Very Best Of Dwight Yoakam CD (2004)

Artist: Dwight Yoakam

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Product Overview


Label Rhino Records
SKU 61014282
UPC 081227896423
UPC 14 00081227896423
Format CD
Release Date 7/27/2004
Author Dwight Yoakam
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Artist Influence Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Influence Billy Joe Shaver
Artist Influence Buck Owens
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence George Jones
Artist Influence Gram Parsons
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Johnny Horton
Artist Influence Lefty Frizzell
Artist Influence Merle Haggard
Artist Influence Roy Orbison
Artist Influence Stonewall Jackson
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence Tompall Glaser
Artist Influence Waylon Jennings
Artist Influence Willie Nelson
Artist Influence Wynn Stewart
Artist Contemporary Alejandro Escovedo
Artist Contemporary Carlene Carter
Artist Contemporary Chris Cagle
Artist Contemporary Chris Isaak
Artist Contemporary Clay Walker
Artist Contemporary Clint Black
Artist Contemporary Conway Twitty
Artist Contemporary Dale Watson
Artist Contemporary Faron Young
Artist Contemporary Harry Connick, Jr.
Artist Contemporary James Intveld
Artist Contemporary Jim Lauderdale
Artist Contemporary Johnny Cash
Artist Contemporary Junior Brown
Artist Contemporary k.d. lang
Artist Contemporary Kevin Welch
Artist Contemporary Los Lobos
Artist Contemporary Lucinda Williams
Artist Contemporary Lyle Lovett
Artist Contemporary Maria McKee
Artist Contemporary Pete Anderson
Artist Contemporary Radney Foster
Artist Contemporary Rodney Crowell
Artist Contemporary Rosie Flores
Artist Contemporary Scott Joss
Artist Contemporary Steve Earle
Artist Contemporary The Mavericks
Artist Contemporary Willie Nelson
Artist Follower Allison Moorer
Artist Follower BR5-49
Artist Follower Danielle Car
Artist Follower Dean Alexander
Artist Follower Gary Allan
Artist Follower Gretchen Wilson
Artist Follower Hank Williams III
Artist Follower Hot Rod Lincoln
Artist Follower Jason Aldean
Artist Follower Josh Turner
Artist Follower Kim Richey
Artist Follower Lonesome Strangers
Artist Follower Prairie Oyster
Artist Follower Sara Evans
Artist Follower The Backsliders
Artist Follower The Derailers
Artist Follower The Majestics
Artist Follower The Souvenirs
Artist Follower Wayne Hancock
Technical Info
Producer Pete Anderson; Pete Anderson; Jimmy Edwards (Compilation); Jimmy Edwards (Compilation); James Austin (Compilation)
CatalogID 8122789642
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 07/27/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227896423
Musical Guests
Buck Owens
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, guitar); Buck Owens (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Holly George-Warren.
Photographer: Davis Factor.
It's no coincidence that maverick country star Dwight Yoakam rose to prominence in Los Angeles during the 1980s, playing clubs with the likes of Los Lobos, X, and the Blasters. Yoakam's roots revivalism, which borrows equally from the Bakersfield honky-tonk of Buck Owens and vintage Sun Studios-era rockabilly, has much in common with a punk-inspired, back-to-basics approach. THE VERY BEST OF proves that despite--or maybe because of--Yoakam's category defiance, his music is immensely appealing.
Yoakam's willingness to bend the rules is evident in his choice of covers. Included here are a punchy version of "Suspicious Minds," a countrified take on Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me," and a swinging cover of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." To these and other tunes, Yoakam brings his country-rock flair and his truly beautiful baritone croon. But nothing matches his late-'80s cuts, particularly the rave-up barroom classic "Honky Tonk Man" and Yoakam's own "Guitars, Cadillacs," standouts on this excellent collection representing one of country's coolest and most distinctive stars.
Artist Overview
In the mid-'80s the Nashville scene was at a low point until Dwight Yoakam helped usher in a new wave of country that was both traditionalist and progressive. Yoakam's allegiance to the classic Bakersfield sound of the '60s (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard) as well as his use of rockabilly and soul won him a wide audience. His good looks and dramatic persona also earned him an acting career, and he had major roles in numerous high-profile films, including PANIC ROOM and SLING BLADE.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Spiritual heir to Gram Parsons, Yoakam was a similarly-transplanted southerner who fetched up on Los Angeles, riding the tip of the early-'80s new country swell."
Dirty Linen (pp.51-2) - "[A] nifty set of recordings that Yoakam contributed over the years to tribute albums..."
Disc 1
1 Honky Tonk Man
2 Guitars, Cadillacs
3 Little Sister
4 Little Ways
5 Please, Please Baby
6 Streets of Bakersfield
7 I Sang Dixie
8 Long White Cadillac
9 Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose
10 You're The One
11 Suspicious Minds
12 It Only Hurts When I Cry
13 Ain't That Lonely Yet
14 Thousand Miles From Nowhere, A
15 Fast as You
16 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
17 I Want You To Want Me
18 Things Change
19 Late Great Golden State, The
20 Back Of Your Hand, The
Product Attributes
Artist Yoakam,Dwight
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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