Waylon & Willie
is a duet album by Waylon Jennings
Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings began playing at eight. He began performing at twelve, on KVOW radio. Jennings formed a band The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J on KVOW, KDAV and KLLL...
and Willie Nelson
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie , combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust , made Nelson one of the most recognized...
, released on RCA Victor in 1978
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. It was number 1 album on country charts for ten weeks. The record contains three songs sung individually by each of the two artists, as well as five duets. Some of the tracks used on the album had previously been released in some form; these were mostly redone using overdubbing
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The album's biggest hit was "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys", which hit #1 on the country charts, entered the pop
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charts and earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded from 1970 to 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:*In 1970 the award was known as Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group...
. Three other of the album's songs – "Lookin' for a Feeling," "I Can Get Off on You," and "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)" – also reached the top of the charts, while "If You Can Touch Her at All" peaked at #5.
The original liner notes, complimenting Jennings and Nelson on their ability to surprise and deliver solid material, were written by Chet Flippo of Rolling Stone
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. Waylon & Willie
was reissued by RCA Records in 2001
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. The 2001 CD marks the first time the full album was issued on CD in the United States; previous US CD issues contained only eight of the album's eleven songs.
- "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" (Ed Bruce
William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, Jr. is an American country music songwriter and singer. He is known for penning the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" .-Early life & songwriting career:...
, Patsy Bruce) – 2:34
- "The Year 2003 Minus 25" (Kris Kristofferson
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) – 3:04
- "Pick Up the Tempo" (Nelson) – 2:32
- "If You Can Touch Her at All" (Lee Clayton
Lee Clayton is a country musician and composer.-Biography:His style has been described as in between rock and country. Clayton grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and began to play harmonica and guitar at the age of 7...
) – 3:04
- "Lookin' for a Feeling" (Jennings) – 2:38
- "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" (Nelson) – 3:20
- "I Can Get Off on You" (Jennings, Nelson) – 2:24
- "Don't Cuss the Fiddle" (Kristofferson) – 3:04
- "Gold Dust Woman
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" (Stevie Nicks
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) – 4:00
- "A Couple More Years" (Dennis Locorriere
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, Shel Silverstein
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) – 4:02
- "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)" (Bobby Emmons, Chips Moman
Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman is an American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas, and Merrilee Rush, as well as guiding the career of the Box Tops in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1960s...
) – 2:08
| Chart (1978)
| U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums
| U.S. Billboard 200
| Canadian RPM Country Albums
| Canadian RPM Top Albums