Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

by Waylon Jennings
     
 

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Lonesome, On'ry and Mean is the quintessential Waylon Jennings outlaw record. Waylon produced the set -- the first unfettered by the bonds of RCA -- with his own band, and the results are nothing less than electrifying. Steve Young, the perennial country and folk music outsider, may have penned the title cut, but Waylon's delivery as an anthem bears in it allSee more details below

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Lonesome, On'ry and Mean is the quintessential Waylon Jennings outlaw record. Waylon produced the set -- the first unfettered by the bonds of RCA -- with his own band, and the results are nothing less than electrifying. Steve Young, the perennial country and folk music outsider, may have penned the title cut, but Waylon's delivery as an anthem bears in it all of his years of frustration at not being able to make the music he wanted to. Fury is a better word for what is heard in the grain of the song's lyrics. Young's own version is devastating, but this one is transcendent. (And why is it that Travis Tritt was picked to sing this at Waylon's memorial instead of Young, who was also present? Talk about misguided justice.) But the boundaries between rock & roll and country come down once again on this album in Kris Kristofferson's "Me & Bobby McGee," as folk and post-psychedelia meet Texas in Mickey Newbury's "San Francisco Mabel Joy" and the broken, road-weary pop honky tonk balladry of Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues." Add to this Johnny Cash's "Gone to Denver" and Willie Nelson's "Pretend I Never Happened," and you have an outsider's dream. That the rest of the recording is just as consistent, just as seamless in its execution, production, and delivery, makes Lonesome, On'ry and Mean the first seriously pitched battle in the 1970s country music wars. And this one went to Jennings and his fans, hands down.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828765322928
catalogNumber:
53229

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Waylon Jennings   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Ritchie Albright   Drums
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
Lea Jane Berinati   Background Vocals
George Binkley   Violin
Don Brooks   Harmonica
Jimmy Capps   Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Chip Young   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Dyson   Bass,Electric Bass
Ralph Gallant   Drums
Lennie Haight   Violin
Ginger Holladay   Background Vocals
Mary Holladay   Background Vocals
Dave Kirby   Electric Guitar
Sheldon Kurland   Violin
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Laverna Moore   Background Vocals
Gary S. "Flip" Paxton   Background Vocals
Billy Ray Reynolds   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Temple Riser   Background Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Billy Sanford   Organ,Electric Guitar
Randy Scruggs   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dale Sellers   Electric Guitar
Don Sheffield   Trumpet
Don Smith   Bass
Glen Spreen   Strings
Henry Strzelecki   Bass,Piano
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
David Vanderkooi   Cello
Larry Whitmore   Guitar
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Guitar,Harmonica
Lee Miller   Bass
Fred Carter   Electric Guitar
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Norman Putnam   Bass
Ernest West   Background Vocals
Kay Klinger   Background Vocals
Don Tidwell   Trumpet
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Waylon Jennings   Composer,Producer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Steve Young   Composer
Jim Casey   Composer
Danny Davis   Producer
Fred Foster   Composer
Red Lane   Composer
Ronnie Light   Producer
Vince Matthews   Composer
Steve Norman   Composer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
Billy Ray Reynolds   Composer
Wynn Stewart   Composer
Chet Flippo   Liner Notes
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Gene Thomas   Composer
Vic Anesini   Mastering
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Ray Carroll   Composer
William S. Cook   Composer
Bill Hoover   Composer
Fred L. Foster   Composer

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