Rhythm, Country and Blues

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Rhythm, Country and Blues
Studio album by Various Artists
Released March 1, 1994 (1994-03-01)
Genre R&B, country
Length 48:12
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Don Was
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rhythm, Country and Blues is an album featuring duets between R&B and country music artists on classic songs. It was released by MCA Records on March 1, 1994. The album debuted at #1 on Top Country Albums and #15 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performers Length
1. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"   Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford Vince Gill, Gladys Knight 3:53
2. "Funny How Time Slips Away"   Willie Nelson Al Green, Lyle Lovett 4:33
3. "I Fall to Pieces"   Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood 3:47
4. "Somethin' Else"   Bob Cochran, Sharon Sheeley Little Richard, Tanya Tucker 2:50
5. "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"   Isaac Hayes, David Porter Patti LaBelle, Travis Tritt 5:21
6. "Rainy Night in Georgia"   Tony Joe White Sam Moore, Conway Twitty 5:13
7. "Chain of Fools"   Don Covay Clint Black, The Pointer Sisters 3:42
8. "Since I Fell for You"   Buddy Johnson Natalie Cole, Reba McEntire 4:18
9. "Southern Nights"   Allen Toussaint Chet Atkins, Allen Toussaint 4:44
10. "The Weight"   Robbie Robertson The Staple Singers, Marty Stuart 3:37
11. "Patches"   Ronald Dunbar, General Johnson George Jones, B. B. King 6:14

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Tony Brown & Don Was
  • Executive Producers: Tony Brown, Al Teller, Kathy Nelson
  • Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastered By Doug Sax

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Kenny Aronoff (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 9-11), Ricky Fataar (track 2), Curt Bisquera (tracks 4 and 7, Paul Leim (track 8)
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro (tracks 1 and 7), Paulinho Da Costa (tracks 6 and 11), Jamie Muhoberac (track 9)
  • Bass: Freddie Washington (track 1, James Hutchinson (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9) Willie Weeks (track 3, 6, 10 and 11) Glenn Worf (track 8)
  • Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizers: Benmont Tench (track 1-4, 6, 7 and 11), Nat Adderley (track 1), Billy Preston (track 2), Matt Rollings (tracks 5 and 9), Steve Nathan (track 6, 8, 10 and 11) Barry Beckett (track 6, 10 and 11), David Briggs (track 8), Allen Toussaint (track 9)
  • Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Mark Goldenburg (tracks 1, 3, 7 and 9), Reggie Young (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 and 11) Mabon Hodges (track 2, Randy Jacobs (tracks 2, 7 and 9), T-Bone Burnett (track 4), Bernie Leadon (track 5), Larry Byrom (tracks 5 and 8), Don Potter (tracks 6, 10 and 11), Chet Atkins (track 9)
  • Pedal Steel: Robby Turner (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11)
  • Saxophone: Andrew Love (tracks 2 and 11), Marty Grebb (track 4)
  • Trumpet: Wayne Jackson (tracks 2 and 11)
  • Horn Arrangements: Jim Horn (The Southside Horns) (track 8)
  • Strings Arranged By David Campbell (tracks 1, 6 and 11)
  • Background vocals for "Patches": Jonell Mosser, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Sir Harry Bowens and Arnold McCuller

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 15
U.S. Billboard 200 18
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 13

References[edit]

Preceded by
Kickin' It Up
by John Michael Montgomery
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 26 - April 8, 1994
Succeeded by
Not a Moment Too Soon
by Tim McGraw
Preceded by
New Country
by Various Artists
RPM Country Albums number-one album
May 9 - June 5, 1994