Dwight Yoakam Buenos Noches From A Lonely Room
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- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Reprise / WEA
Rolling Stone3.5 Stars - Very Good
- 1.I Got You
- 2.One More Name
- 3.What I Don't Know
- 4.Home Of The Blues
- 5.Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)
- 6.I Hear You Knockin'
- 7.I Sang Dixie
- 8.Streets Of Bakersfield
- 9.Floyd County
- 10.Send Me The Pillow
- 11.Hold On To God
Personnel includes: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion); Buck Owens, Maria McKee (vocals); Pete Anderson (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, bass, percussion); Al Perkins (dobro); Scott Joss (mandolin); Don Reed (fiddle); Flaco Jiminez (accordion); Taras Prodaniuk, Dusty Wakeman (bass); Jeff Donovan (drums); Jim Lauderdale, Brantley Kearns (background vocals).
The Lonesome Strangers: Jeff Rymes, Randy Weeks (vocals).
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion); Jeff Rymes, Maria McKee, Randy Weeks, Buck Owens (vocals); Pete Anderson (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, 6-string bass, percussion); Tom Brumley (steel guitar); Al Perkins (dobro); Scott Joss (mandolin); Don Reed (fiddle); Flaco Jim‚nez (accordion); Skip Edwards (piano); Taras Prodaniuk (bass guitar); Dusty Wakeman (6-string bass, percussion); Jeff Donavan (drums); Jim Lauderdale, Brantley Kearns (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Dusty Wakeman.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, "A", "B", and "C", Hollywood, CA; Mad Dog Studios, Venice, CA.
Photographer: Peggy Sirota.
Dwight Yoakam's third album, 1988's BUENAS NOCHES FROM A LONELY ROOM, finds the Kentucky-born country singer turning in his most adventurous and eclectic record up to that point. Here Yoakam wanders beyond the boundaries of HILLBILLY DELUXE's straight-up honky-tonk territory, even incorporating a Tex-Mex aesthetic with the presence of accordion master Flaco Jimenez. While the opener, "I Got You," sticks closely to Yoakam's twangy signature sound, "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" presents a cinematic narrative that reveals a more ambitious musical vision and showcases Jimenez's deft playing.
Among the cover tunes on BUENAS NOCHES are a rocked-out reading of Johnny Cash's "Home of the Blues" and a stellar take on the Bucks Owens hit "Streets of Bakersfield," which features a rare appearance by Owens himself. Tied together by Yoakam's effortless charm and unmistakable vocals, the record is an assured outing by an artist fully committed to working outside of his comfort zone, and the results make for a thoroughly rewarding album.
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