This CD by has been described as a ‘Must Have’ in your collection of steel guitar music, as endorsed by top-ranking Steel Guitar Authorities.
Here’s a sound sample from Al Brisco’s “Pickin’ Up The Dust” CD for you to download (right click) and listen:
- APPLEDALE RIDE – 2:26
A bouncy, happy original swing-type tune named after Al’s family farm.
- THE HEARTACHE – 3:33
Is a beautiful ballad written by J.K. Gulley & Tim Taylor exemplifying the haunting sound of the Pedal Steel Guitar.
- ALL OF ME – 2:44
A country-swing treatment of this classic tune, made popular in recent years by Willie Nelson.
- WALTZ MEDLEY – 3:58
A collection of 3 Canadian Old Time Fiddle Waltzes: THE SHANNON WALTZ; PURPLE VIOLET WALTZ; THE LAKE DOR WALTZ.
- FRISBEE – 2:15
A new recording of one of Al’s original tunes, which appeared on an EASTWIND album in the ’70’s.
- WHITE RIVER STOMP – 2:57
A rag-timey swing feel is given to this tune, as remembered being played by Don Messer.
- 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.
- COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE – 3:15
Al’s treatment of a waltz made popular by Anne Murray.
- 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.
- 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.