The Rockin' Side

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
An eight-year 1990-98 retrospective in 16 songs, The Rockin' Side showcases Travis Tritt in full high-octane glory, growling and howling his way through some of the fiercest southern-spiced country rock this side of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Extending well beyond the obvious choices -- the Top 20 hits "Looking Out for Number One" and the Elvis cover "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," as well as the engaging smash-hit duet with buddy Marty Stuart on "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" -- this set merits praise for its left-field selections. Those would include a powerhouse ditty called "Blue Collar Hero," featuring Skynyrd cofounder Gary Rossington adding some trademark searing, serpentine lead lines behind...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
An eight-year 1990-98 retrospective in 16 songs, The Rockin' Side showcases Travis Tritt in full high-octane glory, growling and howling his way through some of the fiercest southern-spiced country rock this side of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Extending well beyond the obvious choices -- the Top 20 hits "Looking Out for Number One" and the Elvis cover "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," as well as the engaging smash-hit duet with buddy Marty Stuart on "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" -- this set merits praise for its left-field selections. Those would include a powerhouse ditty called "Blue Collar Hero," featuring Skynyrd cofounder Gary Rossington adding some trademark searing, serpentine lead lines behind Tritt's roughhouse vocal; the roadhouse barn-burner "Wishful Thinking," also blessed with white-hot Rossington fretwork; the Memphis soul-styled "Start the Car"; two other winning duets with Stuart, "Hard Times and Misery" and "Double Trouble"; and a jubilant interpretation of "Take It Easy" from the tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. Not to be confused with his remarkably heartfelt The Lovin' Side, the blistering Rockin' Side is a solid demonstration of how Tritt has been able to keep his music fresh by working simple variations on a time-honored template.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In February of 2002, Warner/Rhino offered up two Travis Tritt compilations, one spotlighting his "Rockin' Side," the other his "Lovin' Side." Titles don't come much clearer than that, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that both compilations deliver on their promise without straying from their template. Because they stick to a theme, neither has all of his hits, but that's not a problem since the selected hits -- in this case, tunes like "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof" -- are surrounded by sharp selections from his albums, giving each compilation a surprisingly well-rounded feel. Of the two, The Rockin' Side is superior because Tritt sounds livelier, freer, truer in this setting than he does crooning ballads, and the material is also far more consistent. Note that this really does take "rockin'" seriously, meaning that honky tonk numbers (and big hits) like "Country Club" and "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" are entirely absent, but those looking for either the "Rockin' Side" or "Lovin' Side" of Travis Tritt will find either volume satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227829728
  • Catalog Number: 78297
  • Sales rank: 74,416

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Travis Tritt Primary Artist, Vocals
Marty Stuart Solo Instrumental, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Jude Cole Guitar
Little Feat Track Performer
John Jorgenson Guitar
Matt Rollings Piano
Paul Barrére Solo Instrumental, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Dana McVicker Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Percussion, Drums
Sam Bacco Percussion, Tambourine
Eddie Bayers Percussion
Benmont Tench Piano, Hammond Organ
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Mike Brignardello Bass
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Sam Clayton Conga, Tambourine
John Cowan Background Vocals
Wendell Cox Guitar
Terry Crisp Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar
Kenny Gradney Bass
Marty Grebb Piano, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Barry Green Trombone
Portia Griffin Background Vocals
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Richie Hayward Drums
Jack Holder Solo Instrumental, Guitar
Byron House Bass
Dann Huff Guitar
Paul Leim Drums
Billy Livsey Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Vox Organ
Dennis Locorriere Background Vocals
Brent Mason Guitar
Steve Nathan Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Mark O'Connor Fiddle
Bobby Ogdin Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Bill Payne Piano, Hammond Organ
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Charles Rose Trombone
Gary Rossington Guitar
Jimmy Joe Ruggiere Harmonica
Myrna Smith Background Vocals
Lester Snell Vocal Director
Joe Spivey Banjo
Fred Tackett Guitar
Steve Turner Percussion, Drums
Robby Turner Steel Guitar
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Solo Instrumental, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Reggie Young Guitar, 6-string bass
Roy Huskey Jr. String Bass
James R. Horn Tenor Saxophone
Lee Thornberg Trumpet
Michael Peterson Background Vocals
Tim Passmore Background Vocals
Helen Plummer Vocals
Sandra Prewitt Background Vocals
John Wesley Riles Background Vocals
Patricia Snell Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Travis Tritt Producer
Mad Lion Composer
Gregg Brown Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Henry Diltz Cover Photo
Duke Ellington Composer
Rob Feaster Engineer
Paul Franklin Contributor
Chris Hammond Engineer
John Hampton Engineer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Lynn Peterzell Engineer
Chris Stone overdub engineer
James Stroud Producer
David Thoener Engineer
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Producer
Robert K. Oermann Liner Notes
James R. Horn Horn Arrangements
Randee Saint Nicholas Inlay Photography
Greg Gorman Inlay Photography
Matthew Barnes Inlay Photography
Teresa Caffin Remastering
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Alan Schulman overdub engineer
Leigh Hall Liner Note Coordination
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missing One Song

    I think Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart are some of the best around. I'm actually going to see Tritt this Thursday Jan 31, but I think Travis Should've had one more song for Rockin' Side album and that's Homesick. That and TROUBLE are my fav rockin T.T. songs. Sincerely, John

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