RCA is doing a really nice job re-releasing some country stuff with their “essential” series. They’ve put out a ton of them already, and I’m sure there’ll be more to come.
This Waylon Jennings set has 20 great cuts covering 1968 to 1994. It’s a real nice representation of what made him a legend of the “outlaw” movement in country music in the ’70s. From “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line,” to “Good-Hearted Woman,” to “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” all the way to 1994’s jab at rap, “Whatever Happened to the Blues,” this serves it up nicely. Some nice guitar work in here too, from Waylon and assorted others.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Sep. ’96 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.