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Don Walser|Texas Legend

Texas Legend

Don Walser

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Texan Don Walser has been called "the Pavarotti of the Plains," a title that may look good on a marquee but is really fairly wide of the mark. Walser's clear tenor was a remarkable instrument, certainly, but he wavered off-pitch enough (usually deliberately) to make the Pavarotti parallel mostly ridiculous. Specializing in a sort of stripped down western swing which mixed cowboy and honky tonk elements into a crowd-pleasing veneer, and always traditional to the core, Walser stood outside of the contemporary country scene, and by not embracing it, he actually managed to sound refreshingly different. This generous set collects the best of his 1990s recordings for Watermelon Records, including his signature "Rolling Stone from Texas," the bustling "Big Ball in Cowtown," a pair of unassuming story-songs, "Cowboy Ramsey" and "Fuzz Dixon," and an interesting version of the faux Appalachian ballad "Long Black Veil." It would be remiss not to mention that Walser also yodels freely through many of these tracks, further distancing himself from the world of contemporary country music.
© Steve Leggett /TiVo

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1
Casting My Lasso
Don Walser
00:02:07

Don Walser, MainArtist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist - Al Callaway, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

2
Cowboy Ramsey
Don Walser
00:03:34

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

3
The John Deere Tractor Song
Don Walser
00:03:49

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

4
Shelly's Winter Love
The Pure Texas Band
00:03:52

Don Walser, MainArtist - Merle Haggard, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

5
Rolling Stone From Texas
Don Walser
00:02:37

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

6
Tomorrow Is A Million Miles Away
Don Walser
00:02:51

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

7
Cowpoke
Don Walser
00:02:58

Don Walser, MainArtist - Stan Jones, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

8
Curtain In The Window
Don Walser
00:02:43

Lee Ross, ComposerLyricist - Don Walser, MainArtist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

9
All Around Cowboy
Don Walser
00:04:07

Don Walser, MainArtist - Marty Robbins, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

10
Long Black Veil
Don Walser
00:04:09

Don Walser, MainArtist - Danny Dill, ComposerLyricist - Marijohn Wikin, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

11
Big Ball In Cowtown
Don Walser
00:03:04

Hoyle Nix, ComposerLyricist - Don Walser, MainArtist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

12
Bouquet Of Roses
Don Walser
00:02:52

Don Walser, MainArtist - Bob Hilliard, ComposerLyricist - Steve Nelson, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

13
Chime Bells
Don Walser
00:02:51

Don Walser, MainArtist - Elton Britt, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

14
Fuzz Dixon
Don Walser
00:02:50

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

15
You
Don Walser
00:03:17

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

16
Yodel Polka
Don Walser
00:02:34

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

17
Cattle Call
Don Walser
00:02:51

Tex Owens, ComposerLyricist - Don Walser, MainArtist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

18
Hill Country Waltz
Don Walser
00:02:52

Don Walser, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Pure Texas Band, MainArtist - Pat Baughman, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Don Walser, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

Album Description

Texan Don Walser has been called "the Pavarotti of the Plains," a title that may look good on a marquee but is really fairly wide of the mark. Walser's clear tenor was a remarkable instrument, certainly, but he wavered off-pitch enough (usually deliberately) to make the Pavarotti parallel mostly ridiculous. Specializing in a sort of stripped down western swing which mixed cowboy and honky tonk elements into a crowd-pleasing veneer, and always traditional to the core, Walser stood outside of the contemporary country scene, and by not embracing it, he actually managed to sound refreshingly different. This generous set collects the best of his 1990s recordings for Watermelon Records, including his signature "Rolling Stone from Texas," the bustling "Big Ball in Cowtown," a pair of unassuming story-songs, "Cowboy Ramsey" and "Fuzz Dixon," and an interesting version of the faux Appalachian ballad "Long Black Veil." It would be remiss not to mention that Walser also yodels freely through many of these tracks, further distancing himself from the world of contemporary country music.
© Steve Leggett /TiVo

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