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Old No. 1
is the highly influential 1975 debut album
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by Texas singer-songwriter
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The cover of the original LP featured a painting by Susanna Clark
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and liner notes by Jerry Jeff Walker
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. It was reissued on CD by Sugar Hill. Both Old No. 1
and Texas Cookin'
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were re-issued on CD on the Camden
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label in 2001.
- "Rita Ballou" – 2:49
- "L.A. Freeway" – 4:43
- "She Ain't Goin' Nowhere" – 3:27
- "A Nickel for the Fiddler" – 2:45
- "That Old Time Feeling" – 4:10
- "Texas - 1947" – 3:10
- "Desperados Waiting for the Train" – 4:31
- "Like a Coat from the Cold" – 3:18
- "Instant Coffee Blues" – 3:15
- "Let Him Roll" – 4:05
- Guy Clark – vocals, guitar
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- Mike Leach – bass
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- Jerry Kroon – drums
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- Larrie Londin
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- Chip Young – guitar
- Pat Carter – guitar
- Steve Gibson – guitar
- Jerry Carrigan
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- Dick Feller
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- Jim Colvard – guitar
- Reggie Young
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- Hal Rugg – dobro
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- Jack Hicks – dobro
- Hal Rugg – pedal steel guitar
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- David Briggs
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, background vocals
- Chuck Cochran – piano
- Shane Keister
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- Lea Jane Berinati – piano
- Johnny Gimble
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- Mickey Raphael
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- Lea Jane Berinati – background vocals, piano
- Rodney Crowell
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– background vocals
- Emmylou Harris
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– background vocals
- Pat Carter – background vocals
- Gary B. White – background vocals
- Florence Warner – background vocals
- Steve Earle
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– background vocals
- Sammi Smith
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– background vocals
- Neil Wilburn – producer, remixing
- Paul Brookside – liner notes
- Ray Butts – engineer
- Pat Carter – associate producer
- Susanna Clark – paintings
- Gary Hobish – reissue mastering
- Nathaniel Russell – reissue art director and design
- Filippo Salvadori – reissue producer
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