Fantastic work from David Allen Coe – one of our favorite country singers of all time, and an artist who gave the world an incredible run of singles in the 70s and 80s! Coe had relatively dark roots – many years in prison as a young man, and a stutter-start to his career, with early records that never hit the mark of these gems – tunes that show a Texas singer really coming into his own in a generation that saw the rise of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
– hitting the studios with the same kind of open, honest music – but presenting his ideas in a relatively different way. Some of these cuts are completely badass, others are heartbreaking, and taken together the 31 tracks on this set are a wonderful testament to his genius. Titles include "Willie
Waylon & Me", "Tennessee Whiskey", "If I Could Climb The Walls Of The Bottle", "Would You Be My Lady", "I've Already Cheated On You", "It's Great To Be Single Again", "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile", "Cheap Thrills", "The Ride", "Take Time To Know Her", "Now I Lay Me Down To Cheat", "You Never Even Called Me By My Name", "Longhaired Redneck", and "Jack Daniels If You Please". Our one complaint: they left off his seminal cut "If That Ain't Country" – one of the more reflexive tunes in country music!