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Songs of Hank Williams, Jr.: A Bocephus Celebration
     

The Songs of Hank Williams, Jr.: A Bocephus Celebration

 
In the ongoing effort to make sure everyone who has recorded more than a couple of albums is feted with a tribute disc, the folks at Warner Bros. and Curb have assembled a star-studded tribute to Bocephus himself, Hank Williams, Jr.. Drawing its participants from both the traditionalist wing of country and the long-in-the-tooth southern rockers, the disc straddles the

Overview

In the ongoing effort to make sure everyone who has recorded more than a couple of albums is feted with a tribute disc, the folks at Warner Bros. and Curb have assembled a star-studded tribute to Bocephus himself, Hank Williams, Jr.. Drawing its participants from both the traditionalist wing of country and the long-in-the-tooth southern rockers, the disc straddles the line between rock and country much as junior always has. On the country side, there is a nice mix of big names like Montgomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, and Alan Jackson, who turns in one of the disc's highlights with an aching version of the ballad "The Blues Man," and smaller stars who shine brightly: Andy Griggs weeps his way convincingly through "Old Habits"; Trick Pony, featuring the lone female to be found here, turns in a rollicking version of "All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight"; and Chad Brock pulls off a coup by roping in John Anderson, George Jones, and Williams Jr. to help him sing "A Country Boy Can Survive." The rockers are represented by the current incarnations of bands that ruled the 1970s airwaves. These songs are generally less successful than the ones the country artists perform. The Marshall Tucker Band sound old and broke on "All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down," .38 Special tunelessly stomps its way over and through "If It Will It Will," and Lynyrd Skynrd sounds pretty lame attempting a metal boogie version of "Born to Boogie" (they probably need to stop hanging out with Kid Rock). The only rock artist who sounds half decent is Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites. He turns in a nasty version of "Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound" that actually sounds better than the original. Speaking of the original, Williams Jr. claims the last track of the disc for himself, performing a heartfelt version of "Outlaw's Reward" featuring many of the artists who appear on his tribute and also Stevie Wonder (!) on harmonica.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/2003
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624823322
catalogNumber:
48233
Rank:
190802

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Tippin   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Tracy Lawrence   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Dan Baird   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
John Michael Montgomery   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica
Trace Adkins   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Dusty Drake   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Chad Brock   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Andy Griggs   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Montgomery Gentry   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Trick Pony   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Blake Shelton   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Aaron Tippin   Producer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Producer
Bob Smith   Engineer
Dan Baird   Producer
Bobby Braddock   Producer
Don Barnes   Producer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Mike Bradley   Producer,Engineer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Danny Chauncey   Producer,Engineer
Billy Crain   Producer
Jim Dineen   Engineer
Ben Fowler   Producer,Engineer
Tim Hatfield   Engineer
Scott Hendricks   Producer
Paul Hornsby   Producer,Engineer
Danny Kee   Executive Producer
Tom Keifer   Producer
John Kelton   Engineer
Lamar Morris   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Biff Watson   Producer
Hank Williams   Songwriter,Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Norro Wilson   Producer
Paul Worley   Producer
Darrell McCall   Composer
Clarke Schleicher   Producer,Engineer
Jim Sherraden   Artwork,Art Direction
Jeff Watkins   Engineer
Bill Brunt   Art Direction
Janice Azrak   Art Direction
Andy Griggs   Producer
Daniel Majorie   Engineer

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