Waylon Jenning's autobiography

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by surf green, Sep 14, 2021 at 9:33 PM.

  1. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Otis Gibbs does a great job reading some interesting passages from Waylon's autobiography. I expected to hear some wild stories of Waylon & friends, but was enlightened and saddened to learn what "life on the road" was really like for country stars in Jennings era. Worth the time, take a listen, post a song.

     
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  2. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Nut

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    Sep 22, 2020
    North America
    I really enjoy and appreciate Otis and his records, podcasts, and YouTube channel. He’s eased a lot of miles and a lot of lonely drives for me. I like it best when he tells his own stories and talks about what he’s up to.
    His album Hoosier National is great, all the way through.
     
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  3. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Nut

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    Sep 22, 2020
    North America
    My Dad was a big Waylon fan, had a bunch of old LPs, like Waylon and the Kimberlys and The One and Only. Of course we played the 8 track of his Greatest Hits until the tape broke. Dad explained how Waylon had been Buddy Hollys friend and played in his band, and how he’d taken a hiatus from music after his friend had died.
    Waylon is buried close to my house, I went to see his grave shortly after we moved.

    something that took me a long time to appreciate about Waylon is how he’d give you just the littlest bit… a fill here or a phrase or two there, that just leaves you wanting more.