The album from Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch.
It's a match made in Western Swing heaven as Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel team up with famed Texas Playboy vocalist Leon Rausch for a feature length CD entitled It's a Good Day.
Following on the heels of the GRAMMY-nominated 2009 release Willie and the Wheel, Benson knew the time was right, 'I have known Leon Rausch for over 38 years and I finally got to do the recording I have dreamed of for so long. He also is responsible for the Wheel's version of 'Get Your Kicks (on Route 66),' still our most popular song, when back in the mid-70s he suggested to Floyd Domino we take the venerable standard and put our signature boogie-woogie beat to the song.' For his part, Rausch loved recording with Asleep at the Wheel, 'Theyre all good musicians and good people. I just love this band and so we tried to capture a little of that on record and see what happens.' Additional tracks include 'Truck Drivers Blues' a Cliff Bruner song which Rausch performs as a duet with Willie Nelson, 'Alright, Okay, You Win' a Joe Williams / Count Basie gem that Rausch has some fun trading with Asleep at the Wheel's Elizabeth McQueen, and the title track 'Its a Good Day' takes a Peggy Lee classic on a swinging ride through Texas.
1. It's A Good Day
2. Truck Driver's Blues
3. Alright, Okay, You Win
5. Basin Street Blues
6. I Didn't Realize
7. Mean Woman With The Green Eyes
8. Sugar Moon
9. Cotton Patch Blues
10. Snap Your Fingers
11. Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)
12. Osage Stomp