Rhythm, Country and Blues

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Rhythm, Country and Blues
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Studio album by Various Artists
Released March 1, 1994 (1994-03-01)
Genre R&B, country
Length 48:12
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Don Was
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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]

  • Produced By Tony Brown & Don Was
  • Executive Producers: Tony Brown, Al Teller, Kathy Nelson
  • Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastered By Doug Sax

Personnel[edit]

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