Another easy pick for Top 10 Truck Driving Albums Ever [besides Truck Driver Songs by The Lonesome Valley Singers] is Truckin’ Country — fourteen original and fun trucker tunes that feature dynamite musicianship and Sonny George‘s one-of-a-kind voice, including this revved-update of American folk standard, “Wabash Cannonball”:
“Dixie Fireball” Sonny George 1998
“Recorded in Semi-Fi“
(Released on Eddie Angel’s Spinout label)
Sonny is backed by a super solid support group on this album that includes longtime Morrissey guitarist, Boz Boorer (also on 6-string bass), with Noel Brown on lap steel (and/or Jeff Mead on steel), Matt Radford on double bass, Brian Nevill on drums, and Darrel Higham taking the lead break on “Dixie Fireball.”
All songs written by Sonny George – except “Jacknife” and “The Ghostman Trucker” co-written with Boz Boorer. Album recorded/mixed in 1998 by Liam Watson at London’s (famously all-analog) Toe Rag & Pathway Studios, as well as Starday in Nashville.
Video clip of Sonny George & The Tennessee Sons performing “Hillbilly Train” on Ch. 5’s 5’s Company from June 1997, with Boz Boorer, Brian Nevill & Matt Radford: