Dwight's Used Records

Dwight's Used Records

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by Dwight Yoakam
     
 

Few if any major country artists of the 1980s and '90s had as consistent a run of strong recordings as Dwight Yoakam, and this compilation proves that even the material he gave away was better than what most of his peers were sending out as top-shelf product. Dwight's Used Records features cuts Yoakam contributed to several tribute compilations, duets thatSee more details below

Overview

Few if any major country artists of the 1980s and '90s had as consistent a run of strong recordings as Dwight Yoakam, and this compilation proves that even the material he gave away was better than what most of his peers were sending out as top-shelf product. Dwight's Used Records features cuts Yoakam contributed to several tribute compilations, duets that appeared on other artists' albums, and a few unreleased covers, and while the results aren't quite as cohesive as a proper album, nearly everything here would have fit the bill on a "real" Dwight Yoakam album. His duets with Deana Carter and Heather Myles show what a generous vocal partner he can be, while his turns with Ralph Stanley and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band add some new layers of depth to his traditionalist approach. Yoakam's covers of "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" and "Mercury Blues" are sly and witty but never descend into self-parody, and he sure does right by Johnny Cash and Webb Pierce as he tackles their songs. The album's only real flaw would be the two back-to-back versions of John Prine's "Paradise"; both performances are worthwhile, but over ten minutes of the song gets to be a bit much. Baring that, Dwight's Used Records is a thoroughly enjoyable collection of odds and ends that congeals into some solid listening -- but how come his superb version of Merle Haggard's "Holding Things Together" from the Tulare Dust album didn't make the cut?

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Alanna Nash
A must-have disc. (B+)

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0684038980529
catalogNumber:
9805

Tracks

  1. Stop The World (And Let Me Off)  - Dwight Yoakam
  2. Down Where The River Bends  - Dwight Yoakam
  3. Mercury Blues  - Dwight Yoakam
  4. Waiting  - Dwight Yoakam
  5. Some Dark Holler  - Dwight Yoakam
  6. If You Were Me (And I Were You)  - Dwight Yoakam
  7. Little Chapel  - Heather Myles
  8. The Loco-Motion  - Dwight Yoakam
  9. Miner's Prayer  - Dwight Yoakam
  10. Understand Your Man  - Dwight Yoakam
  11. Wheels  - Dwight Yoakam
  12. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide  - Dwight Yoakam
  13. Paradise  - Dwight Yoakam
  14. I Said (Paradise Reprise)  - Dwight Yoakam

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Cymbals,Vocals
Ralph Stanley   Vocals
Heather Myles   Vocals
Skip Edwards   Percussion,Piano,Wurlitzer
Mitch Marine   Percussion,Drums
Deana Carter   Vocals
Keith Gattis   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Ray C. Walker   Background Vocals
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Michael Witcher   Dobro
David Roe   Bass,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Kay Walker   Background Vocals
Dave Roe   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ralph Stanley   Composer
Marty Stuart   Producer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Gail Davies   Producer
Nanci Griffith   Composer
Chris Hillman   Composer
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Producer
Dwight Yoakam   Composer,Producer,Graphic Design,Art Direction
Carole King   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Chris Rea   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Heather Myles   Composer
Carl Belew   Composer
Pete Anderson   Producer
Frank Beard   Composer
K.C. Douglas   Composer
Michael Dumas   Producer,Engineer
Charles R. Freeland   Producer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Dusty Hill   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Webb Pierce   Composer
Randy Scruggs   Producer
Jim Anglin   Composer
Deana Carter   Composer,Producer
Keith Gattis   Producer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Frank Miller   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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