(September 3, 1933 – August 13, 2013)
An underrated country music performer, Tompall Glaser appeared on the popular Wanted! The Outlaws record with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Jessi Colter.
One of the greatest albums ever released was 1976’s Wanted! The Outlaws, featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. It reached #1 on the country charts and peaked at #10 on the pop charts. The two hit singles were “Suspicious Minds” and “Good Hearted Woman,” but I preferred “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” “Honky Tonk Heroes,” and “Put Another Log On The Fire.” That’s not to say the other songs are bad; in fact, there’s not a single track that I skip over when I listen to it.
A few days ago, I created a “fun card” of Waylon Jennings using the 1985 Topps USFL design and used that for the 1985 Topps “Father-Son” card I made of him and Shooter. Here is the full-size version of that Waylon card:
But I didn’t stop with Waylon. I made a card for each of the “Outlaws.”
All fans of country music should own this album in some form…vinyl, CD, MP3…whatever. It is one of the greatest albums ever, regardless of genre, and is near the top of my all-time favorites.