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Bellamy Brothers

Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1 – 2005 (Curb)

Reviewed by Michael Sudhalter

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Just when it seemed as if the Bellamy Brothers' career would continue to collect dust, they received some help from the greater country music community. The duo, known for their playful, tongue-in-cheek tunes, released new versions of old hits with everyone from country legends like George Jones, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson to contemporary artists such as Alan Jackson and Montgomery Gentry.

It's easy to forget the Bellamys were even on some of the tracks, such as "Old Hippie," in which Montgomery Gentry added its own flavor. The Bellamys picked great partners on all of the tracks, including the novelty song-turned bad pickup line, "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," with Dolly Parton. "Guardian Angel," a duet with Willie Nelson, and "Sugar Daddy," a collaboration with George Jones, should satisfy traditional country music fans.

The album's versatility was representative of the Bellamys' career, but the record shined the most on "You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie," a song that was perfect for duet partner Alan Jackson's style.