Pirates of the Mississippi (album)

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Pirates of the Mississippi
Studio album by Pirates of the Mississippi
Released June 18, 1990 (1990-06-18)
Genre Country
Length 37:51
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Rich Alves
James Stroud
Pirates of the Mississippi chronology
Pirates of the Mississippi
Walk the Plank
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[1]

Pirates of the Mississippi is the self-titled debut album of the American country music band Pirates of the Mississippi. It was released in 1990 on Capitol Records Nashville and contains four singles: "Honky Tonk Blues" (a cover of the Hank Williams song), "Rollin' Home", "Feed Jake", and "Speak of the Devil". "Feed Jake" was the highest charting of these singles, reaching #15 on the Billboard country charts. All of the other singles except "Rollin' Home" reached Top 40 on the same chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Honky Tonk Blues" (Hank Williams) – 3:00
  2. "I Take My Comfort in You" (Guy Clark, Wayland Holyfield) – 3:34
  3. "Rollin' Home" (Rich Alves, Bill McCorvey, Gary Harrison) – 3:11
  4. "Speak of the Devil" (Alves, McCorvey, Danny Mayo) – 3:04
  5. "Feed Jake" (Mayo) – 4:00
  6. "Talkin' 'bout Love" (Alves, McCorvey, Larry Gottlieb) – 4:17
  7. "Jolly Roger/Pirates of the Mississippi" (Alves, McCorvey) – 5:15
  8. "Down and Out in Birmingham" (Alves, McCorvey) – 3:57
  9. "Anything Goes" (Mayo, McCorvey, Diana Rae) – 4:09
  10. "Redneck Rock & Roll" (Alves, Mayo, McCorvey) – 3:24


As listed in liner notes.[2]

Strings on "Feed Jake" performed by John Kelton.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 80


  1. ^ Allmusic - review
  2. ^ Pirates of the Mississippi (Media notes). Pirates of the Mississippi. Capitol Records Nashville. 1990. CDP 7 94389 2.