Harold Layman / Vocals, Guitar & Accordion
Jon Emery / Guitar, Harmonica & Background Vocals
Ray Campi / Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic Bass, Maracas, Bells & Background Vocals
Coca Cola Routeman” are recordings of Harold Layman´s early years with his cousin Ray Campi. Harold was born in Fogo, Newfoundland in 1929, and you really can´t say that Fogo is the nucleus of Rock´n`Roll or music as general.
His obsession to music was found in his early years, in the seclusion of Newfoundland, he listened songs of the fishermen that his father played on a small accordion, or even Country-Songs by ´Hank Snow`or ´Wilf Carter`.
The wheel kept on turnin´, and Harold began his first steps on the guitar and the accordion.
Everything began with the decision of Harold´s father Hector to move to Texas. Harold and his cousin Ray Campi came close, and long weekends were spend at Harold´s house, listenng to many Country and Hillbilly music.
Around 1947, Harold took an employment at the nearby Coca Cola plant on W.6th Street . Many of his “Coke Buddie´s” like Buddy Wyatt, “Slim” Hendricks and Chick started to join the sessions at Harold´s house regularly.
The first recordings Ray and Harold ever made were cut on W. 6th Street from 1949 to 1951 by Ray´s friend Jack Mc Graw.
Harold Layman´s song´s reflect his love to Newfoundland and Texas.
His style is traditional Hillbillyand the “Coca Cola Routeman” had friends all over central Texas. He was a passionate musician, and Harold Layman was loved by everybody who knew him.
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01. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
02. My Bucket Got A Hole In It
03. Billie Jean
04. Waltz Across Texas
05. Coca Cola Routeman
06. What About You
07. You Won´t Have To Go
08. Rockin´ V Inn
09. Hobo Bill´s Last Ride
10. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
11. Soldier´s Joy
12. Beer Drinking Daddy
13. Wee Mouse
14. 40 Years To Go
15. Amber Tresses
16. Deer Hunting Time
17. Every Morning At Five
18. Dessau Hall Waltz
19. Burglar Man
20. Down in Texas
21. Squid Jiggin´Ground >> Play CD >>
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