classic "Trouble in Mind" and Moon Mullican's "Lonesome Hearted Blues"). "Cold War" wins the award for Best Use of an Obsolete Political Analogy in a Baby-Come-Back Song. The album's only real flub is the embarrassing "Squaws Along the Yukon," which is both racially and sexually retrograde enough to make you want to make a contribution to a politically correct charity. Highly recommended overall.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
Label: Texas World
UPC: 0678572952821
catalogNumber: 143
Rank: 147800


  1. I Done It
  2. The Key's in the Mailbox
  3. Trademark
  4. Lonesome Hearted Blues
  5. I Don't Believe I'll Fall in Love Today
  6. Cold War
  7. You Are the One
  8. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
  9. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  10. There She Goes
  11. Squaws Along the Yukon
  12. I Got the Bull by the Horns
  13. Trouble in Mind
  14. Loose Talk
  15. Thanks Alot

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucky Tomblin Band   Primary Artist
Bobby Arnold   Rhythm Guitar
Earl Poole Ball   Piano,Vocals
Sarah Brown   Bass,Vocals
Redd Volkaert   Guitar,Vocal Ad-Libs
Lucky Tomblin   Vocals
John Dawson Reed   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Moon Mullican   Composer
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Bobby Arnold   Engineer
Henry Glover   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Ann Lucas   Composer
Porter Wagoner   Composer
Gary Walker   Composer
Tex Atchison   Composer
Durwood Haddock   Composer
Scotty Harrell   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Don Sessions   Composer
Lou Wayne   Composer
Eddie Hazelwood   Composer
Debora Hanson   Executive Producer
Amos Boyd   Composer
Lucky Tomblin Band   Producer

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