Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
A country audience has about as much chance of resisting this pair as a bad guy would have of resisting Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Jennings and Nelson actually duet on only five of 11 tunes (the solos include Waylon’s The Wurlitzer Prize), and there’s an unpleasant tinge of follow-up commercialism in Don’t Cuss the Fiddle. (It even ends, as if in desperation, with a couple of bars of their previous joint hit, Good-Hearted Woman.) But for the most part the two Texans harmonize well and good-naturedly. For those who liked to argue about Trigger and Champion, Jennings’ backup band shows up much better than Nelson’s.