Waylon Jennings Final Recordings Coming In September
Waylon Jennings may have passed away over 10 years ago but his music continues to live on. Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, an album of songs recorded shortly before he died will be released in September. The collection, “Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last recordings of Waylon Jennings” will consist of 12 songs eleven of which were written by Waylon. Jessi Colter, Waylon’s widow, says the songs were written and sung with heartfelt emotion.
“Waylon knows he’s surrounded by friends and all that hear this will feel as if they know Waylon in all his authenticity,” said his widow, singer-songwriter Jessi Colter, in a statement with the news of the album’s release.
Although the recordings were made during Waylon’s last days the music holds up to anything he had done before.
“To me, this is classic Waylon music every bit as good as his ’70s classics, but his singing bears a vulnerable and deeply personal touch,” said Mike Jason, senior vice president of retail at Saguaro Road Records, which is putting out the album in conjunction with Time Life Records. “Waylon still has many fans, but with these recordings I’m confident that we’ll introduce him to a new generation in the same way that Johnny Cash’s last recordings found him an entirely new audience.”
As a longtime Waylon fan I’m looking forward to hearing these, the last, of this legendary performers songs.