Something Out of the Ordinary
DANG NEAR ALL HIS LIFE...That's how long Rayburn Anthony has been making music. He began singing and learning to play guitar and bass as a young teen...grew up around Jackson, Tennessee playing music with Carl Perkins, W.S. (Fluke) Holland, Eddie Bush and others...Recorded more than a dozen sides at SUN records where he became friends with Scotty Moore, Elvis's original guitar player. Rayburn later worked at Scotty's studio in Nashville, Music City Recorders, where he honed his songwriting skills and made demos with Scotty and D.J. Fontana. Rayburn toured with recording artist Billy Walker. Walker recorded several of Rayburn's songs including 'Keep On Keep On Loving You'-a top ten hit and 'Sing Me A Love Song For Baby'-a NUMBER ONE. Rayburn later toured with Bobby Bare for four years in the U.S. and Europe playing bass and fronting the band. Rayburn has written songs recorded by Sandy Posey, Charlie Louvin, Melba Montgomery, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Vern Gosdin, John Conley, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. 'SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY' is an appropriate title for Rayburn's latest music project...This CD contains 14 ORIGINAL SONGS co-written with longtime Texas friend and songwriter Jerry Hunter. It was recorded in Rockwall, Texas-just a stone's throw from Dallas, using cream-of-the-crop Texas musicians and Rayburn's 20-year old grandson, Jason Fitts, a young man who makes the guitar and the mandolin COME ALIVE with his smooth lightning fingers. SOME OF THE SONGS...'EV'RYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS' (theirs is always bigger than mine)-a fun song-obviously about Texas-done in a live performance, party atmosphere....'THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH'-THis song is a tribute to Elvis-anyone who is an Elvis fan will appreciate what this song says about the King of Rock and Roll....'THE TRUTH IS YOU LIED'-this song is done with a touch of the Fabulous 50's Sound-great to listen to-great to dance to...'THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY-This song is good ole Texas Swing with great steel guitar, triple fiddles, dobro-great melody-great beat....'WHY DON'T YOU SHUT UP?'-This song says what most of us have wanted to say at one time or another with a Waylon beat-this tune will make you laugh....That's five of'em there are nine more...14 ORIGINAL SONGS...almost one hour of entertaining music...COMMENTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOUGHT THIS CD: 'I like all of the songs-they're all different.'...'I play it all the time'....'This CD is not like a lot of the CD's I have bought where there are only 1 or 2 good songs'...GREAT HARMONIES,FIDDLES,COUNTRY PIANO, GREAT ELECTRIC AND ACOUSTIC GUITAR,DOBRO AND PEDAL STEEL...it's all here...BUY IT - YOU'LL LIKE IT!!!