The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
“CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND: YOU HAVE JUST OBTAINED MANY HOURS OF PLEASURE IN THIS FINE COLLECTION OF SONGS BY “BOBBY JONES AND THE OUTLAWS”.
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF LISTENING TO, WATCHING AND DOING SHOWS WITH BOBBY AND THE BAND SO I’M VERY PLEASED TO BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS ALBUM.
ENJOY THE SONGS YOU’VE HEARD BEFORE, THE WAY BOBBY, DIANNA AND LONNIE DO THEM. ALSO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE ORIGINAL SONGS WRITTEN BY BOBBY AND CREW, SUCH AS: “WE WANTA BOOGIE”, “GET HIGH ON COUNTRY MUSIC”, “IDAHO”, PLUS MANY MORE.
ALL THE GUITAR WORK ON THIS ALBUM IS DONE BY BOBBY HIMSELF, AND IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, HE DOES IT WITH ONLY ONE ARM AND THE HELP OF A SPECIAL PROSTHESIS.
TURN IT ON, SIT BACK AND ENJOY, “BOBBY JONES AND THE OUTLAWS”.
Bobby Jones and the Outlaws fall into the category for records that are really cool, but forgotten. He also released more than one album.
The album opens with the track “We Wanna Boogie” and hey, we go into some nice piano playing and then some guitar playing, and the vocals come around and those are pretty good. The chorus is a little repetitive, as it’s just the song title repeated about five or six times, then the word ‘tonight’ is added on the last one, the drum playing is off the wall though. Then comes “Come Back to Me Girl” which features some amazing guitar playing, and the vocals are pretty great too. Then comes the song “Gonna Love You Anyway” which is sung by Bobby’s wife Dianne, and hey, it’s a pretty good song. She’s a great singer too. I’m still loving Lonney Smith’s drumming though, that is my favorite thing so far! After that comes the song “I Still Love You” and we’re back to Bobby singing, and he’s pretty good at singing, and his guitar playing is also pretty great. After that comes the track “Just to Satisfy You” and it has a pretty nice beat to it, I actually really like this song and Bobby Jones and the Outlaws. I definitely want to hear more of their music. The A-Side ends with the song “Get High on Country Music” – and well, it kind of has that John Denver vibe to it, but hey, I love John Denver and this is pretty great.
The B-Side opens with “Idaho (I’m Coming Home)” and it seems to be a rather strong way to open the B-Side, I’m loving this album so much. After that comes the track “Open Up” which is sung by Dianne, and she has a terrific country voice, I wonder if she ever did any solo work after the Outlaws? She mildly reminds me of Emmylou Harris. This song has been a really great one… the band then goes on to cover ZZ Top’s “Balinese” (Spelt “Balaneze” on the sleeve) and it’s not often you hear an acoustic version of a ZZ Top song, but “Balinese” is one of my favorite ZZ Top songs and the Outlaws cover it beautifully. “We’ll Share It All” comes next, and I think this one may be Lonney singing, as it doesn’t sound like the vocals on every other track, well hey, he’s good too. I’m definitely loving this bad so much, I’m so glad I found it. After that comes a cover of Neil Diamond’s “Holly Holy” sung by Dianne, and it’s an amazing song and terrifically covered by the band, and so far, I’ve enjoyed every moment of this LP. The album ends with a cover of Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” and it seems to just be an instrumental, but hey, this is a perfect song for the band to showcase their musical talents, and it makes for a wonderful end to a great album.
A1 – We Wanna Boogie
A2 – Come Back to Me Girl
A3 – Gonna Love You Anyway
A4 – I Still Love You
A5 – Just to Satisfy You
A6 – Get High On Country Music
B1 – Idaho (I’m Coming Home)
B2 – Open Up
B3 – Balaneze
B4 – We’ll Share It All
B5 – Holly Holy
B6 – In the Mood
American Heritage Music Corporation
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar & Vocals – Bobby Jones
Bass Guitar, Tambourine & Vocals – Dianne Jones
Drums, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals – Lonney Smith
Produced & Arranged by Bobby Jones & the Outlaws
Engineer & Piano – Arnie Goodman
Recorded & Mixed at Tioga Studios, Allegany, Oregon
Cover Painted by Nona Powers
Photography – Reggie Feld
Special Thanks to Tex Williams, Arnie Goodman, Kathy Smith, Nona Powers & Those Who Made this Album Possible
Personal Manager – Brandy Smith
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