RCA Country Legends

RCA Country Legends

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by Waylon Jennings
     
 
Buddha's 2001 release RCA Country Legends theoretically supplants the peerless 1991 collection Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line since it covers roughly the same time period, also spans two discs, and has many of the same songs. There is a big difference, however: this concentrates more on chart hits, which is part of the reason that it extends further

Overview

Buddha's 2001 release RCA Country Legends theoretically supplants the peerless 1991 collection Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line since it covers roughly the same time period, also spans two discs, and has many of the same songs. There is a big difference, however: this concentrates more on chart hits, which is part of the reason that it extends further into the '80s than the previous collection. That isn't inherently a bad thing since Waylon Jennings had many chart hits and many were terrific; indeed, this contains such seminal items as "Cedartown, Georgia," "Pretend I Never Happened," "You Can Have Her," "Can't You See," "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)," and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." Still, there are some great songs missing from that idiosyncratic collection, songs that give Jennings depth as an artist: "Nashville Rebel," "Love of the Common People," "Just to Satisfy You," "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)," "Black Rose," "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean," "Honky Tonk Heroes," "Waymore's Blues," "T for Texas," and "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way." These are missed, but so are the songs not on Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line. Ideally, there would be a collection that covers all the territory -- the hits on RCA Country Legends and the album-oriented outlaw on Only Daddy -- but until that happens, both are effective introductions and essential parts of any country collection (hell, any collection of American music of the 20th century). Until then, choose which direction you'd prefer to follow when seeking an introduction, but be forewarned, it's a lot easier to find RCA Country Legends than the out of print Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Buddha
UPC:
0744659978821
catalogNumber:
99788

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stop the World (And Let Me Off)
  2. (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
  3. The Chokin' Kind
  4. Walk on Out of My Mind
  5. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
  6. Yours Love
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. The Taker
  9. Cedartown, Georgia
  10. Sweet Dream Woman
  11. Pretend I Never Happened
  12. You Can Have Her
  13. You Asked Me To
  14. This Time
  15. I'm a Ramblin' Man
  16. Rainy Day Woman
  17. Dreaming My Dreams With You
  18. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
  19. Bob Wills Is Still the King
  20. Good Hearted Woman

Disc 2

  1. Can't You See
  2. Are You Ready for the Country
  3. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
  4. The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)
  5. Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys
  6. I've Always Been Crazy
  7. Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand
  8. Amanda
  9. Come With Me
  10. I Ain't Living Long Like This
  11. Clyde
  12. Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)
  13. Storms Never Last
  14. Shine
  15. Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)
  16. I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up)
  17. Never Could Toe the Mark
  18. America
  19. Waltz Me to Heaven
  20. Drinkin' and Dreamin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Waylon Jennings   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Johnny Gimble   Guitar
Willie Nelson   Vocals
Jerry Reed   Guitar
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Ray Stevens   Trumpet,Vibes
Pete Drake   Pedal Steel Guitar
Anita Kerr   Vocal Harmony
Jessi Colter   Track Performer
Martin Katahn   Violin
Jim Gordon   Saxophone
Ritchie Albright   Percussion,Drums
Joseph Allen   Guitar
Eddie Anderson   Drums
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
Lea Jane Berinati   Vocal Harmony
George Binkley   Violin
Jerry Bridges   Bass
Don Brooks   Harmonica
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Marvin Chantry   Viola
Chip Young   Rhythm Guitar
Roy Christensen   Cello
Charles Cochran   Piano
Tommy Cogbill   Drums
Jim Colvard   Guitar
Roger Crabtree   Harmonica
Dottie DeLeonibus   Vocal Harmony
Ronald Drake   Vocal Harmony
Bobby Dyson   Bass,Electric Guitar
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Vocal Harmony
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Paul Foster   Guitar
Ralph Gallant   Drums
Duke Goff   Bass
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Bill Graham   Fiddle
Jerry Gropp   Guitar
Lennie Haight   Violin
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Vocal Harmony
Sherman Hayes   Bass
Ginger Holladay   Vocal Harmony
John Leslie Hug   Guitar
Billy Joor   Guitar
Bunky Keels   Piano
Dave Kirby   Electric Guitar
Sheldon Kurland   Violin
Red Lane   Guitar
Kyle Lehning   Trumpet
Kenny Malone   Drums
Neal Matthews   Vocal Harmony
Ralph Mooney   Pedal Steel Guitar
Richard Morris   Marimbas
Wayne Moss   Electric Guitar
Dan Mustoe   Drums
Fred Newell   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Vocal Harmony
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle
June Page   Vocal Harmony
Gordon Payne   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Billy Ray Reynolds   Guitar
Leon Rhodes   Bass
Temple Riser   Vocal Harmony
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Barny Robertson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Carter Robertson   Vocal Harmony
Gary Scruggs   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,12-string Guitar
Randy Scruggs   Rhythm Guitar
Dale Sellers   Electric Guitar
Don Sheffield   Trumpet
Bee Spears   Bass
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Hugh Stoker   Vocal Harmony
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Bobby Thompson   Rhythm Guitar
George Tidwell   Trumpet
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
David Vanderkooi   Cello
Sharon Vaughn   Vocal Harmony
Rance Wasson   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Larry Whitmore   Guitar,12-string Guitar
John "Bucky" Wilkin   Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar
Becky Williams   Vocal Harmony
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Vocal Harmony
Roy Huskey   Bass
Priscilla Ann Hubbard   Vocal Harmony
Mack Johnson   Trumpet
Charlie McCoy   Bass,Harmonica,Vibes
Dee Moeller   Organ,Piano
Fred Carter   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jim Haber   Keyboards
Larrie Londin   Drums
Ray C. Walker   Vocal Harmony
Andy McMahon   Organ
Stephanie Woolf   Violin
William H. Wright   Vocal Harmony
Fletcher Watson   Guitar
Ernest West   Vocal Harmony
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Willie Nelson   Producer
Ray Pennington   Producer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Sammi Smith   Composer
Tompall Glaser   Producer
Jessi Colter   Composer
Alan   Producer
Ritchie Albright   Producer
Jerry Bridges   Producer
Don Cartee   Producer
Jack Clement   Producer
Bill Cook   Composer
Danny Davis   Producer
Ron Haffkine   Producer
Chuck Howard   Composer
Ronnie Light   Producer
Ken Mansfield   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Gary Scruggs   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Mack Vickery   Composer
Raeanne Rubenstein   Cover Photo
Gordoni   Composer
Lane   Composer

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RCA Country Legends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love Waylon already, get this one! If you don't know his music yet,this is the one to buy first. A mixture of everything good about Waylon!