"Cherokee Maiden" is a Western swing love song written by Cindy Walker. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus:
My little Cherokee Maiden, I love her so.
And though we're far apart,
I know I'll never be tradin' my love for her,
For anybody else's heart.
"Cherokee Maiden" became one of Walker's first hits when it was recorded by Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys in 1941 (OKeh 6568).
It has been recorded numerous times since, topping the charts for Merle Haggard in 1976, and winning a Gram
Asleep At The Wheel records the Bob Wills-penned instrumental "Fat Boy Rag" at the KAFM Studio in Dallas in the final session for the album "Texas Gold." Both the track and the album will be nominated for Grammy awards
"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the lyrics follow the path of U.S. Route 66 (US 66), which traversed the western two-thirds of the U.S. from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California.
Nat King Cole, as the King Cole Trio, first recorded the song the same year and it became a hit, appearing on Billboard magazine's R&B and pop charts.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers? Dixie Chicks? Manhattan Transfer? The range of those taking a Ride With Bob shows just how significantly the landscape of swing has changed -- not only since the heyday of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys a half-century ago, but even since the '93 release of Asleep At The Wheel's previous Wills collection. With two such tributes in a six-year span, the Wheel's Ray Benson might be accused of running a marketing strategy into the ground. Yet if the earlier (and more prosa
"The Letter That Johnny Walker Read" is a song written and recorded by the American country music band Asleep at the Wheel. It was released in August 1975 as the lead single from their album Texas Gold. The song's title is a reference to the Johnnie Walker "Red Label" Scotch whisky. It was their highest charting single, reaching #10 on the Hot Country Singles charts in 1975.It was featured on the Country radio station K-Rose in the 2004 cross-platform video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.