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21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012

21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012

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Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. This compilation, 21st Century Hits: Best Of 2000-12, chronicles for the first time the key singles, hits and beloved songs Yoakam recorded while on Warner brothers, Koch and New West Records. This collection is designed to pick up where the last Greatest Hits compilations left off and bring the listener right up to his 2012 album, 3 Pears.

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Last Chance for a Thousand Years: G.H. From 90’s Reviews

Last Chance for a Thousand Years: G.H. From 90’s

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Genre: Country & Western
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Release Date: 19-MAY-2009

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Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room Reviews

Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room

Dwight’s third outing was another hit, bringing with it his legendary duet with Buck Owen on “Streets of Bakersfield.”

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If There Was a Way

If There Was a Way

Dwight Yoakam ~ If There Was A WayDwight Yoakam’s fourth studio album was his most muscular yet. Alongside the overtly rocking cuts, his honky-tonkers also kicked harder than anywhere in his catalog; on top of all this, he gave his loosest, most assured-sounding vocal performances to date. That he cowrote one of the disc’s biggest singles, “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” with Roger Miller makes perfect sense; Yoakam and Miller shared an ambivalently loving attitude toward the country-music establishment. Yoakam’s insistence on going his own way would lead to even more indelible long-players, but If There Was a Way remains among his most impressive. –Rickey Wright

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Come on Christmas

Come on Christmas

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10 Christmas songsDwight Yoakam’s work as an interpretive singer has been solid and, as far as Christmas music albums go, this one is informed with Yoakam’s great vocal talents and a country band that can get these tunes to swing in any juke joint. The rumba of “Here Comes Santa Claus” is a tad forced, but Yoakam’s good humor is in evidence. This album may lack the gravitas of his best work, but it shows that even a cowboy feels like kicking off his existential boots sometimes and getting down with standards from years bygone. –Rob O’Connor

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Dwight Yoakam – I Sang Dixie

Dwight Yoakam – I Sang Dixie.
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Guitars Cadillacs Etc, Etc. Reviews

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  • Honky Tonk Man
  • It Won’t Hurt
  • Ill be gone
  • South Of Cinnicinnati
  • Bury Me (Feat. Maria McKee)

Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (8/99) Both the introduction to hard country for a generation of college kids and a key entry in what became the neotraditionalist movement, Dwight Yoakam’s debut was a near-perfect re-creation of Buck Owens’s Bakersfield sound. “Bury Me” and “Miner’s Prayer” are heartfelt homages to Yoakam’s real Kentucky roots, while honky-tonkers like “South of Cincinnati” remind how many Kentuckians eventually headed to Ohio for good jobs. Most immediately striking, though, are Yoakam’s covers–particularly versions of Johnny Horton’s “Honky Tonk Man” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”–which subtly tune up the Bakersfield sound with a rock & roll super-charge. –David Cantwell

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Dwight Yoakam performing at Legendsfest, July 23, 2005
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Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tucson, AZ

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Dwight Sings Buck Reviews

Dwight Sings Buck

Since Yoakam built much of his vocal style around that of the late Bakersfield master, and recorded with him on occasion, the two collaborating most famously on Owens’s own work (‘Streets of Bakersfield’), it is only natural that Yoakam do a whole album of Buck Owens’ songs. Dwight Sings Buck moves briskly for 15 tracks, since 10 of them run under three minutes. Yoakam, who also produced the album, keeps the production shiny, punchy, and faithful to the golden age of honky-tonk. Adding just enough Dwight – and a little Elvis – to Buck’s songs show that Iimitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery.Of course, you’re thinking, when did Dwight not sing Buck? A fine question, since Yoakam built much of his vocal style around that of the late Bakersfield master, and recorded with him on occasion, the two even collaborating on Owens’s own work (“Streets of Bakersfield”). So while this collection of Owens covers seems like a project Yoakam should have tackled in the ’90s, it took Owens’s 2006 death to spur his acolyte to action. Dwight Sings Buck moves briskly for 15 tracks, since 10 of them run under three minutes–in keeping with the length of singles in Buck’s heyday of the ’60s–though several of Owens’s most notable No. 1s are conspicuously absent (“I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” “Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line”). Yoakam, who also produced the album, keeps the production shiny, punchy, and faithful to the golden age of honky-tonk (prominent percussion, weepy pedal steel, and jittery, stuttering electric guitars), and to some extent he replicates Don Rich’s use of the guitar as a partner to the lead vocal. Yet at times, Yoakam almost comically attempts to duplicate Owens’s elongated and dippy vowels (“I Don’t Care”), while he also brings a new interpretation to “Together Again,” deviating from the strictness of the melody and letting the instrumental ending play out for roughly 90 seconds. Then there is the odd track or two (“Above and Beyond,” “Down on the Corner of Love”) where Yoakam inserts inflections of another of his heroes, Elvis Presley, to nearly morph the Bakersfield Boss into the Memphis Flash. If several tracks also seem too studied in their smartness, and “Only You,” with its funeral-parlor organ, features an excruciatingly tortured vocal, Yoakam finds his best moments when he just, well, acts naturally, as his old pal might say. “Close Up the Honky Tonks,” the most compelling performance here, proves that imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but inspiration proves the sweetest gift of all. –Alanna Nash

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