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Billy Bratcher In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD)

In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD)
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Billy Bratcher: In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD)

(2012/COW ISLAND) 18 tracks, a fantastic solo effort of the Starline Rhythm Boys bass player Billy Bratcher paying here his tribute to the Pre-War Honky Tonk, Ragtime and Blues music! An A+ release and highly recommended!! Check also the Starline Rhythm Boys releases 'Red's Place'(CD CIM 005), 'Live At Charlie O's'(CD CIM 011) and 'The Masquerade Is Over'(CD CIM 014).

'In The Lobby' is a self-proclaimed celebration of my twenty-five years in the hotel and entertainment businesses. Most folks know me as the songwriting bass slapper for The Starline Rhythm Boys. Danny Coane, Al Lemery and I have logged a dash full of miles playing some great, authentic honky tonk music. I'm quite proud of our recorded catalog on Cow Island Music.

Some have witnessed me peddling 'Hokum's Hair Tonic' with my fictitious brother 'Stick' (Woody Kepple), in our vaudeville style act, The Hokum Bros. Or perhaps in a juke joint in Texas or California with Wayne 'The Train' Hancock. From coast to coast, we had a blast...but that's in the past. Most travel these days is weekend, so I can be on the job Monday morning.

The hotel has treated me fine. I have worked with some real nice people and met a ton of interesting guests. From Presidents on down, I've rubbed a lot of elbows, believe me. Don't even get me started about the time I had to assist a bellman with handling Alice Cooper's snake. A long story. Another guest I fondly recall was a fellow named Roland, a World War II vet from North Carolina and a member of the 100th Infantry Division. They called themselves 'The Sons of Bitche.' They took a valuable piece of real estate from the Germans in France, Bitche to be exact. At a reunion party at the hotel, I had the honor of playing bass in Roland's little southern hillbilly band. He said I was the most 'syncopated' cat he ever met and made me an honorary member of 'The Sons of Bitche.' I've had a 100th Infantry Division sticker on my bass ever since.

'Syncopated,' now that's a word from a different era. From a time where I envision myself as the house entertainer at The Ambassador Hotel in Chicago or the Algonquin in New York. 'In The Lobby,' where the action is. The hustle and bustle, metropolitan, uptown, big time women and a two finger pour of top shelf bourbon from the lobby bar. That's me, near the palm tree sharply dressed in my favorite panama suit, spreadin' the sound around. Bellmen snap to the 'ting-ting' call of the ornate brass desk bell elevator going up!!!


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  • Interpret: Billy Bratcher

  • Album titlle: In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2012
  • Label COW ISLAND MUSIC

  • Price code VCD5
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  • EAN: 0700261363967

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Bratcher, Billy - In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD) CD 1
01 Big Time Woman Billy Bratcher
02 Who's Sorry Now Billy Bratcher
03 T.B. Blues Billy Bratcher
04 My Walking Stick Billy Bratcher
05 The Sweeper And The Debutant Billy Bratcher
06 Why Billy Bratcher
07 He Calls That Religion Billy Bratcher
08 Sweet Sue, Just You Billy Bratcher
09 Any Old Time Billy Bratcher
10 My Melancholy Baby Billy Bratcher
11 Maybe It's The Blues Billy Bratcher
12 Someday Sweetheart Billy Bratcher
13 Champagne Charlie Billy Bratcher
14 Diamonds Don't Mean A Thing Billy Bratcher
15 This Hotel Room Billy Bratcher
16 Going Back To Tampa Billy Bratcher
17 She Ain't Rose Billy Bratcher
18 If We Should Never Meet Again Billy Bratcher
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Tracklist
Bratcher, Billy - In The Lobby By Billy Bratcher (CD) CD 1
01 Big Time Woman
02 Who's Sorry Now
03 T.B. Blues
04 My Walking Stick
05 The Sweeper And The Debutant
06 Why
07 He Calls That Religion
08 Sweet Sue, Just You
09 Any Old Time
10 My Melancholy Baby
11 Maybe It's The Blues
12 Someday Sweetheart
13 Champagne Charlie
14 Diamonds Don't Mean A Thing
15 This Hotel Room
16 Going Back To Tampa
17 She Ain't Rose
18 If We Should Never Meet Again