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Rig Rock Deluxe: A Musical Salute to the American Truck Drivers

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All Music Guide - Brian Briscoe
The advantage Rig Rock Deluxe has over other tribute albums is that, for the most part, we either don't know the original versions of these songs, or they're new. That, combined with the genuine fun most of these artists seem to be having, makes Rig Rock Deluxe a hoot. Don Walser kicks things off inimitably with "Truck Driving Man." He's a tough act to follow, but artists including but not limited to Buck Owens, Red Simpson, Junior Brown, Shaver, Steve Earle, Son Volt, and the Bottle Rockets do their caffeinated best. Only a couple of songs don't make the grade: Kelly Willis' "Truckstop Girl" for not using a pocka-chicka backbeat and Nick Lowe's "I'm Coming Home" for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian Briscoe
The advantage Rig Rock Deluxe has over other tribute albums is that, for the most part, we either don't know the original versions of these songs, or they're new. That, combined with the genuine fun most of these artists seem to be having, makes Rig Rock Deluxe a hoot. Don Walser kicks things off inimitably with "Truck Driving Man." He's a tough act to follow, but artists including but not limited to Buck Owens, Red Simpson, Junior Brown, Shaver, Steve Earle, Son Volt, and the Bottle Rockets do their caffeinated best. Only a couple of songs don't make the grade: Kelly Willis' "Truckstop Girl" for not using a pocka-chicka backbeat and Nick Lowe's "I'm Coming Home" for being recorded in Stockholm. The whole shebang winds up with Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, Wayne Hancock, Toni Price, Kim Richey and many others performing as Rig Rock Deluxe on "Six Days on the Road." Makes for a great ride.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/1996
  • Label: Upstart / Umgd
  • UPC: 601143002526
  • Catalog Number: 718025
  • Sales rank: 145,078

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Blake Dobro, Guitar
Peter Rowan Mandolin
Marty Stuart Vocals, Track Performer
Rosie Flores Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Lauderdale Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
Buck Owens Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Kelly Willis Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Earle Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Geraint Watkins Keyboards
Del Reeves Vocals, Track Performer
Dan Baird Guitar, Vocals
Eric Ambel Guitar, Vocals
Joe Terry Piano
Billy Joe Shaver Vocals
Red Simpson Vocals, Track Performer
Bill Kirchen Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Don Walser Vocals, Track Performer
The Bottle Rockets Track Performer
Jim McCarty Drums
Terry Anderson Drums, Vocals
Richard Bennett Guitar
Peter Bonta Acoustic Guitar
Junior Brown Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Tanya Rae Brown Rhythm Guitar
Pat Buchanan Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Brad Davis Guitar
Jay Farrar Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Joe Flood Fiddle, Mandolin
Michael Heidorn Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Upright Bass
Bobby Irwin Drums
Brantley Kearns Fiddle
Jon Langford Vocals
Steve Layne Bass
Danny Levin Piano
Billy Livsey Piano
Nick Lowe Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Maimone Bass
David Mansfield Fiddle
Gurf Morlix 6-string bass
Toni Price Vocals, Background Vocals
Kim Richey Vocals
Will Rigby Drums
Jim Shaw Piano
Garry Tallent Bass, Guitar
D. Clinton Thompson Electric Guitar
Robby Turner Pedal Steel Guitar
Lou Whitney Vocals
Craig Wright Drums
Andy York Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dale Watson Vocals
Howard Kalish Fiddle
Bob Delevante Background Vocals
Mike Delevante Background Vocals
Tom Ray Acoustic Bass
Eddy Shaver Guitar
Son Volt Track Performer
Wayne Hancock Vocals
Scott Hinkle Bass
Keith Levreault Drums
Casper Rawls Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Scott Walls Pedal Steel Guitar
Cheri Knight Bass, Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Castle Bass, Vocal Harmony
Buddy Charleton Steel Guitar
Brian Henneman Guitar, Vocals
Jack O'Dell Drums
BR5-49 Track Performer
Kay Adams Vocals, Track Performer
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Track Performer
Dave Boquist Electric Guitar, Vocals
Terry Christoffersen Banjo, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Gary Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Hawk Shaw Wilson Drums, Vocals
Rani Arbo Fiddle, Vocal Harmony
Chuck Mead Electric Guitar, Vocals
Don Herron Steel Guitar
Jim Boquist Bass, Vocals
Jon Graboff Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bruce Langfeld Electric Guitar
Kim McAbee Vocals
Mark Ortmann Drums
Greg Stocki Drums
Smilin' Jay McDowell Bass
Tom Parr Guitar
Steve Arnold Bass
Paul B. Riley Bass
The Yayhoos Track Performer
Bobby Lloyd Hicks Tambourine
Too Much Fun Track Performer
Keith Christopher Bass, Vocals
Shaver Track Performer
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Jim Lauderdale Producer
Buck Owens Producer
Charlie Rich Composer
Kelly Willis Producer
Steve Earle Producer
Otis Redding Composer
Eric Ambel Producer
The Bottle Rockets Contributor
Richard Bennett Producer
Peter Bonta Producer, Engineer
Neil Brockbank Producer, Engineer
Junior Brown Producer
Albert Caiati Producer, Engineer
Peter Coleman Engineer
Larry Greenhill Engineer
Randall Hage Jamail Producer
Keith Keller Producer, Engineer
Jim Shaw Producer
Andy Taub Engineer
Jeremy Tepper Producer, Liner Notes
Lou Whitney Producer, Engineer
Max Reese Engineer
Son Volt Producer, Engineer
Rob Patterson Producer
Holly George-Warren Liner Notes
Thom Monahan Producer, Engineer
Mark Spencer Producer, Engineer
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos Contributor
Steve Starnes Engineer
Mike Janas Producer, Engineer
Jozef Nuyens Producer
Mike Caiati Producer, Engineer
Wille James Composer
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