There were many reasons I would buy this record. It was only $1. It also contained two Willie Nelson songs as well as being produced(or compiled?) by the man himself. Finally, it is a good little collection of outlaw / oddball country. All these reasons aside, I got is as I never heard Ray Wylie Hubbard’s original version of “Up Against The WallRedneck Mother”.
Like most people in this state who spent time in bars, I was very familiar with Jeff Jeff Walker’s version (which was posted some time ago on this site). So, when I saw the original on this, buying it was a done deal. This record, released by Lone Star Records in association with Mercury, in 1978, also features Nelson, Cooder Browne, novelty country singer Don Bowman, Steve Fromholz, and the Geezinslaw Bros. Apparently, Lone Star was Nelson’s own label.
For a sample, I really liked the instrumental, “Lonesome Rider” as performed by Cooder Browne, which is the name of the group and not a person. I also wrongly thought that this was a Bob Wills’ standard. So I was wrong on two counts with this today. The band featured Larry Franklin on vocals and fiddle. who also recorded with Asleep At The Wheel. This is from the one album they released (on Lone Star).
I also really liked the Geezinslaw Bros.’ “Who’s A Fool”. Hailing from Austin Tx, the Bros are really the comedy/musical duo of Sammy Allred and Son Smith. They were active musically from sometime in the 50’s up into 2005.
Finally, you got to go with the girl you brought to the dance so here is Ray Wylie Hubbard’s classic, “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother”. Hubbard, born in Soper, OK in 1946 is still active today.
Good Little Record. Satisfactory.