Monday, August 11, 2008

1973: Outlaw Country Edition

Jerry Jeff Walker: Sangria Wine [purchase] [AMG Review]

Willie Nelson: Devil In A Sleepin’ Bag [purchase] [AMG Review]

Waylon Jennings: Honky Tonk Heroes [purchase] [AMG Review]

Billy Joe Shaver: Old Five And Dimers Like Me [purchase] [AMG Review]

Tompall Glaser: Charlie [purchase] [AMG Review]

1973 was an important year in the development of Outlaw Country.

Jerry Jeff Walker gave us the recipe for a good party. Willie Nelson began, in earnest, the second phase of his distinguished career with a brilliant LP. Waylon Jennings released a classic album of songs penned by Billy Joe Shaver that might be my favorite country LP of all time, and Billy Joe released a classic of his own. Finally, outlaw Tompall Glaser released one of his most acclaimed albums, which appears to be out of print at the moment.

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