Crank It Up: The Music Album

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Crank It Up: The Music Album
Foxworthy crankup.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
RecordedSummer 1994 through Fall 1995
GenreComedy, country
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer
  • Scott Rouse
  • Doug Grau
Jeff Foxworthy chronology
Games Rednecks Play
(1995)
Crank It Up: The Music Album
(1996)
Totally Committed
(1998)

Crank It Up: The Music Album is the first musical album recorded by Jeff Foxworthy. It features many of Foxworthy's skits set to music, primarily with choruses sung by other musicians. Two comedy sketches, "S. I. N. G. L. E." and "Still More You Might Be a Redneck If…", are also featured.

The concept for the album was orchestrated after the release of Foxworthy's first album, You Might Be a Redneck If.... Doug Grau, Foxworthy's A&R representative at Warner Bros. Records, was contacted by Warner Bros' music video department about creating a music video for the album. Grau was inspired by the works of Dickie Goodman to edit Foxworthy's stand-up material over top of a music bed. Record producer Scott Rouse was then hired to develop the musical beds. The first song, "Redneck Stomp", premiered on CMT in the summer of 1994, with a music video directed by Al Yankovic. The music video for "Redneck Stomp" is accredited with propelling You Might Be a Redneck If...'s sales from 200,000 to 2 million. A second video, "Party All Night", was quickly produced, and rose to the top of CMT's music video charts. The success of these two music videos led to a complete album of Foxworthy's "music comedy" to be released in 1996.[1]

"Redneck Stomp", "Redneck Games", "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas", and "'Twas the Night After Christmas" all charted on the Hot Country Songs charts between 1995 and 1996. "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" was the highest-charting, reaching No. 18 in early 1996 and re-charting several times for each subsequent Christmas until 2000.

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Redneck Stomp" (Jeff Foxworthy, Scott Rouse) - 2:58
  2. "S.I.N.G.L.E." (Foxworthy) - 4:01A
  3. "Party All Night" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse) - 3:05
  4. "Redneck Games" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse, Ronnie Scaife) - 3:27
  5. "Big O' Moon" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse, Dr. Jim Rouse) - 2:24
  6. "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" (Foxworthy, Tim Wilson)B - 2:21
  7. "Pure Bred Redneck" (Foxworthy, Buddy Causey, Dana Sigmon, Glenn Ashworth) - 3:04
  8. "Let Me Drive" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse, Dave MacKenzie) - 3:10
    • feat. Dave MacKenzie
  9. "Copenhagen" (Robert Earl Keen) - 2:16
  10. "Howdy from Maui" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse, Scaife) - 2:37
  11. "'Twas the Night After Christmas" (Foxworthy, S. Rouse, Doug Grau) - 3:12
  12. "Still More You Might Be a Redneck If…" (Jeff Foxworthy) - 2:57A
  • AComedy skit
  • BOriginal parody composed by Foxworthy and Wilson; additional words by Foxworthy, Rouse, Grau

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.

Production
  • Scott Rouse - all tracks except 2 and 12
  • Doug Grau - tracks 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
  • Original Cooter Brown version of "Pure Bred Redneck" produced by Joe Scaife and Jim Cotton

Charts[edit]

As of 2014, sales in the United States have exceeded 715,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner Notes for Crank It Up: The Music Album.
  2. ^ "Jeff Foxworthy Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Jeff Foxworthy Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  4. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1996". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  5. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2021.
  6. ^ http://thecomicscomic.com/2014/05/19/comedy-wins-none-of-the-2014-billboard-music-awards-but-all-of-the-focus-of-this-weeks-magazine-issue/