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Cooler Heads Prevail

by Duke City Swampcoolers

This is bluegrass music that will make you laugh and make you cry!
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Good Lord Willing
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2:15 album only
2. Doggytown Blues
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2:12 album only
3. Shortcut to Durango
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3:54 album only
4. R C Cola and a Moon Pie
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2:40 album only
5. Drivin' Rain
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3:15 album only
6. Glorieta
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4:34 album only
7. Espresso Love
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2:06 album only
8. Take Me Out Quick
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2:31 album only
9. David and Goliath
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2:56 album only
10. Rabid Prairie Dogs On the March
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11. Land of Milk and Honey
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3:11 album only
12. Be My Rail
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3:39 album only
13. It Never Stops
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2:58 album only
14. Shadow of the Pines
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Duke City Swampcoolers are a bluegrass band out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque is named after the Duke of Albuquerque ergo the Duke City part of the name and swamp coolers are those rusted out evaporative air coolers that people use to cool their houses. Swamp coolers are notorious for "breakdowns" ergo the Swampcooler part of the name. "Cooler Heads Prevail" is our third album. We really love the songs on it. All of them were written by members of the band with the one exception being Shadow of the Pines which was penned by one of our good friends and a great songwriter, Jimmy Abraham. The songs are an eclectic mix of fun and seriousness. In places they have a little flavor of the southwest. Overall, we try to write songs that have universal themes. The dog on the cover is named Blue or Bluedog. He's been on every album cover and he is now getting older and wiser. That, the nice pun on the words swamp cooler, and the state of our current politics(what we would all love to see) were the impetus for the album title. Blue just looks like he has it all together. Here are a few of the song highlights. There is a song on the disc called Doggytown Blues which talks about Blue sniffing out the Doggytown news while on a hike and getting himself more depressed with each sniff. RC Cola and a Moonpie is about a guy whose wife keeps telling him he could be replaced by an RC Cola and a Moonpie. Take Me Out Quick needs no explanation but it is nicely complimented by the song Good Lord Willing. Shortcut to Durango, Glorieta, Drivin' Rain are slanted toward the more serious side. The gospel Be My Rail, may bring you to tears. Tony's wife is disabled from a brain injury and walks with a cane. The story is about the day she told him to "Be My Rail" so that she could walk out on a suspension bridge over the mighty Animas River outside of Durango, Colorado. Sheila helped Tony with the words. We think there are a lot of great songs on this album. Hopefully they will make you laugh, make you cry, make you tap your toe and maybe even do a little sing along. Play it at breakfast and it will get your day off to a good start.


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