Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Good Timing! - Merle's Tribute To "The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World"

Good things happen when you pay hommage to the King of Western Swing. Today, when I got home from work I was greeted by the new arrival, by mail, of Merle Haggard's 1970 tribute to Bob Wills, appropriately called A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World.

So consider this an extension of this afternoon's Western Swing post. Take it away Hag:

Merle Haggard - Right Or Wrong.

Merle Haggard - Take Me Back To Tulsa (buy album).

I especially like Merle's laid back vocal on the first tune and the fiddle playing on the second. A lot of the Playboys played on this record and its release apparently triggered a resurgence of interest in Western Swing. Maybe this post will do the same...

Here's a more proper album review.

Have a good night!