The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Ghost Train

HighTone Records HCD8147

Elana Fremerman, violin, lead vocals; Whit Smith, guitar, lead vocals; Jake Erwin, upright bass; vocals; Joe Kerr, special guest on piano.

This CD features American roots music definitely leaning toward Country Western swing. If you liked Les Paul and Mary Ford, this is right up your alley.

The cuts are interesting for the innovative, original lyrics and the performers are first rate musicians. The wonderful bass slapping by Jake Erwin is a highlight. Elana Fremerman's unaffected vocalizing is infectious.

With the swing revival now occurring, this CD is sure to be a winner when it is released.

by Dorothy Hill

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