Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Now here's a twist! Every so often I will skirt the realms of other forms of music. By no means am I a fan of today's country and it's stars but I will definitely listen to the likes of Waylon and Willie and the "outlaw" music of the late 70's  

If any one performer personified the outlaw country movement of the '70s, it was Waylon Jennings. Though he had been a professional musician since the late '50s, it wasn't until the '70s that Waylon, with his imposing baritone and stripped-down, updated honky tonk, became a superstar. Jennings rejected the conventions of Nashville, refusing to record with the industry's legions of studio musicians and insisting that his music never resemble the string-laden, pop-inflected sounds that were coming out of Nashville in the '60s and '70s. Many artists, including Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, followed Waylon's anti-Nashville stance and eventually the whole "outlaw" movement -- so-named because of the artists' ragged, maverick image and their independence from Nashville -- became one of the most significant country forces of the '70s, helping the genre adhere to its hardcore honky tonk roots. Jennings didn't write many songs, but his music -- which combined the grittiest aspects of honky tonk with a rock & roll rhythm and attitude, making the music spare, direct, and edgy -- defined hardcore country, and it influenced countless musicians

Waylon Jennings
Grand Ole Opry House
Nashville, TN
August 12, 1978
FM Broadcast Recording

01 Are You Ready For The Country
02 Lonesome Aunery And Mean
03 Long Time Gone
04 Amanda
05 A Long Time Ago
06 Jack Of Diamonds?
07 This Time
08 Let The World Call Me A Fool
09 I've Always Been Crazy
10 Don't You Think This Outlaw Business (Done Got Out Of Hand)
11 Good Hearted Woman
12 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
13 Luchenbach Texas
14 Honky Tonk Heros
15 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way


Anonymous said...

Thanks for Waylon! Grtz!

Anonymous said...

HI there!

thank you very much for your wonderful compilation of good old music.

Could I ask you to upload the Jack Trailor album again, which I didn't manage to download from megaupload.

Thanks and best regards

Wedel Pinneberg

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