Monday, March 5, 2007
– A lawsuit filed last fall by Jerry Jeff Walker against a Texas music label, Palo Duro Records, was settled. The result is that Palo Duro will re-release an album recorded live in Luckenbach, Texas last year. The label did not distribute the album after the suit was filed.
Palo Duro Records said Monday it was re-launching the disc as "Luckenbach! Compadres! (Songs of Luckenbach, Texas)." The CD is expected to return to retail shelves in the next several weeks, Palo Duro said.
The album's name change, from "Viva! Terlingua! Nuevo," released in October 2006, resulted from the lawsuit.
Over two nights in January 2006, Palo Duro and the Town of Luckenbach celebrated Luckenbach's musical history by recording live performances of 14 songs from an era that inspired musicians, songwriters and storytellers such as Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
Texas artists performing "Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother)," "London Homesick Blues," "Sangria Wine," "Gettin' By," "What I Like About Texas," "Desperados Waiting for a Train" and more were Jimmy LaFave, Cory Morrow, John Arthur Martinez, Gary P. Nunn, Two Tons of Steel, Ed Burleson, Brian Burns, The McKay Brothers, Morrison-Williams, Walt Wilkins, Tommy Alverson, The Derailers and members of the original Lost Gonzo Band.
The dissc, co-produced by Walt Wilkins and Tommy Alverson, is the first release in the Palo Duro Records Luckenbach Texas Music Series. Additional live recordings at the historic venue are planned, with the second installment to be announced in the next several weeks.