Wayne Appleby – Steelin’ The Steel. Review CD By Mike Gross

Wayne Appleby - Steelin' The Steel ( Cover CD )
Wayne Appleby - Steelin' The Steel ( Cover CD )

Album: Steelin’ The Steel
Artist: Wayne Applebye

This is a wonderful CD by this Australian steel guitarist. In this album he shows his steel guitar talents in the spotlight on 16 very different instrumentals.

The album opens with a swinging Wayne Appleby original, the album title tune, Steelin’ the Steel. Other originals from Wayne’s pen that are included are the swinging Shotgun and Haley’s Comet, High Riding Steel and co-written with lead guitarist Stuie French, Tassie Devil Boogie. Also included is a Ray Price classic from the Ralph Mooney pen, Crazy Arms. Wayne also brings back from country music Dolly Parton’s Seeing You With Her, Kris Kristofferson’s Help Me Make it Through the Night and from the Fred Rose pen and the Hank Williams library, Mansion on the Hill. Then there are the compositions and hits of the wonderful Australian vocalist Jean Stafford, the Texas dance hall styled, Devil in My Body, the huge hit Love is Just a 2 Step Away, Jean’s composition Someday I’ll Take Home the Roses and Rock Me By the Fire, an early Jean Stafford hit. On Australian guitarist Glen Bain’s Finger Nail Glen plays lead guitar along with Wayne’s steel. Wayne also goes to the pen and hit parade of the legendary Bob Wills for Rose of San Antone. The remaining tune is the beautiful My Lover My Wife.

You can purchase this CD on line from I-tunes, Amazon, Spoifile. Wayne said that if any of the folks in the USA wish to purchase the CD he will have more manufactured in Australia and autographed for them. They will sell for Australian $29 including postage. The Australian $ is at 79cents which if you purchase from the USA it will cost approximately $18US dollars. Wayne’s address is: Wayne Appleby, 16 Thorne Street, Burnie Tasmania 7320 Australia

Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX & KTNK-AM, Lompoc CA & www.swinginwest.com

Track List
Steelin the Steel
Crazy Arms
Seeing You with Her
Shotgun
Mansion on a Hill
Tassie Devil Boogie
Devil in My Body
Finger Nail
Help Me Make It Through the Night
Love Is Just a Two Step Away
Someday Ill Take Home the Roses
Haleys Comet
My Lover My Wife
High Riding Steel
Rock Me by the Fire
San Antonio Rose