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The Essential Waylon Jennings - Good overview of a long career,
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Waylon Jennings had a long career, in which he made many, many recordings. Trying to condense them into a two disc overview was always going to be tough, but the compilers of this set have done a good job, managing to find room for all the classics and a few really good lesser known gems.
Jennings pretty much defined the `Outlaw' country music movement. He wanted to be a bit different, and had to fight his record company (and producer Chet Atkins) every step of the way to make the kind of music he wanted. With his trademark deep gruff vocals, sense of humour and jaunty guitar work, he recorded track after track of essential country music, any fan of the genre really should own at least one Jennings album.
For anyone looking to get a taste of what the man was about, this is an excellent set, and highly recommended. There is also the 4 disc Nashville Rebel set, for those who want a bit more.