Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
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|Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room|
|Studio album by Dwight Yoakam|
|Released||August 2, 1988|
"A", "B", and "C"
|Dwight Yoakam chronology|
Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room is the third studio album by country singer Dwight Yoakam. The album contains Yoakam's first two No. 1 Hot Country Singles hits. The first was "Streets of Bakersfield," a duet with country music veteran Buck Owens, who had originally released a version of the song in 1973. The second was an original composition of Yoakam's called "I Sang Dixie." A third song on the album, "I Got You, also an original composition, rose to #5. The title song, "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)," also charted, but only to the #46 spot.
- "I Got You" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:28
- "One More Name" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:05
- "What I Don't Know" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:46
- "Home of the Blues" (Johnny Cash, Glenn Douglas, Lillie McAlpine) - 2:52
- "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" (Dwight Yoakam) - 4:31
- "I Hear You Knockin'" (J.D. Miller) - 3:12
- "I Sang Dixie" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:47
- "Streets of Bakersfield" [with Buck Owens] (Homer Joy) - 2:48
- "Floyd County" (Dwight Yoakam) - 2:55
- "Send Me the Pillow" (Hank Locklin) - 3:00
- "Hold On to God" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:14
- Dwight Yoakam – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
- Pete Anderson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, six-string bass guitar, background vocals, percussion; mandolin on "Send Me the Pillow"
- Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar
- Al Perkins – Dobro
- Taras Prodaniuk – bass guitar
- Dusty Wakeman – six-string bass guitar ("Hold On to God"), percussion
- Jeff Donavan – drums
- Don Reed – fiddle
- Skip Edwards – piano
- Scott Joss – mandolin
- Flaco Jiménez – accordion
- Maria McKee – background vocals on "Send Me the Pillow"
- Buck Owens – duet vocals on "Streets of Bakersfield"
- The Lonesome Strangers (Jeff Rymes and Randy Weeks) – background vocals on "Hold On to God"
- Jim Lauderdale – background vocals
- Brantley Kearns – background vocals on "What I Don't Know"
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard 200||68|
|Canadian RPM Country Albums||17|
|Canadian Albums Chart||47|
|RIANZ New Zealand Albums Chart||37|
|Swedish Albums Chart||37|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1988||"Streets of Bakersfield" (with Buck Owens)||1||*|
|"I Sang Dixie"||1||*|
|1989||"I Got You"||5||5|
|"Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)"||46||52|
|* denotes unknown peak positions|
The album was one of Rolling Stones' highest rated albums of 1988, at number 14. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Writing in 2014, the alternative weekly Nashville Scene said the album "established him (Yoakam) as a master of persona, as well as an ingenious record-maker and self-deprecating songwriter."
- "BUENAS NOCHES FROM A LONELY ROOM by DWIGHT YOAKAM". rockandrolljunkie.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
- "Rolling Stone's Highest Rated Albums of 1988". RollingStone.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
- Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
- "Dwight Yoakam's career is a singular one, which navigates the dubious straits of country authenticity". NashvilleScene.com. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
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