Picks and Pans Review: Waylon and Company
updated 11/07/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/07/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
Waylon has apparently decided not to emulate his sidekick Willie Nelson and begin a round-robin series of duet albums. This is just as well, since there is only so much room in the record store bins. Instead, Jennings has packed in a whole bunch of his pals on this one album, for a group of duets and trios that add up to one great big delight. Jerry Reed joins him for a rollicking version of the isaac Hayes-David Porter tune Hold On, I'm Comin'. Hank Williams Jr. and Ernest Tubb help out on Leave Them Boys Alone. Nelson shows up for Just to Satisfy You, Mel Tillis for Mason Dixon Lines and even James Garner makes an appearance to collaborate, most creditably, on I'll Find It Where I Can. Jennings solos on Bob McDill's sly tune I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up) to good effect too. A good time seems to have been had by all, and the feeling should spill over to any listener who has even the slightest inclination to feel like a good ole boy or gal.