Live At the Continental Club: The Austin Experience
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||Broke Down South of Dallas||Junior Brown||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Party Lights||Junior Brown||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Wife Thinks You're Dead||Junior Brown||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hillbilly Hula Gal||Junior Brown||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Hung It Up||Junior Brown||8:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Juan Charasquado||Junior Brown||4:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Highway Patrol||Junior Brown||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gotta Get Up Every Morning (Just to Say Goodnight to You)||Junior Brown||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lifeguard Larry||Junior Brown||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Long Walk Back to San Antone||Junior Brown||5:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Want to Live and Love Always||Junior Brown||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rock and Roll Medley: Lullaby of Leaves / Apache / Secret Agent Man / Bulldog||Junior Brown||9:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Live at the Continental Club captures guitarist Junior Brown in his native habitat: Austin's Continental Club, where he and his band have held a Sunday-night residency for most of his career. This is the way live albums should sound. It's informal, but not so much so that the performer lets go of the need to impress. It's relaxed, but with an edge that produces moments of pure improvisation, where it feels like Brown’s fingers are moving two steps faster than his brain. And it's utterly familial, in which the affection and comfort between audience and performer becomes a palpable part of the music. This album makes the case that no performer alive does chrome-plated country music better than Brown. “Broke Down South of Dallas,” “Highway Patrol," and “Long Walk Back to San Antone” are vintage country songs sharpened to the edge of a switchblade. As if to prove he can do it all and then some more, Brown turns in a raucous Spanish-language tune called “Juan Charasquado” with guest Flaco Jiménez on accordion. Therein is the authentic sound of a South Texas party in progress.
Live at the Continental Club
Being an Austinite, I have seen Junior play at the Continental Club, and I will testify that those were great shows. He is an unbelievable guitarist, able to improvise in many styles, and jump from jazz to country to blues to surf music within a song or two, and still make it all work. Still, his more traditional country songs are great. His shows at the Continental sounded just great, and that was with a snare drummer, an upright bass, and his wife on acoustic rhythm guitar! One night Buddy Miles was playing the snare- fantastic. There's nothing phony about Junior, he is the real thing.
Junior Brown Live
As a long-time Junior Brown fan, the only thing disappointing about this is its brevity. This album deserves a series of sequels, showing off Brown's capabilities, including everything from old-time Texas honky-tonk to knocking down Jimi Hendrix riffs better than Jimi himself. His jams on Sugarfoot Rag etc. are legendary. But this is a pretty good showcase -- please record more!
A must for all guitar enthusiasts
I've had the pleasure to see Junior in concert three times, and he puts on the best live performances I've ever seen. This guy is jaw dropping amazing. When I go to his shows I find myself grinning from ear to ear, dumbfounded by his mastery of the guitar. This record is a good sample of a Junior Brown concert, but if you ever get a chance to see him live, don't miss it.
Born: June 12, 1952 in Cottonwood, AZ
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s