Honky Tonk Angels

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All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Legend is a hefty title to carry, especially if you're still kicking. The standards are high, the expectations immense. Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette are, nevertheless, legends of country music with decades of albums and awards to prove it. And they are very much still kicking on Honky Tonk Angels -- just in case anyone needs a little reminder. You can even hear how much fun they had singing together, setting aside any historic competition and letting their love of country music shine through, each gracefully moving between lead and harmony vocals. As for the song selection, it covers a wide swath of country history from tunes made famous by early ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Legend is a hefty title to carry, especially if you're still kicking. The standards are high, the expectations immense. Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette are, nevertheless, legends of country music with decades of albums and awards to prove it. And they are very much still kicking on Honky Tonk Angels -- just in case anyone needs a little reminder. You can even hear how much fun they had singing together, setting aside any historic competition and letting their love of country music shine through, each gracefully moving between lead and harmony vocals. As for the song selection, it covers a wide swath of country history from tunes made famous by early pioneers like Ferlin Husky, the Davis Sisters, and Hank Locklin to their own more contemporary compositions. If that weren't enough credibility, Kitty Wells lends her amazing voice to the opening anthem "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Pure goodness. In another twist, Patsy Cline sings on "Lovesick Blues" with Parton, Lynn, and Wynette backing her. The closing track sums up the humorous reverence that permeates much of country music. "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven" was a hit for Tex Ritter in 1961 and is a surprising choice that seems a bit out of place, but somehow works well enough. For fans of traditional country or great singers, this is a fun listen because it nicely captures three of the best voices around.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972370026
  • Catalog Number: 723700
  • Sales rank: 28,826

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dolly Parton Primary Artist, Track Performer
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Electric Guitar
Loretta Lynn Track Performer
Kitty Wells Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Tammy Wynette Track Performer
Steve Gibson Guitar
Jimmy Day Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Electric Guitar
Cindy Reynolds Wyatt Harp
Eddie Bayers Drums
Patsy Cline Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Richard Dennison Background Vocals
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
Buddy Harmon Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Upright Bass
Farrell Morris Vibes
Weldon Myrick Pedal Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Background Vocals
Tom Robb Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Bruce Watkins Acoustic Guitar
Roy Huskey Jr. Upright Bass
Bob Moore Upright Bass
Bob Moore & His Orchestra Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Loretta Lynn Composer, Contributor, Liner Notes
Dolly Parton Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Tammy Wynette Composer, Contributor, Liner Notes
Irving Mills Composer
Steve Gibson Contributor, Tic Tac
Don Robertson Composer
Eddie Dean Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Harold Bradley Contributor, Tic Tac
Owen Bradley Producer
Steve Buckingham Producer
Bob Ferguson Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Bill Johnson Art Direction
J.D. Miller Composer
Marshall Morgan Engineer
Cecil A. Null Composer
Jennifer O'Brien Contributor, Vocal Coordinator
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Dick Reynolds Composer
Al Schulman Engineer
Toby Seay Engineer
Bruce Wolff Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
Bill Johnson Art Direction
Rollow Welch Art Direction
Jennifer O'Brien Enoch Vocal Coordinator
Jack Rhodes Composer
Bill Owens Composer
Alan Schulman Engineer
Hal Southern Composer
Ralph Emery Contributor, Liner Notes
Buddy Sheffield Composer
J.B. Miller Composer
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