Waylon Jennings

Leather and Lace

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Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter made hits together as early as 1970, but it wasn't until 1981 that they recorded an entire album of duets. Leather and Lace reprises "I Ain't the One," the B-side from their 1970 hit "Suspicious Minds," and visits a few familiar titles like Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell (C'est la Vie)" and Hank Thompson's "Wild Side of Life." The latter became a Top Ten hit for the duo, and the poignant "Storms Never Last" was also a moderate hit. The outlaw movement had run its course by the time Leather and Lace was made, so Colter and Jennings were free to make their overdue duet album without having to prop up that particular facade. The result is an enjoyable half-hour of husband-and-wife music, comfortable as an old shoe.

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