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||Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)||Waylon Jennings||3:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||If You See Me Getting Smaller||Waylon Jennings||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lucille||Waylon Jennings||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sweet Caroline||Waylon Jennings||3:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself||Waylon Jennings||2:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Belle of the Ball||Waylon Jennings||3:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Medley of Elvis Hits||Waylon Jennings||2:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Till I Gain Control Again||Waylon Jennings||4:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Brand New Goodbye Song||Waylon Jennings||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Satin Sheets||Waylon Jennings||2:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Is Getting Funny (But There Ain't Nobody Laughing)||Waylon Jennings||2:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
By 1977 Waylon Jennings was a grizzled elder statesmen — he had won equal recognition in the realms of rock and country, and virtually founded Outlaw, the movement that united those two worlds. Ol’ Waylon shows that Jennings had become his own genre. Certainly the songs here aren’t country in the traditional sense. “If You See Me Getting Smaller,” “Belle of the Ball” and “Till I Gain Control Again” pursue a brand of low-glow barroom balladry patented by Waylon. On the other hand, “Lucille,” “This Is Getting Funny (But There Ain’t Nobody Laughing)” and the singer’s “Medley of Elvis Hits” are galloping dancers, more rock ’n’ roll than country. Both sides come together on Waylon’s cover of “Sweet Caroline,” in which the able-voiced outlaw turns Neil Diamond’s sunny pop hit into a windswept roadhouse waltz. The album’s centerpiece is the steady-rolling ballad “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love),” which features Willie Nelson and presages the pair’s impending full-length collaboration. More importantly, the song shows that Waylon could sing a sentimental song without making it sugary — a rare ability.
One of my very favorite Waylon albums
Probably one of my most-listened to albums of 1977 (besides Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Linda Ronstadt's Simple Dreams). Not a weak cut among them, AWaylon was in great voice, too.
Best Waylon ever!
Fell in love with this Waylon collection by listening to it on an 8 track tape in the year 2007!!
It doesn't get any better than this album!!!!! Waylon at his best!
Born: June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s