Today marks the 189th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo mission in San Antonio. Hundreds of men lost their lives fighting off a Mexican army infinitely larger than their small band, and that they held off their enemy for thirteen days, well, that’s a legacy that will live forever. What better way to honor those brave men than by listening to Dallas-based swing band Asleep At The Wheel’s 2003 album, a conceptual tribute to the battle. Featuring several of the band’s older numbers, new versions of traditional folk songs about the Alamo, and with a handful of guest stars, this record is, from start to finish, a wonderful collection of music about and related to one of the great moments in Texas history.
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