The Soul & the Edge - The Best of Johnny Paycheck
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||Take This Job and Shove It||Johnny Paycheck||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||11 Months and 29 Days||Johnny Paycheck||3:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm the Only Hell (My Mama Ever Raised)||Johnny Paycheck||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets||Johnny Paycheck||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||She's All I Got||Johnny Paycheck||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ragged Old Truck||Johnny Paycheck||3:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Colorado Cool-Aid||Johnny Paycheck||3:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fifteen Beers||Johnny Paycheck||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Seen Better Days||Johnny Paycheck||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someone to Give My Love To||Johnny Paycheck||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Part of Forever||Johnny Paycheck||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yesterday's News Just Hit Home Today||Johnny Paycheck||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(Stay Away From) The Cocaine Train (Live)||Johnny Paycheck||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Me and the I.R.S. (Live)||Johnny Paycheck||3:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Feminine Touch||Johnny Paycheck||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Better Move On (Duet)||Johnny Paycheck & George Jones||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Did the Right Thing||Johnny Paycheck||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When I Had a Home to Go To||Johnny Paycheck||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barstool Mountain||Johnny Paycheck||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can See Me Lovin' You Again||Johnny Paycheck||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Old Violin||Johnny Paycheck||3:43||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||All Night Lady||Johnny Paycheck||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Outlaw's Prayer||Johnny Paycheck||5:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Most listeners know Johnny Paycheck from "Take This Job and Shove It" — a song so popular and so iconic that it overshadows everything else Paycheck did, not just for pop fans but for country listeners. Couple that with a reputation for being a roughneck hellion and you have somebody who is known as a persona, not as a musician. And that's a real shame, as Epic/Legacy's The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck proves. As the first comprehensive CD collection of Paycheck's hit-making peak years of the '70s and '80s — his early years are documented on the stellar The Real Mr. Heartache collection — this collection is a revelation, offering definitive proof that he was one of the very greatest hardcore country singers. He could do it all: blue-collar rage ("Take This Job and Shove It," "Me and the IRS"), barroom weepers ("Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets," "I Did the Right Thing") and barroom ravers ("Fifteen Beers"), lush country-pop (the Billy Sherrill-produced "She's All I Got") and gritty country-soul (a George Jones duet on "You Better Move On"), tough-guy laments ("I'm the Only Hell (My Mama Ever Raised)") and tough-guy bravado ("Ragged Old Truck," "The Outlaw's Prayer"). Plus, there's a wicked, bizarre sense of humor, evidenced clearly on the neo-talking blues "Colorado Cool-Aid," illustrating that he didn't tame his wildness even at his popular peak. Then there's that voice — a resonant baritone with impeccable phrasing that some claim was an inspiration for George Jones' style (and listening to this and Mr. Heartache makes those claims quite credible). It all adds up to a collection that not only captures Paycheck at his peak, but also lays claim as one of the great country albums of its era, if not all time. It's the kind of collection an artist the stature of Johnny Paycheck deserves.
Old Violin - simply one of the very best songs that many have never heard. Awesome!
You gotta love Johnny Paycheck! Is he over the top? Yes, and it makes him great. This is real Outlaw country and it's fun. Any fan of great music needs to buy this and add it to their collection.
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Born: May 31, 1938 in Greenfield, OH
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s