Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Joy to the World
2:46
2 Never Been to Spain
3:23
3 No No Song
2:31
4 Snowblind Friend
2:57
5 Boney Fingers
3:07
6 Speed Trap (Out of State Cars)
2:30
7 Roll Your Own
2:13
8 Free Sailing
2:50
9 Flash of Fire
2:44
10 Lightnin' Bar Blues
3:02
11 You Taught Me How to Cry
3:20
12 Life Machine
3:35
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 I Love to Sing
1:54
2 When the Morning Comes
3:30
3 Poncho & Lefty
3:08
4 Water for My Horses
3:08
5 Sweet Misery
3:23
6 Lion in the Winter
3:21
7 Honky Tonk Music
3:22
8 I Dream of Highways
2:34
9 The Devil
2:06
10 Them Downers
2:08
11 Jealous Man
1:19
12 You're the Hangnail in My Life
2:03
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Somebody Turned On the Light
3:03
2 Maybelline
2:43
3 That's All Right
5:11
4 Lay, Lady, Lay
3:06
5 Geronimo's Cadillac
3:43
6 The Weight
5:24
7 If You're a Cowboy
3:53
8 Rusty Old Halo
2:34
9 Della & the Dealer
3:24
10 Wild Bull Rider
3:24
11 Evangelina
3:28
12 Where Did the Money Go
3:20

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2–3, 5–6, 12)
Jeff Baxter (track 6)
Jay Lacy (track 8)
fiddle:
Chris Darrow (track 2)
clarinet:
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track 9)
cello:
Ann Goodman (track 12)
drums (drum set):
Mike Botts (tracks 3, 6–7, 9)
Mike Cannon (drummer) (track 1)
Sammy Lee Creason (tracks 5, 12)
John Guerin (track 7)
Jim Keltner (track 8)
John Ware (drummer) (track 2)
trumpet [mariachi trumpet]:
Francisco Arellano (track 3)
Gustavo Ramos (track 3)
pedal steel guitar:
Red Rhodes (track 5)
synthesizer [ARP]:
organ:
Bruce Langhorne (track 1)
guitar:
Roger Johnson (American session guitarist) (track 7)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Larry Carlton (track 9)
harmonica:
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (track 7)
bass:
Max Bennett (track 7)
Larry Carlton (track 9)
Emory Gordy (tracks 3, 5–6)
Prentiss A. Moore (tracks 1–2, 8)
Leland Sklar (track 12)
vibraphone:
Milt Holland (track 12)
electric guitar:
Jeff Baxter (track 8)
James Burton (guitarist) (track 5)
Bill Kirchen (track 8)
Bruce Langhorne (track 2)
percussion:
Milt Holland (track 12)
steel guitar:
Jeff Baxter (track 6)
Hank DeVito (track 9)
piano:
George Clinton (US songwriter, composer & session musician) (track 9)
Glen D. Hardin (track 8)
David P. Jackson (David Pancost Jackson Jr.) (tracks 1–3)
Michael Utley (tracks 5, 12)
horn:
Michael Barone (track 12)
Gene Cipriano (track 12)
Vincent DeRosa (track 12)
Paul Hubinon (track 12)
Dick Hyde (track 12)
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track 12)
horn arranger:
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track 12)
trombone:
Ernie Carlson (track 9)
assistant engineer:
Linda Tyler (engineer) (tracks 5, 12)
background vocals:
Renee Armand (track 5)
Hoyt Axton (track 5)
Ronee Blakley (track 5)
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (track 9)
Flo & Eddie (track 12)
William Griffin (track 9)
Christine Lakeland (track 8)
Nicolette Larson (track 9)
Bob Lind (track 12)
The Miracles (track 9)
Lee Montgomery (track 12)
Warren Moore (track 9)
Robert Rogers (track 9)
Linda Ronstadt (track 12)
Shandi Sinnamon (track 8)
Ronald White (track 9)
composer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 1–2, 6, 12)
Mel McDaniel (track 7)
engineer:
Tommy Vicari (tracks 5, 12)
lead vocals:
Renee Armand (track 5)
Hoyt Axton (tracks 1–3, 5–9, 12)
Arlo Guthrie (track 7)
lyricist:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 1–2, 6, 12)
Mel McDaniel (track 7)
producer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 3, 5–8, 12)
David Kershenbaum (track 9)
Allan McDougall (tracks 5, 12)
Henry Lewy (tracks 3, 6–7)
sound engineer:
Alex Kazanegras (track 9)
Henry Lewy (tracks 3, 6–7)
spoken vocals [attempted temptation]:
Cheech & Chong (track 3)
writer:
Renee Armand (track 5)
Hoyt Axton (tracks 3, 5, 9)
David P. Jackson (David Pancost Jackson Jr.) (track 3)
Catherine Smith (track 9)
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (track 8)
publisher:
recorded at:
is the basis for:
Joy to the World (Mariah Carey song, based off both the Christmas carol and the Hoyt Axton/Three Dog Night song) (track 1)
later parody versions:
Boy Tell The World (track 1)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Boney Fingers (track 5)
Flash of Fire (track 9)
Free Sailing (track 8)
Joy to the World (track 1)
Life Machine (track 12)
No No Song (track 3)
Roll Your Own (track 7)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2, 8, 11)
Jay Lacy (track 7)
Dick Rosmini (track 6)
fiddle:
Byron Berline (tracks 7, 10)
clarinet:
Johnny Rotella (track 1)
other instruments [melody maker with brushes]:
Milt Holland (track 8)
drums (drum set):
Mike Botts (tracks 1, 6, 11)
Sammy Lee Creason (track 2)
Jim Keltner (track 7)
Dewey Martin (track 7)
Gary Wattman (track 10)
tambourine:
Gail Davies (track 1)
pedal steel guitar:
Pete Grant (Steel guitar, dobro and banjo player) (tracks 7, 10)
Ralph Mooney (track 2)
Red Rhodes (track 8)
harmonica:
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (track 7)
bass:
Prentiss A. Moore (track 7)
Jerry Scheff (track 6)
Jack Skinner (guitarist) (track 10)
Leland Sklar (tracks 2, 8)
electric guitar:
James Burton (guitarist) (track 6)
Bill Kirchen (track 7)
Jay Lacy (track 10)
keyboard:
piano:
George Clinton (US songwriter, composer & session musician) (tracks 1, 6)
Glen D. Hardin (track 7)
Michael Utley (track 2)
autoharp:
Roger Johnson (American session guitarist) (track 1)
tuba:
Jerry Scheff (track 1)
trombone:
Dick Hyde (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Linda Tyler (engineer) (tracks 2, 8)
background vocals:
Donna "Bambi" Roberts (tracks 7, 10)
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (tracks 7, 10)
Christine Lakeland (tracks 7, 10)
Shandi Sinnamon (tracks 7, 10)
composer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2, 6, 11)
Bob Lind (track 1)
engineer:
Tommy Vicari (tracks 2, 8)
lead vocals:
Renee Armand (track 8)
Hoyt Axton (tracks 1–2, 5–8, 10–11)
Jana Lee (track 10)
Linda Ronstadt (tracks 2, 6)
lyricist:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2, 6, 11)
Bob Lind (track 1)
producer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 1–2, 6–8, 10)
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 5)
David Kershenbaum (track 11)
Henry Lewy (tracks 1, 6)
Allan McDougall (tracks 2, 8)
sound engineer:
Henry Lewy (tracks 1, 6)
Alex Kazanegras (track 11)
writer:
Renee Armand (track 8)
Hoyt Axton (tracks 5, 8, 10)
Jana Lee (track 10)
George Hawke (track 7)
recorded at:
recording of:
Honky Tonk Music (track 7)
I Love to Sing (track 1)
Jealous Man (track 11)
Lion in the Winter (track 6)
Sweet Misery (track 5)
Them Downers (track 10)

CD 3

acoustic guitar:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2–3)
acoustic guitar [lead guitar]:
Bob Lind (track 5)
acoustic guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Hoyt Axton (track 5)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Lee Creason (tracks 2–3)
Jimmie Lee Keltner (track 5)
Jeff Porcaro (track 4)
slide guitar:
Dr. Eric Hord (track 5)
dobro:
James Burton (guitarist) (track 5)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Dean Parks (track 4)
bass:
Emory Gordy (track 3)
David Jackson (David Pancost Jackson Jr.) (track 5)
Jerry Scheff (track 4)
Leland Sklar (track 2)
banjo:
Douglas Dillard (track 5)
electric piano:
Joe Sample (track 4)
electric guitar:
James Burton (guitarist) (track 3)
Larry Carlton (track 4)
Terry Reid (track 2)
percussion:
Gary Coleman (US percussionist) (track 4)
Milt Holland (track 2)
steel guitar:
Hank DeVito (track 4)
piano:
Loren Newkirk (track 5)
Michael Omartian (track 4)
Michael Utley (tracks 2–3)
harp:
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (tracks 2, 5)
additional lyricist:
Bob Dylan (1976) (track 4)
arranger:
Larry Carlton (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Linda Tyler (engineer) (tracks 2–3, 5)
background vocals:
Hoyt Axton (track 5)
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (tracks 4–5)
David Jackson (David Pancost Jackson Jr.) (track 5)
Bob Lind (track 5)
Teda Bracci (track 4)
Denny Brooks (track 5)
Merry Clayton (track 2)
Douglas Dillard (track 5)
Marc Edelstein (track 4)
Clydie King (track 2)
Nicolette Larson (track 4)
Sherlie Matthews (track 2)
Cathy Smith (track 4)
Skitchy Washburn (track 5)
background vocals arranger:
Clydie King (track 2)
composer:
Hoyt Axton (track 7)
Bob Merrill (songwriter, and lyricist of the hit musical Funny Girl) (track 8)
Robbie Robertson (track 6)
Chuck Berry (track 2)
Bob Dylan (1968 – 1969) (track 4)
engineer:
Tommy Vicari (tracks 2–3, 5)
lead vocals:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2–7)
lyricist:
Hoyt Axton (track 7)
Bob Merrill (songwriter, and lyricist of the hit musical Funny Girl) (track 8)
Robbie Robertson (track 6)
Chuck Berry (track 2)
Bob Dylan (1968 – 1969) (track 4)
performer:
Dana Brady (track 5)
producer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 2–3, 5, 8, 10, 12)
David Kershenbaum (track 4)
Allan McDougall (tracks 2–3, 5)
Chuck Mellone (tracks 8, 10)
sound engineer:
Alex Kazanegras (track 4)
writer:
Hoyt Axton (tracks 10, 12)
Mark Dawson (American folk musician) (track 12)
publisher:
Dwarf Music (track 6)
Golden Bell Songs (track 8)
Big Sky Music (1969 –) (track 4)
recorded at:
cover recording of:
A Rusty Old Halo (track 8)
Lay, Lady, Lay (track 4)
Maybellene (track 2)
That’s All Right (track 3)
The Weight (track 6)
is the basis for:
Acid Raindrops (track 4)
later translated versions:
El peso (track 6)
Hei leidi hei (track 4)
Ist schon gut (track 3)
Rostige Flügel (track 8)
later versions:
Maybellene (track 2)
recording of:
If You're a Cowboy (track 7)
Wild Bull Rider (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Do You Remember (Stars on 45) (track 3)