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The advantage Rig Rock Deluxe has over other tribute albums is that, for the most part, we either don’t know the original versions of these songs, or they’re new. That, combined with the genuine fun most of these artists seem to be having, makes Rig Rock Deluxe a hoot. Don Walser kicks things off inimitably with “Truck Driving Man.” He’s a tough act to follow, but artists including (but not limited to) Buck Owens, Red Simpson, Junior Brown, Shaver, Steve Earle, Son Volt, and the Bottle Rockets do their caffeinated best. Only a couple of songs don’t make the grade: Kelly Willis’ “Truckstop Girl” for not using a pocka-chicka backbeat and Nick Lowe’s “I’m Coming Home” for being recorded in Stockholm. The whole shebang winds up with Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, Wayne Hancock, Toni Price, Kim Richey and many others performing as Rig Rock Deluxe on “Six Days on the Road.” Makes for a great ride.
The late Colin Cooper was a founding member and leader of Climax Blues Band.A great song writer,vocalist,sax player and guitarist,whose distinctive baritone vocals were crucial to the mainstream success of Couldn’t Get it Right(1978), a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic.This is a truly rare find – a collection of unreleased tracks recorded between 1995-2008,and taken from tapes completed at Colin’s home studios and originally recorded for personal pleasure with no release plans at the time.The selection of music perfectly demonstrates Colin’s unique vocal style, accomplished musicianship and deep knowledge of the music he loved.Some songs even have a spoken introduction, giving a nice,laid-back feel to the Blues flavoured songs presented on this CD.As well as being an essential addition for Climax Blues Band collectors,this is a really pleasant album with tasteful sax,nice guitar work,and Colin’s warm vocals that will delight blues-rock fans.