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At one point during "Bus' Breakdown," a duet with his old friend Dale Watson, singer Ray Benson takes a mouthful of air and spews out "alternator, generator, transmission, radiator, alternator intakes, too." Benson is a veteran western swing musician of nearly 50 years, but it was difficult to sing, for the new double-baritone album "Dale & Ray," and even harder to memorize. "Actually, last night was the first night we got it right completely," the veteran Asleep at the Wheel bandleader says from his Austin, Texas, home. "The part he wrote ... it took me 15 minutes of singing those things over and over."