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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker album for sale by Jerry Jeff Walker was released Sep 10, 2002 on the MCA Nashville label. This is part of MCA Records "20th Century Masters The Millenium Collection" series. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker songs Unforgivably, it does not say this anywhere on the CD packaging, but this is a compilation of material from Walker's MCA releases of the early-to-late '70s. This was one of his stronger periods as both a commercial and artistic presence, so what's the harm in putting release dates on the track listings? At any rate, it's a fair run through a dozen tracks from half a dozen albums, at a time when Walker was among the foremost singer/songwriters fusing country, rock, Americana, and a little pop. Focusing on story-songs with the somewhat humorous yet world-weary tone common to numerous Texas-based singer/songwriters of this ilk, this includes some of Walker's better works, like "Sangria Wine," "Pissin' in the Wind," and "Hairy Ass Hillbillies." Also it reflects the role he took as an interpretive artist to popularize some songs by Guy Clark ("L.A. Freeway," "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train"), Ray Wylie Hubbard ("Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother"), and Billy Joe Shaver ("Old Five and Dimers Like Me"). 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs. ...See Full Description
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I bought this CD as a memorial to a fellow grad student who died recently. It features many of the classics we danced and sang to at his parties 25 years ago.
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|CD Universe Part number||4986984|
|Release Date||Sep 10, 2002|
|Recording Time||50 minutes|
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