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Rig Rock Deluxe: A Musical Salute to the American Truck Drivers
1. Truck Driving Man - Don Walser
2. Will There Be Big Rigs in Heaven - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
3. Nitro Express - Junior Brown/Red Simpson
4. Miss Marie & The Bedford Blaze - Marty Stuart
5. Truck Stop Girl - Kelly Willis
6. Mother Trucker - Shaver
7. Looking at the World Through a Windshield - Son Volt
8. Diesel, Diesel, Diesel - Del Reeves/Jim Lauderdale
9. Wagon of Clay - Cheri Knight
10. White Freight Liner Blues - Steve Earle
11. Highway Junkie - The Yayhoos
12. Semi-Truck - Too Much Fun/Bill Kirchen
13. Mama Was a Rock (Daddy Was a Rolling Stone) - Kay Adams/BR5-49
14. I'm Coming Home - Nick Lowe
15. Truck Drivin' Man (Give It All I Can) - The Bottle Rockets
16. Six Days on the Road - Rig Rock Deluxe
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 25
Mike Caiati; Max Reese; Keith Keller; Larry Greenhill; Albert Caiati; Lou Whitney; Mark Spencer; Mike Janas; Neil Brockbank; Andy Taub; Peter Bonta; Peter Coleman; Son Volt; Steve Starnes; Thom Monahan
Producers include: Buck Owens, Kelly Willis, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel.
Includes liner notes by Holly George-Warren and Jeremy Tepper.
Personnel: Junior Brown (vocals, guitar, steel guitar); Dan Baird, Eric Ambel, Nick Lowe, Steve Earle, Brian Henneman (vocals, guitar); Gary Bennett, Jay Farrar, Buck Owens (vocals, acoustic guitar); Terry Christoffersen (vocals, electric guitar, dobro, banjo); Chuck Mead, Dave Boquist, Bill Kirchen (vocals, electric guitar); Hawk Shaw Wilson, Terry Anderson (vocals, drums); Kelly Willis, Rosie Flores, Toni Price (vocals, background vocals); Kim McAbee, Dale Watson, Del Reeves, Don Walser, Jim Boquist, Jon Langford, Kay Adams, Keith Christopher, Lou Whitney, Marty Stuart, Red Simpson, Wayne Hancock, Billy Joe Shaver, Kim Richey, Cheri Knight (vocals); Andy York (guitar, electric guitar); Norman Blake (guitar, dobro); Eddy Shaver, Tom Parr, Garry Tallent, Richard Bennett , Brad Davis (guitar); Pat Buchanan, Jon Graboff, Casper Rawls (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Peter Bonta (acoustic guitar); D. Clinton Thompson, Bruce Langfeld (electric guitar); Don Herron, Buddy Charleton (steel guitar); Joe Flood (mandolin, fiddle); Peter Rowan (mandolin); David Mansfield , Howard Kalish, Rani Arbo, Brantley Kearns (fiddle); Jim Shaw, Joe Terry , Billy Livsey, Danny Levin (piano); Geraint Watkins (keyboards); Tom Ray (acoustic bass); Roy M. "Junior" Husky (upright bass); Gurf Morlix (6-string bass); Craig Wright, Mark Ortmann, Michael Heidorn, Keith Levreault, Greg Stocki, Jack O'Dell, Jim McCarty , Will Rigby, Bobby Irwin (drums); Bobby Lloyd Hicks (tambourine); Mike Delevante, Bob Delevante (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dusty Wakeman; Jeremy Tepper; Albert Caiati; Peter Doell; Randall Hage Jamail.
Liner Note Authors: Jeremy Tepper; Holly George-Warren.
Recording information: Bee Creek Studios, Austin, TX; Castle Studio, Nashville, TN; Chez Flames, New Orleans, LA; Coyote Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Fat Tracks, Bakersfield, CA; Gino, Stockolm, Sweden; Hit Shack "B" Room, Austin, TX; Montague Book Mill, Montague, MA; Moondog Studios, Nashville, TN; Pedernales Recording Studios, Spicewood, TX; Studio, Springfield, MO; Tape Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY; Treasure Island Recorders, Nashville, TN; Wally Cleaver's Recording Studio, Fredericksburg, VA.
Photographer: Jeremy Tepper.
Unknown Contributor Roles: The Bottle Rockets; Buck Owens & His Buckaroos.
The advantage Rig Rock Deluxe has over other tribute albums is that, for the most part, we either don't know the original versions of these songs, or they're new. That, combined with the genuine fun most of these artists seem to be having, makes Rig Rock Deluxe a hoot. Don Walser kicks things off inimitably with "Truck Driving Man." He's a tough act to follow, but artists including (but not limited to) Buck Owens, Red Simpson, Junior Brown, Shaver, Steve Earle, Son Volt, and the Bottle Rockets do their caffeinated best. Only a couple of songs don't make the grade: Kelly Willis' "Truckstop Girl" for not using a pocka-chicka backbeat and Nick Lowe's "I'm Coming Home" for being recorded in Stockholm. The whole shebang winds up with Dale Watson, Rosie Flores, Wayne Hancock, Toni Price, Kim Richey and many others performing as Rig Rock Deluxe on "Six Days on the Road." Makes for a great ride. ~ Brian Briscoe
Entertainment Weekly (9/20/96, p.83) - "Awright! Proof that 20 years after his cultural apogee, America's highwayman can still inspire great music..."
- Rating: A
Q (12/96, p.164) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...this is wonderful, if somewhat repetitive stuff....Best heard blasting down the M1 late at night with caffeine coursing through your veins towards the end of six days on the road."
Option (1-2/97, p.103) - "...a first-rate album. These are solid tunes with a unified theme....do yourself a favor and track down RIG ROCK DELUXE."
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