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Blue Jeans - Mustangs: Sherry Rayn Barnett, Ruth Gunderson, Mary Landers, Suzanna Spring, Kathi Taylor, Mary Vee
Blue Jeans - Mustangs: Sherry Rayn Barnett, Ruth Gunderson, Mary Landers, Suzanna Spring, Kathi Taylor, Mary Vee
The Mustangs were an all-girl country rock group based out of Los Angeles, California, that enjoyed a highly successful seven-year run from the late 80s through the early 90s. The group was founded in 1987; founding members included (in alphabetical order) Sherry Rayn Barnett, lead guitar; Ruth Gunderson, bass; Mary Landers, keyboards; Suzanna Spring, guitar; and Kathi Taylor, drums and percussion. All members contributed their vocal talents as well, with leads primarily shared between Suzanna and Mary. By 1989 Ruth had left the group to pursue other musical interests, and been replaced by Mary Vee.

During their seven-year run, the Mustangs toured extensively in the western United States, and toured Europe three times. Highlights included appearances at the famed Palomino Club, the Los Angeles Country Fest, the Powerhaus in London, and the International Country Music Festival in Zurich. In 1988 the group was selected as finalists in the Marlboro Music Competition, and later appeared on the NBC network TV show "Throb." The group was also nominated by the California Country Music Association as "Vocal Group of the Year."

The Mustangs' first recording was in 1988, a 45 RPM vinyl release on "Mustang Records." Both sides were later included in their 1989 independent cassette release The Mustangs. All are present on this CD.

1989 found the Mustangs on stage at the prestigious Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark as part of their current European tour. That year's festival headlined Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Katrina and the Waves and the Stray Cats; Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians immediately followed the Mustangs. This triumphal performance, broadcast on Denmark National Public Radio, proved to be one of the highlights of the group's career. Two tracks have been included on this CD.

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You're The One That I Love
Far Side Of Town
Something He Did
The Trouble With Love
Next Time You Leave Me
Blue Jeans
Famous Last Words
Rockabye Boogie

Live At Roskilde:

All The Man I Can Handle
Say It In Texan

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