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The Ramblin' Man (Bonus Tracks)

The Ramblin' Man by Waylon Jennings
Released: Sep 1974
Label: Buddha Records
It took Jennings nearly 20 albums and 10 years to learn how to make a good album. But when he did, there was really no stopping the guy. The Ramblin' Man, released in 1974, was his fourth stone-cold classic in a row (this streak would continue for about three or four more records). In addition to turning the Allmans' "Midnight Rider" into an outlaw call-to-arms, Jennings drops the smash hit "Rainy Day Woman" and the tender ballad "Amanda." As always, the Waylors are a joy to listen to: loose but tight, heavy yet subtle. Few bands in mid-'70s America were rocking as hard as they were.
Justin Farrar