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Lone Wolf: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker

Lone Wolf: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker

by Jerry Jeff Walker
     
 
This compilation draws seven tracks each from the two albums Jerry Jeff Walker released on Elektra Records: Jerry Jeff (1978) and Too Old to Change (1979). Walker moved to Elektra after a successful run on MCA and promptly got lost. While that can in part be attributed to record company convulsions, it's also apparent listening to the performances of

Overview

This compilation draws seven tracks each from the two albums Jerry Jeff Walker released on Elektra Records: Jerry Jeff (1978) and Too Old to Change (1979). Walker moved to Elektra after a successful run on MCA and promptly got lost. While that can in part be attributed to record company convulsions, it's also apparent listening to the performances of these songs of dissolution that their singer was taking their themes to heart -- he sounds hung over most of the time. Of course, that's an appropriate condition for titles that include Guy Clark's "Comfort and Crazy," Keith Sykes' "I'm Not Strange" and Rodney Crowell's "I Ain't Living Long Like This." Sometimes on these songs, Walker recalls the easygoing hedonism of Jimmy Buffett, but unlike Buffett, he sounds like he was still living the life he was singing about and is the worse for wear. It's good to have this material back in print, and it is a significant chapter in Walker's history, but it isn't Walker at his best.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624662426
catalogNumber:
46624

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Jeff Walker   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
David Amram   French Horn
Keith Sykes   Rhythm Guitar
Dave Perkins   Electric Guitar
Ron Cobb   Electric Bass,Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Acoustic Bass
Freddie "Steady" Krc   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Background Vocals
Leo LeBlanc   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Mordecai   Horn
Penny Ney   Background Vocals
Bobby Rambo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Tomás Ramírez   Clarinet,Flute,Horn,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Greg "Fingers" Taylor   Harmonica
Reese Wynans   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Stephen Zirkel   Horn
Bob Livingston   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Brovsky   Producer
Ron Cobb   Arranger
Jerry Jeff Walker   Producer
Tomás Ramírez   Arranger
Billy Baker   Composer
Bob Livingston   Contributor

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