"Uncommon Man" Jimmy Torres
Here’s what TLM reviewer Beverly Paterson says:
Armed with an impressive pedigree, Jimmy Torres not only held the role of lead guitarist of The String-A-Longs—a Plainview, Texas band whose instrumentals from the early sixties still yield positive responses—but he was also an original member of The Cobras. The latest venture from this veteran performer finds him all dressed up in traditional country and western wear.
Freighted with steel guitars, mandolins, and tinkling piano ripples, "Uncommon Man" spools right back to the days when country music really was country music. Organic production values joined by economical hooks and arrangements energize these pithy tunes. Jimmy's raspy, lonesome vocals are fully emphatic to the themes of his thoughtfully written songs. Like a seasoned storyteller, he has a peaceful, relaxed manner that gains the trust of the listener. Earnest and easygoing, "Uncommon Man" has what it takes to make overused sounds and influences seem new again.
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Living in Texas
Two Bit Gambler
Dust on the Road
St. Louis Airport
James Plog – acoustic, electric, and steel guitars and mandolin
Fred Martin – bass guitar
Les Gallier – drums
David Rasico – piano and keyboards
Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes, Brenda Barnet – background vocals
Mitch Klersey – harmony vocal on "Two Bit Gambler"