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BR5-49

Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:12 pm

This band was one of several Western swing/biker band country organizations popular in the 1990's. BR5-49 was not given massive amounts of air time, unlike some of its contemporaries. Asleep at The Wheel, Junior Brown, and the Kentucky Headhunters were other bands of this era. Asleep At The Wheel was arguably the best Western Swing band of all time, thanks to its leader, vocalist and arranger, the immensely talented Ray Benson. BR5-49 is the equal of anybody with their musicality, but their vocals lack in the quality of Ray Benson. Junior Brown made his reputation with his unusual way of playing his unusual guitar and the Kentucky Headhunters were in another world altogether. I have BR5-49's self-titled album from 1996. Some of the outstanding tracks are "Even If It's Wrong" which was the hit on the CD. "Honky Tonk Song" and "Hickory Wind" demonstrates the talent of the musicians. A couple of old standards, the Ray Price hit "Crazy Arms" and the Mel Tillis composition "I Ain't Never" are done with competence here as well.

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Post by willy3486 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:32 pm

I think I remember this group. Didn't they get the title from Hee Haw?

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:42 pm

That is possible. After the Junior Samples bit?

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