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viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

Winters Brothers Band - Coast 2 Coast (1978)

Artista: Winters Brothers Band
Álbum: Coast 2 Coast
Año: 1978
Género: Southern Rock
Duración: 50:02
Nacionalidad: EEUU

Lista de Temas:
 Love Livin' This Way (3:02)
2. A Gun Don't Mind (5:05)
3. Call It Off (3:11)
4. All I Want To Do (2:05)
5. Lies, Lies, Lies (2:30)
6. Hold On Baby (2:41)
7. Misery In My Soul (2:27)
8. Carolina (3:38)
9. Don't Give Up On Love (2:51)
10. Pedal To The Metal (4:04)
11. Homegrown (2:20)
12. Radio Station ID (0:22)
13. Force Of Love (3:40)
14. Road To Morocco (2:34)
15. Caz Walker Commercial Theme (1:01)
16. Radio Station ID Bloopers (2:06)
17. Homegrown Acoustic (2:00)
18. Bonus Hidden track -2007 (4:22)

Dennis Winters: Lead Vocals, Acoustic / Electric Guitars

Donnie Winters: Vocals, Acoustic / Electric Guitars
Gene Watson: Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar
David "Spig" Davis: Harmony Vocals, Piano, Organ
Bill Connell: Drums, Percussion
Guest Musicians:
Charlie Daniels: Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar
Toy Caldwell: Steel Guitar
Marty Robbins: Dobro, Harmony Vocals
Don Winters Sr.: Harmony Vocals

Dennis and Donnie Winters were born in southern Florida then moved to the hills of Tennessee at a very young age. They are third generation of musicians. Grandfather "Pop" Winters band, "The Southern Strollers", were performing and recording in the late 40's. Their father Don Winters, Sr., had a successful career on his own with recordings on RCA and DECCA Records.  He was also a part of The Marty Robbins Show and spent 23 years with Marty. 

Soon after the Allman Brothers hit the scene Dennis and Donnie began to experiment with the new southern sound.  They formed the Winters Brothers Band and their future looked bright. They developed a following in the South and along the East Coast.  Their self-titled debut album, released in 1976 by ATCO/Atlantic Records, was produced by Taz Di Gregorio (of the Charlie Daniels Band).  The singles "Sang Her Love Songs" and "Smokey Mountain Log Cabin Jones" both had regional success.

Lady Fate was not kind to the Winters Brothers Band though.  They were slated to join Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1977 tour but the Skynyrd plane crash changed both band's destiny.  The tour would have exposed the WBB to a nation-wide audience and perhaps they would have had a different history.  Their second album "Coast to Coast" recorded at Capricorn recording studios in Macon, GA. in november 1978 & produced by Paul Hornsby, was held back due to legal complications between Atlantic Records and the sub-label Rabbit Records.  

The band did appear on several Volunteer Jam albums.  "Sang Her Love Songs" was featured on the 1978 Volunteer Jam III and IV double album and  "Rich Kids" was on Volunteer Jam VI, released in 1980.  A third album, Keep On Runnin', was a five-song mini-LP released in 1985 by Star Track Records (based in Nashville). 

The Band is still in active today with different line-up, they released on their own label South Star Records 2 cds in the 2000's, "Southern Rockers" (2000) & "SouthWest Stampede" (2004).

The album "Coast to Coast" never realised at this time, was first issued on a silver disc under the title "The Lost Album". This CD was published by the band itself and was removed from the market immediately after disputes within the band. It was edited again in 2007 (plus some bonus tracks)  on the South Star Records label.

The Winters Brothers never got the exposure their music deserved.  Had they, they would be held in the same regard as the CDB, MTB, Skynyrd, the Outlaws and the ABB.  But anyone who listens to 'em is sure to love 'em. (main source information: Tuckerhead.com site). 


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