Mojo (Publisher) - 12/00, p.133
"...Reveals that he lost none of his appeal while touring as a solo act. His band often was often jazz hot..."
The 27-track compilation Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk contains every song Tommy Duncan recorded for Intro Records between 1951 and 1953, as well as his lone single for Fire Records, which featured Buck Owens on guitar. The music on this disc is slightly more straightforward than conventional western swing, yet it should appeal to fans of Duncan's classic recordings with Bob Wills, even with the slightly inconsistent musical quality. Nevertheless, Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk and its companion volume Texas Moon, are necessary for hardcore collectors of western swing in general and Duncan in particular. ~ Thom Owens