Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen / Commander Cody

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Commander Cody plied his trade with a high degree of success throughout much of the '70s, until his blend of country, rockabilly, and boogie-woogie took a back seat in a changing musical climate. Rather than quit or change, the good Commander steadfastly stood his ground, performing and recording in a largely unaltered style throughout the '80s and '90s. This '90s release finds the band with a different lineup (guitarist Bill Kirchen had gone on to an impressive solo career, for one thing), but the general idea is still the same: American roots music played with swingin' fervor. "Lose It Tonite" shows that the Commander still knows his way around a boogie-woogie tune, and while "Working Man's Blues" is not the Merle Haggard tune of the same name, there's no absence of raw, hard-hitting country flavor here. The electric roots-rock quotient is upped a notch, leaving less room for the swing/jump-blues side of the group's sound, but the Commander remains faithful to his roots nevertheless.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:29 Spotify
2 3:00 Spotify
3 2:37 Spotify
4 3:08 Spotify
5 3:36 Spotify
6 3:04 Spotify
7 2:40 Spotify
8 2:38 Spotify
9 3:08 Spotify
10 3:29 Spotify
11 3:04 Spotify
12 2:23 Spotify
13
3:22 Spotify
14 2:56 Spotify
15 3:12 Spotify
16 3:10 Spotify
17 1:26 Spotify
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