I grew up on Elvis, The Beatles and mostly 60s rock. Other than Hank Williams, I didn't care much for country music.
Not only is THE TAKER/TULSA the first album I bought by Waylon Jennings, it's also the first country album I ever bought. When I heard "Mississippi Woman" on the radio, I became an instant Waylon fan. His strong voice is what amazed me. I still have the original vinyl copy I bought when it was released in February 1971. I was also fortunate enough, that same year, to see him in concert for the first of many times throughout his career.
I can't say there's one song I like better than the others, because every song is great. Of course 4 or the songs, including "The Taker", were written by Kris Kristofferson.
In 1972 Waylon would release the albums GOOD HEARTED WOMAN and LADIES LOVE OUTLAWS which along with LONESOME ON'RY AND MEAN, released in 1973, would establish him as the leader of the so called outlaw country movement.