Recorded & Mixed at Turner Up Recording.
Like Corridos - The Story Songs Of Old Mexico, they hang there on my wall of memories. There's the Olsen-Stelzer saddle my hero used to ride, that later on he passed down to me. A hackamore of Momma's handmade by Johnny Bean and a cowskull that came off the Burnett Ranch. A rope of Junior Eskew's that his daughter let me have, and a blanket from my two Choctaw aunts. Artifacts and articles from my days of growing up that each and every day mean more and more. There's my Daddy's picture taken on the Quarter Circle Y, and one of Mom he carried off to war. A medicne bag, a God's eye, and a rusty ropin' spur, a stool made from Grandpa's tractor seat. These are my Corridos, each one tells a tale of when and where and how I came to be. (Luke Reed)
I want to give a special thanks to God in Heavan for all of his blessings. I also want to thank my family - Carol, Austin and Sawyer for loving me and being there unconditionally. David Corlew - Thank you for believing in my westem music and giving me all the artistic freedom that I needed. Without your vision, this record wouldn't have happened. Thanks to Carole Cantrell Chandler you put your heart into this project and it got done right. Thanks to Charlie Daniels - You have set the standard for a long time, I thank you for that
Thanks to Red Steagall for being a friend and a great example.
To Robby Turner, thank you for hearing the music in my head and being able to get it on tape. To Waylon Jennings, Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett, Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Bill Miller and Tommy Allsup - your contrbutions were magic and your friendship means the world to me.
To Angela, Jody, Steve, Ashley, Ronnie and Chandelle at Blue Hat and Randy, Daneen, Eric and Chip at Kicking Bird Music - thank you for all of your efforts to make this project a success. To Jules Wortman and everyone at The Raskey/Baerlein Group, I thank you. I want to give a special thanks to my co-writers and pickers for helping me make this record. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Thanks to everyone at Epiphone Guitars, especially Kara Hogan and Jason Sanders. To Joe Gilchrist, Pat McLellan and all the Flora-Bama Gang as well as Larry Scott, Johnny Western, Gil Prather, Guy Logsden, Jim and Gina Rich and all the friends of Bill W. - thanks so much for your support.
Carson - thanks for letting me use your bongos (I know they cost a lot of money). I also want to thank Craig Hayes and everyone at Zumwalt, Almon and Hayes. To Linda Edell, Doug Howard, Buddy Cannon, Tuttie Jackson and Jennffer Hicks - thank you. And finally I want to thank Joe and Darla Rhodes and everyone at Joe's Boot Shop (Right across from the mule In Muleshoe, Texas).
Luke's vocals were recorded on a Peavey PVM-T9000 microphone.
Ranger Doug and Too Slim appear courtesy of Rounder Records.
(C) & (P) 2000 Blue Hat Records
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The Raskey/Baerlein Group
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