Essential Waylon Jennings [Limited Edition 3.0]

The Essential Waylon Jennings [Limited Edition 3.0]

by Waylon Jennings

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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,


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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
Sony Legacy


Disc 1

  1. Big Mamou
  2. That's the Chance I'll Have to Take
  3. Stop the World (And Let Me Off)
  4. Anita, You're Dreaming
  5. (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me
  6. The Chokin' Kind
  7. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
  8. Just to Satisfy You
  9. Cedartown, Georgia
  10. The Taker
  11. Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  12. Sweet Dream Woman
  13. Ladies Love Outlaws
  14. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
  15. Freedom to Stay
  16. Pretend I Never Happened
  17. You Can Have Her
  18. We Had It All
  19. Honky Tonk Heroes
  20. You Ask Me To

Disc 2

  1. This Time
  2. It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  3. I'm a Ramblin' Man
  4. Rainy Day Woman
  5. Amanda
  6. Bob Wills Is Still the King
  7. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
  8. Waymore's Blues
  9. Dreaming My Dreams with You
  10. Good Hearted Woman
  11. Are You Ready for the Country
  12. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
  13. The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)
  14. Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  15. I've Always Been Crazy
  16. A Long Time Ago
  17. Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got out of Hand
  18. I Ain't Living Long Like This
  19. Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)
  20. Storms Never Last
  21. Drinkin' and Dreamin'
  22. Rose in Paradise

Disc 3

  1. "T" for Texas
  2. Can't You See
  3. Come with Me
  4. Clyde
  5. Shine
  6. Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)
  7. America
  8. Highwayman

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
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocals
Byron Bach   Cello
Brenton Banks   Violin
Lea Jane Berinati   Vocals
Matt Betton   Drums
George Binkley   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   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   Bass
Priscilla Ann Hubbard   Vocals
Mack Johnson   Trumpet
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Dee Moeller   Organ,Piano
Bob Tebow   Vocals
Fred Carter   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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