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“PICKIN’ UP THE DUST” – AL BRISCO AT HIS BEST

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  1. APPLEDALE RIDE – 2:26
    A bouncy, happy original swing-type tune named after Al’s family farm.
  2. THE HEARTACHE – 3:33
    Is a beautiful ballad written by J.K. Gulley & Tim Taylor exemplifying the haunting sound of the Pedal Steel Guitar.
  3. ALL OF ME – 2:44
    A country-swing treatment of this classic tune, made popular in recent years by Willie Nelson.
  4. WALTZ MEDLEY – 3:58
    A collection of 3 Canadian Old Time Fiddle Waltzes: THE SHANNON WALTZ; PURPLE VIOLET WALTZ; THE LAKE DOR WALTZ.
  5. FRISBEE – 2:15
    A new recording of one of Al’s original tunes, which appeared on an EASTWIND album in the ’70’s.
  6. WHITE RIVER STOMP – 2:57
    A rag-timey swing feel is given to this tune, as remembered being played by Don Messer.
  7. BLUE STEEL – 3:57
    Another of Al’s compositions demonstrating the versatility of Pedal Steel sounds such as Dobro & Fuzz, as well as straight steel.
  8. COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE – 3:15
    Al’s treatment of a waltz made popular by Anne Murray.
  9. SLIGHTLY SEA 6TH – 2:25
    A steeler’s pun on words, a collage of swing tune images from the past, played on the C6th tuning.
  10. PICKIN’ UP THE DUST – 2:34
    The title track, is ‘mover’ written by Al while with EASTWIND, & may sound familiar, as it was used as the theme for the OPRY NORTH radio shows.
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