David Bagsby's main body of work
And from Steve Bagsby:
|4/25/2006: "Talahina Hula" starring David's brother, Steve Bagsby on
steel guitar and vocals.
This is jaunty, Western Swing-informed music, full of panache and humor.
|(from Guestbook 152) John Hillis said:
"Talahina Hula"--a nifty piece of steel git work that makes me smile every time I play the (legally downloaded) mp3. Can't wait for the "abum" to be released.
Steve Bagsby, who is that guy singing on your new Talahina Hula CD? He's got an authentic Western Swing voice.
In reply to the Webmaster, I handled the vocals on the "Talahina Hula" CD and my brother David handled the harmonies. As far as the vocal style went, Tommy Duncan, Leon Huff, and alike were big influences. Same thing went for Leon McAuliffe's steel playing and Eldon Shamblin's guitar work. Those styles rubbed off on me at an early age, and I've been heavily corrupted since.
On our way to the drive-in, we tuned in John Wooley's "Swing on This" program on KWGS. First tune out of the radio was a pleasant surprise: "Legion Hall Strut" from "Talahina Hula".
Friends, how long has it been since you had a rich, thick, steamin' bowl of Steve Bagsby? Well, that's too long! Whether you're an Oklahoman or long, long removed, get your hands on Steve's "Talahina Hula" CD. Ten bucks and cheap at twice the price, if only for the photo of the Artiste on the back cover. When the sun is right in the sky, and the volume is set just so, you can close your eyes and for a moment, it's noontime 60-some years ago and you're listening to Bob Wills on KVOO. (You do, however, have to provide your own "aaaah-ha"s.)
Seriously, and no kiddin', friends, this is a great recording and you should buy it even if you have to get the money by not buying those baby chicks by mailing 98 cents in coin to XERF, Del Rio, that's D-E-L-R-I-O, Texas.
|Some of these CDs are available at:
To order any of these CDs,
visit David 's web site:
David's "Tulsa Project" CD series
The Wacky Post-Modernism
of David Bagsby
Interview by Wilhelm Murg
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