Are You Ready For The Country
Label: Rlg/Bmg Heritage
Every one of Jennings' classic albums opens with a monster anthem, and 1976's Are You Ready for the Country is no exception. The title track is from Neil Young's Harvest LP, and Jennings spikes it with RnB horns, wailing female vocals and groovy flange. All in all, Jennings' follow-up to Dreaming My Dreams actually feels more like Muscle Shoals-bred soft rock/country soul than outlaw honky-tonk. Is that a problem? Well, over the years Are You Ready for the Country has taken a backseat to This Time and Honky Tonk Heroes. But it's hard to hear why when cranking jammers like "Can't You See."