C.W. McCall's Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
No other artist took advantage of the CB craze of the '70s better than CW McCall. Chock full of trucker lingo, his songs bordered on the novelty type and would have been classified as just that if it wasn't for the popularity it gained from radio play. While much of McCall's material is either out of print or extremely hard to find, his Greatest Hits more than suffices. Although outdated, there is still some humor left to be found in some of his campy tunes. His hillbilly drawl is front and center on "Wolf Creek Pass," while terms like "smoky" and "10-4" are hilariously rekindled on "'Round the World With Rubber Duck." His claim to fame, the mighty "Convoy," which was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
No other artist took advantage of the CB craze of the '70s better than CW McCall. Chock full of trucker lingo, his songs bordered on the novelty type and would have been classified as just that if it wasn't for the popularity it gained from radio play. While much of McCall's material is either out of print or extremely hard to find, his Greatest Hits more than suffices. Although outdated, there is still some humor left to be found in some of his campy tunes. His hillbilly drawl is front and center on "Wolf Creek Pass," while terms like "smoky" and "10-4" are hilariously rekindled on "'Round the World With Rubber Duck." His claim to fame, the mighty "Convoy," which was loosely based on protests by truck drivers on state-issued border tolls, hit number one on Billboard's Top 40 back in 1975. McCall rarely sang, as his long-tongued songs usually involved him spinning the yarn while a chorus of females with high-pitched voices sang the middle. "Roses for Mama" was a serious attempt for McCall that was in the same vein as Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear," and "Crispy Critters" sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy offering. The music, which is a light spattering of countrified guitar and banjo, helps to guide the Hee-Haw whimsy of the songs to the height of 18-wheel silliness. Still fun to listen to, but undoubtedly dated, this disc will still conjure up the odd chuckle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/1993
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 042282579324
  • Catalog Number: 825793
  • Sales rank: 10,737

Album Credits

Performance Credits
C.W. McCall Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chip Davis Arranger, Producer
John Boyd Engineer
James Pankow Composer
Walter Parazaider Composer
Don Sears Producer, Engineer
Daniel Seraphine Composer
Ron Ubel Engineer
Jim Wheeler Engineer
Curt Kirkwood Composer
Ben Peters Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
Bill Fries Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun CD

    I had this CD a while back, and knew I had to get it again. It has the hit song Convoy, but I love the others. It is a lot of fun to listen to.

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