Waylon Jennings

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Tony Glover

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 151

The standouts [on Dreaming My Dreams] are "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," an autobiographical commentary about the state of Music City, and the bouncy "Waymore's Blues," a Jimmie Rodgers-like hobo song.

Most cuts are more reflective. In "Let's All Help the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)," Waylon continues his series of Western mythology; he speaks both for himself and a vanishing breed of sensitive studs….

The last track, "Bob Wills Is Still the King," is a live track from an Austin gig. A tribute to the King of Western Swing, it demonstrates how well Waylon knows and moves his fans. The fire and drive in this cut foreshadow an upcoming live album—and that ought to be the one to spread Waylon into everybody's ears. (p. 72)

Tony Glover, "Records: 'Dreaming My Dreams'," in Rolling Stone (by Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. © 1975; all rights reserved; reprinted by permission), Issue 194, August 28, 1975, pp. 70, 72.

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