Scott O'Malley's Western Jubilee Recording simply doesn't misfire. The company not only consistently issues top quality releases, but their albums could usually be categorized as providing “important” material for the genre. Consider this one of those.
The collection's subtitle “Songs Written With Waddie” is gently inaccurate. “...With Waddie's Words” comes closer, as most of the artists here took his finished works and wonderfully set them to music. The rhymemeister himself makes the distinction in his notes, stating that Juni Fisher's songs with him(“It's Who They Are” and “Still There”) are “the most collaborated of the album!” No matter. You'll just be glad they got done. Other featured performers (co-writers) include Sons & Brothers, Jon Chandler, Pipp Gillette (also The Gillette Brothers), Brenn Hill, Trinity Seely, Dave Stamey and Dean Walden. Several songs here are award winners, and most will become standards in the Western repertoire. Highly recommended. Twelve tracks.