Hank Williams Jr. and Friends
|Hank Williams Jr. & Friends|
|Studio album by Hank Williams Jr.|
|Genre||Country rock, outlaw country|
|Hank Williams Jr. chronology|
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. 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."
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, Georgia.
|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.||"Stoned at the Jukebox"||Hank Williams Jr.||2:44|
|9.||"(The) Living Proof"||Hank Williams Jr.||3:41|
Credits are adapted from the album's 2000 Mercury Records reissue liner notes.
- Hank Williams Jr – lead vocals
- Jerry Wallace – acoustic guitar
- Gary Boggs – steel guitar
- Pete Carr – lead guitar
- Lenny LeBlanc – bass
- Roger Clark – drums
- Ronnie Oldham – piano, keyboards
- Ken Bell – acoustic guitar
- Dick Overby – steel guitar
- Charlie Daniels – fiddle on "Losin' You"
- Toy Caldwell – steel guitar on "Montana Song" and "Can't You See"
- Chuck Leavell – organ on "On Susan's Floor"
- Harmony vocalists – Sue Richards, Dick Glasser, Ava Aldridge, Jim Glaser, Eddie Struzick, George Soule, Lenny LeBlanc
- Jurek, Thom (November 1, 2003). "Hank Williams Jr. & Friends [MCA Special Products]". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- Christgau, Robert (June 14, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
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