“You Sure Hank Done It This Way” – Chuck Prophet Covers Classic Waylon Jennings (the whole damn album!)

I’ve written a couple times about the new Chuck Prophet record but was unaware of the tour-only CD he’s been selling on the road. The record is a re-recording of the entire Waylon Jennings album Dreaming My Dreams With You and comes with a funny story. Apparently Chuck and friends got locked in Tim Mooney’s (Red House Painters) studio with a jar of peanut butter, some stale beer and that album. They listened to it a couple of times and having nothing better to do decided to re-record it. The whole story can be found here.

What’s interesting about the Chuck Prophet version is that it sounds just like Chuck Prophet (surprise, surprise!). The ringing guitars, the ever present reverb and Chuck’s unusual phrasing and cadence are all there. Also it’s interesting to note how the song “You Sure Hank done It This Way”, with it’s feeling of despair and tales of too many one nighters on the road with the band, could easily have been written by and applies so well to Chuck Prophet. More info here at Evangeline Records. This record is a limited edition and there are only so many copies left.

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

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6 Responses to ““You Sure Hank Done It This Way” – Chuck Prophet Covers Classic Waylon Jennings (the whole damn album!)”

  1. brendn says:

    Funny. I just got this record a week ago and was listening this morning, the Waylon one though. Damn good that record. And this song, the most punk song of all country time (-iv).

    Interesting trend, new artists covering entire albums. Like that band that did Nilsson’s Pussycats. I like it.

  2. John says:

    Craig,

    Very cool to see the Waylon thing coming out. I read about it (a first person narrative by Chuck) a while back, at this link:
    http://www.brink.com/story/2275

  3. John says:

    What I just posted was a little off. The story is there (with photos) but it isn’t a narrative by Mr. Prophet. Mea culpa.

  4. Lynchie says:

    Great to hear Chuckie resurrect one of Waylon’s best songs. Green on Red live at King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut was one of the highlights of my life…

    Thanks for this track Mr Illinois – I look forward to hearing the album…

    Regards – Lynchie, fm Aberdeen

  5. Martin says:

    Scheiße !