Though he once made the hamlet of
But in 1965, with a cover of Peter, Paul and Mary’s (That’s What You Get) For Loving Me, Jennings scored his first Top Ten hit on the country charts—and would follow that with forty-one additional Top Ten smashes (including duets), eight of which went to #1 including This Time, Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way, I’ve Always Been Crazy and Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (with Willie Nelson). At the time Waylon was bucking the
To this day, the only song recorded by Waylon that I cannot and will not listen to is his famous theme song for The Dukes of Hazzard—and the reason for is because this song took off on the charts about the time I became a D.J. at our local station in my hometown of Ravenswood, WV and I used to get inundated with calls from pesky little kid-like twerps wanting to hear me play it…over and over and over ad infinitum. (I harbor the same resentment for the Oak Ridge Boys’ Elvira.) Waylon Jennings left this world for a better one in 2002, but he lives on in the jukebox I jokingly refer to as my desktop computer…and here at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear.
YouTube offers a virtual treasure trove of Waylon classics—and after a long deliberation I decided to go with one of my particular favorites (and unofficial anthems)—Never Could Toe the Mark: