Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends

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Hank Williams, Jr. & Friends
Studio album by Hank Williams, Jr.
Released December 1975
Recorded February–July 1975
Genre Country rock, outlaw country
Length 32:10
Label MGM
Producer Dick Glasser
Hank Williams, Jr. chronology
Bocephus
(1975)
Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends
(1975)
Fourteen Greatest Hits
(1976)
Alternative Cover
2000 reissue by Mercury Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Hank Williams, Jr. & Friends is a 1975 album by Hank Williams, Jr.. It is Williams' breakthrough album, featuring a transition toward country rock and William's own unique style as opposed to imitating his father's.[2][3][4] The album was issued by MGM Records as number M3G5009 and was later reissued by Polydor Records as number 831 575-4 Y-1. The album was also reissued on CD in 2000 by Mercury Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Allmusic editor Thom Jurek cites Hank Williams, Jr. & Friends as "one of the best country-rock albums ever made and stands with the best of the outlaw recordings of the era."[1]

Production[edit]

According to Hank's autobiography, "Living Proof", the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at Music Mill Studios between February and July 1975. The album insert says that this was recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Ga.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Losin' You"   Toy Caldwell 3:42
2. "On Susan's Floor"   Vince Matthews, Shel Silverstein 3:22
3. "I Really Did"   Hank Williams, Jr. 2:42
4. "Can't You See"   Toy Caldwell 4:40
5. "Montana Song"   Hank Williams, Jr. 3:29
6. "Clovis, New Mexico"   Hank Williams, Jr. 3:53
7. "Brothers of the Road"   Hank Williams, Jr. 3:57
8. "Stone at the Jukebox"   Hank Williams, Jr. 2:44
9. "(The) Living Proof"   Hank Williams, Jr. 3:41
Total length:
32:10

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's 2000 Mercury Records reissue liner notes.

  • Jerry Wallace – acoustic guitar
  • Gary Boggs – steel guitar
  • Pete Carr – lead guitar
  • Lenny LeBlanc – bass
  • Roger Clark – drums
  • Ronnie Oldham – piano, keyboards
  • Kenneth Bell – acoustic guitar
  • Dick Overby – steel guitar
  • Charlie Danielsfiddle on "Losin' You"
  • Toy Caldwell – steel guitar on "Montana Song" and "Can't You See"
  • Chuck Leavellorgan on "On Susan's Floor"
  • Background vocalists – Sue Richards, Dick Glasser, Ava Aldridge, Jim Glaser, Eddie Struzick, George Soule, Lenny LeBlanc

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