Producers: Billy Sherrill, Ron Bledsoe, David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings.
Though 16 BIGGEST HITS is probably the most comprehensive David Allen Coe career summary, the two SUPER HITS volumes are none too shabby. Between them they cover Coe's best-known material as well as some more esoteric tunes. Perhaps the most willfully ornery of the '70s outlaw country crowd, Coe let his freak flag fly on the bad-boy anthem "Willie, Waylon and Me." He has some fun at the expense of country tropes on "You Never Even Called Me by My Name," complete with imitations of several country stars' singing styles.
"Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," made successful by Tanya Tucker, is one of Coe's signature songs, and represents the softer side of his repertoire. Coe's always been able to write a drinking song with the best of them and "Jack Daniels If You Please" stands as proof. The graphic language and subject matter in Coe's unapologetic ode to white trash "If that Ain't Country" must have raised many a Nashville eyebrow upon the song's release, but in retrospect it just shows that the man was squarely on his own irascible path.