Jimmy Burson – Lone Star Dust . Review CD By Mike Gross

Jimmy Burson - Lone Star Dust (Front CD)
Jimmy Burson - Lone Star Dust (Front CD)

Album: Lone Star Dust
Artist: Jimmy Burson

Talented singer and songwriter Jimmy Burson has just issued a fantastic Western Swing album that he co-produced with Joe Settlemires. It consists of 10 very enjoyable tunes. Many wonderful musicians helped to create this gem. The fiddle is that of the great Kenny Sears and the steel guitar and Dobro is that of Tommy White. Jeff Taylor plays the piano, Dennis Crouch is the album bass player and Andy Reiss and Joe Settlemires both are the guitarists. The drummer is Josh Hunt.

The album opens in the Western mood with the album title tune, Luke Reed’s Lonestar Dust. Also included are many standards; from the Gene Autry and Elton Britt songbooks is Someday and originally from the Happy Chappies and the early 1930’s is When the Bloom is on the Sage. Borrowed from pop music are If I Had You, Charmaine and from the pen of Walter Donaldson and the Gene Austin hit parade is My Blue Heaven. Then there are the Jimmy Burson originals, Tidbits of Advice and future top 10 gems, Wild Texas Rose and Rainbow Song. The album closes with the inspirational classic, Love Lifted Me.

This gem can be obtained from Jimmy Burson, PO Box 195, Silverton, TX 79257. You can e-mail at haylaker@icloud.com The cost is $15 + $2 postage.

Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX & KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA
February 5, 2019

Track List

I. LONESTAR DUST (Luke Reed) 2:52
2. SOMEDAY (Jimmie Hodges) 3:01
3. WILD TEXAS ROSE (Jimmy Burson) 2:17
4. MY BLUE HEAVEN (Donaldson, Whiting) 2:00
5. TIDBITS OF ADVICE (Jimmy Burson) 3:37
6. IF I HAD YOU (Shapiro, Campbell, Connelly) 2:18
7. CHARMAINE (Rap’ee, Pollack) 2:11
8. RAINBOW SONG (Jimmy Burson) 3:21
9. WHEN THE BLOOM IS ON THE SAGE (Vincent, Howard) 2:15
10. LOVE LIFTED ME (Rowe, Smith) 2:31