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Lonesome, On'ry and Mean


Download links and information about Lonesome, On'ry and Mean by Waylon Jennings. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Country, Outlaw Country genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 41:49 minutes.

Artist: Waylon Jennings
Release date: 1973
Genre: Country, Outlaw Country
Tracks: 13
Duration: 41:49
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No. Title Length
1. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean 3:41
2. Freedom to Stay 3:12
3. Lay It Down 3:17
4. Gone to Denver 2:30
5. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues 3:22
6. You Can Have Her 2:40
7. Pretend I Never Happened 3:01
8. San Francisco Mabel Joy 3:49
9. Sandy Sends Her Best 2:34
10. Me and Bobby McGee 4:39
11. Laid Back Country Picker 3:13
12. The Last One to Leave Seattle 3:25
13. Big, Big Love 2:26



Lonesome, On'ry and Mean is the quintessential Waylon Jennings outlaw record. Waylon produced the set — the first unfettered by the bonds of RCA — with his own band, and the results are nothing less than electrifying. Steve Young, the perennial country and folk music outsider, may have penned the title cut, but Waylon's delivery as an anthem bears in it all of his years of frustration at not being able to make the music he wanted to. Fury is a better word for what is heard in the grain of the song's lyrics. Young's own version is devastating, but this one is transcendent. (And why is it that Travis Tritt was picked to sing this at Waylon's memorial instead of Young, who was also present? Talk about misguided justice.) But the boundaries between rock & roll and country come down once again on this album in Kris Kristofferson's "Me & Bobby McGee," as folk and post-psychedelia meet Texas in Mickey Newbury's "San Francisco Mabel Joy" and the broken, road-weary pop honky tonk balladry of Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues." Add to this Johnny Cash's "Gone to Denver" and Willie Nelson's "Pretend I Never Happened," and you have an outsider's dream. That the rest of the recording is just as consistent, just as seamless in its execution, production, and delivery, makes Lonesome, On'ry and Mean the first seriously pitched battle in the 1970s country music wars. And this one went to Jennings and his fans, hands down.