Jay Berndt - Sings Waylon For Jessica
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My two previous bands, the Revival Preachers and the Brimstone Assembly always played Waylon songs. I just love his voice and his delivery; he just sounds so honest and sincere. Plus that beat! That four on the floor stomp... Nobody else in country music could do it like Waylon & The Waylors. And really no one has done it better. So whenever we played one of his songs live, my wife Jessica would always ask “Was that Waylon?” and I would remark that we should record some of his songs. Well, I never got around to recording any of them when those bands were in existence. So I decided that I would pick some of her favorite Waylon songs, play all the instruments myself and give her the CD as a Christmas gift. So I began the project in September 2008 and could only record when she was at work on weekends or very early in the morning during the week. I remember cutting the harmony vocals for “You Can Have Her” at 5:00 am and wondering how the hell I didn’t wake her up! I brought in my good buddy Damien Puerini to play all the amazing guitar leads and bring the whole thing together. I was putting finishing touches and mixing it as late as 11:00pm on Christmas eve, just trying to get it all done. None the less, Jessica loved it. She smiles every time she hears those harmonies on “You Can Have Her” and that means the world to me. I think it’s one of the best gifts I had given her.
Now it’s our gift to you. I hope you enjoy it.
1. Lonesome On’Ry & Mean
2. Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
3. Black Rose
4. Cedartown, GA
5. The Door Is Always Open
6. Ramblin’ Man
7. Loving Her Was Easier
8. Ain’t No God In Mexico
9. The Taker
10. Rainy Day Woman
11. Freedom To Stay
12. You Can Have Her
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