Old Dogs

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Old Dogs
Origin USA
Genres Country
Years active 1998
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Shel Silverstein
Past members Bobby Bare
Waylon Jennings
Jerry Reed
Mel Tillis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Old Dogs was an American country music supergroup composed of singers Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed.[2] Signed in 1998 to Atlantic Records, Old Dogs recorded a self-titled studio album for the label that year. The album's content was written primarily by author, poet, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Most of the group's songs were based on the realization of aging, after Bare told Silverstein that there were "no good songs about growing old."[2] The album was recorded live in studio, so audience applause can be heard between the tracks. The two discs come in different cases, and has different album art for them. The album was also issued as a single disc.

Old Dogs (1998)[edit]

Old Dogs

Cover for Disc 1 and for single-disc version
Studio album by Old Dogs
Released December 1, 1998
Genre Country
Length 64:41 (dual-disc version)
Label Atlantic
Producer Bobby Bare, Brien Fisher
Disc 2
Disc 2

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Shel Silverstein; "She'd Rather Be Homeless", co-written by Anne Dailey.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Old Dogs" - 2:21
  2. "Come Back When You're Younger" - 3:35
  3. "I Don't Do It No More" - 3:41
  4. "She'd Rather Be Homeless" - 3:59
  5. "Cut the Mustard" - 3:25
  6. "Young Man's Job" - 3:08
  7. "When I Was" - 2:07
  8. "Couch Potato" - 3:44
  9. "Hard When It Ain't" - 2:41
  10. "Jittabug" - 2:58
  11. "Me and Jimmie Rodgers" - 4:56

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Elvis Has Left the Building" - 2:55
  2. "Wait Until Tomorrow" - 3:16
  3. "I Never Expected" - 3:23
  4. "Ever Lovin' Machine" - 3:12
  5. "Slap My Face" - 2:30
  6. "Old Man Blues" - 3:45
  7. "Rough on the Livin'" - 2:53
  8. "Alimony" - 3:33
  9. "Still Gonna Die" - 3:45
  10. "Time" - 3:34

Single-disc version[edit]

  1. "Old Dogs"
  2. "I Don't Do It No More"
  3. "She'd Rather Be Homeless"
  4. "Cut the Mustard"
  5. "Young Man's Job"
  6. "Me and Jimmie Rodgers"
  7. "Elvis Has Left the Building"
  8. "Rough on the Livin'"
  9. "Still Gonna Die"
  10. "I Never Expected"
  11. "Time"

Credits[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 61

Singles[edit]

Year Single
1999 "Still Gonna Die"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Dogs at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "The Old Dogs biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 

External links[edit]