Monday, December 21, 2009

The Western Swingsters on Jet EP 611



The Western Swingsters (Jet EP 611)

"Forgetting the Blues" vocal by Bennie Hatfield



The Western Swingsters are a complete mystery -- nobody in San Antonio, assuming they were from there, remembers a group by that name. Four different vocalists on one EP seems suspicious, though, so perhaps this was just a studio concoction rather than an actual band. "Forgetting the Blues" is the toughest cut. The whole EP has a nice, recorded-live-at-a-dance-hall feel.