Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band consistently delivery high-enegry traditional western swing and country music throughout California and beyond. Red Apple Rag. Orange Blossom Special.
Much to my surprise, Monte Mills has a web page and still plays around 30 to 50 shows or so a year with the Lucky Horseshoe Band, including opening for the late Merle Haggard. So many times, records like this are a one and done-er. Based in Central Coastal California,Mills has played for a wide variety of functions and people, including entertainers and politicians. He also has released a handful or records outside of this one. Mills Web Page. Mills, at the time of this record (which I believe was his first) was a humble horse shoe-er by trade who sang both on the trail and in the shower . Good songs and great selection of tunes with numbers from Haggard, Hank Williams, and Bob Wills among others. Plus, I was really happy to see that Mills stuck with it rather than letting his talent fall to the wayside after one effort.
After releasing his tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard immediately set about working on a tribute to his other major musical idol, Bob Wills. Haggard learned how to play fiddle and, within a month, he recruited many of the original Playboys to augment the Strangers and began recording the album that became A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player (Or My Salute to Bob Wills). Where Same Train, Different Time was a measured, heartfelt tribute, Best Damn Fiddle Player is a ragged, enthusiastic good time
Download the album or mp3, watch videos Monte Mills. All video clips of all the songs are here. 1. Monte Mills Sings Bob Wills & Merle Haggard. 11. mp3, CD. Not On Label (Monte Mills Self-released).
Wills's then-drummer was Monte Mountjoy, who played in the Dixieland style. Wills battled Opry officials and refused to perform without his drummer . Merle Haggard was invited to play at this reunion. The session, scheduled for two days, took place in December 1973, with the album to be titled For The Last Time. Wills, speaking or attempting to holler, appeared on a couple tracks from the first day's session but suffered a stroke overnight. He had a more severe one a few days later. The musicians completed the album without him. Wills by then was comatose. He lingered until his death on May 13, 1975. Bob Wills Sings And Plays. Bob Wills Keepsake Album No. Longhorn.
On this album of spirited covers, Merle pays tribute to the king of Texas Swing, Bob Wills. Wills was a huge influence on Haggard and the Bakersfield Sound he was known for, and the two men had begun to record an album together when Wills suffered a fatal stroke in 1973. A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player In The World (Or, My Salute To Bob Wills) Q&A
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|A2||San Antonio Rose|
|A3||Take Me Back To Tulsa|
|A4||Milk Cow Blues|
|A5||Deep In The Heart Of Texas|
|A6||Stay All Night Stay A Little Longer|
|B1||Old Man From The Mountain|
|B2||Workin' Man Blues
Bass – Dave Lombard
|B5||I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink|
- Recorded At – Sutton Sound Studio, Atascadero, CA
- Bass – Dan Fredman
- Drums – Mike Brake
- Engineer – Rick Sutton
- Guitar – Chris Scarborough, Roy Nichols, Sonny Richter
- Harmonica – Mike Caldwell
- Harmony Vocals – Bruce Hampton
- Mandolin [Electric 5], Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmony Vocals – Tiny Moore
- Mixed By [Assistant] – Wally Barnick*
- Producer – Monte Mills
- Steel Guitar – Darrel Thatcher, Frank Hardcastle