| November 29, 1976|
29 November 1976
| The Best of ZZ Top
Rock music, Blues rock, Hard rock, Boogie rock, Texas blues
ZZ Top albums, Southern rock albums
Tejas is the fifth studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released in late November 1976. The title is a Caddo language word meaning 'friends', and is the origin of the name Texas, the band's home state.
Tejas was produced by Bill Ham and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. In 1987, a digitally remixed version of the recording was released on CD and the original 1976 mix version was discontinued. The remix version created controversy among fans because it significantly changed the instrument balance and the sound of the instruments, especially the drums.
Tejas was released as a digital download on Amazon.com's MP3 store and iTunes in 2012, with the original mixes of the tracks that are included on Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, and the 1987 remixes of the tracks that are not from that boxset. The original mix of the album was released on CD in June 2013 as part of the box set The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990).
All tracks written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, except where noted.Billy Gibbons – guitar, vocals, harmonica, fiddle
Dusty Hill – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Ten Dollar Man", co-lead vocals on "It's Only Love", "Pan Am Highway Blues", and "Avalon Hideaway"
Frank Beard – drums, percussion
Producer – Bill Ham
Engineer – Terry Manning
Mastering - Larry Nix
Photography – Lee and Lesser
Album concept - Bill Ham
Album design - Bill Narum
Singles – Billboard (North America)
1It's Only Love4:24Tejas (album) Wikipedia
2Arrested For Driving While Blind3:07