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Waylon Jennings - The Taker / Tulsa FLAC album

Performer: Waylon Jennings
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: The Taker / Tulsa
Country: US
Released: 1971
Style: Country, Honky Tonk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1641 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1158 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1170 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 584

The Taker/Tulsa is an album by American country music artist Waylon Jennings, released in 1971 on RCA Records. The LP rose to on the Billboard country albums chart while the single "The Taker" was a Top 5 hit single. The Taker/Tulsa is notable for featuring four compositions by Kris Kristofferson, who had emerged as a beacon for songwriters who wanted to bring a new poetic realism to country music.

Excellent in composition, production, and sequencing, The Taker/Tulsa stands the test of time as the first recording by Waylon Jennings to show what it was he had been crucifying Nash Vegas producers over. The end of his long production relationship with Chet Atkins (as Atkins was moved upstairs), his hostile, barely a year tenure with Atkins pick Danny Davis, a successful run with Lee Hazlewood that the establishment on Music Row disowned because it wasn't homegrown, and the final straw with Atkins protégé Ronnie Light ultimately led Waylon to hire a new lawyer

The Taker/Tulsa is a 1971 album by Waylon Jennings.

BPM Profile The Taker, Tulsa. Album starts at 116BPM, ends at BPM (-116), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Waylon Jennings. Goin' Down Rockin' : The Last Recordings.

Released in '71, The Taker/Tulsa is a seminal moment in Jennings career. At this point, he's really finding his footing as a vocalist and artist. The selection of four Kris Kristofferson songs sets the entire poetic tone for the album and in many respects, feels much more like a folk ballad album than a country record. Songs like "The Taker" and "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" really see Jennings come into his own with passionate takes on both. While it was incredibly popular for artists to cover another singer-songwriter for the duration of an entire album, Jennings only did it twice in his career - '67's Waylon Sings Ol Harlan and '92's Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank. Jennings was a major fan of Harlan Howard, saying that he ended up recording over 70 of Howard's songs over the course of his career.

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The Taker, Tulsa Tracklist.


A1 The Taker 2:21
A2 You'll Look For Me 2:00
A3 Mississippi Woman 2:49
A4 Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) 3:02
A5 Six White Horses 2:37
B1 (Don't Let The Sun Set On You) Tulsa 3:05
B2 Casey's Last Ride 4:03
B3 (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time 2:15
B4 Sunday Mornin' Coming Down 3:50
B5 Grey Eyes You Know 2:29

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood
  • Copyright (c) – RCA Records, New York, N.Y.
  • Recorded At – RCA Victor Studios, Nashville
  • Recorded At – RCA's Music Center Of The World


  • Arranged By – Bergen White (tracks: B5)
  • Conductor [Conducted By] – Bergen White (tracks: B5)
  • Cover [Cover Photo By] – Hope Powell
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Al Pachucki, Mickey Crofford, Tom Pick
  • Liner Notes – Mike Hoyer
  • Producer – Danny Davis , Ronny Light
  • Technician [Recording Technician] – Les Ladd (tracks: Leslie Ladd), Ray Butts, Roy Shockley
  • Technician [Recording Technician], Engineer [Recording] – Mike Shockley


Recorded at RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio Nashville, Tennessee
Recorded at RCA's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California
Public Performance Clearance BMI
Track titles differ from LP and rear cover. Disc titles used here.
Pressed By determined by 'H" stamp in matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): ZRPS-2031
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side label): ZRPS-2032
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side stamped): ZPRS 2031 2S H
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped): ZPRS 2032 2S H
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LSP-4487 Waylon Jennings The Taker / Tulsa ‎(LP) RCA Victor, RCA LSP-4487 US 1971
A717699 Waylon Jennings The Taker / Tulsa ‎(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment A717699 US 2007
LSP-4487 Waylon Jennings The Taker / Tulsa ‎(LP, RP, Bla) RCA Victor, RCA LSP-4487 US Unknown
LSP-4487 Waylon Jennings The Taker / Tulsa ‎(LP) RCA Victor, RCA LSP-4487 Germany 1971
LSP-4487 Waylon Jennings The Taker / Tulsa ‎(LP) RCA Victor, RCA LSP-4487 Canada 1971