C.W. McCall (nope, there was no one in the band with that name) was the creation of Billy Dale Fries. The idea for the group and the songs came from a series of advertising features Fries created for the Metz Baking Company, that included a trucker named C.W. McCall! Well, the rest, as they say, is history! Combining the work of Billy Fries, Chip Davis (of Mannheim Steamroller fame) and a number of other talents, C.W. McCall produced a number of songs that were quite popular in their time.
I must admit, I am getting nostalgic at this point in my life, and I really wanted to hear some of the great C.W. McCall songs again, so my loving wife went out and got this album for me. It's a great album, full of the great songs that I remember. Yeah, Convoy was their biggest hit, but it actually isn't one of my favorites. I love The Silverton, Four Wheel Drive, and Aurora Borealis.
I am so happy playing this album, which I do all the time. My son said that it reminded him of that trucker movie (Smokey and the Bandit), and it is from the same era and genre. Overall, I think this is a great album, with lots of fun and interesting songs. I love this album, and highly recommend it.