Rhythm, Country and Blues

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Rhythm Country and Blues
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Studio album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMarch 1, 1994 (1994-03-01)
GenreR&B, country
Length48:12
LabelMCA
ProducerTony Brown
Don Was
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Rhythm, Country and Blues (a.k.a. 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] Marty Stuart's rendition of "The Weight" later appeared on his 1995 compilation The Marty Party Hit Pack.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)PerformersLength
1."Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"Valerie Simpson, Nickolas AshfordVince Gill, Gladys Knight3:53
2."Funny How Time Slips Away"Willie NelsonAl Green, Lyle Lovett4:33
3."I Fall to Pieces"Hank Cochran, Harlan HowardAaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood3:47
4."Somethin' Else"Bob Cochran, Sharon SheeleyLittle Richard, Tanya Tucker2:50
5."When Something Is Wrong with My Baby"Isaac Hayes, David PorterPatti LaBelle, Travis Tritt5:21
6."Rainy Night in Georgia"Tony Joe WhiteSam Moore, Conway Twitty5:13
7."Chain of Fools"Don CovayClint Black, The Pointer Sisters3:42
8."Since I Fell for You"Buddy JohnsonNatalie Cole, Reba McEntire4:18
9."Southern Nights"Allen ToussaintChet Atkins, Allen Toussaint4:44
10."The Weight"Robbie RobertsonThe Staple Singers, Marty Stuart3:37
11."Patches"Ron Dunbar, General JohnsonGeorge Jones, B. B. King6:14

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Kenny Aronoff (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 9-11), Ricky Fataar (track 2), Curt Bisquera (tracks 4, 7), Paul Leim (track 8)
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro (tracks 1, 7), Paulinho Da Costa (tracks 6, 11), Jamie Muhoberac (track 9)
  • Bass: Freddie Washington (track 1), Hutch Hutchinson (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9), Willie Weeks (tracks 3, 6, 10, 11), Glenn Worf (track 8)
  • Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizers: Benmont Tench (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 11), Nat Adderley (track 1), Billy Preston (track 2), Matt Rollings (tracks 5, 9), Steve Nathan (tracks 6, 8, 10, 11), Barry Beckett (tracks 6, 10, 11), David Briggs (track 8), Allen Toussaint (track 9)
  • Acoustic & electric guitars: Mark Goldenburg (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9), Reggie Young (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11), Mabon Hodges (track 2), Randy Jacobs (tracks 2, 7, 9), T-Bone Burnett (track 4), Bernie Leadon (track 5), Larry Byrom (tracks 5, 8), Don Potter (tracks 6, 10, 11), Chet Atkins (track 9)
  • Pedal steel: Robby Turner (tracks 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11)
  • Saxophone: Andrew Love (tracks 2, 11), Marty Grebb (track 4)
  • Trumpet: Wayne Jackson (tracks 2, 11)
  • Horn arrangements: Jim Horn (The Southside Horns) (track 8)
  • Strings arranged by David Campbell (tracks 1, 6, 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

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