Asleep at the Wheel

Texas Gold/Wheelin' & Dealin'

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

This two-fer from Acadia features a pair of out of print Asleep at the Wheel LPs, Texas Gold and Wheelin' and Dealin', both originally issued on Capitol in 1975 and 1976. These albums highlight the band's mixture of originals and classic Western swing, jazz, and honky tonk material, not to mention the unique baritone vocals of frontman Ray Benson. Alongside the Top Ten country hit "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read," the selection of cover versions is first-rate: Amos Milburn's "Let Me Go Home, Whiskey," Doug and Rusty Kershaw's "Cajun Stripper," Percy Mayfield's "Lost Mind," and heated versions of "Route 66" and "Trouble in Mind."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Asleep at the Wheel 03:17 Amazon
2 Asleep at the Wheel 03:18 Amazon
3 Asleep at the Wheel 03:21 Amazon
4 Asleep at the Wheel 04:12 Amazon
5 Asleep at the Wheel 03:08 Amazon
6 Asleep at the Wheel 05:09 Amazon
7 Asleep at the Wheel 03:16 Amazon
8 Asleep at the Wheel 03:16 Amazon
9 Asleep at the Wheel 02:47 Amazon
10 Asleep at the Wheel 03:43 Amazon
11 Asleep at the Wheel 02:54 Amazon
12 Asleep at the Wheel 03:07 Amazon
13 Asleep at the Wheel 03:36 Amazon
14 Asleep at the Wheel 02:48 Amazon
15 Asleep at the Wheel 04:04 Amazon
16 Asleep at the Wheel 02:28 Amazon
17 Asleep at the Wheel 02:59 Amazon
18 Asleep at the Wheel 03:50 Amazon
19 Asleep at the Wheel 04:11 Amazon
20 Asleep at the Wheel 02:51 Amazon
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