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Waylon Jennings wasn't always an outlaw; he had a string of Nashville hits in the 1960s. But he's best known for proving that a country singer could break away from the Music City establishment and still find success. Rele... more »
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Waylon Jennings wasn't always an outlaw; he had a string of Nashville hits in the 1960s. But he's best known for proving that a country singer could break away from the Music City establishment and still find success. Released in 1976, Ol' Waylon boasts the outlaw anthem "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" and the jukebox favorite "Lucille," which holds up as a sob-in-yer-suds sing-along. Though this album isn't the equal of Jennings's 1973 landmark Honky Tonk Heroes, songs like "If You See Me Getting Smaller" and "Till I Gain Control Again" are textbook examples of country music done the right way. --Anders Smith-Lindall
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Joanie R. (jojo46580) from WARSAW, IN
Reviewed on 2/14/2010...
As usual, the originality of Waylon comes through on this CD.
Great songs, great man. Great CD.
A great Waylon album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Waylon album I ever bought, simply because it was his current album at the time. Although I have bought many great Waylon albums in the years since, this remains among my favorites.
The big hit here is, of course, Luckenbach Texas. The other songs include covers of Lucille (Kenny Rogers), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond), Till I gain control again (a Rodney Crowell song that has also been recorded by Emmylou Harris and Crystal Gayle among others) and the Elvis medley. Note that Waylon later recorded a cover of Lucille (Little Richard) - this sometimes confuses people. I suspect that Waylon is the only singer ever to record covers of both Lucille songs.
Apart from the songs already mentioned, there are several other great songs including If you see me getting smaller, I think I'm gonna kill myself, Belle of the ball, Brand new goodbye song and This is getting funny.
Overall, this is a great album that every Waylon fan should have. It may not be the place to begin a Waylon collection (I recommend the double-CD RCA Country legends for starters) but anybody collecting Waylon's original albums should have this high on their priority list."