Nashville Rebel [Box Set]

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Tracing the career of an oft-recorded giant like Waylon Jennings in a mere four discs is tricky business, but RCA Nashville/Legacy has done a superb job. Documenting Jennings's evolution from rock 'n' roller to folk rocker to unrepentant country Outlaw avatar, it's a fascinating journey, even without his A&M recordings from the early '60s (see the essential Phase One: The Early Years 1958-1964). Disc 1, which covers 1958 through 1969, does feature Jennings's festive, Buddy Holly-produced take on "Jole Blon" and a rare Trend single from 1961, "My Baby Walks All Over Me." Most of its 25 tracks were Chet Atkins productions that meld the smooth Nashville Sound of the ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Tracing the career of an oft-recorded giant like Waylon Jennings in a mere four discs is tricky business, but RCA Nashville/Legacy has done a superb job. Documenting Jennings's evolution from rock 'n' roller to folk rocker to unrepentant country Outlaw avatar, it's a fascinating journey, even without his A&M recordings from the early '60s (see the essential Phase One: The Early Years 1958-1964). Disc 1, which covers 1958 through 1969, does feature Jennings's festive, Buddy Holly-produced take on "Jole Blon" and a rare Trend single from 1961, "My Baby Walks All Over Me." Most of its 25 tracks were Chet Atkins productions that meld the smooth Nashville Sound of the time to harder rhythms that suited Waylon's authoritative baritone voice. In songs such as "Love of the Common People" and especially the doom-laden ballad "Something's Wrong in California," we hear Jennings finding a sound suited to his attitude (Fred Carter's snarling guitar on "Nashville Rebel" would become a signature component of Waylon's music) and developing into a formidable interpretive singer who could sell a song with sensitivity or muscular vocal brio.

In Disc 2, 1970-1974, when the Outlaw movement flowered, Jennings was at the forefront with "Honky Tonk Heroes," "Ladies Love Outlaws," "Amanda,"-- assured, literate, intimate tunes by Billy Joe Shaver, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Steve Young, and Waylon himself that broadened country's audience and lingua franca. Those gains are consolidated on Disc 3, 1974-1980, when Waylon continued writing compelling original (and often self-referential) tunes such as "I've Always Been Crazy" and the reality-check classic "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" and supplementing his repertoire with covers from an American songbook that included both Jimmie Rodgers and Neil Young ("Are You Ready for the Country"). In the 1980-1995 period covered on Disc 4, Jennings was for a time adrift on MCA, but his excellent Will the Wolf Survive (title tune by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Louie Perez) is featured with three cuts, and he hit another high-water mark in collaborating with Johnny Cash, Willie, and Kristofferson on the Highwayman sessions, the chart-topping title track being a highlight of this collection. A story well told: in music, in Waylon's formidable presence on disc, and in first-rate annotation. It's quite a ride.

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be hard to believe, but it's true: Legacy's four-disc 2006 box Nashville Rebel is the first comprehensive, multi-label Waylon Jennings retrospective ever assembled. During the peak of the CD box set reissue boom of the late '80s/early '90s, Waylon did receive a quasi-box in the form of 1993's Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line: The RCA Years, an excellent double-disc set that was housed in a box yet fell short of being a true box set. Starting in the late '90s, his catalog began to be overhauled -- Buddha reissued classic individual albums like Honky Tonk Heroes, Bear Family put out two huge box sets that chronicled all of his RCA work up until 1973, then the rest of his '70s work came out as two-fers overseas, while Hip-O assembled a collection of both his earliest recordings and his '80s work for MCA -- but he still lacked a set that covered his whole career, from 1958 through 1995. That's exactly what Nashville Rebel does, and it does so in superb fashion. Any career with as much great work as Waylon's is inevitably hard to condense, even at the length of a four-disc set with 92 tracks, but Nashville Rebel does the job right, providing an accurate, compelling narrative of Jennings' career, while offering all of his biggest hits along with sharply chosen lesser-known songs and rarities that help complete the picture. Any hardcore fan might find favorite songs missing, but nobody can complain about what's here -- and that applies not only to the first three discs, which trace the prime of Waylon's career, but even the fourth, which is the rare final CD on a multi-disc set that is solid, perhaps not as gripping or timeless as the music that precedes it, but it does present a convincing case that Waylon continued to make strong music right up until the later stages of his career. And this is how Nashville Rebel is like those classic box sets of the late '80s and early '90s: there is no fluff, no needlessly chosen rarities; it simply and cleanly gives the listener the essential items from a truly great artist. There is plenty of other great music within Waylon's catalog, but if this is all somebody heard from him, they would know exactly who he was and what he meant musically. That's the goal of all lavish box sets such as this, and this is one of the few that truly achieves that goal. It's an essential item, not just for country fans, but for anybody who cares about American music of the 20th century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828768964026
  • Catalog Number: 89640
  • Sales rank: 8,962

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jole Blon (1:56)
  2. 2 My Baby Walks All Over Me (2:09)
  3. 3 That's the Chance I'll Have to Take (2:06)
  4. 4 Stop the World (And Let Me Off) (2:03)
  5. 5 Anita, You're Dreaming (2:26)
  6. 6 Time to Bum Again (2:02)
  7. 7 (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me (2:27)
  8. 8 Green River (2:28)
  9. 9 Nashville Rebel (1:51)
  10. 10 Mental Revenge (2:23)
  11. 11 Love of the Common People (2:55)
  12. 12 The Chokin' Kind (2:28)
  13. 13 Walk on out of My Mind (2:20)
  14. 14 I Got You - Anita Carter (2:38)
  15. 15 Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line (2:21)
  16. 16 Yours Love (2:18)
  17. 17 Just to Satisfy You (2:18)
  18. 18 Something's Wrong in California (2:30)
  19. 19 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:04)
  20. 20 Cedartown, Georgia (2:50)
  21. 21 I Ain't the One - Jessi Colter (2:14)
  22. 22 Singer of Sad Songs (2:58)
  23. 23 It's Sure Been Fun (2:38)
  24. 24 Six White Horses (2:38)
  25. 25 People in Dallas Got Hair (2:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Taker (2:22)
  2. 2 Mississippi Woman (2:50)
  3. 3 Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) (3:03)
  4. 4 (Don't Let the Sun Set on You) Tulsa (3:07)
  5. 5 Sweet Dream Woman (3:00)
  6. 6 Ladies Love Outlaws (2:33)
  7. 7 Under Your Spell Again - Jessi Colter (2:56)
  8. 8 Lonesome, On'ry and Mean (3:40)
  9. 9 Pretend I Never Happened (3:02)
  10. 10 You Can Have Her (2:41)
  11. 11 Honky Tonk Heroes (3:37)
  12. 12 Black Rose (2:29)
  13. 13 We Had It All (2:46)
  14. 14 You Ask Me To (2:32)
  15. 15 This Time (2:27)
  16. 16 It's Not Supposed to Be That Way (3:28)
  17. 17 Slow Rollin' Low (2:45)
  18. 18 I'm a Ramblin' Man (2:48)
  19. 19 Rainy Day Woman (2:31)
  20. 20 Amanda (2:59)
  21. 21 Bob Wills Is Still the King (3:01)
  22. 22 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (2:56)
  23. 23 Waymore's Blues (2:42)
  24. 24 The Door Is Always Open (2:39)
  25. 25 Dreaming My Dreams with You (2:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 "T" for Texas (4:00)
  2. 2 Freedom to Stay (4:02)
  3. 3 Good Hearted Woman - Willie Nelson (2:56)
  4. 4 Suspicious Minds - Jessi Colter (3:59)
  5. 5 Can't You See (3:45)
  6. 6 Are You Ready for the Country (3:11)
  7. 7 MacArthur Park (Revisited) (6:35)
  8. 8 Jac-A-Diamonds (3:25)
  9. 9 Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Willie Nelson (3:20)
  10. 10 Brand New Goodbye Song (2:54)
  11. 11 The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You) (2:09)
  12. 12 Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson (2:33)
  13. 13 There Ain't No Good Chain Gang (3:17)
  14. 14 I've Always Been Crazy (4:14)
  15. 15 Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got out of Hand (2:59)
  16. 16 The Greatest Cowboy of Them All (3:42)
  17. 17 Come with Me (3:02)
  18. 18 I Ain't Living Long Like This (4:47)
  19. 19 Clyde (2:41)
  20. 20 Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys) (2:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Storms Never Last - Jessi Colter (3:06)
  2. 2 Shine (2:51)
  3. 3 Just to Satisfy You - Willie Nelson (2:49)
  4. 4 Women Do Know How to Carry On (3:19)
  5. 5 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Willie Nelson (3:23)
  6. 6 Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will) (3:26)
  7. 7 Breakin' Down (3:22)
  8. 8 Take It to the Limit - Willie Nelson (3:49)
  9. 9 The Conversation - Hank Williams Jr. (3:52)
  10. 10 I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up) (3:01)
  11. 11 Never Could Toe the Mark (2:58)
  12. 12 America (3:45)
  13. 13 Waltz Me to Heaven (3:07)
  14. 14 Highwayman - Willie Nelson (3:03)
  15. 15 Drinkin' and Dreamin' (3:01)
  16. 16 Working Without a Net (2:43)
  17. 17 Will the Wolf Survive? (3:30)
  18. 18 What You'll Do When I'm Gone (2:58)
  19. 19 Rose in Paradise (3:42)
  20. 20 Rough and Rowdy Days (2:34)
  21. 21 Wrong (3:00)
  22. 22 I Do Believe - Willie Nelson (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Waylon Jennings Primary Artist, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Marty Stuart Guitar, Mandolin
Johnny Cash Guitar, Vocals
David Allan Coe Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Johnny Gimble Guitar
Kris Kristofferson Vocals
Willie Nelson Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Reed Guitar
Johnny Rodriguez Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Ray Stevens Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Vibes
Buddy Holly Guitar
Graham Nash Vocals
King Curtis Saxophone
Matt Rollings Piano
Tommy Allsup Guitar
James Burton Guitar
Sonny Curtis Guitar
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Jan Howard Vocals
Anita Kerr Vocals
Grady Martin Guitar
Bobby Wood Piano, Keyboards
Anita Carter Vocals
Jessi Colter Organ, Piano, Vocals
Martin Katahn Strings, Violin
Jim Gordon Saxophone
Sandy Posey Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Buzz Cason Vocals
Kieran Kane Mandolin
Will Ackerman Drums
Ritchie Albright Drums
J.I. Allison Conga, Drums
The Anita Kerr Singers Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Joe Babcock Vocals
Byron Bach Cello
Earl Ball Keyboards
Brenton Banks Strings, Violin
Benmont Tench Organ
Richard Bennett Guitar
Lea Jane Berinati Vocals
Matt Betton Drums
George Binkley III Violin
Jerry Bridges Bass, Guitar
Don Brooks Harmonica
Denyse Buffum Viola
Julianna Buffum Cello
Thomas Buffum Violin
Larry Butler Organ, Keyboards
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Larry Byrom Guitar
Jimmy Capps Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Vangie Carmichael Vocals
June Carter Cash Vocals
Curly Chalker Steel Guitar
Marvin Chantry Viola
Charles Veal Violin
Chip Young Guitar
Gene Chrisman Drums
Roy Christensen Cello
Johnny Christopher Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Clapp Strings
J.R. Cobb Guitar
Charles Cochran Piano
Jim Colvard Guitar
Roger Crabtree Harmonica
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Dottie DeLeonibus Vocals
Quitman Dennis Saxophone
Dorothy Dillard Vocals
Ronald Drake Vocals
Garth Fundis Vocals
Bobby Dyson Bass, Guitar
Ray Edenton Guitar
Dolores Edgin Vocals
Bobby Emmons Keyboards
Paul English Drums
Stan Farber Vocals
Ronald Folsom Violin
D.J. Fontana Drums
Paul Foster Guitar
Solie Fott Strings
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Carl Gay Guitar
Duke Goff Bass
Mark Goldenberg Guitar
Dennis Good Trombone
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Bill Graham Fiddle
Marshall Grant Bass, Guitar
Jerry Gropp Guitar, Harmonica
John Guerin Drums
Lennie Haight Violin
Jack Hale Trumpet
Hollis Halford Synclavier
Buddy Harman Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Sherman Hayes Bass
Michael Haynes Trumpet
Jerry Hensley Guitar
Eddie Hinton Guitar
Ginger Holladay Vocals
Mary Holladay Vocals
Jim Horn Saxophone
Jack Huffman Drums
Sherilyn Huffman Vocals
John Leslie Hug Guitar
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
John Jarvis Synthesizer, Piano, DX-7
Billy Joor Trumpet
Bunky Keels Piano
Rock Killough Guitar, Harmonica
Larry Knechtel Keyboards
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Red Lane Guitar
Mike Leech Bass
Kyle Lehning Piano, Trumpet, Keyboards
Bob Lewin Trumpet
Brent Mason Guitar
Neal Matthews Vocals
Martha McCrory Strings, Cello
Gene Merlino Vocals
Shirl Milete Guitar
Chips Moman Guitar, Vocals
Ralph Mooney Dobro, Steel Guitar
Laverna Moore Vocals
Farrell Morris Marimbas
Richard Morris Marimbas
Wayne Moss Guitar
Dan Mustoe Drums
Fred Newell Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals
Mark O'Connor Fiddle, Mandolin
June Page Vocals
Gary S. "Flip" Paxton Vocals
Gordon Payne Guitar, Harmonica
Norbert Putnam Bass
Billy Ray Reynolds Guitar
Leon Rhodes Bass
Michael Rhodes Bass
Temple Riser Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano, Harpsichord
Barny Robertson Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Carter Robertson Vocals
Jack Routh Guitar
Billy Sanford Guitar
Gary Scruggs Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Randy Scruggs Guitar
Dale Sellers Guitar
Don Sheffield Trumpet
Jerry Shook Guitar
Lisa Silver Vocals
Don Smith Bass
Velma Smith Guitar
Bee Spears Bass
Maurice Spears Trombone
Hugh Stoker Vocals
Henry Strzelecki Bass
George Tidwell Trumpet
Daniel Timms Piano
Jimmy Tittle Bass
Robby Turner Dobro
Gary VanOsdale Viola
David Vanderkooi Cello
Sharon Vaughn Vocals
Pete Wade Guitar
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Guitar
Raymond Walker Vocals
Barry Walsh Keyboards
Rance Wasson Guitar
Merle Watson Guitar
Bergen White Vocals
Larry Whitmore Guitar
John "Bucky" Wilkin Guitar
Hank Williams Jr. Vocals
Toni Wine Vocals
Bob Wootton Guitar
Reggie Young Guitar
Becky Williams Vocals
W.S. Holland Drums
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Howard Carpenter Strings
Mike Hogan Bass
Priscilla Ann Hubbard Vocals
Mack Johnson Trumpet
Charlie McCoy Organ, Bass, Harmonica, Trumpet, Vibes
Bobbie Nelson Keyboards
Mary Greene Vocals
Dee Moeller Organ, Piano
Bob Tebow Vocals
Helen Carter Vocals
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Ray Corbin Guitar
Jim Haber Piano, Keyboards
Larrie Londin Percussion, Drums
Gary Talley Vocals
Bobby Thompson Bass, Guitar
Bob Moore & His Orchestra Bass
Andy McMahon Organ
Jeff Hale Drums
Beegie Cruzer Piano
Bennett K. Schaeufele Steel Guitar
Stephanie Woolf Strings, Violin
Doris Allen Strings
Mack Magaha Fiddle
Joe Osborn Bass
Steven Smith Violin
James Wilkerson Guitar
Tommy Williams Jr. Fiddle
Jimmy Gray Guitar
Fletcher Watson Guitar
Ernest West Vocals
Joe Allen Bass, Guitar
William "Billy" Brown Vocals
Kay Klinger Vocals
Lee Thomas Miller Bass
David Briggs Piano, Keyboards
Bobby Turner Drums
Eddy Anderson Drums
George Atwood Bass
Paul Davis Keyboards, Vocals
William Wright Vocals
David Carroll Kirby Guitar
Gerald Gropp Harmonica
Lawrence Herzberg Violin
Matt Morse Synclavier
Doris Swett English Horn
E. Duane West Vocals
Karen Jones Violin
Larry McCoy Piano
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Johnny Cash Producer
Rodney Crowell Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer, Producer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Willie Nelson Composer, Producer
Buck Owens Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Ray Pennington Composer, Producer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Shel Silverstein Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Don Henley Composer
Buddy Holly Producer
Randy Meisner Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Neil Young Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Lee Clayton Composer
Donnie Fritts Composer
Sammi Smith Composer
Tompall Glaser Producer
Sammy Johns Composer
Toy Caldwell Composer
Jessi Colter Composer
Troy Seals Composer
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Rodney Lay Composer
Mark James Composer
Ritchie Albright Composer, Producer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Jerry Bridges Producer
Larry Butler Producer
Don Cartee Producer
Jack Clement Producer
Danny Davis Producer
Bobby Emmons Composer
Glenn Frey Composer
Al Gorgoni Composer
Ron Haffkine Producer
Stewart Harris Composer
David Hidalgo Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
John Hurley Composer
Red Lane Composer
Dickey Lee Composer
Ronnie Light Producer
Ken Mansfield Producer
Jim McBride Composer
Bob McDill Composer
Chips Moman Composer, Producer
Daniel Moore Composer
Roger Murrah Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Jimmy Peters and the Ring Dance Composer
Joe Rainey Composer
Allen Reynolds Composer
Dusty Rhodes Composer
Gary Scruggs Producer
Glen Spreen Arranger
Don Was Producer
Bergen White Arranger
Ronnie Wilkins Composer
Hank Williams Jr. Composer
Alex Zanetis Composer
Alan Cartee Producer
Brent Cartee Producer
Billy Mize Composer
John Barlow Jarvis Composer
Don Bowman Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Mack Vickery Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Rob Santos Producer
Bobby Montgomery Producer
David Gorman Art Direction
Ivy J. "Jimmy" Bryant Composer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Hal Bynum Composer
Patsy Bruce Composer
Curtis Buck Composer
Buddy Dee Composer
Ricci Mareno Composer
André Pessis Composer
Bill Hoover Composer
Bobby Bond Composer
Mirriam Eddy Composer
Louis "Chickie" Perez Composer
Arthur Nakata Art Direction
David Carroll Kirby Composer
Dr. John Walker Composer
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