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Brisbane Bop
Brisbane Bop

Brisbane Bop

Product ID : 18310532

Galleon Product ID 18310532
UPC / ISBN 714288250124
Shipping Weight 0.15 lbs
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Manufacturer Rivers, Jimmie
Shipping Dimension 5.59 x 4.8 x 0.39 inches
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Brand Rivers, Jimmie
Format CD
Number Of Discs 1
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 1995-08-29
Release Date 1995-08-29
UPC 714288250124

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Product Description Country jazz guitarist Jimmie Rivers and The Cherokees, a Western Swing band, with Vance Terry (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys) on pedal steel. A reissue of the 1983 LP, plus 6 cuts from live "23 Club" dates, 1961-64. Amazon.com Jimmie Rivers was the leader of a late-'50s/early-'60s eight-man house band at a Brisbane, California, nightclub called DeMarco's 23 Club. There, when they weren't backing the likes of Lefty Frizzell and Ernest Tubb, Rivers and the boys indulged their own Western swing whims. Brisbane Bop captures those flights of fancy, and it's a revelation. Rivers was a sophisticated, fleet-fingered player with a love for Charlie Christian and Barney Kessel, and eclectic taste in material that encompassed everything from pop standards to the odd Art Pepper cover. Brisbane Bop is culled from informal recordings made by steel guitarist Vance Terry. While they're not clean by today's standards, the CD is eminently listenable and has its own kind of honky-tonk charm. The whoops from the crowd and on-stage announcements ("Every Sunday we'll start at 7 ... so you can get drunk and go home early") gives the 19-song collection a kind of roadhouse Live at the Regal ambiance. --Steven Stolder