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OUR NEW CD, ENTITLED AL DRESSEN'S SUPER SWING REVUE, "SONGS FROM BEAUTIFUL TEXAS."

IT INCLUDES: 
CORINNE CORINNA, MISERY, THE KIND OF LOVE,
TAKE ME BACK TO TULSA,
MAIDEN'S PRAYER, DEEP WATER,
PANHANDLE RAG, IDA RED,
BEAUTIFUL TEXAS, RIGHT OR WRONG,
I'M AN OLD COWHAND,
MILK COW BLUES,
REMINGTON RIDE

GO TO MUSIC AND VIDEOS PAGE TO HEAR SONG SAMPLES.

MUSICIANS INCLUDE:  DENNY MATHIS ON STEEL GUITAR, FIDDLERS RICKY TURPIN, KATIE HOLMES, AND DANNY LEVIN, PAUL GLASSE ON MANDOLIN, LEAD GUITARIST LONNIE ATKINSON,
PIANISTS DANNY LEVIN AND FLOYD DOMINO, MARK KAZANOFF ON SAXAPHONE, RONNIE STEWART ON RHYTHM GUITAR, VOCALISTS AL DRESSEN, KATIE HOLMES, RICKY TURPIN, LONNIE ATKINSON, AND NEAL CLAUSNITZER.

HOW TO ORDER:
1.  FOR PAYMENT BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, WRITE AL DRESSEN AT PO BOX 1943, MANCHACA, TEXAS 78652 

2. FOR PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD,  EMAIL  AL DRESSEN AT
   
adressen@austin.rr.com or call at 512 745-0659, AND INCLUDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

2. IN ALL CASES, GIVE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS, ALONG WITH THE SPECIFIC ORDER INFORMATION
 
DOMESTIC ORDERS:  CD'S ARE $16.00 AND SHIPPING AND HANDLING IS $4.00 FOR THE 1ST CD.  ADD $1.00 EXTRA FOR SHIPPING EACH EXTRA CD. 
ADD SALES TAX OF 8.25% FOR ORDERS IN TEXAS. 
    
FOREIGN ORDERS:  CD'S ARE $16.00 AND SHIPPING AND HANDLING IS $11.00 FOR THE 1ST CD.  ADD $1.00 EXTRA FOR SHIPPING EACH EXTRA CD. 
  

3.  PURCHASES MAY ALSO BE COMPLETED THROUGH THE USE OF PAYPAL.  CLICK ON THE ABOVE PAYPAL LOGO IF YOU PREFER.

HERE IS WHAT SOME OF THE WESTERN SWING EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

From Texas Playboy vocalist Leon Rausch:  “It sounds like our old radio shows and gets me back to the early days of western swing with the good natural beat and as Bob  used to say, “It’s Danceable!”.  Well done Al, it will go on my list of favorites in my CD collection, and believe me, I’ve got a bunch of CDs in my collection.  All the folks on this CD deserve a hearty ‘well done’.”

Texas Playboy steel guitarist Herb Remington says:  “This CD is a winner!!  With some great jazz and swing players having a lot of fun with some great tunes that Al has chosen.  Nice arrangements and ensemble work.  Reminds me of the sounds of the Playboys in the 40’s .  Great work !  Hey Al, how come I’m not on this?”

From Texas Playboy drummer Casey Dickens:  “Al, you hit a home run boy!!  There’s an old musical saying, you are only as good as the musicians you play with.  Al has surrounded himself with some of the best.  I enjoyed the arrangements, the fiddles, the guitars,  and  the rhythm section.  There’s some good singing with Al doing a beautiful rendition of ‘Beautiful Texas.’  Yes Al, I think you hit a home run!”

Texas Playboy bass player Louise Rowe says:  “This is the best western swing album I’ve heard since the early 1950’s.  This CD is beautiful!  I loved the fiddles and the true sound of the fiddle was captured.  This is hard to do in a studio, but you did it!!  The rhythm section sounds great, and  Al, your singing is outstanding.  The band sounds wonderful, and Danny Levin did a fabulous job of mixing!  I’m so thrilled with the CD that I’ve been using it to warm up with before I go play a gig.   In my lifetime of playing western swing music I’ve had the honor of working with four great bandleaders, Bob Wills, Jack Rowe, Tommy Allsup, and Al Dressen who I played with for four years.  Al is not only an outstanding bandleader, but also a true friend.   He has always showed such respect for all of the pioneers of western swing.  Bob Wills would be proud of this CD.  He’d say, “Now this is real western swing.”

Western Swing Monthly’s Barbara Martin says:  “Al Dressen knows how to put together a Western Swing band and he proves it again on this swingin’ CD.  With the tops in Austin-area musicians, dazzling arrangements and a light-hearted, fun approach in the studio, the Super Swing Revue delivers a sure winner.  I love this CD!”

The Playboys “Texas Drummer Boy” Johnny Cuviello said (about six months before his death):  “Al is one of the great western swing band leaders of all time, and I have played with quite a few.  I ‘d say he is in the top three!  He knows how to bring out the best in his band members and shows respect for them.  I always enjoy coming to Texas and getting to play with his band.”

Western Swing Disc Jockey Mike Gross says:  “It has been too many years since Al Dressen and his wonderful group of musicians has recorded an album.  Now, after all these years this top class CD of 13 Western Swing gems is now available.  It is really a gem, and I plan to use each and every cut on my “Swingin’ West” radio shows.”

 Western Swing Disc Jockey Enola Gay said:  “I just played this CD and I love the quality of the instruments, vocals and the recording itself.  Thank you for a real good Western Swing collection when there’s so many ‘wanna-be’ Western Swing bands making recordings.  You do the music justice.  I liked Katie Holmes vocals and Al’s interjections and aaahs.  Thanks Al!”

Texas Playboy bassman Junior Pruneda says:  "Al you did it!  This is a great CD.  It's pure authentic born and bred Texas Western Swing music.  As soon as I get into my pickup your CD is the first thing that goes into the music slot.  Great vocals and arrangements and your direction of the band uncannily reminds me of Bob and Johnny Lee Will's gestures and direction.  Thanks for keeping it Western Swing."

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