- Released: June 29, 2004
- Label: Koch Records
Rolling Stone - p.1763 stars out of 5
- "[The album] showcases the Los Angeles country veteran's versatility, and his personality."
Entertainment Weekly - p.79
"[B]olstered with new covers, it's a must-have disc." - Grade: B+
Dirty Linen - pp.51-2
"This rounds out nicely Yoakam's body of work to date and adds some depth to his carefully crafted style..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1244 stars out of 5
- "This set spotlights California cowboy Yoakam's estimable skills as an interpreter, but with a twist: it ropes in covers recorded for a variety of extracurricular projects."
- 1.Stop The World (And Let Me Off)
- 2.Down Where The River Bends
- 3.Mercury Blues
- 5.Some Dark Holler
- 6.If You Were Me
- 7.Little Chapel
- 9.Miner's Prayer
- 10.Understand Your Man
- 12.I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
- 14.I Said (Paradise Reprise)
Personnel: Dwight Yoakam (vocals, acoustic guitar, cymbals); Dwight Yoakam (guitar, percussion); Deana Carter, Heather Myles, Ralph Stanley (vocals); Keith Gattis (electric guitar, baritone guitar); Skip Edwards (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Wurlitzer organ, percussion); Dave Roe (bass instrument, background vocals); David Roe (upright bass, background vocals); Mitch Marine (drums, percussion); Ray C. Walker, Kay Walker (background vocals); Michael Witcher (dobro); Gabe Witcher (mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Audio Mixers: David Leonard ; Michael Dumas.
Recording information: Capitol Records, Studio B, Hollywood, CA; Trackrecord Studio, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Dwight Yoakam.
Dwight Yoakam has successfully worked other artists' material into his albums from the beginning, from Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man" to Buck Owens's "Streets of Bakersfield," but DWIGHT'S USED RECORDS is packed with nothing but cover tunes from start to finish. To Yoakam's credit here, none of them are obvious, and many are inspired choices. He lends a bluegrass feel to the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Wheels," adds a loping, Johnny Cash-style arrangement to Little Eva's R&B classic "The Locomotion," and duets with everyone from Deana Carter to Ralph Stanley. So before you decide you've got a fix on Yoakam's approach, check out the wide stylistic swath he cuts with DWIGHT'S USED RECORDS and reassess your position.