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Asleep At the Wheel

December 18th, 2014

Formed:
1970 in Paw Paw, WV

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Asleep At the Wheel

Biography

Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel have been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. In reviving the freewheeling, eclectic sensibility of Western swing godfather Bob Wills, the Wheel have earned enthusiastic critical praise throughout their lengthy career; they have not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but have also been able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form. Typically featuring eight to 11 musicians, the group has gone through myriad personnel changes (at last count, over 80 members had passed through their ranks), but 6'7″ frontman Ray Benson has held it together for four decades, keeping Asleep at the Wheel a viable recording and touring concern and maintaining their devotion to classic-style Western swing.

Top Albums


1. Willie and t..

2. The Very Bes..

3. Ride With Bo..

4. Live at Bill..

5. Still the Ki..

6. Kings of the..

7. Santa Loves ..

8. Reinventing ..

9. Asleep At th..

10. It's a Good ..

11. Western Stan..

12. Live from Au..

13. Tribute to t..

14. Live at Aust..

15. Santa Loves ..

16. Asleep at th..

17. Tribute to t..

18. Back to the ..

19. 20th Century..

20. Texas Gold /..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Tiger Rag (with Old Crow Medicine Sh.. Still the King: Celebrating.. 2:55 $1.29
2.

Santa Loves to Boogie Santa Loves to Boogie 2:32 $1.29
3.

Merry Texas Christmas Y'All Merry Texas Christmas Y&#39.. 3:03 $0.99
4.

Hot Rod Lincoln Western Standard Time 2:57 $0.99
5.

Christmas In Texas (feat. Kevin Fowl.. Santa Loves to Boogie 3:03 $1.29
6.

Xmas In Jail Merry Texas Christmas Y&#39.. 2:39 $0.99
7.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (feat… Santa Loves to Boogie 3:06 $1.29
8.

Santa's On His Way Santa Loves to Boogie 2:22 $1.29
9.

Give You My Gift Santa Loves to Boogie 3:27 $1.29
10.

Hot Texas Christmas Day (feat. Dale .. Santa Loves to Boogie 3:32 $1.29
11.

Cotton Eyed Joe Timeless Classics, Vol. IV:.. 8:55 $0.99
12.

Under the Double Eagle (Live Version.. Asleep At The Wheel Greates.. 4:20 $0.99
13.

Hot Rod Lincoln (Live Version) Asleep At The Wheel Greates.. 6:37 $0.99
14.

Bump Bounce Boogie (Live Version) Asleep At The Wheel Greates.. 4:30 $0.99
15.

Big Balls in Cow Town (Live Version) Asleep At The Wheel Greates.. 4:09 $0.99
16.

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Live) I Love USA – Patriotic Inde.. 3:17 $0.99
17.

Miles and Miles of Texas (Live) Boys of Country 3:23 $0.99
18.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 (Live Ver.. Country Masters: Asleep at .. 3:17 $0.99
19.

Cherokee Maiden (Live Version) Country Masters: Asleep at .. 4:02 $0.99
20.

Cotton Eyed Joe (Live) Platinum Trax All Time Coun.. 4:10 $0.99
21.

Don't Fence Me In Country Loving Memories, Vo.. 2:50 $0.99
22.

Why Don't You Love Me Like You U.. Early Years 2:50 $0.99
23.

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 [Live] 50 Patriotic Songs (Officia.. 3:17 $0.99
24.

Take Me Back to Tulsa (Live) Havin' a Party – Live 3:28 $0.99
25.

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Live) Havin' a Party – Live 3:17 $0.99

Top Music Videos


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2. Cotton Eyed Jo..

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5. The Letter (Th..


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