The Best of ZZ Top

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The Best of ZZ Top
ZZ Top - The Best of ZZ Top.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 1977 [1]
Recorded1970-1975
GenreBoogie rock, southern rock, hard rock, blues rock, Texas blues
Length34:21
LabelLondon
ProducerBill Ham
ZZ Top chronology
Tejas
(1976)
The Best of ZZ Top
(1977)
Degüello
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]

The Best of ZZ Top (subtitled 10 Legendary Texas Tales) is a greatest hits album by the American rock band ZZ Top, released in 1977.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Tush"Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank BeardFandango! (1975)2:14
2."Waitin' for the Bus"Gibbons, HillTres Hombres (1973)2:59
3."Jesus Just Left Chicago"Gibbons, Hill, BeardTres Hombres (1973)3:29
4."Francine"Gibbons, Kenny Cordray, Steve PerronRio Grande Mud (1972)3:33
5."Just Got Paid"Gibbons, Bill HamRio Grande Mud (1972)4:27
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."La Grange"Gibbons, Hill, BeardTres Hombres (1973)3:51
2."Blue Jean Blues"Gibbons, Hill, BeardFandango! (1975)4:42
3."Backdoor Love Affair"Gibbons, HamZZ Top's First Album (1971)3:20
4."Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"Gibbons, Hill, BeardTres Hombres (1973)3:23
5."Heard It on the X"Gibbons, Hill, BeardFandango! (1975)2:23

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 94
1983 The Billboard 200 182

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Magazine November 26, 1977 Issue, Album review - page 94.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: Z". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 9, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Cross, Charles R. (2004). "ZZ Top". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 907–8. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.