Very Best Of Jessi Colter CD (2003)

Artist: Jessi Colter

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Label Capitol Records
SKU 60611165
UPC 724358433920
UPC 14 00724358433920
Format CD
Release Date 9/2/2003
Author Jessi Colter
Associated Artist/Work Chris Colter
Associated Artist/Work Jennings, Waylon
Artist Influence Brenda Lee
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
Artist Influence Kitty Wells
Artist Influence Lefty Frizzell
Artist Influence Loretta Lynn
Artist Influence Patsy Cline
Artist Influence The Carter Family
Artist Contemporary Billy Joe Shaver
Artist Contemporary David Allan Coe
Artist Contemporary Dottie West
Artist Contemporary Johnny Cash
Artist Contemporary June Carter Cash
Artist Contemporary Kris Kristofferson
Artist Contemporary Leona Williams
Artist Contemporary Mickey Newbury
Artist Contemporary Sammi Smith
Artist Contemporary Tompall Glaser
Artist Contemporary Waylon Jennings
Artist Contemporary Willie Nelson
Artist Follower Cheri Knight
Artist Follower Gretchen Wilson
Artist Follower Kathleen Edwards
Artist Follower Kelly Hogan
Artist Follower Kelly Willis
Artist Follower Lucinda Williams
Artist Follower Mary Lee's Corvette
Artist Follower Shannon McNally
Artist Follower Shooter Jennings
Artist Follower Steve Earle
Technical Info
CatalogID 84339
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 09/02/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724358433920
Musical Guests
Waylon Jennings
Roy Orbison
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Jessi Coulter, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison.
Producers: Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Ronny Light, Ken Mansfield, Richie Albright.
Recorded between 1972 & 1981. Includes liner notes by Keith Zimmerman.
An Outlaw...a Lady: The Very Best of Jessi Colter is a long-overdue full-length compilation of Colter's most popular recordings of the 1970s and '80s. Among its 18 tracks are nine of her ten Top 50 country hits, including two licensed from RCA Victor, "Suspicious Minds" and "Under Your Spell Again," both duets with her husband, Waylon Jennings. (A third RCA hit with Jennings, "Storms Never Last," is presented here in Colter's solo recording of the song for Capitol.) The country Top Ten medley of the 1952 country hits "Wild Side of Life/It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (the two songs conveniently have the same melody) is another duet with Jennings, and then there is the number one country/number four pop signature song "I'm Not Lisa" and its number five country follow-up, "What's Happened to Blue Eyes," plus the down-chart country hits "It's Morning (And I Still Love You)," "Without You," "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name," and "Maybe You Should've Been Listening." The collection is filled out with key album tracks such as "You Mean to Say," a third RCA licensing, from the breakthrough album The Outlaws, "You Ain't Ever Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)" from I'm Jessi Colter, "Here I Am" from Jessi, and "You Hung the Moon (Didn't You Waylon?)" from Diamonds in the Rough. The result is an excellent overview of Colter's recording career that emphasizes both her sensitive way with a heartbreaking ballad and her facility with more up-tempo material. ~ William Ruhlmann
Artist Overview
Even before becoming a breakout country star in 1975 with her plaintive "I'm Not Lisa," Jessi Colter had led a rich musical life. As a teenager, Colter toured with Duane Eddy as his piano-player, and later married him, and spent close to a decade as a respected Nashville songwriter. In the '70s, she was an important member of Nashville's "outlaw country" scene, along with her second husband Waylon Jennings. In the decades after, Colter's music took a back seat to raising her family (her son Shooter Jennings has a thriving country career of his own) and the care of her husband through his drug and medical problems, but she began writing children's music in the `90s, and had a successful comeback to country music on her 2006 release OUT OF THE ASHES.
Disc 1
1 You Mean To Say
2 Suspicious Minds
3 Under Your Spell Again
4 I'm Not Lisa
5 What's Happened To Blue Eyes
6 You Ain't Never Been Loved (Like I'm Gonna Love You)
7 Storms Never Last
8 It's Morning (And I Still Love You)
9 Without You
10 Here I Am
11 I Belong to Him
12 New Wine
13 I Thougt I Heard You Calling My Name
14 You Hung The Moon (Didn't You Waylon?)
15 Maybe You Should've Been Listening
16 That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls
17 Hold Back The Tears
18 Wild Side of Life / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

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