Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Amazing Rhythm Aces - Full House Aces High (1981 us, delicate country bluesy soft rock)

 Original relased in 1981 as a double LP, this live set by The Amazing Rhythm Aces contains recordings made in 1979 in California and Alabama. Aces' are in excellent condition playing some great tunes,  many of them even better from the studio versions. Sweet melodies sometimes melancholic haunted, sometimes nostalgic, with excellent guitar passages, sweet piano and brass sections. Just what I needed on this Sunday morning...  My only objection is the dedication about the ...King of Cowboys

1. The End Is Not In Sight (The Cowboy Tune) - 4:30
2. Anything You Want (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) - 4:53
3. Who's Crying Now? - 4:10
4. Just Between You And Me And The Wall (You're A Fool) - 6:01
5. Lipstick Traces (Naomi Neville) - 4:42
6. Dancing The Night Away (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) - 5:33
7. Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song) - 4:01
8. These Dreams Of Losing (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) - 4:55
9. I Pity The Mother And Father (When The Kids Move Away). 2:57
10.King Of The Cowboys (Russell Smith, James H. Brown Jr.) - 6:23
11.Third Rate Romance - 4:14
12.My Tears Still Flow - 4:14
13.The "Ella B" - 4:42
14.I'll Be Gone - 3:25
15.Who Will The Next Fool Be (Charlie Rich) - 3:28
16.I'm Gonna Miss You (Like The Devil) (James Moore) -  2:42
All songs by Russell Smith unless as else indicated
Live recordings at
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco,CA,May 22,1979
Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles,CA,May 24, 1979
Roxy Theatre, San Diego,CA,May 26, 1979
Brothers' Music Hall, Birmingham,AL,Aug.5,1979

The Amazing Rhythm Aces
*Duncan Cameron - Vocals, Guitar, Steel Guitar
*Jeff Davis - Electric, Double Upright Bass, Vocals 
*Billy Earheart - Keyboards, Organ, Piano
*James Hooker - Vocals, Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Organ
*Butch McDade - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
*Russell Smith - Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals
*John McEuen - Banjo, Mandolin
The Rhino Horns
*Brian Savage - Saxophone
*Al Garth - Saxophone, Fiddle