Don't Rock the Jukebox

Don't Rock the Jukebox

by Alan Jackson
     
 

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If there was one record that established Alan Jackson as a bona fide star, Don't Rock the Jukebox was it. The set featured no less than two number one singles in the title track and "Love's Got a Hold on You," and three more entered the Top Ten. This is Jackson at what he does best, being a modern honky tonk singer not quite as tough as Dwight Yoakam, but with

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If there was one record that established Alan Jackson as a bona fide star, Don't Rock the Jukebox was it. The set featured no less than two number one singles in the title track and "Love's Got a Hold on You," and three more entered the Top Ten. This is Jackson at what he does best, being a modern honky tonk singer not quite as tough as Dwight Yoakam, but with more sex appeal and easier on the ears for those who like their "hard country" smoothed a bit. That's more Keith Stegall's fault than Jackson's, as there is no doubt by his having written or co-written all but one song here that he's the real thing. The truth of the matter is that Jackson's mettle comes in the ballads, like the criminally overlooked "That's All I Need to Know," or in the story-songs like "Dallas." "Midnight in Montgomery" is a stellar song about encountering the ghost of Hank Williams; its Spanish guitar overtones in the intro made it perfect for the radio, but its innovative video far overshadowed the song as a single. But hits aside, Don't Rock the Jukebox is solid as a new traditionalist record, meaning that it's a country record with ever-present pedal steel for every synth or glossy fiddle. Jackson's voice is in the groove, down there with Jones and Haggard, tougher than Travis, leaner than Strait, and almost as hillbilly as Yoakam. This is a great record that stands the test of time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2001
Label:
Bmg Special Product
UPC:
0755174587023
catalogNumber:
145870
Rank:
52527

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Robbie Flint   Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Danny Groah   Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Dirk Johnson   Piano
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark McClurg   Fiddle
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Bruce Rutherford   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Watkins   Acoustic Guitar
Roger Wills   Bass
Bruce Rugherford   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Randy Travis   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Engineer
Alan Jackson   Composer
Gary Laney   Engineer
Jim McBride   Composer
Ramona Simmons   Project Administrator
Keith Stegall   Composer,Producer
Maude Gilman   Art Direction
Don Sampson   Composer

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