This week’s Nakedly Examined Music podcast options the Grammy-winning Texas swing band, Asleep on the Wheel, which Ray based in 1969. They’ve launched 26 albums of authentic tunes and basic covers whereas touring continually, with Ray being the one constant member via their numerous line-ups.
Your host Mark Linsenmayer talks with Ray in regards to the title observe from Half a Hundred Years (2021), “Pedernales Stroll” from Keepin’ Me Up Nights (1990), and “Am I Excessive” from The Wheel (1977). Intro: “The Letter (That Johnny Walker Learn)” from Texas Gold (1975). Nearer: “The Street Will Maintain Me Tonight” feat. Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, recorded within the early 80s however solely launched now on the brand new album. Study extra at asleepatthewheel.com.
Watch the video for “Half a Hundred Years.” Watch “Am I Excessive?” stay on 80s TV. Right here’s the band stay not too long ago on the Paste Studio and enjoying their twenty fifth Anniversary present on Austin Metropolis Limits in 1996. Their most well-known tune is “Sizzling Rod Lincoln.” Right here they’re with Willie Nelson. Right here’s a really previous TV efficiency of “Take Me Again to Tulsa.” Hear all of “The Letter (That Johnny Walker Learn).”
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Nakedly Examined Music is a podcast hosted by Mark Linsenmayer, who additionally hosts The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast, Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast, and Philosophy vs. Improv. He releases music beneath the title Mark Lint.
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