Boot Heel Drag 701

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Review Text Wills' peak is usually reckoned as the late '30s to the mid-'40s. His slightly later recordings, dating from the time his popularity began to slip, have received comparatively little attention. However, you really can't detect much of a drop in quality, on record anyway, on this double-CD compilation of 50 tracks he did for MGM from 1947-1954. This was not a total dry spell for him hit-wise, and all five of his Top Ten country charters (all from 1948-1950) during that span are here: "Ida Red Likes the Boogie," "Thorn in My Heart," "Keeper of My Heart," "Bubbles in My Beer," and "Faded Love." True, it was not a time of great stability for the Texas Playboys. No less than nine different lineups are heard on the record, and their most famous vocalist, Tommy Duncan, left in 1948 (and appears on only about a third of the songs on this compilation). Still, overall they still ground out top-notch western swing on disc, the commendably diverse repertoire drawing on blues, boogie, jazz, pop, and novelty humor. The material and production get a little slicker than his earlier recordings occasionally, but there's plenty of exuberant vocal and instrumental interplay. ~ Richie Unterberger

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CD: 1

  1. 1. I'll Have Somebody Else - 3:43
  2. 2. Sally Goodin' - 2:18
  3. 3. Blues for Dixie - 3:54
  4. 4. Warm Red Wine - 3:55
  5. 5. Playboy Chimes - 2:28
  6. 6. Ida Red Likes to Boogie - 3:42
  7. 7. Dog House Blues - 3:33
  8. 8. Papa's Jumpin' - 3:40
  9. 9. Keeper of My Heart - 3:43
  10. 10. Texas Drummer Boy - 3:32
  11. 11. Pastime Blues - 3:53
  12. 12. Still Water Runs the Deepest - 3:52
  13. 13. Thorn in My Heart - 2:23
  14. 14. Three Little Kittens - 3:34
  15. 15. Silver Lake Blues - 3:42
  16. 16. Cotton Patch Blues - 3:50
  17. 17. I Ain't Got Nobody - 3:33
  18. 18. Betcha My Heart - 2:18
  19. 19. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues - 3:55
  20. 20. Bob Wills Square Dance No. 2 - 3:57
  21. 21. Trouble, Trouble Blues - 3:12
  22. 22. I Married the Rose of San Antone - 3:31
  23. 23. Boot Heel Drag - 3:45
  24. 24. End of the Line - 3:36
  25. 25. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - 2:19

CD: 2

  1. 26. Texas Blues - 2:25
  2. 27. Cadillac and a Model "A" - 2:04
  3. 28. Sitting on Top of the World - 3:07
  4. 29. My Little Rock Candy Baby - 3:41
  5. 30. Bob Wills Square Dance No. 1 - 3:56
  6. 31. I'm Tired of Living This Lie - 3:32
  7. 32. B. Bowman Hop - 2:22
  8. 33. Bubbles in My Beer - 2:19
  9. 34. Mean Woman With Green Eyes - 3:51
  10. 35. I'm Human, Same as You - 3:12
  11. 36. Nothing But Trouble - 3:35
  12. 37. Go Home with the Girls in the Mornin' - 3:44
  13. 38. Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age - 2:29
  14. 39. Faded Love - 3:54
  15. 40. Tater Pie - 3:55
  16. 41. Bottle Baby Boogie - 3:42
  17. 42. Hop, Skip and Jump Over Texas - 3:30
  18. 43. Nothin' But the Best for My Baby - 3:35
  19. 44. (Me and My Baby) Doin' the Bunny Hop - 3:58
  20. 45. Maiden's Prayer - 3:54
  21. 46. I Laugh When I Think How I Cried Over You - 3:30
  22. 47. Snatchin' and Grabbin' - 3:38
  23. 48. I've Got a New Road Under My Wheels - 2:29
  24. 49. St. Louis Blues - 3:24
  25. 50. Hubbin' It - 2:25

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7/10/01 

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