The Hot Club of Cowtown

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Kicking in with the instrumental bluegrass fiddle number "Draggin' the Bow," things get hotter when the Hot Club of Cowtown add a heap of period-style originals into their Western swing mix. There's the Bourbon Street sound of "Emily" and "Darling You and I Are Through," and then there are the standards like "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and "Always and Always." Old-timey country ("I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You" and "Red Hot Mama") is yet another style in the Hot Club's bag of successful tricks, which are authentic yet somehow absolutely fresh -- and something to aspire to for the pack of neo-roots bands.

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