Steppin' Out/Little Junior

Steppin' Out/Little Junior

by Gary Stewart
     
 
Raven continues its fine Gary Stewart reissue program with Steppin' Out, recorded in 1976, and Little Junior, originally issued in 1978, on a single disc. Stewart was recognized by the Nash-Vegas elite, but was never able to quite crossover to major success for two reasons. The first was his voice, which was full of torch, twang and whiskey-ache when

Overview

Raven continues its fine Gary Stewart reissue program with Steppin' Out, recorded in 1976, and Little Junior, originally issued in 1978, on a single disc. Stewart was recognized by the Nash-Vegas elite, but was never able to quite crossover to major success for two reasons. The first was his voice, which was full of torch, twang and whiskey-ache when Music City producers were doing their best to cover all of that up. The second was his insistence on not filling the spaces with strings and other lush atmospherics that painted up country records after Chet Atkins took over at RCA and popularized the sound. Many have claimed these two records weren't among Stewart's best, but each featured fine versions of other people's songs, including Stewart's excellent readings of Danny O'Keefe's classic "Quits," Sterling Whipple's "In Some Room Above The Street," and Carol Anderson's "I Can't Be Your Backdoor," on the former, and Toy Caldwell's "Can't You See," Wayne Carson's "Whiskey Trip," and Hank Williams' "Honky Tonkin'," on the latter. These two discs also feature some of Stewart's own tunes that rank among his best, including "Flat Born Good Timin' Man," "Easy People," and the title track from Little Junior. Add to this four bonus cuts that include his classic "Let's Forget That We're Married," and his "Honky Tonk Man," and you have one hell of a reissue. Neither of these recordings scale the heights of Out of Hand, but few people even get one of those recordings. These recordings are solid and unforgettable.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657022320
catalogNumber:
223
Rank:
108210

Tracks

  1. Flat Natural Born Good Timin' Man
  2. Quits
  3. Trudy
  4. I Still Can't Believe You're Gone
  5. Lord What a Woman
  6. Oh, Sweet Temptation
  7. If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)
  8. (I Can't Be) Your Backdoor
  9. Hank Western
  10. Easy People
  11. In Some Room Above the Street
  12. Whiskey Trip
  13. Little Junior
  14. Stone Wall (Around Your Heart)
  15. Can't You See
  16. Single Again
  17. Tequila After Midnight
  18. I Got Mine
  19. If My Eyes Touch You
  20. Honky Tonkin'
  21. You're Running Wild
  22. Let's Forget That We're Married
  23. Honky Tonk Man
  24. Memories Swim in Whiskey
  25. Half Alive and Still Drinking

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Stewart   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Gary Stewart   Composer
Ry Cooder   Arranger
Michael McDonald   Liner Notes,Concept,Annotation
Toy Caldwell   Composer
Mary Beth Anderson   Composer
Charlie Daniels   Composer
Ray Edenton   Composer
Bill Eldridge   Composer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
Ronnie Reno   Composer
Dee Moeller   Composer
Keith Glass   Liner Notes,Concept,Annotation
Sterling Whipple   Composer
Carol Anderson   Composer
Donn Tankersley   Composer
Gayle Barnhill   Composer
Hank Beach   Composer
Pat Twitty   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jim Beck   Composer
Don Winters   Composer

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