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Friday 15 August 2014
She Wore Red Dresses and Told Such Sweet Lies
If I were to choose my top 20 albums of all time and could choose more than one per artist there is every chance that Dwight Yoakam's first four albums would feature.
Starting with Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc (1986) then Hillbilly Deluxe (1987), Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room (1998) and finally If There Was a Way (1990).
This was a complete purple patch when Dwight could do no wrong and in my view was the best singer on the planet at this time.
Sadly, and somewhat inevitably, it was not destined to last.
If I was to select one for the Top 10 Albums of all time it would have to be Buenas Noches.
And here are two good reasons - the absolutely beautiful Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses) and his tremendous cover of the mighty Buck Owen's Streets of Bakersfield.
If anyone can come up with a better Country album I'll eat my stetson!
Dwight Yoakam - Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)
Dwight Yoakam -Streets of Bakersfield