Walker's Collectibles/Ridin High... Plus

Walker's Collectibles/Ridin High... Plus

by Jerry Jeff Walker
     
 
Australia's Raven Records releases another entry in its Jerry Jeff Walker reissue program, featuring his third and fourth albums for MCA, Walker's Collectibles and Ridin' High, on two discs with bonus cuts. Walker's Collectibles was recorded in Austin. It followed the live Viva Terlingua. Walker wrote six of

Overview

Australia's Raven Records releases another entry in its Jerry Jeff Walker reissue program, featuring his third and fourth albums for MCA, Walker's Collectibles and Ridin' High, on two discs with bonus cuts. Walker's Collectibles was recorded in Austin. It followed the live Viva Terlingua. Walker wrote six of the album's ten tracks, the Lost Gonzo Band's Gary P. Nunn wrote two more, Billy Callery and David Cohen offered up one each. Walker's Collectibles is mostly an uptempo, good-time Texas songwriter record. Highlights include "Salvation Army Band," the outlaw love song "She Left Me Holdin'," the long, moving ballad "My Old Man," and the wild Dixieland ride of "I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning." The album's true high point is Walker's version of "Well of the Blues" by Nunn. Ridin' High is among Walker's best recordings -- and to be honest, he could do no wrong between 1972 and 1976. This set was recorded in Nashville, with the Gonzos augmented by session aces like David Briggs, Kenny Buttrey, Johnny Gimble, and more. It's a slicker record, but that doesn't hinder anything. It includes only two Walker originals, "I Love You," written for his then-new wife Susan, and one of his signature songs, the Texas beerhall standard "Pissin' in the Wind." Willie Nelson contributed another set highlight in "Pick Up the Tempo." The Gonzos contributed a few fine tracks as well: Bob Livingstone's and Nunn's "Public Domain" and John Inmon's "Goodbye Easy Street." As fine as all of these songs are, there are two bona fide classics here: Walker's signature version of Guy Clark's "Like a Coat from the Cold" and Jesse Winchester's "Mississippi You're on My Mind." This double-disc set also contains six bonus cuts compiled from the double album A Man Must Carry On. They include Clark's "L.A. Freeway," Bob Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings," the definitive version of Ray Wylie Hubbard's outlaw anthem "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother," and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." The liner notes are serviceable, but the remastered sound is terrific. Hopefully, the never-issued-on-CD It's a Good Night for Singin' is next.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
9398800034921
catalogNumber:
349
Rank:
74354

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Salvation Army Band
  2. Will There Be Any
  3. She Left Me Holdin'
  4. I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning
  5. My Old Man
  6. Rock Me Roll Me
  7. The First Showboat
  8. Well of the Blues
  9. Wingin' It Home to Texas
  10. O.D. Corral

Disc 2

  1. Public Domain
  2. Pick Up the Tempo
  3. Like a Coat from the Cold
  4. I Love You
  5. Night Riders' Lament
  6. Goodbye Easy Street
  7. Pot Can't Call the Kettle Black
  8. Mississippi You're on My Mind
  9. Jaded Lover
  10. Pissin' in the Wind
  11. The Stranger (He Was the Kind)
  12. L.A. Freeway
  13. Sea Cruise Medley: Sea Cruise/Johnny B. Goode/Peggy Sue/Sea Cruise [Alb
  14. One Too Many Mornings
  15. Up Against the Wall, Redneck
  16. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Jeff Walker   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Jesse Winchester   Composer
Milton Carroll   Composer
Ray Wylie Hubbard   Composer
Michael Brovsky   Producer
Anne Graham   Composer
John Inmon   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Robert Livingston   Composer
Gary P. Nunn   Composer
Huey "Piano" Smith   Composer
Keith Glass   Liner Notes
Bill Callery   Composer
Michael Burton   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jerry Merrick   Composer
N. Petty   Composer
Louise Cook   Layout
David Cohen   Composer
Charles T. Pyle   Composer

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