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Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing for Food
1. I Sang Dixie - Rhonda Vincent
2. Doin' What I Did - The Backsliders
3. This Time - David Ball
4. Distance Between You and Me, The - Sara Evans
5. Heart That You Own - Jim Matt
6. Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Tim O'Brien
7. Near You - Mandy Barnett/Kim Richey
8. Johnson's Love - Scott Joss
9. What I Don't Know - Bonnie Bramlett Sheridan
10. Takes a Lot to Rock You - Lonesome Strangers
11. If There Was a Way - The Blazers
12. Please, Please Baby - Reckless Kelly
13. One Thousand Miles - Pete Droge
14. Miner's Prayer - David Rawlings/Gillian Welch
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 499808
David Rawlings; Tim Davis; Elijah Bradford; Kevin Whyte; Michael Dumas; Rafael Serrano; Ronny Light; Steve Pouliot; Brett Eliason
Proceeds from this album will benefit homeless charities, including L.A. Mission.
Producers include: Taras Prodaniuk, Michael Dumas, Jim Matt, Tim O'Brien, Pete Droge.
Recorded at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, California; Musicworks Recording Studio, Sudbury, Canada; The Board Room, Nevada Studios, Nashville, Tennessee; Bear Creek, Woodenville, Washington.
Personnel: Pete Droge (vocals, guitar, drums); Jeff Rymes (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion); Chip Robinson, Gillian Welch (vocals, acoustic guitar); Randy Weeks (vocals, electric guitar, percussion); Tim O'Brien (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle); Scott Joss (vocals, fiddle, background vocals); Rhonda Vincent (vocals, background vocals); David Ball, Willy Braun, Manuel Gonzales, Sara Evans, Kim Richey (vocals); Pete Anderson (guitar, dobro, mandolin, shaker, percussion); Ruben Guaderamma (guitar); David Rawlings (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Steve Howell, Brad Rice (electric guitar); Marty Rifkin (dobro); Cody Braun (fiddle, background vocals); Richard Dodd (cello); Wayne Roland Brown (didjeridu); Greg Smith (saxophone); Lee Thornberg (trumpet); Skip Edwards (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Joe Hadlock (keyboards); David Raven (drums, cymbals); Fran Breen (drums, percussion); Jay Nazz, Michael Dumas, Jim Christie (drums); Darrin Vincent, Elaine Summers, Chris Schelske, Jonathan Clark, Mandy Barnett, Tommy Funderburk (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Rawlings; Judy Clapp; Michael Dumas; Brett Eliason.
Recording information: Board Room, Nashville, TN; Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA; Musicworks Recording Studio, Sudbury, Canada; Nevada St.
Illustrator: Ted Wright.
Unknown Contributor Role: Richard Barron .
It was always clear that Dwight Yoakam was one of the most important country singers of the '80s, one of the handful of artists who was influential on both the new traditionalist and alt country movements. If anyone has any doubt about that statement, Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing for Food might change their minds. There aren't many big stars here, instead, there are a number of country-rockers and alt country singers -- vital artists who illustrate how vital Yoakam and his songs are. Rhonda Vincent, the Backsliders, David Ball, Tim O'Brien, Scott Joss, the Lonesome Strangers, Pete Droge and Gillian Welch all contribute great performances, making the songs their own. Very few tribute albums wind up being wholly successful, but this is one of them. ~ Thom Owens
Entertainment Weekly (6/12/98, p.79) - "...[Yoakam's] impressive catalog enjoys stunningly original interpretations on WILL SING, a benefit disc in which an eclectic lineup...finds the secret, scorched heart of his most passionate songs..." - Rating: A-
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