Sleepy Eyed John CD

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Ole Rasmussen
Sleepy Eyed John CD

Ole Rasmussen & his Nebraska Cornhuskers were one of the most popular Western Swing bands of the late 1940s and early '50s.
A California-based group that eschewed the usual ultra-smooth ensembles associated with West Coast bands for an earthier, but still sophisticated sound that owed more to Bob Wills than it did to Spade Cooley or Tex Williams.
The Cornhuskers were an accessible and infectious band that played for the people, not for other musicians.
Rasmussen was no musician himself, but an astute bandleader who built one of the finest bands around.
It featured the mellow vocals of the Tommy Duncan-inspired Teddy Wilds, and later the Ernest Tubb-influenced Virgil Lee, and such excellent musicians as fiddlers Tex Atchison and Rocky Stone, steel guitarist Billy Tonnesen and guitarist Earl Finley.
All 28 sides from the band's remarkably consistent two year stint at Capitol Records from 1950 to 1952 are gathered here, including classics like Sleepy-Eyed John, Rockaway, C Jam Blues and others.

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Disc 1
  1. Somewhere In San Antone
  2. Sleepy Eyed John
  3. Rockaway
  4. I'm Still Betting On Love
  5. Spanish Polka
  6. We're Gonna Go Fishin'
  7. It Must Be Love
  8. My Conscience is Clear
  9. Gonna See My Sunday Baby Saturday Night
  10. Which-A-Way Will You Go
  11. Straighten Out Your Troubles
  12. The Sandhills of Nebraska
  13. You Were My Dream Last Night
  14. Country Weddin' Day
  15. Ramblin' Blues
  16. Half a Love Affair
  17. In the Mood
  18. Old Love of Yesterday
  19. Everybody Thinks You're an Angel
  20. Something From Heaven
  21. Did the Man In the Moon Come From Texas
  22. C-Jam Blues
  23. New Star Rag
  24. Tuxedo Junction
  25. Charleston Alley
  26. Careful Now
  27. Jersey Bounce
  28. My Mary