The Sweethearts of the Rodeo are the award-winning sister act of Janis and Kristine Oliver, who originally sang background on hits by Pure Prairie League and Emmylou Harris. This disc features two of their complete albums originally released on Columbia, and includes "Since I Found You", "Blue To The Bone", "Midnight Girl" and many more "sweetheart" tracks.
2 LP's in 1 CD: SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO (1986)/ONE TIME, ONE NIGHT (1988).
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo: Janis Oliver-Gill (vocals, guitar); Kristine Oliver (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Digitally remastered by Denny Purcell (Georgetown Masters).
SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO:
Additional personnel includes: Vince Gill, Billy Walker, Steve Gibson (guitar); Hank DeVito (steel guitar); Shane Keister, John Jarvis (keyboards);
Roy Huskey (upright bass); Michael Rhodes (electric bass); Eddie Bayers (drums).
Engineers: Joe Bogan, Gene Eichelberger.
Recorded at The Bennett House, Franklin & Bayside Recording, Nashville, Tennessee. Originally released on Columbia (CK 40406).
ONE TIME, ONE NIGHT:
Additional personnel includes: Augie Meyers, Barry Beckett, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Huskey, Harry Stinson, Mark O'Connor, Richard Bennett, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Farrell Morris, Steve Gibson, Paul Franklin.
Engineer: Joe Bogan.
Recorded in 1988. Originally released on Columbia (CK 40614).
Personnel: Janis Gill (vocals, guitar); Kristine Arnold (vocals); Larry Byrom, Vince Gill, Billy Joe Walker , Steve Gibson , Gregg Galbraith (guitar); Hank DeVito (steel guitar); Dave Innis, Shane Keister, John Jarvis (keyboards); Victor Battista (upright bass); Eddie Bayers (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Bogan.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Recording information: Bayside Recording Studio, Nashville, TN; The Bennett House, Franklin, TN.
Photographers: Alan Messer; Antonin Kratochvil.
Unknown Contributor Role: Harry Stinson.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Sweethearts of the Rodeo LPs: Sweethearts of the Rodeo and One Time, One Night, both originally issued on Columbia in 1986 and 1989. Highlights among the 22 tracks include "Midnight Girl/Sunset Town," "Hey Doll Baby," and "Satisfy You," which provide a perfect combination of country-rock and traditional bluegrass. ~ Al Campbell