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Classic Rewind: Waylon Jennings – ‘Out Of Jail’

4 responses to “Classic Rewind: Waylon Jennings – ‘Out Of Jail’

  1. Paul W Dennis June 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    This song was from Waylon’s 1996 album RIGHT FOR THE TIME on Justice Records. It wasn’t one of his more successful albums, but I really liked it. I’m not sure that in these politically hyper-sensitive times, you could get away with a song like “Out of Jail”, but I’d like to see some try.

  2. Luckyoldsun June 15, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Heck, Johnny Cash’s “comeback” with Rick Rubin and American Recordings began with “Delia’s Gone,” a vicious murder ballad that had actually been recorded, with varying lyrics, by many singers–most notably Harry Belafonte!!–and even Cash himself decades before, but was new to the market in 1994, when the new version came out. The video with Kate Moss drew some controversy, but it did not overshadow the song.
    You’re probably right that a record label in 2018 might have nixed Waylon’s “Out of Jail.” You’re much safer nowadays if you let the woman do the violence. “Goodbye Earl” or Jimmie Rodgers’ “Frankie and Johnny” would be just fine. “This story has no moral, this story has no end/
    This story just goes to show that there ain’t no good in men.” What could be more in tune with the time? LOL.

  3. Trey June 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Man I miss Waylon…. Really enjoy Right For The Time….. Some really good tunes. Died too soon… he had more in the tank

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