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A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love)

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Three years after his first number one single, Alan Jackson took his brand of new honky tonk country and pushed it all the way into the mainstream, making it possible for another batch of acts to follow him. Sticking with producer Keith Stegall, Jackson wrote over half the tracks on the set, including a pair of singles, "She's Got the Rhythm And I Got the Blues" and "Tonight I Climbed the Wall," as well as "Chattahoochee." The uptempo numbers with the jukebox kick are what works best with Jackson's restless country-soul voice -- check "I Don't Need the Booze To Get a Buzz On." The smoking Western swing of "Up to My Ears in Tears" walks a line between Bob Wills and Buck ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Three years after his first number one single, Alan Jackson took his brand of new honky tonk country and pushed it all the way into the mainstream, making it possible for another batch of acts to follow him. Sticking with producer Keith Stegall, Jackson wrote over half the tracks on the set, including a pair of singles, "She's Got the Rhythm And I Got the Blues" and "Tonight I Climbed the Wall," as well as "Chattahoochee." The uptempo numbers with the jukebox kick are what works best with Jackson's restless country-soul voice -- check "I Don't Need the Booze To Get a Buzz On." The smoking Western swing of "Up to My Ears in Tears" walks a line between Bob Wills and Buck Owens, and could have been covered by Dwight Yoakam. But the set's winner is its closer, the Geddins/Douglas classic "Mercury Blues." Taking the tune back to its country roots and claiming it for the Fender Telecaster's particular brand of pinch and tang, Jackson sings the hell out of it. At this point in his career, Jackson established himself as one of the most consistent talents country had to offer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079899606921
  • Catalog Number: 96069
  • Sales rank: 9,884

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Jackson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Robbie Flint Slide Guitar
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Bass, Upright Bass
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Bruce Rutherford Vocal Harmony
Hank Singer Fiddle
Keith Stegall Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bruce Watkins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Glenn Worf Electric Bass, Electric Guitar
Bruce Watkis Guitar
Technical Credits
Randy Travis Composer
Bill Beaton Engineer
Bill Deaton Engineer
K.C. Douglas Composer
Scott Hendricks Producer, Engineer
Alan Jackson Composer
John Kelton Engineer
Gary Laney Engineer
Steve Lowery Engineer
Jim McBride Composer
Keith Stegall Producer
Maude Gilman Art Direction
Mary Beth Felts Contributor, grooming
Robert Geddins Composer
Don Sampson Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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