Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam’s 2016’s bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… in the same year that he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.. Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… harks back to that landmark debut in its obviously cheeky title, while otherwise looking even farther back by recasting some of Yoakam’s most classic songs in a style that not only predates cowpunk but antecedes his beloved Bakersfield sound.

In 1997, Yoakam recorded a cover of the Clash’s “Train in Vain” with Dr. Ralph Stanley on banjo and harmonies. On the Earl Scruggs and Friends album in 2001, Yoakam co-wrote and sang “Borrowed Love” with another one of the genre’s great banjo players. In the mid-2000s, Yoakam started introducing a bluegrass-style acoustic rave-up mini-set in the middle of his otherwise electrified shows. And it’s been a mutual love affair. The influence he had on bluegrass himself was palpable, most obviously with the release of a Pickin’ on Dwight Yoakam bluegrass tribute album.

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Baby Don't GoCountry4:00
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This Drinkin' Will Kill MeRaunchy & Rowdy Country3:11
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Heart of StoneGone4:08
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My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (Live at The Roxy, Hollywood, CA, March 1986; 2006 Remaster)Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. [Expanded]4:37
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One More NameOriginal Album Series3:06
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A Thousand Miles from Nowhere (Acoustic)dwightyoakamacoustic.net3:14
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I Want You to Want MeState of the Art Country3:28
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You're the OneIf There Was a Way3:59
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Floyd County (1981 Demo) [2006 Remaster]Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. [Expanded]2:38
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Dangerous ManOriginal Album Series4:16
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