Drinkin Thing Over
This is Cody Dodson's second CD and it is really a dandy consisting of 12 tunes of super Western Swing sung by Cody and backed by a band consisting of some of the top names in Western Swing music. Besides featuring Cody on vocals the album features the album producer, the legendary Tommy Allsup playing some very enjoyable guitar. Tommy has the distinction of being a part of both Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and Buddy Holly's Crickets. Songs from both are included on this album. Ron Stafford is heard playing some wonderful steel guitar and Chris York is heard playing drums. Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys member, Dale Morris Jr. is heard playing fiddle, Ronny Ellis plays bass, Larry Reed- sax and Wayne Glasson is the pianist. The album opens with one of two Whitey Shafer compositions from the great Leon Rausch, Drinkin' Things Over. The other, co-written with Dallas Frazier, is She's the Trip that I've Been on. The Texas dance hall sound is represented with Occasional Wife from Faron Young. Cody brings back as a duet with Ginny Mac a gem that Mel Tillis wrote and sang with Bob Wills for Kapp Records, Looking Over My Shoulder. Also from Bob Wills are Cindy Walker's Miss Molly and When you Leave Amarillo, Artie Glenn's I Won't be Back Tonight and also from the Kapp years, Kent Westberry's She Won't Let Me Forget Her. Let Me Go Home Whiskey is from Asleep at the Wheel and former Buck Owens front man Don Rich wrote the Owens hit Think of Me, now reprised by Cody. There is also a fantastic version of Someday, originally from Elton Britt and then so many others thereafter. A real treat is from Tommy's days with Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Oh Boy. Mike Gross, WVOF-FM, Fairfield, CT June 26, 2008.