By People Staff
August 27, 1979 12:00 PM

Asleep at the Wheel

A hyphenater’s delight, this Western-swing-Texas-rock-country-boogie-Kansas-City-blues band updates its original ’40s-’50s sound in an LP recorded at the Austin Opry House in January. The selections run to such standbys as Choo Choo Ch Boogie, Jumpin’ at the Woodside, Route 66 and—a cross between the Billie Holliday and Blood, Sweat and Tears versions—God Bless the Child, with an appropriately bluesy vocal by Chris O’Connell. There’s a gutsy, loose Friday-Saturday night feel to the album (not surprising, since that’s when it was recorded), and it the group seem old-fashioned at times, they demonstrate a gratifying recognition of their musical heritage.

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