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Waylon Jennings (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Country Music' started by Lynch, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. E-Z

    E-Z 1970s 'Rockstar'

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    I never payed this guy any notice (still don't really cos i'm not into country music) until i foundout only 3 or 4 years ago that he played with BUDDY HOLLY on BUDDY'S final tour 'THE WINTER DANCE PARTY' tour in early 1959 the very same tour that BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS & THE BIG BOPPER RICHARDSON all died in that terrible light airplane crash!!.

    Obviously Waylon and the other guy's in the bands on this tour took the bus to the next venue and only foundout about the plane crash when they arrived at the next venue.

    THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED...
     
  2. CP/M User

    CP/M User Ace in the Hole

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    For a commercial radio station to be playing a song regularly would have to mean a single which is gained a lot of popularity. I've had a look through several Waylon Jennings songs from around 1979, though he was quite active and had a few popular songs then. I've pulled up Waylon Jennings Discography:

    Waylon Jennings discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    All I can suggest is having a look at it and see if any of those song titles ring any bells, I've listened to a couple of them but I'm not finding something which describes how your describing the song, unless a wailing steel guitar sounds like a Synthiser, he even did some stuff with Willie Nelson around that period as well which was popular, and another song I found from that era - "I Ain't Living Long Like This" has a baby piano in it!
     
  3. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    I can't believe it's been 10 years since we lost Waylon. :uh:

    My alltime favorite outlaw and favorite country performer. Saw him in concert a few times, he never let anyone down, always putting on a good show.

    Miss ya hoss!

    Waymore's Blues
     
  4. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Since the track above, it got me into a Waylon mood. I think I'll post a
    few of my favorite tracks from the 70's, which of course was his "golden
    years" in country music.

    I'd have a hard time singling out only one track as my #1 favorite, but
    this one would definitely be in the top 5. The title track from his 1973
    album, Honky Tonk Heroes

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    Honky Tonk Heroes



    Good foot stompin' music here. I can't tell you how many beers
    and how many whiskeys I've swilled down with my dad with this
    song (among many others) crankin' up in the background.



    From the same album: You Asked Me To
     
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    I found this forum through this thread, so I suppose that it's appropriate that I post here first.

    The streak he went on from '72-'75 ('76 if you count the live album), was amazing: Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, Honky Tonk Heroes, This Time, The Ramblin' Man, Dreaming My Dreams. All great albums!

    Now that Willie has a biography out I hope someone gives Waylon his due and writes his biography.
     
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    Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash are my favourite country artists. This is a cool song

    Waymore's Blues
     
  7. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Waymore's Blues has long been one of my favorites. Fun track off of one his best albums, Dreaming My Dreams:

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    Good choice Mike! :cheers2
     
  8. Southern Geologist

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    Here's one of my favorite Waylon tunes, a 'deep cut' (album track) that I feel is very underrated. Slow Movin' Outlaw from the This Time album.

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    Slow Moving Outlaw
     
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  9. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Re: Waylon Jennings - it's been 9 yrs

    Playing this song right now. I've been on a bit of a Waylon kick lately and have been playing random tracks all night. This song, for some reason, is a bit of a tear jerker for me. The emotion in the both the lyrics as well as Waylon's delivery just gets me. I've got so many good memories connected in my family and a slew of Waylon tracks. This one though, really makes me think of a lot of stuff with my dad while growing up. ALL good times connected to it. Thankfully I still have both of my parents around.

    Just went and saw them for a week, did some fishing, whiskey drinking and sitting around playing cards, blasting out Waylon, Queen, The Guess Who, Rolling Stones, Bob Seger and more ... laughing our asses off and spreading the BS out as thick as possible. Was a good time. Wish they didn't live halfway across the state, but it does make the visits a lot more meaningful when I do go.



    Anyway, THANK YOU WAYLON for being a common thread through at least 3 generations in my family, sharing good times, good music and great memories with your voice and music playing in the background.

    :cheers2


    Miss ya Hoss!
     
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