The Essential Waylon Jennings [Limited Edition 3.0]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There have been plenty of Waylon Jennings compilations released over the years, most of them good but few capturing the full scope of his career. RCA/Legacy's 2007 double-disc set The Essential Waylon Jennings -- not to be confused with the single-disc comp of about a decade earlier -- comes the closest, just edging out the previous two-CD standard-bearer, RCA Country Legends (which itself replaced the excellent two-CD Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line), as the best concise overview on the market. This begins a bit earlier than RCA Country Legends, starting with "Big Mamou" and "That's the Chance I'll Have to Take," and wraps up a bit earlier, not digging as deep...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There have been plenty of Waylon Jennings compilations released over the years, most of them good but few capturing the full scope of his career. RCA/Legacy's 2007 double-disc set The Essential Waylon Jennings -- not to be confused with the single-disc comp of about a decade earlier -- comes the closest, just edging out the previous two-CD standard-bearer, RCA Country Legends (which itself replaced the excellent two-CD Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line), as the best concise overview on the market. This begins a bit earlier than RCA Country Legends, starting with "Big Mamou" and "That's the Chance I'll Have to Take," and wraps up a bit earlier, not digging as deep into the '80s recordings, which is no great loss. Essential runs two songs longer than Legends, but it has two big omissions in Billy Joe Shaver's "Black Rose" and Toy Caldwell's "Can't You See," but overall this 2007 set has is a stronger set from beginning to end, containing almost all the big hits -- from "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)" through "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" and "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" to "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" -- and containing no fat, making this an excellent overview and introduction to Waylon's prime. [RCA Nashville/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD -- in addition to the original, two-CD set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886972909226
  • Catalog Number: 729092
  • Sales rank: 35,537

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Mamou (2:26)
  2. 2 That's the Chance I'll Have to Take (2:02)
  3. 3 Stop the World (And Let Me Off) (2:03)
  4. 4 Anita, You're Dreaming (2:25)
  5. 5 (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me (2:23)
  6. 6 The Chokin' Kind (2:26)
  7. 7 Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line (2:20)
  8. 8 Just to Satisfy You (2:17)
  9. 9 Cedartown, Georgia (2:48)
  10. 10 The Taker (2:12)
  11. 11 Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) (3:02)
  12. 12 Sweet Dream Woman (2:57)
  13. 13 Ladies Love Outlaws (2:31)
  14. 14 Lonesome, On'ry and Mean (3:38)
  15. 15 Freedom to Stay (3:11)
  16. 16 Pretend I Never Happened (3:01)
  17. 17 You Can Have Her (2:38)
  18. 18 We Had It All (2:45)
  19. 19 Honky Tonk Heroes (3:36)
  20. 20 You Ask Me To (2:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 This Time (2:24)
  2. 2 It's Not Supposed to Be That Way (3:28)
  3. 3 I'm a Ramblin' Man (2:49)
  4. 4 Rainy Day Woman (2:29)
  5. 5 Amanda (2:56)
  6. 6 Bob Wills Is Still the King (3:00)
  7. 7 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (2:55)
  8. 8 Waymore's Blues (2:40)
  9. 9 Dreaming My Dreams with You (2:26)
  10. 10 Good Hearted Woman - Willie Nelson (2:55)
  11. 11 Are You Ready for the Country (3:11)
  12. 12 Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (3:19)
  13. 13 The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You) (2:05)
  14. 14 Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson (2:31)
  15. 15 I've Always Been Crazy (4:11)
  16. 16 A Long Time Ago (2:23)
  17. 17 Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got out of Hand (2:56)
  18. 18 I Ain't Living Long Like This (4:48)
  19. 19 Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys) (2:08)
  20. 20 Storms Never Last - Jessi Colter (3:02)
  21. 21 Drinkin' and Dreamin' (2:56)
  22. 22 Rose in Paradise (3:41)
Disc 3
  1. 1 "T" for Texas (4:03)
  2. 2 Can't You See (3:46)
  3. 3 Come with Me (3:02)
  4. 4 Clyde (2:41)
  5. 5 Shine (2:51)
  6. 6 Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will) (3:26)
  7. 7 America (3:45)
  8. 8 Highwayman - Willie Nelson (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Waylon Jennings Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Marty Stuart Guitar, Mandolin
Floyd Cramer Piano
Johnny Gimble Guitar
Kris Kristofferson Vocals
Willie Nelson Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Reed Guitar
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Ray Stevens Piano, Vibes
Sonny Curtis Guitar
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Anita Kerr Vocals
Bobby Wood Keyboards
Jessi Colter Organ, Piano, Vocals
Martin Katahn Violin
Jim Gordon Saxophone
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Will Ackerman Drums
Ritchie Albright Drums
J.I. Allison Conga, Drums
The Anita Kerr Singers Vocals
Byron Bach Cello
Brenton Banks Violin
Lea Jane Berinati Vocals
Matt Betton Drums
George Binkley III Violin
Jerry Bridges Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Don Brooks Harmonica
Larry Butler Organ
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Larry Byrom Guitar
Jimmy Capps Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Vangie Carmichael Vocals
Marvin Chantry Viola
Chip Young Guitar
Gene Chrisman Drums
J.R. Cobb Guitar
Charles Cochran Piano
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Jim Colvard Guitar
Roger Crabtree Harmonica
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Dottie DeLeonibus Vocals
Dorothy Dillard Vocals
Ronald Drake Vocals
Bobby Dyson Bass
Ray Edenton Guitar
Dolores Edgin Vocals
Bobby Emmons Keyboards
Stan Farber Vocals
D.J. Fontana Drums
Paul Foster Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Carl Gay Guitar
Duke Goff Bass, Bass Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Bill Graham Fiddle
Jerry Gropp Guitar
John Guerin Drums
Lennie Haight Violin
Buddy Harman Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Sherman Hayes Bass
Eddie Hinton Guitar
Ginger Holladay Vocals
Mary Holladay Vocals
John Leslie Hug Guitar
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
John Jarvis Synthesizer, Piano
Bunky Keels Piano
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Mike Leech Harmonica
Kyle Lehning Piano, Trumpet
Neal Matthews Vocals
Martha McCrory Cello
Gene Merlino Vocals
Chips Moman Guitar, Vocals
Ralph Mooney Dobro, Steel Guitar
Bob Moore Bass Guitar
Laverna Moore Vocals
Richard Morris Marimbas
Wayne Moss Guitar
Dan Mustoe Drums
Fred Newell Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals
June Page Vocals
Gordon Payne Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Norbert Putnam Bass, Bass Guitar
Billy Ray Reynolds Guitar
Leon Rhodes Bass
Temple Riser Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Barny Robertson Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Carter Robertson Vocals
Gary Scruggs Guitar, Harmonica
Randy Scruggs Guitar
Dale Sellers Guitar
Don Sheffield Trumpet
Don Smith Bass
Steven Maxwell Smith Violin
Bee Spears Bass
Maurice Spears Trombone
Hugh Stoker Vocals
Henry Strzelecki Bass, Bass Guitar
George Tidwell Trumpet
Jimmy Tittle Harmonica
Gary VanOsdale Viola
David Vanderkooi Cello
Sharon Vaughn Vocals
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Guitar
Raymond Walker Vocals
Rance Wasson Guitar
Larry Whitmore Guitar
John "Bucky" Wilkin Guitar
Tommy Williams Fiddle
Reggie Young Guitar
Becky Williams Vocals
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Priscilla Ann Hubbard Vocals
Mack Johnson Trumpet
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Dee Moeller Organ, Piano
Bob Tebow Vocals
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Jim Haber Keyboards
Larrie Londin Drums
Bob Moore & His Orchestra Bass
Andy McMahon Organ
Stephanie Woolf Violin
Joe Osborn Bass
Jimmy Gray Guitar
Fletcher Watson Guitar
Ernest West Vocals
William "Billy" Brown Vocals
Kay Klinger Vocals
Lee Thomas Miller Bass
Eddy Anderson Drums
William Wright Vocals
David Carroll Kirby Guitar
Lawrence Herzberg Violin
E. Duane West Vocals
Paul Matthew Davis Keyboards, Vocals
William Joor Trumpet
John Christopher Guitar
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer, Audio Production
Waylon Jennings Producer, Audio Production
Willie Nelson Producer, Audio Production
Ray Pennington Producer, Audio Production
Tompall Glaser Producer, Audio Production
Ritchie Albright Producer, Audio Production
Jimmy Bowen Audio Production
Jerry Bridges Producer, Audio Production
Jack Clement Producer, Audio Production
Danny Davis Audio Production
Ron Haffkine Producer, Audio Production
Ronnie Light Producer, Audio Production
Ken Mansfield Producer, Audio Production
Chips Moman Producer, Audio Production
Gary Scruggs Producer, Audio Production
Glen Spreen Arranger
Bergen White Arranger
Johnny Whiteside Liner Notes
James D. Musil Producer, Audio Production
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