November 01, 1999 12:00 PM

>FULL WESTERN DRESS The Derailers (Sire) Austin, Texas’s purveyors of swinging country and rootsy rockabilly twang a tune with guest Buck Owens and sound like Everlys on “Then She Kissed Me.”

ALABASTER BOX CeCe Winans (Wellspring Gospel) After a 1998 pop venture (Everlasting Love), gospel’s 1995 Grammy winner returns to her true calling: singing her Lord’s praises, joyfully.

JACK KEROUAC READS ON THE ROAD Jack Kerouac (RYKO) The Beat king sings and scats too (and not badly); but his readings from his masterwork make this long-lost treasure a real find.

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