Yoakam, Dwight
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

Yoakam, Dwight

Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
1986 Original “Dwight Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Began As An EP Issued On The California Oak Label. When Reprise Signed Him, They Added Four More Tracks To The Mix To Round It Out As An Album. Yoakam, A Kentuckian, Brought Country Music Back Into Its Own Medium By Reviving The Classic Bakersfield Sound With The Help Of His Producer And Lead Guitarist, Former Detroit Native Pete Anderson. As A Result, The "New Traditionalist" Movement Was Born, But Yoakam Was Always A Cut Or Three Above The Rest, As This Album Displays In Spades. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Kicks Off With A Smoking Cover Of Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man," A Song Now So Closely Associated With Yoakam, The Original Has All But Been Forgotten. But This Is Only The Beginning. Yoakam's Own Songs Such As "Bury Me," A Duet With Maria Mckee, And "South Of Cincinnati" Reference Both The Pastoral And Dark Sides Of His Native State. "South Of Cincinnati" Is A Paean To Those Who Left Kentucky For Ohio In Search Of Jobs, And "Bury Me" Celebrates The Land Itself. In Addition, The Title Track, With Anderson's Don Rich-Influenced Guitar Style, Walks The Buck Owens Line Until The Line Extends To Yoakam. With Fiddles And Backing Vocals, Yoakam's Street Poetry Is Both Poignant And Profound, Built Into A Barroom Anthem. In Addition To This There Is The Gorgeous "Miner's Prayer," An Acoustic Number Powered By Dobro (Courtesy Of David Mansfield), Flat-Picked Guitar, And Yoakam's Singing Of His Grandfather And Generations Like Him Who Lived And Died In The Mines Of Kentucky. An Astonishing Debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Changed The Face Of Country Music Single-Handedly And Remains One Hell Of A Party Record.” Thom Jurek, AMG.
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  • Artist: Yoakam, Dwight
  • Genre: Rock
  • Type: Used - LP
  • Catalog ID: 9 25372-1
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Country ID: US
  • Our ID: 170725

Track List

A1 Honky Tonk Man 2:45
A2 It Won't Hurt 3:03
A3 I'll Be Gone 2:44
A4 South Of Cincinnati 4:54
A5 Bury Me 3:19
B1 Guitars, Cadillacs 3:02
B2 Twenty Years 2:40
B3 Ring Of Fire 3:13
B4 Miner's Prayer 2:17
B5 Heartaches By The Number 3:13

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