Just Lookin' for a Hit

Just Lookin' for a Hit

by Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam




Released in 1989 just three years after his debut, Just Lookin' for a Hit may have been a bit premature for a greatest-hits album, but it did the trick and sold better than any album Dwight Yoakam had thus far issued. This set is chock-full of the definitive Dwight -- at the time -- from the opener, a hard rocking version of the Dave Alvin & the Blasters' "Long White Cadillac," to his self-penned honky tonk soul jam "Little Ways," before moving into hardcore barroom twang with Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man" and the rockabilly country kicker "I Got You." Just how closely Yoakam walked the line between hard country and soulful rockabilly is nowhere more evident than it is on his cover of Doc Pomus' "Little Sister." Thankfully his theme "Guitars, Cadillacs" is here as is his duet with k.d. lang on Gram Parsons' "Sin City." Add "I Sang Dixie," "Please, Please Baby," and his duet with Buck Owens on "Steets of Bakersfield." When one considers that these are merely highlights -- and some of them arguable choices -- from his first three records, the true value of Yoakam as a recording artist who single-handedly revitalized traditional country music becomes evident. This is a smoking hits collection but is only a taste of the treasures that lie within the individual albums themselves.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2004
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227846022
catalogNumber: 78460

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Lauderdale   Background Vocals
Buck Owens   Vocals
Pete Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tom Brumley   Pedal Steel Guitar
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Jeff Donovan   Drums
Skip Edwards   Piano
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
J.D. Foster   Bass Guitar
Scott Joss   Mandolin,Background Vocals
Brantley Kearns   Fiddle,Background Vocals
k.d. lang   Vocals
Taras Prodaniuk   Bass Guitar
Don Reed   Fiddle
Dusty Wakeman   Bass,Bass Guitar,6-string bass
Jeff Donavan   Drums

Technical Credits

Dwight Yoakam   Art Direction
Pete Anderson   Producer
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Dusty Wakeman   Engineer
Kim Champagne   Art Direction

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