Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills I even harbored a dream of someday becoming a Texas Playboy and sharing the excitement and freedom expressed in [Wills"] music. Although the dream never materialized, I have been given this opportunity to salute him and I more than welcome it. --Buddy Emmons.
Buddy Emmons has worked extensively with Ray Price and Roger Miller and has appeared on countless recordings as a Nashville session man. This 1976 album features exciting recreations of a host of Wills standards, lead by Emmons" beautifully soulful pedal steel guitar playing. Accompanying him are some of "the best damned musicians" he could find, including Johnny Gimble, harmony vocals, fiddle and electric mandolin; Phil Baugh, rhythm and lead guitar; Karl Himmel and Larrie London, drums; Leon Rhodes and Hargus "Pig" Robbins, piano; Don Sheffield, trumpet; Buddy Spicher and Bob White, fiddles and Henry Strzelecki on bass.
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